The Extratime Host thinks that Nashville can Upset Toronto FC.
The Extratime Host
can upsetToronto FC
although it seems hard to imagine.
"My point is this: We all know how Nashville play. There's no secret. They defend. They look to counter, they look for transition game, and set pieces,"
"That is it. It's not pretty. No one enjoys watching the way Nashville play. And on top of that, who gets the most touches for Nashville? It's Daniel Lovitz. That's your left back. Your left back gets the most touches. [Dave] Romney has the most passes and the most successful passes for your team. Those are two defensive players. That's who makes the game for you in build-up. So, there is no lazy narrative. There is nothing new when you watch Nashville.
"It's defend, defend, defend and hopefully you make a turnover and we can transition and have [Randall] Leal shoot from 25 yards out and find the upper 90 or we have Dax McCarty dribble from midfield with his pace, his electrifying pace -- he's Alphonso Davies -- and dribble all the way to the 18 so Miami's center backs can drop to the six-yard box and he bends it into the far corner. That's what Nashville is. Everyone knows how they play. And they're tough to play against because they can park the bus and still win games."
"So when they play against TFC, which, I have them beating TFC because they frustrate teams, they make teams be a little bit ultra-aggressive because they can't break through Nashville," he continued. "And as soon as you make that one misstep, you make that one poor pass, you force a turnover, Nashville finds a way in your half on a counterattack and they score. Or you foul them and that set piece, Walker Zimmerman bangs it home and they can prevent you from scoring a goal. So that's why I think Nashville are effective, they play defensively."