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#1344672 Henry as Armas replacement

Posted by 999duo on 20 April 2019 - 03:19 PM

I don't want a guy to be our head coach who doesn't have a track record of success as a head coach (ideally at MLS or higher level). Much as I love Titi, I think the jury is still out on his managerial skills. He's very motivational. Has tremendous skills. But we've seen a lot of guys who were great players not really succeed as managers, and I'm putting Klinsi in this bucket as well. I have a feeling he expects a ton from his players, but doesn't understand why they can't perform at his level. We saw that from him as a player. Not sure what went on with him at Monaco, but it didn't last long, which doesn't bode well.


Not against Titi one day, just think that Woly has earned that shot. Or, someone of a higher caliber. I don't need to fall in love with the name of the coach, I just want the most talented guy we can get. 

Experience is a bit overrated I think. A great soccer mind is a great soccer mind. I mean all our shields came from coaches with basically no head coaching experience (Petke) and just one year (Marsch) those both turned out OK. Meanwhile we've had a ton of coaches with higher pedigrees who absolutely sucked (*cough* Juan Carlos Osario *cough*). That said, I don't disagree with you. I'd rather have Woly, who both knows the system and seems to be a good playoff coach. Maybe Henry down the line. I think TH has potential to be a good coach, but his problem is that he's kind of a dick to everyone which you can get away with when you're the best player on the team but becomes a major problem when you're the head coach. I think he admitted as much when he left Monaco, said he made the mistake of still acting like a player or something like that. . .

#1344619 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by 999duo on 19 April 2019 - 05:45 AM

I feel like making this move would turn us into the NY Jets

#1344376 Kaku benched, his feelings hurt

Posted by 999duo on 15 April 2019 - 07:34 AM

Luis: I guess that is the price you pay when you sit in the front row, right?
Jake: Wha?

I love Luis, but that wasn't his finest moment. . .

#1344361 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 14 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

Is there anyone on the team but Kaku who would have made that pass to White for the goal?


Lade had a nice through ball that split two defenders in the first half, I think it surprised Royer because he bottled the cross. 

He's obviously a talented player who can make good passes, but he's also acting like a child and I'm pretty over it. I imagine the locker room is not wild about his behavior either.




Unrelated but: Kudos to the fan who got hit for not making a meal out of it. God knows if he hit a player instead they would still be on the ground. 

#1342262 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by 999duo on 07 March 2019 - 12:24 AM

Salty me is not unpleased with the two results today.

#1341827 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 02 March 2019 - 08:14 PM

I wonder if Ivan is Grella 2.0?

#1341819 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 02 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

A lot of positives to take away from this game:
-Players coming back from injury: Beze, Valot, Duncan
-Ivan looks like a completely different very dangerous player.
-Young kids getting minutes
-Road point versus likely playoff team
-Knowledge we can make a CCL run without mortgaging the first few weeks of the regular season.

#1341545 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by 999duo on 27 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

I just want to take this opportunity to point out that Rza got rid of the mustache. 

#1341411 Media Day 2019

Posted by 999duo on 26 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

He might have to fight Long for that one LOL

I love how Murillo was an all-star this year and most fans would probably rate him as the 4th best on our back line. We are defensively blessed.

#1341389 Media Day 2019

Posted by 999duo on 25 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

-Every Player

😂 Seriously though, entertaining as always. I think you may have talked Rza out of the moustache, poor guy 😂

#1337523 Who to root for in MLS Cup 2018?

Posted by 999duo on 04 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

Dont care who wins. That said, rooting for us to be in CCL next year.

#1336416 Playoff format changes next year

Posted by 999duo on 20 November 2018 - 08:25 AM

I hope we don't get fucked on away goals this year and the format changes next year.

I do love that they are going to single elimination and getting rid of the stupid away goals rule though.

Season starting in February is going to be interesting. I can see that being really bad for attendance in a lot of places with the cold weather though they could try to have more teams in the south and out west host more during that month. Or maybe have 1pm games so it won't be as bad.

I don't mind the cold at all, just don't see us having good attendance when it's freezing cold out in February for an early regular season game.

Author kind of implied that teams in warmer locales would be expected to host in Feb (Miami, Orlando, Nashville, LAs, Texas teams, etc.).

#1336413 Playoff format changes next year

Posted by 999duo on 20 November 2018 - 07:56 AM


Summary for those of you without subscription:
-Condensed Regular season next year: Still Starts in March, will end first week of October. At least two more weekday games per team.
-7 Teams from each conference to make playoffs. So only conference winner get bye. This is apparently in anticipation of the leagues goal of 28 teams.
-Playoff Format will be single game rounds. No two leg matches.
-MLS Cup to be held before international break.
-Season could potentially begin in February in future years to mitigate condensed schedule/avoid giving non-playoff teams too much time off.
-Author hints (in follow up on Reddit) that cap on charter flights might be lifted in future years.

#1336071 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by 999duo on 13 November 2018 - 01:09 PM

You know it was an OK game when the topic of discussion is 'was anyone not good?'

#1336046 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by 999duo on 12 November 2018 - 11:40 PM

Team overall played very well. I think Armas is less stubborn than Marsch. The RB system has largely been play straight through the middle, Jesse at one point even gave a presentation where he showed how RB teams created goals attacking straight down the middle, but Armas recognized that we needed to attack down the flanks to win.


Whole team was good. People will say BWP was invisible but he still did the little things to keep the D honest and create chances. Just by capturing the D's attention he played a big role.


Midfield won the game. I think that was Adam's best game ever. Muyl was also huge, arguably his best game (even if you don't count the goal credited to him). Davis and Royer also had great games. Kaku seemed to get less touches but he didn't do anything wrong, might just be that CBus was paying more attention to him since our offense usually flows through him. Kemar also looked sharp. Robles wasn't asked to do much, but had 1 excellent save iirc. Not much to complain about. Hope it carries over to Atlanta.