The 2021 MLS season is just around the corner and we got a fat one to sink our teeth into on 3rd Degree the Podcast this week as FC Dallas hosted expansion side Austin FC on Wednesday. Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick go in hard on the scrimmage overreaction – good and bad – talk big picture issues, throw in some smash hit retro Burn gear talk, and even have time for some TV broadcast stuff to boot.
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A couple things y’all didn’t mention:
PRO: FCD was really dangerous on set pieces. Not a usual occurrence that Hedges has a legit shot at a hat trick. I think having a real taker from both sides (left, Ricaurte, and right, Vargas) might be huge.
CON: Ricaurte got man-marked out of the game mostly. Either Acosta/Cerrillo need to be more aggressive with the ball to take pressure off of him or they need a new body there, ideally Pomykal in time.
PS: The broadcast pointed out that Luchi was calling for a “4-4-1-1” a couple times in the first and second half.