Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ball control


It was good to see the NE Revolution go up 2-0 at the half. Milton Caraglio is a quality forward and you could see the evidence of this by his play to score the two goals.

So why did the Revs lose?

For some reason beyond my comprehension, the Revs don't know how to play ball control. When they have the ball on a goalie restart, he kicks it out of bounds, or down field where it goes for an immediate turn over. The defenders, do the same thing. Kick it down and it goes for an immediate turn over.

What ever happened to playing pass back and forth, allow themselves to catch a breath, control the ball and dictate the pace of the game?

It is no surprise the Revs lose! They give the ball to the other team and the other team has more than enough chances to score a goal. If the Revs only kept the ball themselves, they would allow themselves more chances.

The full recap of the game (including video highlights) is available on the MLS website here
http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2011-08-20-new-england-revolution-vs-new-york-red-bulls/recap