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Finally ,I"ve gotten a little excited about an American player. He comes closest to how I think EVERY American player should be able to move and handle a ball. HE DOESN'T LOOK PROGRAMMED. He doesn't look like he went through the same 'sausage' making machine the other American players have been going through in their development , ending up looking all the same .You notice the 'free spirit' in him when he has the ball, his carefree attitude doing moves , doesn't worry about messing up, he penetrates and goes at the opponent without forethought. More importantly, given the situation like for example at 5 sec. he receives the ball back goes at the defender and turns his body a quarter turn to the right ,keeping the ball at the far right foot, shielding the ball and waites for the defender to make a move all the while he has a defender coming after him. Note he could have 'nutmegged' the defender as well. This is a move that I teach, whenever you come up to an opponent, slow down, let him move up to you, turn your body perpendicular, place your left shoulder into his chest or close to it, have the ball on your right far foot, face away over towards the right shoulder,as if he's not there, then next , you turn to face him and at the same time you push the ball between his legs without even having to look , it's automatic...Note, also how his body is positione at 5sec., he pushes the ball square, or lateral to the defender, in other words parallel or square to the defender. I teach this move, pushing the ball square to the defender is the most weakest defensive position of the defender, for he is unable to reach the ball, as you see on the video. If you watch Garrincha, that's how he cuts to his right, after coming up to the defender, and moving in a way that when you cut , you cut and push the ball square to the opponent and beat him for he's unable to reach for the ball... NEXT POST
Note ,also his pass at 3sec. ,watch where he hits it with his foot, nice, kept it down on the ground. Also at 34sec. how he chips it over the slide tackling player. Nice Balance. What I like that he's able to apply the necessary technique at the moment. Watch at 1:30 ,how he slides the ball past the defender and keeps going. This is what I mean about applying technique to the situation...He does need to use arm to shield better. Seeing him play ,obviously you also how bad our players are defensively.NONE, I mean NONE of the American players send to Europe have that swing in their play with the ball and that includes Pulisic... I would like to know Bryan's backround, of how learned,where he learned, who taught him, was his father a former player, etc..This is very important to know to see where he developed his NICHE which could player development...
Another RIGHT Back.!!! Just what we DON'T Need... Looks Good though.
Santiago, I wish they would play him somewhere else....Tired of our boys going over to Europe playing defensive roles. He has the best skills of an American back, offensively speaking, but knowing he has offensive forays, I would much rather place him one line further up. He looks more like winger that plays back
That is my definition of a fullback (a winger that plays back). ;)