Advanced Offensive Transition
🎥 Today we are in the MLS! Let's take a look at how to win the ball in advanced positions on the pitch, and later take advantage by creating quick and effective counterattack situations.
🧑🏫 You will see in the first dynamic drawing that Philadelphia Union (white) implement a man-marking high-press defensive strategy. This creates difficulties for the opposition to progress upfield as the ball is not under control and forces them to make a mistake.
Once the ball is recovered, the first action is a vertical pass away from the active zone. This immediately creates a 4v3 situation with attacking overload in which the Union attackers are running directly at the defensive line with no help from the holding midfielder/s.
They are able to play forward quickly and take advantage of the scenario before the rest of the defending team is able to drop back and help defend.
✅ High press
✅ Recover the ball
✅ Vertical pass forward
✅ Quickly take advantage of the attacking overload situation
Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza