Boniek Garcia says manipulating the ball is one of the things which have been insisted on by new manager Barrett and because of that, in the recent games, the team’s game plan has been to keep the ball in control and the game plan has paid off.
As per Garcia, last manager in charge didn’t focus on ball manipulation too much and though by saying it, he doesn’t mean to compare him with present manager, anyone can realize that Houston’s play has been tighter than before
Garcia is starting to have his fair share of minutes too now. He, in fact, already has more minutes given to him by Barrett in about a month than he had got in the whole of the first four months in the season.
However, the position is different now. He has been a man for the right flank for years, but, Barrett has put him on opposite flank and there’s not been a single sign of the 31-year old not taking a liking to that position as he’s set up a couple from there already.
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Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union are set to return to winning ways as they play Chicago Fire on Wednesday.
The two teams are in the opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings currently with Union having their club-record eight-game undefeated streak put to an end last weekend in a 3-2 loss at New York City FC. They game, which is set for the evening at Talen Energy Stadium, will be one both teams will want to prove a point since Fire had their MLS-record away winless run extended to 31 games end when they lost on Saturday Evening to Colorado Rapids.
Both teams would be squaring up for the second time this season, after Fire won the first when they met in April at Toyota Park. Kennedy Igboananike provided the only goal that separated the sides, with Union reduced to ten men from as early as the 47th minute when midfielder Warren Creavalle was shown a red card for a tackle from behind on Fire midfielder Razvan Cocis. Fire have not lost to Union over seven consecutive meetings in MLS. The seven meetings have ended in three wins and four draws since the last Philadelphia victory in may 2013. They have even won the last two encounters at Toyota Park.
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