Here is an example, there was a huge game against chief rival scum where Rooney was given a fully deserved red card, which was equated by a BS red card on Tarek, where he was given a booking for fouling by his back! Scum was down 1:0 and equalized, and it did not look good for us, but Murillo made a run to their box and drew a penalty which got us much needed 3 points. I thought you said he "quit", yet here he is making a run through entire field earning us a win. Buck has NEVER done anything that's anywhere near this sort of contribution. I understand he regressed from the season before, but he was still by far the best option we had in play-offs, and playing USL level player over him, while not even activating him for play-offs was an absolutely fatal error.
Do you understand that the whole year's work comes down to a few play-off games? That's where you are obligated to put the best line-up. Don't give me horse shit that it was OK to use him to win against chief rival DC end of August, but a month later in play-offs, where we lost by such slim margin it wasn't.
I'm not here saying Buck is good or competent or anything like that. He sucked. But let's not rewrite history.
I don't have all the stats you do, like % of times Murillo won a ball while sneezing, but I do have our W's and L's from last season:
Record playing less than 10 minutes: 5-4-4 19G 1.4 GPG
Record playing more than 10 minutes: 9-10-2 32G 1.5 GPG
Now admittedly, as a coach, I wouldn't split hairs too much looking at that going into the playoffs. The difference is pretty mild. Yeah, we were better without Murillo, but not by a ton. However, looking at the end of our season, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why Armas didn't want Murillo out there:
Record in final 5 matches before playoffs:
Less than 10 mins: 2-0-1 0G
More than 10 mins: 0-2-0 7G
Now look, all of that is not on Murillo or Buck. But there were at least 5 matches last year we all agreed the L was because of Murillo doing something stupid.