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#1359544 Brought back Sims

Posted by Komba on 20 January 2020 - 05:26 PM

If it's coming from Dyer it's good as done.  He's getting that from someone involved with the team.  Or an agent.  

#1359512 Kemar Lawrence wants out

Posted by Komba on 20 January 2020 - 09:11 AM

Kemar has missed plenty of games the last two seasons that there shouldn't really be any question what the team looks like without him.  

That said, id absolutely keep him

#1357726 Stadium updates

Posted by Komba on 09 December 2019 - 12:07 PM

I don't think I get why people try to blame all of these executives who keep trying and failing at drawing people.  


I think you could have a total genius but it's just that MLS hasn't fully taken in this area.  Too many things around here to compete with, and if people like soccer, they still tend to be Euro Snobs.   Really think that's it.



I used to think it was winning but it's not even that. (although that does help a little)

#1357506 Official: Robles to Miami

Posted by Komba on 03 December 2019 - 07:24 AM

Hamlett should have tried to get some compensation here.  Some people around here would have complained but it's just the right way to run a team. It's all about asset management and feelings can't get in the way.  

All that said, it does hurt to see Robles on another team.

#1357437 2019 Re-Entry Draft

Posted by Komba on 29 November 2019 - 09:33 AM

Yeah, Meara has shown a tendency to get injured so his backup in this case matters big time.

#1357151 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Komba on 22 November 2019 - 02:06 PM

Yeah, think Murillo is still a goner and that we'll be suffering with Buckmaster and Duncan next season.  Although Duncan has legit upside.

#1357134 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Komba on 22 November 2019 - 11:48 AM

I just think the left back thing is about depth.  Taxi misses a lot of games whether it be injury or for the national team.  Last year we didn't have an option there.  Tried Lade and played someone like Duncan and Buckmaster out of position.

#1357125 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Komba on 22 November 2019 - 11:10 AM

Per source, hearing that#RBNY is prioritizing a deep lying midfielder, a wide player, a left back and a no. 9 during the January transfer window. No attacking mid. That would certainly imply their comfort level in Kaku returning, which I've been told is likely.



The above is from Dyer.


Those are the correct positions we need to prioritize.


The number 9 should be a DP.  Scorers are always more expensive.  midfielder should be TAM.  Wide player should be TAM minimum, DP preferably.

#1356952 Royer targeted by LASK Linz?

Posted by Komba on 20 November 2019 - 09:30 AM

Replacing our most consistent player for the past couple years with a a cast of unproven players/ players who shouldn't be starting is a recipe for disaster. Are you sure you aren't Hamlet or Armas?

The bigger disaster is doing so too late and removing any possibility of compensation.  BWP is the best example of that.


Asset management is everything in sports, especially when you're playing moneyball or dealing with a salary cap.  This team can't survive unless it's highest paid players are its best players.



Royer is an absolute warrior and I'm a huge fan of his (guy was our most valuable player last season) but he's going to be 30 years old and he's not the most mobile guy to begin with.  And as we seen with BWP, these dropoffs don't happen slowly, they can be immediate.

#1356887 Southampton offered Long?

Posted by Komba on 18 November 2019 - 10:43 AM


Tarek didn't have the most illustrious career before we traded for him, but I thought he was excellent in 2019 and is starting-quality in MLS if he continues at that level. Depth behind him becomes a black abyss though.

I think Tarek did a very good job, but I really don't see him doing well with a ton of minutes.  If we go into the season with him as one of our starters, we are in trouble.  It's one thing for a player to spot-start, it's another to carry the entire load. 

#1356883 Southampton offered Long?

Posted by Komba on 18 November 2019 - 09:12 AM

Should never keep guys who want to leave.   Almost always ends up being bad for everyone.  


Will hurt to lose him without a doubt, need to fill that position.  And not with Tarek because he's not a starter.

#1356664 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Komba on 12 November 2019 - 02:41 PM

I think I'm in the camp of why bother with a TAM striker.  White when he was healthy put up really solid numbers.  Between him and Barlow, we should get solid performance up there.


Use the money at the 6 position.  


Now, if we have DP money, then use that on the striker position because that really gets a serious difference maker.

#1356440 Is Robles out?

Posted by Komba on 01 November 2019 - 02:38 PM

I don't take that as though he's gone.  Nothing is mentioned in the past tense and it seems like a quote from media day or something.

#1356254 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Komba on 27 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

Having a good first step and being athletic are two different things. He has so little lateral mobility and can barely change direction with any fluidity.  When you're having to mark someone, you better have some of it, or your mind better be so far ahead that you can squash the play before it starts.

I think Muyl in any 4 man back line would get abused.

#1355950 Was this last game for Robles as #1 goalkeeper?

Posted by Komba on 23 October 2019 - 09:43 AM

They have way too much $ tied up in keepers. Meara has better distribution and has been a super loyal soldier waiting his turn. I love Luis but something's gotta give.

I'm no fan of Meara but I agree that there's too much money tied up in keepers.


Keeper is a position that is only an issue if you have a bad keeper.  I feel like we should be able to get a decent keeper for a lot less money.