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The top three teams I cover regularly all play 4-2-3-1. This includes the Colorado Rapids, Switchbacks FC, and the Charlotte Independence.

But I agree with Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers, particularly his philosophy about formations and positions. At the post-game press conference following the 0-0 home opener against NYCFC, Powers quoted Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller. He said he sees himself as “an interpreter of space.”

It comes down to responsibility, location, and the flow of the game itself. Centerbacks sometimes stand in the center circle and watch the opposition get worked. In other games, the center backs wear out the grass on their own penalty spots and get worked themselves. The formation on paper doesn’t matter so much at that point.