One of the intriguing tactical shifts from Saturday evening’s game involved Maxi Moralez’s positioning. 

The Argentine has carved a reputation as one of Major League Soccer’s best playmakers. His creativity in the final third is often highly influential for NYCFC, as his ability to control the tempo and shift the opposition defence around the field. 

Against the Crew, however, Maxi appeared to spend long periods operating in a deeper role. The most notable consequence of that came for NYCFC’s second goal. It was Moralez’s position on the field mixed with quick thinking that allowed him to play a long ball in behind the Crew defence for Castellanos to run onto. 

Sezione: News / Data: Mon 16 May 2022 alle 17:00 / Source:
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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