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What is "gong show soccer"?
Also known as "gong show football," gong show soccer is the type of soccer worthy of pure comedy.
Not enough pace or too much pace in passing, passes behind players, players slipping and falling on the turf at inconspicuous times, decrepit defending, and the finishing of such low quality that a player on a third division or lower team would have done better at a similar attempt.
It is the type of hilarity that amuses the opposition, but aggravates the supporters even more so.
Bruce Arena, to his credit, is the master of gong show soccer. His game plan is one that a 70-year old unwashed initiate to the game could have done better devising. His Los Angeles Galaxy played a brand of football that would elicit several strikes of the gong.
Montreal Impact, take careful note of this style of play. It's highly dangerous, to an extent.