MLS 2019: Montreal Impact vs Vancouver Whitecaps - tactical analysis tactics
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The midweek encounter between Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps folded out into an interesting clash where the host side managed to keep the three points at home even after the Whitecaps grabbed the lead.

As the MLS 2019 regular season is entering to its final stage, every team is looking to get the best results. This can be one of the main reasons behind the fact that Montreal Impact sacked Remi Garde and replaced him with former Houston Dynamo coach, Wilmer Cabrera. Truth to be told, the improvement is highly needed in Montreal.

Meanwhile, Vancouver Whitecaps are having an awful season as they are 12th in MLS’ Western Conference.

This tactical analysis will look into both sides’ tactics and the approach that they applied for this clash.

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Besides the minor switch to 4-2-3-1 formation from 4-4-2, Cabrera made some changes in personnel for rotational purposes. In the defensive department, Bacary Sagna moved to right-back position and Rudy Camacho replaced him at the heart of the defence. Samuel Piette paired up with Taïder instead of Ken Krolicki and on the right-wing, Orji Okwonkwo got the nod.

Usually, Marc Dos Santos deployed a 4-3-3/4-3-2-1 system but this time, he chose his third most used setup, the 4-1-4-1 formation with several changes in the team selection.

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