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The Whitecaps have always had Alphonso Davies on a tight leash. This season, it looks like the 17-year-old wiz kid will have a little more slack. Spoke about how Vancouver will handle Davies with Carl Robinson, who shouted out Arsene Wenger in our convo: 
And Bob Bradley. Need to drill LAFC into my head when I'm making these lists. Still new, I still forget them.
@PaulCarrTM This does sound like a good story idea, though. Think I might need to do some digging...
@PaulCarrTM I don't know! Few potential factors: 1) Need the right players to properly execute those roles. Assembling them can take time. 2) Not enough to clearly define roles. Anyone can define the jobs in a 4-2-3-1. Not all can coach the movement/reactions/patterns needed to make it good.
Nice piece from @cboehm on Gyasi Zardes' new life and hot start in Columbus. Below quote stood out to me. This is part of what makes Berhalter, Marsch, Vanney, Vieira, etc. so good. Maddening that more coaches A) Don't build clear identities and B) Don't/can't make adjustments.
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