Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: 3 Things We Learned From The Timbers’ 0-0 Draw
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Here are 3 things we learned from tonight's game.
Rodney Wallace Takes One Too Many Touches
Yes, Rodney Wallace has been playing well as of late, scoring 3 goals in three games. But when given space at the top of the 18-yard-box, Wallace doesn't have that one-touch reflex that all premier goal scorers display. Wallace had two such chances in the first half.
A streaking outside midfielder or forward is hard enough for a goalkeeper to keep track of, but with a one-touch shot on goal, that adds a whole new level of awareness that a goalkeeper must maintain.
Nick Rimando Doesn't Belong in the MLS
Say What You Want About The MLS Schedule, But Playoffs Are The Best
Many consider the spring-through-fall MLS format to be out of date and detrimental to the players' development, and that the league would be better off adopting the European format.
But what the European format nullifies is the sense of league-wide competitiveness as the season comes to an end. In Europe, four teams are battling as the season closes. In the United States, 14 teams are in the hunt, and tonight's game was a testament to that.
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