1.) 4-3-3 collides
We stated before this match that the Dynamo and Sporting would be trotting out the same system and desires from the standpoint of pressure on the ball as teams. At the end of the day the Sporting pressing game reigned and made it difficult for the Dynamo in possession. This opposed to LA who the Dynamo dictated to and when in possession had far more time on the ball.
2.) Chance to get back in it
Well two chances really, first Memo Rodriguez was denied by a great save by Tim Melia at the beginning of the second at 2-0 down which might have changed the course of the matches direction. Then Mauro Manotas got running at the KC backline and set up Tommy McNamara for a glorious chance also that could have made it 2-1. Sporting would then get the games next goal through Gadi Kinda their new signing.
At the end of the day, one shot on goal will not cut it.
3.) Change in system under Tab Ramos
Remember under Wilmer Cabrera the Dynamo set out to play a 4-3-3 pressing game which eventually led to being a counter attacking team. This is an implementation that will take time against the better teams in MLS and along the way he will find out what players are capable of adjusting to this. Getting Albert Elis back in the mix will definitely change the dynamic of the squad and lets hope that is for the upcoming game against Seattle next Saturday.
4.) Home debut good for Sporting
For at team that gave up over 60 goals last year and finished 11th in the west this was the perfect start in a home opener in front of a packed house at Children’s Mercy Park. Your two new signings score in Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda and you send fans home pumped with a fresh start to 2020. On another note, Pulido has produced goals in back to back games that were created out of nothing. First his stuck his head in towards a high kick from a Vancouver defender and then the high degree of difficulty hit vs. the Dynamo to open the scoring.
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