Club Name: Asociación Deportiva y Recreativa Jicaral
Stadium: Estadio Jicaraleña
Nickname(s): El Huracan
Manager: Mauricio Montero
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. If needed, he can play in midfield, but is more of service anchoring the backline.
Chevone Marsh has proven to be an impact player from the word “jump.” He is a dynamic playmaking winger who can also deploy in central areas. His ability to strike the ball from distance, win 1v1 duels and create makes him the most potent attacker on Jicaral’s roster.
|#||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|
|18||Byron Gutierrez||RM||Wide Midfielder|
|25||Chevone Marsh||Winger||Playmaking Winger|
|27||Habraham Gonzalez||Winger||Playmaking Winger|
|19||Jairo Arrieta||9||Mobile Striker|
|7||Kenny Cunningham||9||Target Man|