The Philadelphia Union didn’t enter the offseason dead-set on beginning 2018 with 19-year-old Auston Trusty and 22-year-old Jack Elliott as their first-choice center backs. Starting the young duo was always an option, but so was bringing in a more experienced, higher-priced player from Europe. As is always the case in MLS, the Union’s decision came down to more than just talent. Even with more money coming into the league this winter, each team has a finite amount of money to play with.
The Vancouver Whitecaps have always been cautious with teenage phenom Alphonso Davies. From limiting his media availability to consciously taking him in and out of the lineup last season, the Whitecaps and head coach Carl Robinson have made it a point to try to keep their Homegrown midfielder grounded, hungry and trending upward throughout his first 18 months in MLS. This year, though, they’re giving the 17-year-old a little more leash.
His team doesn’t start their season until Saturday, but New York Red Bulls II head coach John Wolyniec already has a couple of big victories under his belt in 2018. The longtime New York forward saw six of his former NYRB II players lead the way in the MLS team’s 4-0 demolition of the Portland Timbers at Red Bull Arena last weekend.
@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. https://t.co/XHTLPjl07V
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Selecting a term
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