If MLS has a current blind spot, it is in the enchanted and somewhat terrifying realm of coaching. The league has relied in large measure on retreads and safe signings for so long that when a Patrick Vieira does something moderately different, it’s cause for terminal shocks. What do you mean he played three at the back? Are we all going to die now?
Coaching communities are at risk for groupthink alongside every other collection of humanity. Which means stirring the stagnant pool and bringing pulses of fresh water from outside the reservoir.
Oh. Hello Batigol. Almost didn’t see you there.