How to keep your eyes on the ball as the Ciacos travel to San Antonio
With a strong midfield, a powerful striker and a potent defence, the Cisnes are set to make a great start to their first season in the NASL.
The Cisnaas have an experienced squad that has already won the league three times and reached the final of the Copa América Centenario.
They’re also a team that has the firepower to dominate the game, and the experience to prepare.
A week before the season starts, Ciaco head coach Miguel Herrera says he’ll be “exercising every day” in preparation for a tough schedule ahead.
With the Copacabana Cup, CONCACAF Champions League and Copa Libertadores still to come, it’s important to be on the pitch as much as possible for the Ciazonos.
The team will travel to South Texas on Sunday (AEST), facing off against San Antonio FC on Tuesday (AEDT).
They’ll then return to their home ground on Wednesday (AET) and play the rest of the way in a series of friendlies, before heading to New York City for a showdown with the Cosmos.
The win in New York will give the Ciscos a win over their two closest rivals, but Herrera has a more pressing goal to finish the season with.
“I think we have a great opportunity, we have some momentum going into the season and we have to show that.
We need to be better and get some results and we’ll get them,” he said.”
We need to have a good game in New Jersey [Tuesday], we’ll see if we can do that.
Then we’ll go to New Mexico and then we’ll take on Colorado, then we go to Colorado again.”
Miguel Herrera, Ciscas head coach, on the club’s chances against San Jose: “They’re a very, very strong team.
They have the resources, they have the quality, they’ve got the experience and they’ve had the good results.”
It’s a difficult schedule for us to prepare for, but we have all the tools we need and I’m sure we will win.
“Ciacos v San Jose FC – First leg (8:00pm AEST)The Ciazons will travel south to play the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday evening (AST) at BMO Field.
The club has already made their mark in the competition, winning the Cancun Cup in 2016 and the Club World Cup in 2017, but they’ve yet to reach the knockout stages of the playoffs.
Their best result came in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, beating rivals Real Salt Lake 2-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals.
The Earthquakes will be looking to end their home season on a high after a 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.
The visitors are undefeated in the last seven games against the Cizics, winning three of them.
Cisnaos head coach Jose Luis “Migos” Ciani said it’s the most difficult match they’ll play, as the Earthquakes have been undefeated in their last six matches at Bmo Field.”
The way we play, we’ve won all the games and it’s a great challenge, especially for us, with this team, because we have the experience of playing against them,” Ciani told Fox Sports.”
You need to know what they are and how they play.
You need to play like they are playing and be aggressive, to keep the ball and score goals.
“The Ciasnes will be without the services of their most dangerous forward, Joao Plata, who is out with a knee injury.
The striker is expected to be available for selection, although it will depend on his availability for the San Antonio game.”
Plata has been out for a few weeks, and we haven’t had a chance to assess his fitness, so we will assess him tomorrow,” Ciacas head of performance Miguel Herrera said.