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probably a sizable number who live in either brooklyn or lower manhattan.  at the very least, it would turn off any casual soccer fans from attending a handful of games. why go to all the trouble when you can go see the blue team instead? 

I certainly wasn't able to bring friends to as many games in 2019 as in previous years. Not sure it was the main reason for the lower attendance last year but it definitely was a factor.



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fortunately for me, I don't have to go to RBA via WTC. 


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello, Mike Vallo, Glenn Stampiglia, Bob Paquette, and Warren Lee

 

"Team That I Dream Of" and "Faithful To The Colors" 

 

 


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Really? Is this how we have looked in pre-season? 4-2-2-2 with Royer as the other striker?


Yeah against HOU it was Royer-Jørgensen up top.

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imo, the 9 will be one of White/Jorgen$en/Barlow, with 3 of Royer/Kaku/Sims/Valot in the other attacking positions in front of Casseres and the other CM (Rza/Davis) that shields the back 4. 


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello, Mike Vallo, Glenn Stampiglia, Bob Paquette, and Warren Lee

 

"Team That I Dream Of" and "Faithful To The Colors" 

 

 


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imo, the 9 will be one of White/Jorgen$en/Barlow, with 3 of Royer/Kaku/Sims/Valot in the other attacking positions in front of Casseres and the other CM (Rza/Davis) that shields the back 4. 


Wow that was easy and makes sense

Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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Good article by Sam Stejskal at The Athletic

 

https://theathletic....rachieve-again/



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Good article by Sam Stejskal at The Athletic
https://theathletic....rachieve-again/


Do not want to have to install an app to read it.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Not going to paste the whole article but a couple of highlights:

There was angst about the team's failure to advance to even one MLS Cup during that stretch [2015-2018] but there was no arguing with the regular season success. With a little extra investment, with perhaps one more key player, it felt like New York could get over the hump and win its first title.

Instead, they've gone in the opposite direction. No big signings have been made [...], further agitating a fanbase that was already annoyed with the club ranking 22nd out of 24 MLS teams in payroll in 2019.

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The Red Bulls are no strangers to being asked to punch above their weight. This year, it feels like they're being asked to do too much. As the rest of the league improved and spent, New York stood pat. The team is short on talent and appears to be spending less on its roster than in previous years. If they want to succeed in 2020, the Red Bulls will have to overachieve more than ever before.

Armas doesn't disagree with that line of thinking.

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The team hasn't spent real money in years. Now, after an offseason in which fellow low-budget clubs like Kansas City, Columbus and Vancouver broke their previous transfer records, the club appears to have cut costs further.

Once more, the Red Bulls are being asked by ownership to punch above their own weight. This time, there's a real chance that the magnitude of that ask will cause New York to slip down the standings.

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22nd out of 24 MLS teams in payroll in 2019.


Ahead of only Vancouver & Houston:
Is our goal to be 26th this year?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Ahead of only Vancouver & Houston:
Is our goal to be 26th this year?

RedBull probably already are dead last this Year. Inter Miami has brought in 2 DPs and Smashville made that big trade for Zimmerman. I would be curious to know where does RB Leipzig rank in budget in the Bundesliga.

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where does RB Leipzig rank ... in the Bundesliga.


4th of 18 in average salary:
https://www.statista...salary-by-team/

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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4th of 18 in average salary:
https://www.statista...salary-by-team/

Well if that is no indication of where does Papa RedBull have their priorities, then I dont know. I know, beating the dead horse here....

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Ahead of only Vancouver & Houston:
Is our goal to be 26th this year?


I think our goal is to score a few and nothing more.

Sometimes I think the entire Red Bull existence has been some 19 year old kids football manager save file he only plays when he comes home drunk. - 'Mibabalou'

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Do not want to have to install an app to read it.

 

Assuming you've got a subscription to The Athletic, you can just log in to their site through your browser and that annoying message to download their app will go away.



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Sean davis is new captain




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