Is there really a starting Dynamo eleven? / Santos Gomez talks Concacaf Champions League importance

It is almost silly to these days talk about a starting eleven when it comes to professional soccer. Sure there is a best eleven players that make up your strongest lineup but based on injury, volume of games, opponents and other factors it really is about the depth of an organization.
So how does Dominic Kinnear set out his team against DC United on Saturday in the home opener that is the curtain raiser for the club in 2013?
One thinks it looks like this:

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Sarkodie Boswell Taylor Ashe

Boniek Garcia Moffat Davis


Bruin Weaver

Most significant would be the start of Cam Weaver who last year was banished to the reserves but fought his way back into the team getting important minutes down the stretch.
He was a story and looks set to start on Saturday.
Dominic Kinnear mentioned that it was focus on DC United first and then assessing everything from fatigue, health etc. before he would know what he would put out against Santos in an important first leg Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal match.

Giles Barnes, Luiz Camargo and others will have to play a very important part in the upcoming two games where the Dynamo is likely to go 15-17 deep on their roster.

Remember when Real Salt Lake a few years back was in the final match to go to the World Club Championship at Rio Tinto in Sandy, Utah?
They came out buzzing against a deep defending Monterrey and should have scored early through Fabian Espindola.
What was significant was the whole of MLS took pride in wanting to see RSL be the first to win the Concacaf Champions League out of MLS. Despite creating more chances it wasn’t to be and the loss hurt all of MLS and RSL deeply.
It also proved that this tournament is winnable and needs to start getting Champions out of the MLS.
Fact is no MLS team has won the Concacaf Champions League and coaches and clubs desire to be the first to do it!
This will be significant on Tuesday when the Dynamo take on Santos who are well into their season. IT will also be a challenge but it will bring an air and an edge that can only come when MLS takes on Liga MX.
This is a game for fans not to miss in Houston and I still wonder if the general fan base of the Dynamo outside of the hardcore understand this match in the global context?
Do they?
Santos striker Herculez Gomez told me this last night about the Concacaf Champions League on SOCCER MATTERS on ESPN 97-5:

“It is something we have focused on alot in recent years. We want to become an international club, an international brand. The only way to do that is compete against the world’s best and the only way to get there is winning the Concacaf Champions League.”

No question Santos is coming in serious on Tuesday after playing on Friday night.

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  1. mattoomba says:

    It’s interesting that you put Rico Clark in the Attacking Mid spot. That doesn’t strike me as his role. If we play with two center mids, I would think the formation would be with two withdrawn holding or defensive mids and the wide mids (Davis and OBG) pushed up into the more attacking role.

    Of course, in a fluid, dynamic midfield, strict formations don’t really stick tactically throughout the match.

  2. tinman says:

    It seems to me we should taking the same approach as Santos is.
    I hope the dynamo staff is pushing the guys a liitle bit more. WE have a lot of matches early and the guys need to be fit for OT rather than 90 min. WE could be 0-3 real fast this year.
    I would like to see us play a five man system in the mid field,Clark and Moffat could play together as dual defensive mids holding down the middle. It would be nice to see Ching & Bruin drop behind each other and play the role of the AMF this could also open up the flanks for Davis,Garcia,Ashe & Sarkodie.

    Go Dynamo

  3. glenndavis says:

    This is just a judgement just on opening day with Moffat/Clark in the middle in a four set.
    I think we will see lots of different types of midfield combinations based on all the other factors of injury, games, opponents as stated above.

  4. Jeter says:

    My ideal line up would be:

    Bruin Cummings


    Davis Clark Garcia

    Ashe Taylor Boswell Sarkodie

    Tally the Wall Hall

    65th or 70th minute Substitutions: Ching or Weaver in for Bruin, Giles or Camargo in for Moffat, and the new guy Driver in for Davis

  5. glenndavis says:

    The game likely will dictate the substitution pattern but it would be nice to be able to think ahead to Santos if things go properly on Saturday night.
    Giles Barnes could start, Driver not even here yet and arrives tomorrow.

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