After a far less dramatic game than any other match Phoenix Rising have participated in this season, it make sense to analyze Phoenix’s first 0-0 draw of the season. We’ll do that, appreciate a strong double pivot, take another look at Blackmon at right back, and more in this week’s RTR.
Frustration was evident following Phoenix Rising’s 2-2 draw with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Saturday. In this week’s RTR, we’ll try to figure out why there is so much frustration in Phoenix right now. Plus, we’ll talk about what Blackmon to the right back position and be wowed by Bakero.
Typically, looking at the validity of a defensive scheme or the positioning of the players involved in a scheme is a helpful tool for defensive analysis. That really wasn’t the case in Phoenix’s draw with New Mexico United. In this week’s RTR, we’ll look at defensive issues, a strong center back pairing, “la pausa”, and more.
Phoenix Rising’s first match of the season was anything but dull. In the first edition of RTR, we’ll look at some of the defensive issues that allowed San Antonio to score three goals, Woszczynski’s distribution from deep, a couple of promising debuts, and more.