The talent pool is in place to be competitive and the fan base have remained
loyal in spite of the drop in play the last 10 games. Jeff was a
good guy and tried all he could, but tactically RSL never made the 4-3-3 system
work. Yura is not a good fit for the 4-3-3 and neither is Plata. They need two
Forwards and only one defensive midfielder (Beckerman or Sunny). Change the tactics and this team can string together some wins. They proved
the first half the other night they can be good, then Cassar went into retreat
mode when we went down a player and we chased the game the entire second
half.RSL used to be a possession-oriented team who created chances
through precision passing. Now, they just dump the ball downfield and hope Yura
can create something out of nothing. That will never work. Yura is good in the
box, but not dribbling or passing. Need Rusnak or Mulholland creating chances
for speedy Plata or taller Yura.
RSL and it's fans deserve better ownership and management. The exodus of
players started at the end of last season. I can only imagine the frustration in
Nick, Kyle and Javi...and even some in some of the rising stars.
Jeff Cassar is a class act that couldn't produce results. Dave Rose should
be next. Different sport on a different level; but, a very similar situation.