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Las Blancas Podcast: Sweden 3-0 USWNT; Asllani’s Defensive Excellence

Your Real Madrid-focused review of round one of the Olympics.

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Sweden v United States: Women’s Football - Olympics: Day -2 Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast.

On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • Great Britain’s capacity to go deep in the tournament
  • The issues with Chile’s defensive approach
  • Sweden’s tactical organization being comparable to club sides
  • Kosovare Asllani’s critical defensive role and “double assignment”
  • Sweden’s unbelievable structural chemistry
  • Lindsey Horan vs. Julie Ertz
  • What the USWNT could’ve changed tactically to win [full analysis]
  • Are both Peter Gerhardsson and Vlatko Andonovski playing 4-D chess and hiding their hand?
  • The Sofia Jakobsson-Hanna Glas overload vs. Crystal Dunn
  • Should the US drop Tobin Heath to be more defensive vs. Sweden?
  • Asllani’s impeccable transition passing and underrated offensive impact
  • Jakobsson’s best performance in a long time
  • Quickly recapping the rest of the Olympics action in round one

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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