Melbourne City earned their first win of the season over Canberra United despite a lack of finishing, but with the help of a late penalty.
CAN YOU HAVE TOO MANY OPTIONS?
You’re on the break and you have Emily van Egmond and Kyah Simon alongside you as well as Ellie Carpenter and Steph Catley running down the flanks, so who do you pass the ball to?
You can’t decide, we can’t decide and sometimes Melbourne City can’t decide either.
When teams only have one true offensive option they become too predictable and easily stopped.
But the problem for Melbourne City may be that they have too many options. There were times in today’s match against Canberra where Melbourne’s passes in the final third fell between two players with no single target in mind.
They had beautiful passes during the game, but there would be one or two extra passes which allowed Canberra’s defence to catch up.
Obviously they don’t need to remove their top players, they just need to figure out how they all fit together.
City was superior tonight and had more offensive chances, but they were not able to capitalize enough and take advantage of all of their offensive firepower.
To have the above mentioned players as well as other quality players and only have two goals from the run of play in two games is alarming.
If City want to avenge last season where they missed postseason they need to start scoring more goals.