Club Name: Asociación Deportiva y Recreativa Jicaral
Stadium: Estadio Jicaraleña
Nickname(s): El Huracan
Manager: Martin Arriola
Promotion: 1 (2019)
Style of Play
Jicaral provides zero creativity on the ball. Jicaral provides zero creativity in defense.
If there was ever a club that optimized the hard-hat, lunch-pail mentality, it’s them.
Jicaral deploys the most vanilla 5-4-1 imaginable. Like most others, the restraining line drops to the halfway line; however, there are no pressing triggers. The opposition is welcome to penetrate the final third, understanding that breaking the last line of defense won’t be an easy task. Winning the ball cleanly to transition does not take precedence over clearing the lines.
The counter is more qualitative than quantitative.
Efficiency is crucial in every aspect of the game; efficient tackles, efficient clearances, efficient finishing. The moments to transform a draw into three points are minimal. Avoiding those individual defensive mistakes allows the threat of the counter to remain prevalent for the full 90 minutes.
Kevin Fajardo isn’t the most physically imposing center back for Jicaral, but he is the most efficient. Fajardo relies on his anticipation and positioning to win the ball. He is so comfortable with the ball at his feet, he can play in midfield if needed.
The loss of Kennedy Rocha to Herediano should’ve been insurmountable for a club like Jicaral. It would’ve been if not for the inclusion of Chevone Marsh this season. The Jamaican winger has proven to be an impact player from the word “jump.”
Frank Zamora is a journey-man striker at this point. Jicaral won’t mind, so long as he continues to bring his mercenary productivity in front of goal.
|#||Player Name||Position||Playing Style|
|22||Alejandro Gomez||GK||Shot Stopper|
|16||Esteban Cano||RB||Defending Fullback|
|2||Miguel Velasquez||RB||Attacking Fullback|
|14||Jorge Gutierrez||LB||Attacking Fullback|
|34||Leonel Peralta||LB||Attacking Fullback|
|15||Luis Carlos Fallas||DM||Destroyer|
|8||Walter Chevez||CM||Creative Playmaker|
|10||Marvin Esquivel||CM||Deep-Lying Playmaker|
|12||Jonathan Martinez||CM||Creative Playmaker|
|18||Byron Gutierrez||RM||Wide Midfielder|
|7||Sebastian Gonzalez||RM||Wide Midfielder|
|37||Jedwin Lester||Winger||Playmaking Winger|
|25||Chevone Marsh||Winger||Playmaking Winger|
|27||Habraham Gonzalez||Winger||Playmaking Winger|
|9||Alejandro Castro||9||Target Man|
|11||Giovannie Clunie||9||Target Man|
|7||Kenny Cunningham||9||Target Man|
|19||Frank Zamora||9||Target Man|