We’re back! It’s been a while, I know. I’m sure you can’t fault me for not being in a GIFing mood over the last few months, but here we are with a fresh W to break down.
Yoshi, How We Missed You
It’s good to have Yoshi back, isn’t it? I missed his tackles….
His attempts from long distance…
His heads up passes that spring a counter…
We’re glad to have you home, Yoshi!
The Landlord (aka Earl Edwards Jr.)
Let’s be honest, Earl’s first professional start wasn’t a fair shake. It was the end of the season with nothing to play for. There was a lot to play for on Saturday and The Landlord paid the rent — or collected, that works better I think.
From big time saves.
To pinpoint distribution.
James O’Connor is preaching that press. Here is what it can do.
The 2018 Toronto FC MLS Season in a Nutshell
The Subtleties of a Goal
This seems like a pretty bang-bang play, but there is a lot more going on here when you break it down. Fist, look how the quick restart from Kljestan catches Toronto off guard. The close down is so slow that it gives Dom time to put a lot on this shot.
Now look at Schuler. This wasn’t a lucky bounce. Schuler takes off for the net looking for a potential rebound as soon as Dwyer strikes the ball leaving him all alone for an easy header.
The Subtleties of a Goal Part 2
Welcome back for another installment of ‘The Subtleties of a Goal’. So you’ve heard James O’Connor preach playing out of the back. Notice how stretched Toronto is on this play? There is the impact. It not only gives Mueller the space to play this long pass, but it gives Dom plenty of space to receive and make the turn. Speaking of space….
Watch Sacha Kljestan’s run and how it pulls a potential double team away from Dwyer. If you give Dom Dwyer space, he’s going to score and that is what this play was all about.
10/10 Perfect Form
The reason we all love Mohamed El-Munir.
A collection of near misses for your perusal.
Hustle and Effort
The boys left it all out there.
The Art of Persuasion
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