With all the thoughts already on the next match this Saturday, March 11, against Minnesota United, the Lions are reinforcing one of their key aspects: Discipline.
After PC Giro’s red card in the last game against D.C United, head coach Jason Kreis is making sure there won’t be any other disciplinary mistakes on the field. In relation to this, Kreis told to the media that “it’s a particular area we have been talking about in the preseason. We want to be disciplined and a very focus team this year”. In addition, he assured one of the team’s objectives is to not have any ejection.
According to his match reading, Kreis believe it was an avoidable card and it’s not a good thing for the team.
As it should be, this early red card on the season could serve as lesson learned by the players and it could, also, have a big influence in the near future’s defensive performances by all the Lions’ backline.
However, many other positive characteristics were shown in the opening match and one of them was the moving of the ball. The team cohesion was an obvious observation due to the number of passes completed and the number of chances created from all the sides of the pitch. Additionally, it was clear that, even being the first official game of the regular season, the players felt comfortable and well placed when building dangerous occasions.
As in previous training recaps made by OrlandoLionsDen.Com, the team is forging a strong group mentality based on trust while having an offensive mindset planned by Kreis.
Chemistry continues to be an important factor in the training ground as is the best weapon of the Lions looking forward to dominate the next matches. Improving control, dominance and placement on the pitch are the main aspects in these weeks of trainings.