After the LA Galaxy's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake, Bruce Arena was asked if Salt Lake coming out in a 4-2-3-1 formation caused him to make any adjustments. His reply that RSL "came out with eleven guys, just like we expected" while funny has contradicted Jason Kreis who accepted some of the burden for how the changes affected his squad.
Kreis said he accepts burden of putting team in different formation Sunday: "We will put them back in their shape and see how that goes."— Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) November 6, 2013
The key to answering this question is in looking at the average positions for both teams last Sunday and the battles which ensued. Here are the average positions for LA which came out in their usual 4-4-2 as a control.