Michael Parkhurst insists Atlanta United should be more dynamic

Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst believes his team should be more dynamic than at the current point of time. The MLS Cup holders were recently on a five-match winning streak but that has come to a disappointing end with back-to-back losses against New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake.

Speaking in a press conference, Parkhurst said that the team need to be more dynamic with their style of play and should seek to make things difficult for their opponents. He added that the team should make more runs in behind the opposition backline and must learn to shoot more often from distance, he said:“We need to be a little bit more dynamic. I think right now, we’re just a little too easy to play against. We need more runs in behind, we need more shooting from distance. We just need to know the offense to click a little bit better.”
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The Power Rankings of MLS for April 9

The MLS power ranking for the month of April has been released and here are the teams that are on the list.

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Los Angeles Football Club last time it was on number 3. The team showed amazing strength. It was a wonderful team last year, and this year too. There was something to be figured out in the team, but now with the ranking, it does seem so.  Seattle Sounders this was at number 2 position last time. The team kept on getting the outcomes, but not opposite to top half teams. So, it is on the number two position again.
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LA FC SWEAT OVER VELA’S FITNESS

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela sustained an injury to his knee while on preseason duty. An injury is to Carlos Vela is always a great loss for LAFC, as he is one of the most important piece of the jigsaw for them.

This shows how important he is to the Los Angeles based team. His importance can be compared to Manchester city without Fernandinho this season, Atlanta United without Miguel Almiron. And D.C. United without Wayne Rooney. The players listed above are known as the ‘Jenga pieces’ of their respective teams.
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MLS Football

The champions of MLS which is the acronym of Major League Soccer, the club of Atlanta United recently made a big announcement and named retired Dutch international Frank Boer as the upcoming coach of their own club. He will be the successor of Gerardo Martino of Argentina. The Dutchman who is at present 48 years old and he have the experience of guiding his previous club to 4 consecutive titles in the Dutch league. However, he didn’t experience the same success at the Crystal Palace of England and Inter Milan.

In the last October when he left the team of Atlanta, Martino stated that “the grind of a campaign of club kept Boer from going back to his house as much as he desired. But he has been attached to the national team of Mexico. De Boer, the former defender took over on 1st January with Atlanta being set for a match (pre-season) on 14th of January and a campaign of CONCACAF Champions League that will start in the month of February. He said that “the sportive ambitions of the club, as it is almost set out in a strategy of long-term which is supposed to be best in class, which apparently suits my individual ambitions.” He added, “I would love to build on the present success in order to develop a solid, secure foundation for our club at the apex of the MLS and even beyond it.”
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SALT LAKE ADVANCE TO WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIS

Real Salt Lake have advanced to the MLS Cup Western Conference semi-finals after defeating Los Angeles Football Club 3-2 on home turf.

A few minutes before the game between Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Football Club kicked off on Thursday at Banc of California Stadium, Columbus Crew had staged a huge upset with a daring win over D.C. United on penalty shootouts. Just to be clear, that was a sixth seed knocking out a third seed, highlighting how phenomenal that was.
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