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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.