Great to see goals coming off team play and out of the midfield. Really felt like quality IU soccer again for the first time in a long while. Always frosted me in the interim years watching us give up our obvious technical advantages knocking long balls and trying to score off pure speed. I hate that style of game even when it works. For me IU's best days combine toughness and technical precision with surgical combinations... thanks to the coaches for bringing back the IU vibe -- the team that always seemed to have done their homework, eaten their peas, etc.|
I know the offensive MVP went to EZ, but for me, Harrison Petts was outstanding throughout the weekend, the kind of attacking organizing presence all great teams seem to have. Maybe the most impressive thing about these games has been the chemistry and buy-in it seems the coaches have elicited from these mostly young kids. You get the feeling they know what their roles are already, and are making such better decisions playing within themselves than in recent years. Looking forward to the season... doubtless there will be rough patches, but you just get the feeling the corner has been turned.
And a win in our Classic... Imagine that!
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