Two prominent MLS sides drive forward behind diamond-shaped midfields. Jason Kreis has Real Salt Lake aiming for historic heights with a midfield diamond. And Hans Backe has a midfield diamond whirling at Red Bull Arena?a midfield that that may finally have arrived at full rev over the weekend in a convincing win over San Jose.
But every diamond-shaped midfield in a 4-4-2 formation certainly is not the same. To presume so would be like telling a wine lover that every pinot noir is the same.