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Fun Formations Schmetzer Won't Play

I'm going to post my own "fun formation Schmetzer won't play", and everyone else should post their own versions!

Here's my "Possess the crap out of the ball, interchange everywhere AND have a threat in behind 3-4-3 lineup"

.......................... Ruidiaz ...........................

....... Rodriguez ................ Lodeiro ...........

Kovar ...... Roldan ..... Shipp ..... Leerdam

......... Gus ...... Marshall ...... Kim ............

........................... Frei ...............................

Keeper: Stefan Frei is the man. Duh.

Back 3: Marshall in the middle to anchor the defense flanked by Gustav and Kim. Strength, passing ability, aerial ability, positioning, soccer IQ and a bit of speed. This back three is quality.

Wingbacks: Without Jones this year we're missing quality service from wide left. My solution? Bring Kovar back from his loan. No, he's not a left back but the kid can run forever, delivers a killer ball from wide areas and plays serviceable defense, especially with Gustav covering from behind and Cristian from the middle. Leerdam is my other wingback, playing his normal good defense along with some good passing ability going forward.

Double Pivot: Harry Shipp and Cristian Roldan hold down the middle of the park. Roldan is the engine and heart while Shipp provides his calm presence on the ball and good positional defense. These two can hold down the middle of the park in front of the back three and provide a link forward to the guys with...

Free Roles: In this lineup I'm giving Rodriguez and Lodeiro free roles to float and find the game. This allows them to get on the ball, take players on, connect passes and feed what should be a pretty lethal...

Striker: This is where we slot new signing Raul Ruidiaz. From what I've seen he has the ability to be a threat in behind, something we are sorely missing without Morris, while still combining a bit with those behind him playing that "fox in the box" role.

Let me know what you think and then show your own fun ideas you'd like to see make their way to the field!

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