San Jose Earthquakes went to Atlanta United with one of the worst away records in the Western Conference; just three wins in fifteen. Their manager Matías Almeyda deployed an interesting defensive plan, which held Atlanta for long periods of the game. It wasn’t until the final moments of the game that San Jose were finally […]
Thanks to clever tactical and strategic work by both teams, key areas opened up in front of the defense for both teams. In the end, Atlanta’s line-breaking openings managed to carve through LA Galaxy. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. Despite their strong league positions in their respective Eastern and Western Conferences, the […]
Fifteen minutes of woeful Atlanta United defending proved enough for Los Angeles FC to pick up all three points. Using impressive rotations in attacking transitions, LAFC were capable of progressing the ball through Atlanta’s compact defense in a game that showcased both team’s strengths and weaknesses. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. With […]
The second and third-placed teams in the MLS Eastern Conference faced off in an extremely one-sided clash that saw D.C. United being put under extreme pressure. A late penalty miss by Josef Martínez seemed to save D.C. initially, yet in the end, they had to capitulate. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Atlanta […]
Seattle take deserved three points due to a better game plan.
Amidst a calamitous ninety minutes of nearly non-stop injuries, Atlanta and New York tussled until the end in what was as much an interesting tactical battle – featuring intense pressing formations and direct plays – as it was a toss-up between two MLS rivals. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. Atlanta have failed […]
A lacking precision to Montreal’s offensive game counteracted a sturdy defensive performance. For every successful strategy came another ten or fifteen that fell flat, as neither side took the initiative in the match. Therefore, this trial and error game was as entertaining as it was hard viewing. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. […]
The game was relatively chaotic in the early stages as Atlanta struggled against New York’s pressing. A sending off for New York changed the pattern of the game as Atlanta were now presented with the challenge of breaking down the ten men of New York. They were unable to do so, and New York took […]