Uncle Si wrote:Speaking of MUFC...
Put the timbers to it the other night. Controlled large portions of thst match, then became opportunistic when it mattered.
Ibarra is an ok player. He will have the odd excellent display and you'll get very hopeful, then he will move around for 90 minutes and do little but take others touches and space.
Never your worst player on the field, rarely your best.
So he should fit right in. This seemed to be the Sounders overall game plan for all the players for the first 60 minutes on Sunday.
This problem is not unique to the Sounders, most MLS clubs have a very hard time fielding dangerous lineups with backups, as was the case Sunday with no Morris or Lodeiro. Ibarra and Leyva is quite a big drop in quality.
It's why the game completely changed when Morris came on in the 2nd half.
Since we're out of the Champions League, shouldn't be an issue anymore going forward, no more two matches in four days.