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#1329458 Murillo leaving too?

Posted by Komba on 10 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

Parker and Long are far ahead, but Escobar should be on the verge of the #3 spot if he isn't already in it, especially with Collin seemingly aging by the day and Ndam even younger than Fidel.

Yep agree.  Think he may even be number 3 already.

#1329347 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 09 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

Watched Armas' press conference and the main concerning thing I took from it was that losing didn't seem to bother him enough... And he also sounded like he would have been 100% pleased with a draw.   Both of those qualities really bother me.  Under Marsch we've RARELY played for draws.  Even on those few occasions, we always started the game trying like crazy to win and the flow of the game took resulted in us playing poorly so a draw was a clear win.  Yesterday's game was there for the taking and it wasn't treated like that.  That was not a game where we were getting outplayed.  Slightly outplayed in the first half but that was all.


And agree with some things posted above.  Passing accuracy definitely had to do with the 7v7 field they play on.  Plus the slipping all over the place on top of it.  


Also kind of concerned with his reasoning for not starting Murillo.  Called it a close decision and just came down to how well Connor is playing.  I don't hate Lade by any means but Murillo is so far beyond Lade as a player that it's crazy to put both of them in the same boat.

#1329346 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 09 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

The Royer dropoff makes sense because his best moments came when we were using that 3-3-3-1.  Forget that formation just helping Sacha, it almost did more for Royer.  


As for KC, I've watched a ton of them over the last few weeks.  They are a tough, tough team.  They epitomize the coach and the Captain, Espinoza.  That said, they aren't very talented offensively.  They'll all battle like crazy but they get goals more through battling than anything.

#1329246 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 08 July 2018 - 09:04 PM

Man its always one step forward and three back with this fucking team. Know its only one game but i saw nothing out of Armas that showed he has any idea what hes doing out there. Two of the biggest criticisms of Marsch was his awful subs and his lack of stepping up in a big game and both of those where shown in full force tonight. 

Never understood the sub issues with Marsch.  He always made subs even if they didn't always work but all coaches aren't going to be perfect with it.  There were a couple glaring ones that I hated(Think Taxi was subbed out against Chivas and it made zero sense) but beyond that the effort was there and you knew there was always a legitimate thought process behind it.


One of many great things about Marsch is that he always understood the importance of MUST winning your rivalry games.  You are going to play games against Hartford then you MUST win them.  If you're gonna lose, then you have to empty every bullet from your gun.

#1329242 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 08 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

Gonna put more thought into the starting 11 knowing that's what we're riding with the entire game.

#1328877 Marsch goes

Posted by Komba on 05 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

i wouldn't be surprised that Hamlett is named Interim HC, with Armas being 1st Asst, then taking over in January. 

Really think it's gonna be Armas.  For whatever reason, they seem to like Hamlett in that front office role.  Maybe even Hamlett likes it. 


100% expect Armas to take over that job.  Even after the games Marsch has been going to Armas more in those videos to talk to the team.  


Plus going back to that rumor of Marsch taking over the Salzburg job and it was Armas who was supposed to take over then.  

#1328736 Petke Tried to Cut BWP?

Posted by Komba on 02 July 2018 - 09:58 AM

Right but it's interesting that an agent + whomever else had the ability to go over Petke's head

THought that part made plenty of sense.  The coach has a strong opinion but Roxy still had final say on the roster.  Coach can make his recommendation in the setup that we had but that's all it is.


I really didn't remember a ton of people calling for BWP to be released because I didn't think he hit that many games where he was struggling to finish.  Either way, people around here didn't have any control over his career with this team.  


Thankfully we had guys like Roxy and Henry who seen things the right way.


My personal wavering on BWP always has to do with nothing happening in some of the biggest games. I always wonder if he's one of those guys who are great but can't win the biggest one.  Now he's just been too good for too long for me to even question it anymore.  Even with those big failures.  If he's going to be our Henrik Lundquist or Ewing, or Mattingly, then so be it.

#1328722 Petke Tried to Cut BWP?

Posted by Komba on 02 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

Interesting stuff.  Wright says it as though it's fact.  Basically starts around the 23 minute mark.  He says that Petke didn't want to keep him after the trial but the agent  (and even Henry) vouched for him.  Ian Wright then follows it by saying that he doesn't like Petke because he didn't want to give BWP a chance.  Ian Wright really saying some proud father things about BWP too.  So proud of him and what he's done in MLS.  Basically says that BWP (and BWP would say this himself) didn't take soccer seriously enough, but it eventually clicked.  Perhaps moving here and having Henry breathing down his neck. 

#1328457 Bonomo Waived

Posted by Komba on 28 June 2018 - 02:49 PM

The 2nd team is all about developing guys.  Bonomo is going to be 26 in January so there's not going to be much development beyond that save for a few extreme exceptions. 

#1328405 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 27 June 2018 - 12:03 PM

Not with Muyl starting over Etienne. Give Derrick a run with the top choice attackers.

They've gotten a similar amount of time and produced similarly.  I'm a fan of Etienne and no big fan of Muyl but Etienne has to start finishing, or making plays that result in finishing.


Otherwise Muyl is better defensively so Etienne has to start making the offense outweigh the defense.


Really think that's why Valot is our guy there now.  He's good defensively and good offensively. 

#1328302 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 25 June 2018 - 08:27 AM

I feel like Toronto is just having a hard time getting motivated.  They won it all last year.  Then played an EXTREMELY spirited CCL tournament where they were really giving it everything.  Now just seem like they are coasting because they know they can win 5 straight without much of an issue.


Jozy being out still is the major thing.  


Curious to see who takes Royer's spot.  Wonder if it's Muyl or they use Etienne there.  Continue to be frustrated with Etienne.  Not enough final product from him. It's there too, but sometimes he seems content doing something amazing, only to see the end product narrowly miss. 

#1328079 Marsch goes

Posted by Komba on 21 June 2018 - 12:33 PM

Still hoping Berhalter gets the US job because he's a good coach and it weakens a team we play a lot.


Still think Marsch is a goner though.  He was talking very much in the past tense over the last couple weeks. Now appears it wasn't for the top Leipzig job, but very well could be as an assistant.  Good call by matador if that happens.

#1328074 Robles looked like a fool

Posted by Komba on 21 June 2018 - 11:47 AM

I like looking at the xG analytics to rate keepers.  Goals against and differential are bigger measures of the team.  Robles has been pretty good this year and he's right around #10 in that.




Rimando number 1.  The revs keeper and Gonzalez with Dallas also having great years.

#1327933 The World Cup Thread

Posted by Komba on 18 June 2018 - 10:10 AM

Well, was hoping to see more aggression from Panama but they're parking the bus.  Rooting hard for Fidel and Murillo though.

#1327682 Metro - Seattle Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 14 June 2018 - 03:12 PM

His teammates definitely show more frustrated body language in reaction to Muyl's bad decisions / shots / passes than other players.  The only thing more frustrating than watching him might be playing with him. He makes petulant, gesticulating Henrys of us all.

Totally understand and I'm no fan of Muyl but that kid works extremely hard and is still only 22 years old.  He's a disaster around the goal but in general I thin he's done some nice things for us as of late.   Let's be honest, with that work rate and quickness, if Muyl was more skilled around goal and always made the best decisions then he'd be one of the best wingers in the league.


One area that I think Muyl's actually gotten better with is that there is less running around with his head cut off.  I think he used to just run around with no thought to his pressing where now I feel like he's forcing more turnovers.  Don't know if the numbers support that.  His vision isn't the best though and his finishing around goal is a disaster so he clearly has his things he has to work on.