Fernando had surgery yesterday and went full throttle in training today. He looked good out there to me.— Dave Zeitlin (@DaveZeitlin) April 8, 2015
- Don't give David Villa the chance to run at the defense with the ball.
The international star has shown varying form this season, being mostly invisible against Orlando City, but looked top quality against New England. If you give him an opportunity to take control of the game, he will put on a show.
- Protect the rookies
On Sunday, the Union put threw Raymond Lee into the fray as the game was winding down and in a sink or swim situation he was barely treading water. It was the man he was marking on both the equalizer and winner that ended up with the goal. John McCarthy will be making his debut this weekend. The less McCarthy has to do, the better off the Union will be.
- Come together as a team
It has been a rough start to the season and a player leaked to be a negative impact on the team has been sent away. When a statement like that is made, there needs to be a reaction. A tight performance at the back and the capitalizing on chances in attack have been missing, but this is the week to put all the pieces together.