Well, it had to happen at some point. Jeff Cassar has
forsaken the memory of Jason Kreis used the 18 players he has available to him and rolled out a non-diamond formation.
The first major shock of the lineup wasn't the non-diamond, though. It was seeing an entirely changed backline. After last week, that's maybe not a bad thing — but surely the reason for change had more to do with the fact that we've got three games in a week. Abdoulie Mansally on the left, Rich Balchan on the right — both players who have shown well at times for RSL — and Chris Schuler alongside Carlos Salcedo in central defense.
But when we're looking at the formation, we see a missing diamond. In its stead, we see a pentagon or something similar. Two "holding" midfielders — Cole Grossman and John Stertzer — and three "attacking" midfielders — Ned Grabavoy, Javier Morales, and in a staggering return to the starting lineup, Luis Gil.
Up top? Just one. Olmes Garcia.
It's, uh. It's something all right.