NYCFC may have lost David Villa this offseason but they're still flush with diminutive attackers.

Maxi Moralez, Jesus Medina, and Alexandru Mitrita all have the technical quality on the ball to hurt even the most disciplined teams. They love to put sides under pressure with the ball at their feet and can beat multiple defenders off the dribble to open up space to play their teammates through. Not to mention, their guile on the ball can get you into the referee's book real quick, which opens up a whole host of other problems.

It's going to be paramount that LAFC's midfield looks to contain these players coming into attacking areas. If you have to make a tackle, you're likely already in trouble. So they'll need to stay connected to provide help delaying NYCFC's dribblers, allowing teammates to get in the mix and reclaim the ball.

Sezione: The Opponent / Data: Sat 16 March 2019 alle 18:00 / Source:
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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