DiCicco sought to run at the Sol’s DefenseBy: Sam | June 2nd, 2009
(Photo: Samuel Hiser | hiserfotograf)
Breakers fans will want to follow the other side of Kelly Smith through her weekly column back home in The Daily Mail, where she comments on her England duties as well as WPS activities.
Fresh off the Breakers’ home victory over the LA Sol (2 to 1 at Harvard Stadium May 2nd), Kelly’s column entry will have caught the tactical eye …
“All good …” | Daily Mail – Football | May 4, 2009
The Breakers were headed to LA in the second week of May for the second of a home & home series. Kelly mentions a detail that Coach DiCicco absorbed approaching their first meeting. This is Kelly writing …
Next up is LA on Saturday evening. They’re on top of the league, four points ahead of us, but we face them again next week, too, so we have the chance to turn the tables.
Their front line is awesome – with Marta, Camille Abily and Aya Miyama – but our coach has had a look at them and thinks their back line isn’t the best technically. So we’re going to attack and try to pen them in when we can.
The follow-up match on May 10th in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center resulted in a tie at nil. It goes into the “Oh, well” column. So much for technical defending. To be fair, the idea of technical defenders is one Tony DiCicco executes very well for his own account: latteral backs, Alex Scott and Heather Mitts, are two of the Breakers most technically gifted players.