Hi! I heard that we lost. What are your thoughts on this lineup bc some of the usual starters were missing I think idk. Do u think we are headed for doom?
Do u think we are headed for doom?
This caught my attention the most from your question! I want to preface my comments by assuring you that this team is in no way, shape, or form, ‘headed for doom’. I hole-heatedly believe in this coaching staff and team to turn things around quickly.
To address your question about the starting 11/line-ups. I think that Tom was using the Algarve to experiment. Initially, I was confused too. But after thinking more and more about why he picked the 11 he did, for the games he did, that is really the only liable conclusion I can come to. I talked with others from here and who follow the team and they all, too, had similar thoughts that went along this line of thinking as well.
Would we have liked to win the Algarve Cup? Of course. To win the Algarve isn’t the number one priority for this team, though. Our sights are set much, much higher and to get to those goals, some other achievements (aka winning the Algarve) might suffer in order to get to where we want to be; hoisting the World Cup trophy in Canada in 2015. No questions asked.