Got a bit of a different link setup for you after Minnesota United's 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. My gamer/notebook hybrid is here, and my big story on Collin Martin is here.
And now for a bit of a random bits and pieces for a quick postgame blog.
Here's how center back Michael Boxall assessed the 3-5-2 formation.
"It worked well. With their one striker, it allowed whoever stepped in, either the winger or the striker, there was always cover," Boxall said. "In the first half, we managed to play out pretty well. Collen Warner found himself in a lot of space because the two wider center backs were occupying the wingers, and Rasmus Schuller was able to draw the other players away. So Collen had a lot of space in there. You could see how many problems we caused for them once we got past the high midfield line."
Coach Adrian Heath commented on his former team Orlando City SC hiring United Soccer League coach of Louisville City FC, James O'Connor, as its new coach. Orlando fired Jason Kreis after roughly the same amount of time Heath was at the helm before his firing in 2016.
Connor used to play under Heath at Orlando from 2012-14 before the club moved to MLS.
"I’m absolutely delighted for James. He’s worked really hard for this opportunity," Heath said. "He was coaching with me when I was back there in the early days, when we were USL. So he’s worked really hard. Done a great job at Louisville. You know, it’s nice to see another guy out of the USL getting an opportunity. He’ll do very well. He’s a good guy, a good coach. And if they give him time, I’m sure he’ll do it right. Time is the operative word."
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