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Brian.MLS

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#1372136 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on Today, 06:57 PM

NYRBII match against Loudoun next Wednesday has been cancelled. Loudoun had multiple players test positive and decided to cancel their last three matches of the year.

2 final matches, both at home, tomorrow v. Philly Union 2 and Hartford next Sunday.


#1371923 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 23 September 2020 - 07:22 PM

A PK, a goal, and still no strikers scoring for RBNY. SMH.


#1371888 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 23 September 2020 - 05:49 PM

Bobocea
Zalinsky-Fala-Kilwien-Tolkin
Hot-Lema
LaCava-Clark-Toure
Sowe

Dalton, Rito, Bounthong, Cummins, Sharifi, Dieye and academy prospect Serge Ngoma gets his first bench appearance.

Corfe and Lapsley out due to illness (not COVID)


#1371834 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 21 September 2020 - 05:37 PM

good news - MLS Store has new face coverings in stock
 
Don't foget to order XXXL to cover your whole face so you don't have to watch this team play like a USL side. 
 
https://www.mlsstore...d7bb758a563f610


LMAO. Came out of mobile mode just to hit 'Like' on this.


#1371828 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 21 September 2020 - 12:17 PM

 
Think it's too early for Clark? I like what I've seen from him. 


I think he can slide in and be effective. He can control a game easily so I think he would be ready for the pace of MLS.


#1371826 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 21 September 2020 - 11:54 AM

Why not bring up 19 year old Omar Sowe to play up top with Tetteh? 10 games, 5 goals. Cant be worse than the law firm of White, Barlow, and Jorgensen.

Sowe is still very raw. I'm usually a stats based performance guy, but Jorgensen scoring 11 goals in 21 games and Sowe scoring 7 goals in 15 games doesn't tell the whole story.

Jorgensen is just awful and based on his opportunities in the box in USL should have had 25 goals as a decent striker (and don't point to shots because he often watched the ball bounce by him or dribbled into defenders 1v1 killing opportunities over and over...also 3 times I saw him physically collide with Barlow or White while the ball bounced away).

Sowe converted from a defender and is still getting adjusted up front at the pro level. His two weaknesses are knowing where to be off the ball and what to do with the ball once he gets it (pass or shoot). With the speed of MLS, the learning curve would be difficult for Sowe. I think currently Jake LaCava would be more MLS ready than Sowe, but Sowe has a much higher upside if given time to progress.
However, right now, I would still take Sowe over Jorgensen.


#1371763 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 19 September 2020 - 08:13 PM

12 games, 0 goals, 0 assists by a forward.

3 straight shutout losses at home.

Lost 2 games to a team that only one once other than those 2.

Worst team in club history... and its not even close.


#1371716 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 19 September 2020 - 11:39 AM

Remember Daniel Garipe? Thats Samuel Tetteh.


#1371659 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 September 2020 - 07:35 PM

LaCava gets one back. 2-1. Ref is still giving Hartford call after call while they are diving all over the place breaking our momentum.

Former RBNY HGP Kevin Politz once again having a great game against us. Has shut down Sowe all night.

Dieye's only skill is speed. His dribbling and taking on defenders is so bad. 4x since coming into the game a few minutes ago that he literally dribbled the ball into Hartford defenders.

Hartford scores again on poor defending on a set piece (second time tonight). 3-1


#1371656 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 September 2020 - 07:03 PM

LaCava blows a golden opportunity to pull one back.

Ball fell to his feet just around the penalty spot with only the keeper to beat and he scuffs it wide right.

HFD up 2-0 at the half.

RB2 much like their older brother simply dont have enough talent on the field.


Watching it again, LaCava stole that ball back turned and rifled the shot. Yes, has to do better, but outside the finish that was MLS caliber. Angle was a bit tight and had players on him.


#1371644 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 September 2020 - 04:31 PM

Match at second place Hartford tonight. If we lose, we are virtually eliminated from playoff contention for the first time in NYRBII club history. (Max of 24pts, Hartford would be at 22pts with 5 matches left).

Hopefully another showing like last week and they can grab some points.


#1371549 Valot / Casseres no longer international

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 September 2020 - 09:12 AM

MLS updated the roster, confirming:
 
International Players (9 of 10 slots filled)
 
https://www.mlssocce...-york-red-bulls


Finally!

So Lema and Tolkin officially on loan to USL leaving their roster spots open.

25 out of 30 spots filled...
3 open spots (17 out of 20 filled) on the Senior Roster (figure a International can fill one of those spots), 2 spots open on the Supplemental Roster (one has to be an HGP - we should be signing Clark, LaCava or Sowe to that spot).


#1371535 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 13 September 2020 - 01:24 PM

Replay on

Anyone know if the ban on fans in DC included raccoons?
Or are they exempt?


Allowed...

https://league-mp7st...ccoons.png?null


#1371425 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 September 2020 - 02:15 PM

How has anyone that saw Jorgensen play at the USL level last year feel that he is an upgrade to White or Barlow? By the end of last season, Elney and Sowe were starting over Jorgensen who missed sitter after sitter. The fact that he scored a few goals should come as no surprise to those who saw the USL wingers in Stroud and Epps play ball after ball into the box for him. Amando Moreno had more goals+assists in less time played than Jorgensen, in a year with less chances. The guy is one of worst (if not THe worst) signings in club history.


#1371374 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 September 2020 - 09:40 AM

Ideal XI for me:

Lapsley (purely out of necessity)
Rito/Cummins-Fala-Kilwien-Bounthong
Lema-Tolkin
LaCava-Clark-Toure
Sowe

Toure is good in the attack but not good defensively. Move Tolkin into the DM slot usually covered by Sharifi in order to give Tolkin midifield minutes (his natural position) and give Toure defensive cover with Bounthong and Tolkin behind him on the left. Elney hasn't impressed in his two years but Woly keeps going back to him. Hoping Sowe's breakout performance earns him the spot.

Bench: Dalton (academy GK with Bobocea off to school), Cummins/Rito, Boateng, Sharifi, Corfe, Dieye, Elney, with academy kids such as Shumba, Hot, Zalinsky, etc... rotated into the 18 if there is an injury/rest.