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#1346408 Zizzo retires

Posted by iced1776 on Today, 08:40 AM

I'm surprised we didn't drive him to retirement earlier after making a career winger play CB for half a season.

#1346383 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on Yesterday, 09:03 AM

I don't know about the red card for that though. Yes, he did foul, but he didn't exactly take the guy completely out of play. Yes, there was some grabbing, he impended a little bit and let go, it was soft, and falling down or not, the guy got a great shot off, which Robles was very fortunate to save. Foul, yes. Yellow card - yes. Straight red - not sure about that. I've seen a lot worse fouls without a red, and this was a bit harsh. Not completely wrong, but I don't recall too many straight red calls like that. Harsh.


Its all about being the last man, doesn't matter if its the softest foul in the world at that point, if its a foul its a red. 


That ref's stats are absurd though, I think they said on the broadcast it was his 6th red card in 11 games? Something's very wrong with your approach if you constantly need to toss players like that.

#1346176 What is the front office doing?

Posted by iced1776 on 17 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

Seriously, I really dont get it it what RB gets from having a soccer team in America. I means Americans consume a shit ton of Of Energy Drinks other drinks like Monster. In fact its leading in terms of sales: https://money.cnn.co...bull/index.html

Not sure how a poorly run soccer team, where a majority dont care to come and support, and for those who consume it probably never heard of RB New York can help the Red Bull brand. RB should just cut its loses and sell. The bigger question is who can right the ship.


I know this is a blasphemous idea, but maybe at some level they actually just care about running a sports franchise for the sake of running a sports franchise without it all being about marketing for the energy drink?


They're not perfect owners and this year especially is not trending in the right direction on any front, but for the most part they've been at the top end of MLS clubs as far as investment has gone. 

#1345917 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 11 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

What the hell happened to our scouting? Finding diamonds in the rough was our MO for a few years, we swung so rapidly to the other end of the spectrum where we're overpaying for busts. Ivan and Jorgesen are the two biggest transfers since Kaku, neither can even get into the 18 after several months/years with the team.

#1345801 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 09 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

What's being a farm team have to do with Jorgensen falling short of expectations?

#1345562 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 06 May 2019 - 03:30 PM

What are his best talents? I've always thought they were his wide defending and recovery speed. The wide CBs in a back 3/5 are involved in both of those actions all the time.

If it's his attacking, dude has 8 primary assists in 4 seasons, which isn't anything special.


You've got his skill set right, I think you might be underestimating how much that skill set is limited at LCB. He basically covers an entire third of the field defensively as a LWB, he's the Darrelle Revis of MLS fullbacks.

#1345466 Metro - LA Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 04 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

personally i thought White played really well in person.  He is only forward we have that can play the target man role effectively.  He won a ton of headers, did a good job with his back to goal to get our midfield into the game. 


White does everything right when he's facing his own goal, and almost nothing when facing the other team's goal. He plays a little bit scared but he's got the right instincts, wish he'd have been able to hit this stage of his career at 19 instead of 23.

#1345135 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 29 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

Was he brought in for any other purpose than RB hoping to sell him somewhere in a year or two for a profit?


Any young player purchased by any MLS team is for the purpose of selling them for a profit in a few years. That's just soccer unless you're a Champion's League contender.


This kid looks like way more of a project than we would have hoped for though. Like you said, there hasn't even really been a glimpse of his value yet. He looks lost out there and doesn't have the physical tools to brute force his way through the adjustment period. Kendall Waston brushed him aside like a fly in their one duel this weekend, and he hasn't shown blazing speed to just run by guys like that either.


Armas has called out his ability to run on to balls over the top and his finishing as his strengths, maybe you can argue we haven't put him in a position to highlight that yet but the rest of his game seems too far behind to expect much of him in 2019.

#1344914 Denis Hamlett

Posted by iced1776 on 23 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

(Also, BWP has been starved of service so I don't buy that 6 months are the difference between him scoring 20 and not getting a sniff either. Get him the ball in good positions and he'll score 15+ again.)


We've all talked about how Kaku's drop in production coincided with Armas's changes last year, I think BWP should be part of the same conversation. BWP has always had a playmaker attached at the hip, ready to send him through as soon as they got the ball. Armas took Kaku and our build up play out wide and service from that area is not what suits BWP.

#1344838 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 21 April 2019 - 10:07 PM

Omir earned a start, Murillo earned himself a game off.


No more Bezecourt please for awhile, I'm honestly not convinced the guy is really MLS level.

#1344552 Some people remember past coaches

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 02:32 PM

Petke would have won an MLS cup at least once out of the last 3 seasons here at Metro. Because the one thing this team lacked in the last 3 years is to step on the throats of their opponents. Petke would have installed the killer instinct needed to win.


Petke's teams looked flat and uninspired waaaay more often than Marsch's. As passionate as Petke is, that never really translated on to the field.

#1344527 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

Him coming here as HC makes too much sense. Armas isn't proving to be a great coach, Henry knows the organization and is a legend here


If I'm Red Bull and I'm weighing his disastrous start to his coaching career against being a fan favorite, I know which way I'm leaning. Being a club legend and knowing the org won't make him any better of a coach.

#1344511 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 09:19 AM

There's zero chance I'll be able to dig up the quote, but I could have sworn Henry once talked to one of the NY beat writers about how he has a hard time explaining his thoughts and techniques to players, he has to just get out there and show them. Rumors about his time at Monaco were that this was exactly what went down. He'd struggle to communicate his ideas, freak out at the players for not getting it, then just run out on the training pitch himself.


I love the guy, but he's never struck me as a manager.

#1344439 Kaku benched, his feelings hurt

Posted by iced1776 on 15 April 2019 - 04:08 PM

The ironic thing is that I fully believe Rodgers actually intended to hit a fan, whereas Kaku just missed the advertisement boards.

#1344389 Kaku benched, his feelings hurt

Posted by iced1776 on 15 April 2019 - 08:35 AM

I doubt the fan said anything to set Kaku off. He has been showing his frustration all season in similar manners. He loves to kick the ball to the sideline boards, its just that this time, it went straight to a fans face.


Agreed, but Kaku missing the gigantic sideline boards from 5 feet away is also an unfortunate summary of his play so far this season.