1. MBFC2, Rapid Construction
It’s hard to glean much from a team’s one game, especially its opening game, but Monterey Bay FC 2’s 2-1 victory over San Francisco City showed their willingness to play fast forward. It’s not true Route 1 football, but it prioritizes quicker players and puts pressure on them as often as possible. That contributed to an early penalty on Saturday, and the workload hasn’t slowed down – a hard press that took a straight sprint for seven seconds before scoring the finish was Willy Omar Miranda’s goal in the first hour. scored the second point.
2. Quesi Weston is back. The Mid-South should prepare.
Louisiana Crew’s star striker Quesi Weston is already back for the season. He started the year with four goals against Blue Goose SC, who didn’t have the players they wanted, but Weston arrived with a solid goal. His combination of pace, strength and positioning will be a major concern for all Mid-South defenses going forward, as he will always appear where teams need to end chances.
3. Project 51O: Youth and Stamina
Throughout the 45 minutes, the strength and size of the players in the Davis Legacy offense plagued Project 51O, whose starters were born in 2004 on average despite starting players born in 1997. seemed to be But 51O took over. Five goals in the final half-hour, including Luis Saldana’s goal to steal the ball from the kick-off, underscored the young side’s conditioning and tenacity. They made the playoffs last year and put up a good fight in the final elimination, but what more can we expect from them?
4. Academica SC is ready to challenge as a Nor Cal playoff contender.
Despite losing to an aggressive and quick SF Glenn team in the opening week, Academica SC felt comfortable with a 1-0 loss. Both teams spent the match looking for a way to break through the finish line, but they also showed their technical skills that will lead to the future. In the opening match of the tournament, Academica showed strength and ability against playoff teams and hopes to join the team at the end of the season.
5. Des Moines will remain Des Moines
There may be some doubt, but it looks like the 2021 League Two champions are back to work soon. St Charles have played well in their League Two debut – freshman coach Lawrence Orm should be encouraged in the effort. Their threat inevitability and tendency to jump on mistakes made them incredibly impressive first opponents. Back in the Heartland District, it’s hard to predict the games you might lose. Menace have not lost a game since June 30, 2021 (they were eliminated on penalties in the 2022 playoffs). They have their sights set firmly on the summit for 2023.