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General Robles

Member Since 28 Aug 2014
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In Topic: Midseason 2019 Player Ratings

Today, 12:21 PM

Where are folks on trading away vs investing minutes in Etienne's talent today?

Depends on the value coming back in return. They should be investing minutes in him regardless. To build his value, help further improve his game, and reap the rewards of his potential production on the pitch (i.e. last night). I'm an Etienne advocate, but if they got nice value in return at a position of need, I'd be on board. 


In Topic: Midseason 2019 Player Ratings

Today, 12:17 PM

At least we got him on a free, after watching him trial with us for over a month... wasn't it a $2M xfer fee for Matty Ice, sight unseen?   

That is correct and I got a good chuckle out of "Matty Ice". 


In Topic: 2019 Player Salaries

Today, 12:12 PM

Let's face, seems that every year we have guys that just eat up salary and dont contribute. For what Ivan and Jorgensen(sp?) make, we sure are shitting the bed when we could have just traded for and MLS journeyman for a sure bet.

We also have guys that are underpaid relative to their performance and we're extracting great value from them. You'd be hard pressed to find any club (in any sport, really) that is not carrying a player(s) that is vastly overpaid and/or dead weight. If you measure clubs' performances over the past 6 years versus their payrolls, I'd imagine we are at the very top of the league in terms of bang for your buck. 

 

All that being said, we all want to see more investment into the squad and smart investment, at that. But, it's hard to make a thorough argument that they've invested poorly with what they've been allowed to spend when looking at the full scope. 


In Topic: Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Today, 10:06 AM

LAFC and the Sounders (when fully healthy) seem to be the top two in the league.

 

I think the conversation really just comes down to there's LAFC, then there's everyone else. Then, I think there's a debate to be had for who's second best when at their best, fully healthy, etc. I wouldn't necessarily disagree that that could be Seattle, but there's an actual discussion to be had. 

 

LAFC is miles better than everyone by every conceivable metric. They are a +36 GD. For context, the current playoff spot holders in the East have a combined +24 GD. The current playoff spot holders in the West have a combined +20 GD. 


In Topic: Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Today, 09:50 AM

Whether it does or not, if asked, that's exactly what Robles would say.  Because Robles.

100% right