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#1339144 No media coverage

Posted by ianuaditis on 16 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Not in the Pacific northwest.



Or Atlanta.  We needed the win more for attendance, I think, but its not horrible they won MLS cup.  That's a good way to build a strong and long-lasting fanbase, which will be good for the league.


On the other hand fuck Atlanta. 

#1338462 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 21 December 2018 - 03:18 AM

You are the Masters Champion.  That is a champion in golf.  It's not THE champion in golf, but it is universally identified as A champion in golf.

Of course, but a similar principle applies in soccer in general.  Multiple championships are at play in each season.  (initially less so in the US, to the point that there was movement among fans, commentators, league officials and USSF to make the Shield an official trophy and give it significance in line with international norms.  We are talking about a league starting its 23rd year in a sport whose most prestigious competitions have followed that pattern for more than a century. (and in a country where even in baseball the playoffs have not even been around for half of the pro league's lifetime.)


I don't think it has to go as far as 'the Shield Winner is the real champion of MLS' or whatever, but this 'regular season means nothing' fetish in US sports sticks in my craw enough, and this is soccer for chrissakes. 


The point was there are US sports where multiple championships are awarded in a year, including this one, and each have their own prestige.  Next time I'll just ignore a troll.

#1338461 Copa Libertadores

Posted by ianuaditis on 21 December 2018 - 02:46 AM

CARP dumped out of CWC by local club:

That's what they get for their ill-gotten championship.  They should've forfeited the final.

#1337716 Adams to Leipzig official

Posted by ianuaditis on 07 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

So if the max to spend on players is 750K, and we hit it with the 3M sale, doesn't it make sense to sell twice -- and get 750K twice?


I understand that the $ over 750K could be spent on infrastructure, but you're essentially betting that you will get that down the line when he is re-sold.


(Of course, MLS rules change every year*, so who knows.)


*To help Seattle and Atlanta.

*Don't forget LA...

#1337656 Josef Martinez wins 2018 MLS MVP

Posted by ianuaditis on 06 December 2018 - 02:34 AM

:)+ :)+ :)+ :)+ :)+ :)+ 


Almiron 2nd, Ibrahimovic 3rd.


If I had voted, it'd have been for Zlatan, LA's defense was bad, they lost/drew a bunch of games where they scored 3 or more goals.


2 years ago the award went to Villa even though BWP had a better season at the striker position, and voters rationalized it as 'can't vote for BWP because Sacha was also a finalist.'


So what happened this year when Almiron came in second?  And then there's the fact that BWP wasn't even a finalist the year he tied the goal-scoring record that Martinez broke this year.

Big picture, it doesn't matter much, (though I'm sure it would have mattered to BWP if he'd won in either of those years.)


I would think BWP would be the consensus choice for Metro MVP in 2018, but Kemar and Adams should probably be in the conversation.

#1337343 Metro - Atlanta Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 30 November 2018 - 04:07 PM

Not soccer and diving doesn't happen anywhere near as often but the NHL hands out stiffer fines which they started doing a few years ago when some guys were diving more and it cleared it up really quickly. Embellishment is also already a penalty in hockey though and does get called when it's clearly acting but it's still rarely an issue.

They could allow VAR to buzz the ref for obvious play-acting.  A couple of in-game cards for that might make a difference. 


I've only seen Atlanta play maybe a dozen games and it seems like Martinez is good for at least 3-4 superman dives per game coming out of challenges, and Almiron is maybe worse. 


There's no way the ref whose only job is to sit there and watch the video for infringement of the rules doesn't see that stuff is going on.

#1337198 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 30 November 2018 - 12:29 AM

Am I the only one who thinks we need to upgrade Royer? Dude disappeared ALOT this year. I think you need to keep Rza especially with Tyler leaving. Def cut Ivan and Colin, maybe getting Colin as a coach somewhere with us. 

I like Royer on the team, what we need for next year and needed all along this year was a viable option for offense on the wing.


It sucks to think how this team could have been if they'd spent money like a top team in the areas where they weren't getting enough production from the academy.

#1337023 Metro - Atlanta Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 29 November 2018 - 02:12 PM

Duh, but there were real metro jerseys as always, thought it was a dig at those who still wear metro gear.

I changed my profile to possibly eliminate some confusion. 


Still waiting for a 'get your own colors' tifo when playing Atlanta.

#1337008 Metro - Atlanta Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 29 November 2018 - 11:46 AM

I get that it was mostly not moved because of the TV schedule was already set? Other than, not sure why MLS couldnt see that having Red Bull host on thursday was the worst decision all season. Really, cant wait to hear the trolls again that we cant fill our stadium.

Not sure we would have filled it, but I remember playing New England a few years ago and he placed was full. Then again, vs Cowlumnus, we didnt fill it so...

I was amazed to see all the people in Metro gear in Atlanta this past weekend.

#1336960 Metro - Atlanta Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 28 November 2018 - 12:25 PM

Yeah Atlanta's overconfidence and sense of entitlement already cost them the Shield, this was actually a brilliant setup by Armas to put them in the same mental state for the decisive leg.


We've got them right them where we want them.

#1336225 Youtube video about Red Bull ownership

Posted by ianuaditis on 16 November 2018 - 12:53 AM

The biggest problem with RB is/was not new owners, but the re-branding of the franchises. I would rather see Red Bulls on the shirts than Bimbo, Herbalife or whatever Valspar or Leidos are.

Completely agree, I could easily live with their record as owners (even including having done basically fuck all with DPs since Henry left,) if they hadn't renamed the team and patterned the kit after a fucking soda can.  What kind of megalomaniac shit is that anyway? We just think our brand is so great, it's not enough to be a soda, we have to be an entire 'sporting lifestyle.' 


I might have bought some Red Bull if they were just the sponsor, even though it sucks as a liquid crack energy drink, but instead I spend my days off in the grocery store, telling people who are buying Red Bull that it sucks and Monster is much stronger.

#1335728 Results Watch 2018

Posted by ianuaditis on 09 November 2018 - 01:37 AM

Portland wins the shootout!


Nice closeup on the Antifa drum in the Seattle supporter's group just after Bwana kept them alive with his penalty. 

#1335698 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 08 November 2018 - 12:04 PM

I am down with a Cahill-esque instant goal in this one, followed by a boy city style pantsing where we are up by a substantial margin at half time and don't stop scoring until the game is over.

#1335391 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 04 November 2018 - 04:18 PM

Bretos is just painful. This broadcast is painful

We need an away goal badly.

Our right side has been vulnerable.

Not good vibes right now

If you think Bretos has been painful to this point, you'd better hope no one scores a goal!

#1335019 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by ianuaditis on 29 October 2018 - 11:43 AM

More importantly - DCU is 13-2-2 at home. They played the entire second half of the season in DC. They won't have that luxury in the playoffs. :)

They only won one road game all year, before Rooney got there. 


Also, could it be that part of Rooney's success in his first partial season, so uncharacteristic of foreign stars who come to MLS, has to do with the fact that he didn't have to deal with the much more rigorous travel that happens in a US league (vs. England especially?)