This tactical analysis will investigate how Vancouver Whitecaps were almost able to do a clean sheet and draw with Seattle Sounders. Moreover, it will reveal the crucial tactics that both teams applied against the ball.
Seattle Sounders are in a quite bad shape recently as they really struggled in MLS. They recorded three losses and one draw in their last five games. Therefore they must need to win this game.
Due to the squad rotation, there were several changes. Starting with the centre-forward position where Brian Schmetzer employed Justin Dhillon instead of the regular starter Raúl Ruidíaz or Will Bruin who played in the previous match, against Montreal Impact. Also, a big change was to choose Gustav Svensson and Danny Leyva to the double pivot role, rather than the usual Roldan-Delem duo.
Compare to the Montreal game where Alex Roldan and Handwalla Bwana played, now Henry Wingo and Joevin Jones named as the wingers, whilst Harry Shipp stepped up to the #10 role instead of Víctor Rodríguez.
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