It's been a tough start to the season for Matias Almeyda and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Almeyda preached patience for his man-marking system to take hold with the group, the same style which has earned the manager success during his career.
“Simply, I am looking for a style of play and even if they were to score 10 goals, I'd have the same mentality because I like a certain style of soccer,” Almeyda said after the club's 5-0 loss to LAFC.
“We're going to try to give our current players we have confidence,” he said. “It's never easy to change a system, it's a whole different system and as time goes, we're going to get out of this one we're in.”
At halftime of the Orlando City SC vs. D.C. United match, FOX Sports broadcaster Alexi Lalas weighed in on the subject with a passionate rant.
"MLS gives you the opportunity to compete from year to year... A long-term plan? Get outta here!”@AlexiLalas breaks down the San Jose Earthquakes’ struggles and the problem with a long-term plan ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WPvw5lfGMa— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 1, 2019
The Quakes have started the season with four straight losses and a -12 goal differential.
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