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Why the fuck did we fire the one guy that knew MLS?

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Why the fuck did we fire the one guy that knew MLS?


My guess is because Backe and Soler have the man management skills of my deceased dog.

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Actually we fired TWO assistants with a combined 15+ years experience in coaching (not to mention the years RW spent as a player) in MLS two weeks before the season stared...for no REASON!!

Backe has no idea what he is doing and his stooge butt buddy from Sweden is a passenger.
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Why the fuck did we sign brian nielsen?
why the fuck did we trade DeRo?
Why the fuck did we ignore our biggest hole in the roster during both windows?
Why the fuck were we chanting "deepest team ever" all preseason?
Why the fuck did we spend 4.6mil on marquez?
Why the fuck have out set pieces not improved?
Why the fuck do we keep watching these atrocities every week?


Why indeed.....

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Does anyone think that if Red Bull reached out to him, he would want to come back?

A shitty team that has high expectations, precious few draft picks (which was apparently his forte), almost no salary cap space, and a reputation of firing people, including him. Not an appealing gig for a first-time manager...

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Richie is actually coaching one of the US under-something teams. He is also currently pursuing legal action against the team.

So I do not think that he would want to come back.

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Actually we fired TWO assistants with a combined 15+ years experience in coaching (not to mention the years RW spent as a player) in MLS two weeks before the season stared...for no REASON!!

Backe has no idea what he is doing and his stooge butt buddy from Sweden is a passenger.


With Williams and McAlanen running the practices last year, the team put a good season together.


Richie is actually coaching one of the US under-something teams. He is also currently pursuing legal action against the team.


I don't doubt this story. It would explain why both guys have been silent ever since being canned. Can you elaborate as to what his grounds for wrongful termination are?

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I don't doubt this story. It would explain why both guys have been silent ever since being canned. Can you elaborate as to what his grounds for wrongful termination are?


Not being Scandinavian.

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Not being Scandinavian.


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Williams is the obvious choice but it will never happen while Soler is in charge. We never did get an explanation why him & Des were fired. How bad could of it been?! Did it involve children & farm animals?!

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Richie is actually coaching one of the US under-something teams. He is also currently pursuing legal action against the team.

So I do not think that he would want to come back.

Fairly certain I saw him, or his twin, at the RU/Indiana game. But we are ALL still waiting for somone to share what a little birdie may have told them off the record about what happened. The fact that no one has, other than saying "it was legit," tells me that it was pretty bad.

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Fairly certain I saw him, or his twin, at the RU/Indiana game. But we are ALL still waiting for somone to share what a little birdie may have told them off the record about what happened. The fact that no one has, other than saying "it was legit," tells me that it was pretty bad.



Unles he raped or murdered someone I don't care what he did. He was never criminally charged with anything so his misconduct would have been something internal between him and Backe/Soler.

Him and Des probably were out drinking at the pub some night during pre-season camp. Hello!!!Des is like born in a pub and he's Irish! I suspect that is what this is about. Sad part is a buzzed and hungover Richie is probably still a more capable MLS manager than Backe.
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Drinking should not be cause unless you DUI. Maybe he was posting here? Maybe he was talking to reporters? Whatever, get rid of the clueless Soler and Backe, and bring back Richie and Des. Make Petke the GM.

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I know this is my first post but I am not a troll. This is why the fired Richie. Backe didn't like lokking over his shoulder at Richie and Des and got a little worried over how much support they had with the players. So Backe decided that it was a "money issue" and worked on cutting them loose over this. Basically that he didn't need them attheir salaries. He brings other coaches, who after seeing Rafa and Titi do whatever they want and walk over him, lose respect for him. Richie sued and won a settlement from the team. That is why they won't say why they got fired. Because ther is no real reason. That is the rumor.

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I know this is my first post but I am not a troll. This is why the fired Richie. Backe didn't like lokking over his shoulder at Richie and Des and got a little worried over how much support they had with the players. So Backe decided that it was a "money issue" and worked on cutting them loose over this. Basically that he didn't need them attheir salaries. He brings other coaches, who after seeing Rafa and Titi do whatever they want and walk over him, lose respect for him. Richie sued and won a settlement from the team. That is why they won't say why they got fired. Because ther is no real reason. That is the rumor.

Interesting. Would a settlement be done that quickly already?

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I know this is my first post but I am not a troll. This is why the fired Richie. Backe didn't like lokking over his shoulder at Richie and Des and got a little worried over how much support they had with the players. So Backe decided that it was a "money issue" and worked on cutting them loose over this. Basically that he didn't need them attheir salaries. He brings other coaches, who after seeing Rafa and Titi do whatever they want and walk over him, lose respect for him. Richie sued and won a settlement from the team. That is why they won't say why they got fired. Because ther is no real reason. That is the rumor.

I'm not buying it. When people like Harraby, who hate the RB organization, say that the firing was justified, there is something to it.

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