Post #16
Monday May 6, 2013 6:07am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,702
Good win for Houston. Bruin was meh. Tally Hall was excellent.

Lando was sharp throughout except for the PK miss.

Villarreal was very active, and I thought was LA's best attacker; really dumbfounded when Arena pulled him. Would have liked to have seen him combine with Zardes longer.

Zardes still not mentally sharp yet, but with more games his sharpness will tighten up. Clearly the guy has a lot of talent.

Post #17
Monday May 6, 2013 1:03pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,005
Watched some of the LA/Hou game last night. I only watched parts of the first half, but it looks like Donovan is back.

Post #18
Monday May 6, 2013 4:49pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
I've seen Villarreal quite a few times now. He has all the talent...

He has: great technical ability, a good passer of the ball, good crosser of the ball and has a good touch. He also usually makes good decisions even in tight spaces for such a young player.

He has to develop: more of a forwards mentality, being more selfish and getting into positions where he can turn and shoot, find pockets and get on the ball more, sharpening his runs, ect... he also will learn how to deal with the physicality of the pro game, where being a bit short can work to his advantage by properly positioning himself.

I'm confident he will get there, but he needs time. If he can hold his own at this level at the U-20 WC he will do fine. No worries, especially when you have other highly talented members on the U-20 squad...he won't feel the need to carry them or take on a large amount of pressure.

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