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Our success in player development

11 May 2018 - 11:35 AM

The miracles that this team works are the result of putting money and effort into player development, which is something that the smart organizations in this league are going to copy.

Thats what worries me about the future - what happens to us when teams much higher on the payroll scale start copying our success in player development? In baseball, the As were ahead of the curve on sabermetrics. They had a bunch of really good seasons, but never won anything. Then mosteveryone in MLB copied them and the teams that use statistics AND have a big payroll (Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs) are winning Championships while the As hope to maybe be competitive for a Wild Card spot.

As it stands, I think were setup well because no one has the quality of our Academy or USL system, but that could change.

Some people are smart; others are not

18 March 2018 - 03:05 PM

You can get an education (or not) at any age. You can only be a 20 year old pro athlete once tho.

Not necessarily from Stanford. Dont get me wrong, Im glad these kids are signing pro contracts - their games are going to develop much better here than at college. Im just saying, passing on a top five academic school is a tough call.

Season Ticket Packges are here

27 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

Anyone else get there season ticket package yet? Scarves are the lightweight faux silk kind. It says New York Red Bulls on both sides, but logo itself isnt on either. Theres also a Cheryls magnet and a car magnet of the logo. The car magnet logo is grey and red, not the same coloring as whats on the soda.

Grella "won a spot in practice"

01 December 2017 - 03:44 AM

Etienne needs to win the job. Period.

Etienne either needs to prove Grella is surplus and force him out of the club entirely or he needs to take away his minutes by beating him out in training and relegating him to the very end of the bench.

I think Etienne can be very good as a striker in this league but as Henry once said: How good he (agudelo) can become is up to him.

Here's a caveat about winning the job in practice, Grella started over a healthy Royer twice this year (at Toronto and the City Open Cup match).  Sometimes what Marsch sees in practice doesn't translate to games.

Etienne should be further along

26 September 2017 - 11:09 AM

We played a lot of subs in the away loss v Portland right after the semi. Can't assume we'd win all three games as opposed to getting a draw and losing twice, but we could use an extra 2-5 points right about now.

See, I put that some of that on Marsch, not the Open Cup.  Etienne, for example, should be further along.  He should be getting more minutes (either more appearances or longer ones) as sub, so that when he's needed as a starter he's more prepared.