Jump to content


Member Since 11 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2019 08:24 AM

#1355117 Metro - Worms Playoff Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 11 October 2019 - 07:26 AM

If we make to the final against LAFC maybe we should move the game to Nakatomi Plaza?

They'd have to move the game to Christmas Day

#1355025 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by RedBullScouse on 08 October 2019 - 11:46 AM

Cinci has released him.   If he's not good enough for THEM, there's something wrong.

#1355015 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 07 October 2019 - 06:00 PM


You make it sound like Tyler Adams was that hard to replace. The guy is Bundesliga level but Casseres and Rza should ideally be good enough in MLS to replace him. Neither are as good, but I don't think the level of our midfield should have gone down that much. With BWP, I agree, massive loss. Guy scored 20 goals last season, White scored 9 goals and Barlow got 3... neither are replacements for that level of production and that is why the blame isn't 100% on Armas but that doesn't mean he is exonerated.


Both Red Bull Global and Armas are to blame for what has been a pretty bad season.

Is BWP a Bundesliga level player?  No, not even close.  If we were to sign a young, highly regarded starter from a top Bundesliga team it would be seen as a massive upgrade.   Losing one has to be seen as a massive downgrade.   They clearly thought that Rza would adapt to that role better than he has, and that Casseres would have developed faster than he has.   

#1354987 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 07 October 2019 - 10:42 AM

A jockey can't win a race without the right horse..

Are you saying that Montreal had better talent on the field than us?    I was very tolerant of his tinkering all season, trying to find the right players and formations, but that tolerance was premised on the team being ready to go when the playoffs came around.  These last two games were hugely important, for a bunch of reasons, and he couldn't get the team to show up.   I understand we had 3rd-string Barlow vs DC, and a very rusty BW no_P vs Montreal, but we could have and should have done better.   

#1354767 If Red Bull had to do it over

Posted by RedBullScouse on 01 October 2019 - 10:42 AM

They are a sitting on a pile of money but sending me letters asking me to house an academy kid cause theyre too cheap to do it themselves.

How many MLS teams are funding residential academies for all of their academy kids?

#1354764 If Red Bull had to do it over

Posted by RedBullScouse on 01 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

Their general lack of interest or investment outside of the first few seasons at RBA says it all.

The investment in training facilities, RB2, Kaku, and other stuff say otherwise.

#1354761 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 01 October 2019 - 06:37 AM

post game when the team is kicking balls into the stands BWP boots a ball up into the upper deck, it hits a TARP and bounces back into the field.  





sums up the entire season

#1354593 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 27 September 2019 - 11:31 AM

Lets just make this all moot by winning our games.

#1354507 Upcoming CBA

Posted by RedBullScouse on 25 September 2019 - 11:43 AM

I never fully grasped why MLS cares whether team owners get into bidding wars over players in the post-DP era. These days you're only putting discovery rights on guys who are DP caliber and MLS isn't on the hook for that anyway. So what if one team wants to outbid another?

There are still only a small number of teams willing and able to spend big.    They don't want to get run over (any more than they already are) by the ATLs and LAFCs.

#1354398 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 23 September 2019 - 07:03 AM

Seemed to me the biggest difference in the past two games is having Duncan play at the level he showed he could last year, and having Sims as a real attacking threat (that burst of speed he has is a real difference maker).    


When one guy in the backline is off, everything gets disorganized.  We didn't see that last night.   Its far better to have a defender defend and an attacker attack, rather than run the offense through Murillo and have Muyl do whatever it is Muyl does in front of him.


Royer had a bad game (by his standards, despite the goal) but we weren't so completely dependent on him, and it made a world of difference.  

#1354188 Metro - Portland Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 19 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

Portland made us look good, especially their shit finishing.  That said, Davis had a very good game, Sims showed he has some serious pace (still hasn't shown he can shoot), and great to see Duncan back in the form we saw from him last year.

#1353897 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 16 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

Yes. Cause we needed an outside back and another attacking piece to guarantee an MLS cup win and we got neither in that transfer window....

Nothing would guarantee us that.   6 off the charts DP's wouldn't guarantee us that.

#1353691 Fewer than 5 games left

Posted by RedBullScouse on 14 September 2019 - 09:04 AM

Sea - W

Por - W

DC - W

Phi - W

Mtl - W


1st Round Playoffs - L

#1353607 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 12 September 2019 - 07:46 AM

Colorado has also beaten Seattle and the Galaxy, since beating us.

Amazing what a new, good coach can do

#1353535 Petke was fired by RSL

Posted by RedBullScouse on 10 September 2019 - 08:33 AM

... He won the supporters shield with a loaded squad and has struggled since that trophy.


He hardly struggled.   Other than the screw up, he was very well liked at RSL (and at the Monarchs for them before that) and arguably has over-achieved given the lack of talent he took over there.