For a game that was just short of must-win importance, there were plenty of odd personnel changes. Four players made their debut though, in fairness, one (Lahoud) returned from injury and Correa was just brought onto the team.
One of these decision was to take Miller Bolanos off from the right and shift him over. It’s a curious decision and I know not if it was because Chicago dictated the change or if it was one of Fraser’s tricks up his sleeve.
But it seemed to work, or rather, Bolanos—at first glance—has several successful passes on the left and only one unsuccessful pass* on the left. But look again: you notice something about the direction of those passes? Yes, that’s right, all backwards passes.
It’s hard to quantify this as a success. Just two games ago (the Philly match), Bolanos given top 3 player props by the columnist who wrote:
“(Bolanos was) the threat down the right flank all night for Chivas USA, his pinpoint cross to Angel late in the match should’ve been finished.”
*Set pieces not withstanding. I’m not counting the corner or the free kick into box and haven’t quite figured out how to keep Opta from showing those “events”
Update: Whoops—got my pictures screwed. Sorry!