Tag: tactics

» June 18, 2018

Why does the United States Women’s National Team struggle to break down compact, deep defensive teams? In many ways, this has been the defining question of the two years since […]

» August 9, 2017

How many players have natural positions? How flexible are those roles? In what circumstances does it make sense to play someone ‘out of position’? These are questions that most soccer […]

» June 7, 2017

Washington squared off against Houston this weekend in a matchup between the two bottom teams in the table, and in many ways that’s precisely what the game felt like. Neither […]

» May 31, 2017

When the news came on Monday that Houston and Randy Waldrum had parted ways, it felt like a logical move. The calls for his dismissal had grown louder (including a long […]

» May 11, 2017

With Ertz in the holding role, Press dropping back, and the fullbacks ranging forward, Chicago overloaded the midfield and dominated the game. After suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Houston […]

» May 3, 2017

FC Kansas City entered 2017 with high hopes. With both Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux returning from pregnancy, the biggest problem with the 2016 squad—a lack of goals—looked settled. And […]

» April 25, 2017

It ended up a low-scoring affair—a bit of a disappointment after last year’s epic 4-3 semifinal—but this early match between two of the league’s title challengers offered plenty of excitement in its […]

» April 18, 2017

Welcome to Route Two Soccer, a new (semi) weekly column, where I’ll be discussing tactics in the women’s game. There are plenty of great resources out there already on soccer […]

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