Off-the-bench options were also scarce. Luca de la Torre appeared to prove to be a capable understudy as the number 8, but his new La Liga from his stop (Celta de Vigo) to Worlds his cup brought a hamstring problem and played a minute. I didn’t.did not do it Christian Roldanshone as a pressing winger instead of center mid for most of the season Seattle Sounders FC.
Kellyn Acosta Gaining a d-mid backup role for Adams, he started six games earlier in the year before coming off the bench against Wales and Iran in Qatar. His day job as number eight LAFC However, his USMNT deployment was complicated, and his skill set didn’t quite match up with any of the starting trios. Burhalter, who explicitly admitted that “the midfield position is a little bit lighter for us” when announcing the roster, even as he made a fuss about using Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna at the center, it’s a big place. clearly favored Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna.
Depth, therefore, played a key role in this team’s undoing. I didn’t bring a player. In retrospect, it was always a gamble to ask them to keep the same high power output (Adams and Moussa, for example, in the Iran match he ran over 8 miles, and about the same distance as in the Netherlands match. rice field). in 13 days.
Especially against the Netherlands, the lack of viable midfield options raises questions. Is there a next step for USMNT beyond MMA? Or is it better to ask if MMA could have been given more power to make a difference in that game, like the previous three games? Okay? We also have a recurring question about the final product. Combined, in MMA he scored 3 goals (all McKenney) and 2 assists (both Musser) in 2021 and 2022, none of which he achieved at the World Cup.