Away - February 20 - San Carlos - Concacaf Champions League

VernonJohn

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Anyone feeling a little nervous about this team not playing a full on game with the starting XI before the Sam Carlos match?
I guess there was a scrimmage today with an expansion team while LAFC dominated again against one of last years MLS Cup finalists.
 

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Anyone feeling a little nervous about this team not playing a full on game with the starting XI before the Sam Carlos match?
I guess there was a scrimmage today with an expansion team while LAFC dominated again against one of last years MLS Cup finalists.
That's exactly what I've been thinking and mentioned it in one of the other scrimmages. We should be playing our starting XI and treating it like a real game to see where we're at. Instead we're still just trying to get minutes. It gives me anxiety for sure cause the team werte playing may not be the most talented but they'll have some rhythm together and sometimes that's the deciding factor.
 

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Anyone feeling a little nervous about this team not playing a full on game with the starting XI before the Sam Carlos match?
I guess there was a scrimmage today with an expansion team while LAFC dominated again against one of last years MLS Cup finalists.
honestly no, i get what people say with LAFC.
the reason is because with our injury history playing full XI three games before will probably injure someone and then we are out of options right from the start of an official match.
 

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honestly no, i get what people say with LAFC.
the reason is because with our injury history playing full XI three games before will probably injure someone and then we are out of options right from the start of an official match.
I was just thinking about one game with Heber, Maxi, Shradi, Mitri, Parks, Ring...
Going close to a full 90 before CCL. Did we get that?
 

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I was just thinking about one game with Heber, Maxi, Shradi, Mitri, Parks, Ring...
Going close to a full 90 before CCL. Did we get that?
no. because i think Deila doesnt see Isi as a starter, maxi was recovering from that calf cramp and that took him out for all of preseason as precaution. the rest you mentioned i think got minutes together vs OC but maybe like 60 ish.

who knows what happened yesterday though.
 

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no. because i think Deila doesnt see Isi as a starter, maxi was recovering from that calf cramp and that took him out for all of preseason as precaution. the rest you mentioned i think got minutes together vs OC but maybe like 60 ish.

who knows what happened yesterday though.
And to further on this, I'm sure Deila's tactics are different than Dome's, but these guys all know each other and played all season with each other. I don't think its necessary for them to get serious preseason minutes together prior to this match.
 

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ADSC has a few familiar names, and we've been the best road team in MLS the last few years. I'm not wholly optimistic based on fitness and rumored injuries, but we have much more talent across the board and a ton of team familiarity. I think we're probably in our best state going into a season than we've ever been, and Ronny likely won't change much, as he's said, and is more apt to conform to the strengths of the team than a rigid style. I think that bodes really well for us on the road first in this one.