The Monday Rear View: Bring A Sweater

Full props to SDH Major Domo Jason Longshore who predicted the final score and nailed the perfecta- all we need to do now is take the man to the horse track and cash in quickly…

Unfortunately, he would have to travel out of state to make that happen- or chase an OTB joint down somewhere…

Here’s your proof he was 100% correct…

((HT: MLS))

And what you saw was two musicians trying to play frantically on stage, but only one of the bands could keep the beat… Think of the bands you listen to and how they are live in concert… Some come out on stage, play for 1:45 without a break and get on the bus. Then, you have a band that knows how to go off on solos, but can come back to square and complete the show before curfew…

Example…

14 minutes, everyone gets a solo, and the song is a different version of one you knew off the album when you bought it (and, yes, I just dated myself with the vinyl reference).

Or, look at it this way… one statistic that you look at that has NO MEANING whatsoever with this particular approach with Atlanta United is the “dreaded time of possession” stat. Short of a Chicago-10 man situation where the percentage is an 80-20 dominance, it will be rare for the Five Stripes to lead in the category.

Phrase of advice: Do not get wrapped up in this… At. All. Example- Real Salt Lake had a 55-45 percentage advantage and we saw what happened…

Another antiquated reference… Remember this offense from, oh, 30 years ago…???

All the weapons Jim Kelly had in Houston (or Kurt Warner in St. Louis) had one objective- and to be quick about it…

Bottom line: If you know where you’re going and the other guy has to react to what you already know, you’re a step ahead in the game…

That should be the way to approach the upcoming match with DC United…

Act and react, force the hand, and the three points should be there…

What say you, fellow SDH’ers…??? Play it safe, everyone… We’ll see you soon…

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