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#1354415 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on Today, 08:55 AM

Yep, Have needed speed and athleticism in the front 4 for a while now.  Royer is great but even he's not fast.  BWP has never been a burner and nobody we have ever had at the 10 is fast.   Sims is the perfect type of addition.  He doesn't seem comfortable finishing which sucks, but he's never good in every other aspect that this team needs.
On Muyl though, can anyone explain to me why that foul from Bedoya wasn't a penalty?  I'll be honest and say I didn't think so at first look, but the damn replay was a crystal clear penalty I thought. 

Because Muyl has a reputation for diving and way oversold the contact.

#1353971 Fewer than 5 games left

Posted by Arsenal14 on 17 September 2019 - 05:58 PM

Hes terrible.  I watched him when he came on the scene a couple of years ago.  Hes bad.  

Bite your tongue though, while Alexi Lalas still has a job.  I literally havent heard a word hes said on the air in a decade.  I literally turn the channel every single time hes on TV.  Such a shame because he was such a gutsy player.

Lalas is what Warshaw strives to be, but he's somehow both worse at it and more insufferable.  If Warshaw was on actual TV, people would hate him even more than they hate Lalas.

#1353956 Metro - Portland Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 17 September 2019 - 02:39 PM

maybe the fish throwing is some secret ankle rehab?
balance on 1 leg while tossing a salmon 20 feet?
shame they never had such fun stuff at PT

As part of PT for my knee, I got to balance on one leg while throwing a medicine ball at an inclined trampoline.  Not quite Pike Place salmon tossing, but still pretty fun.

#1353791 Metro - Seattle Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 15 September 2019 - 06:55 PM

Best strike Davis has had all season.

#1353392 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 05 September 2019 - 02:33 PM

DeMarcus. Lamont. Beasley.

Landon. Timothy. Donovan.

And finally...

Christian. Mate. Pulisic.

Mines either has it or he doesnt. Weight is an afterthought. It means nothing.

They all have/had phenomenal core strength and a low center of gravity.  See also: Messi and Hazard.

Marco Reus is the best example off-hand of a lanky winger, but even he comes in around 165-170.  That's a lot of muscle on a 5'11" frame.

Mines just seems willowy.  That's what I meant.

#1353376 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 05 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Damn 59 140lb is just north of emaciated.

I'm 5'10", 150 lbs, but I also run a shitload and don't play any contact sports.

The thought of someone with my body shape trying to be a professional soccer player is extremely funny to me.

#1352183 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 21 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

2 yellow, apparently Tarek had one in the 38th... but I don't remember it.

He fouled Kamara and the yellow wasn't shown on TV or announced in a graphic.

More phenomenal broadcasting by UniMas.

#1352029 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 20 August 2019 - 12:39 PM

Just caught up to the game and this thread and am so thoroughly confused as to why the conversation is about Buckmaster and the Omir sub when we had a billion super high quality scoring chances from inside the 18 yard box and only posted one. The finishing was hot garbage, Royer alone had TEN (!!!) shots and scored zero even if he did come close several times.
If this game ends 5-1 like it should have, are we still honestly complaining?

I missed this one, so I can't comment specifically, but xG was 2.89-0.55 in our favor.  That's a huge margin for a draw.

#1351930 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 18 August 2019 - 11:07 AM

Lol the call to sign a replacement outside back is so revisionist when Murillo was All star in 2018 and we had a legit backup who would be working way back from injury and looked very good preinjury. Yes everyone knows path back from injury is variable - for every Valot who looked great you have someone who looks not as good or takes 1-1.5 years to come back if ever

I swear that half of this board wants us to spend 75% of our salary budget on fullbacks.

#1351809 Some cups matter, some are made up

Posted by Arsenal14 on 16 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Participants have to win their domestic leagues playoff cup to qualify, which is an accomplishment yet to befall us.  So, I would say that your opinion counts for shit.

Playoffs matter.  The single-game, clear-money-grab "cups" are utterly useless for fans and players.

Winning the domestic playoffs gets a club into a continental tournament that matters.  This dumb-shit "Campeones Cup" does not.

#1351800 Some cups matter, some are made up

Posted by Arsenal14 on 16 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

According to MF, the second cup is made-up.
So do not fret.

Super cups don't count for shit.  They're as important as our Emirates Cup.

#1351556 Metro - LAFC Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 13 August 2019 - 09:20 AM

I don't think they are better attacking team then the last year's Atlanta. Speaking of special, it all depends on what you mean by special and how it compares to mine. For example, this year's All Star MLS team was pretty strong top to bottom, and still was demolished by Athletic Madrid 3:0. Athletic was a special team, imo. Red Bulls created obvious problems to LAFC's organization of attack in the first half, demonstrating some of their deficiency in passing from the back and in the middle. Therefore for me NYRB made obvious that LAFC was not as special as I would think judging from the statistics.

Using an All-Star Game to compare teams and referring to "Athletic" Madrid.  Come on, do better.

#1351469 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 August 2019 - 08:52 AM

If he signed a contract the expectation is that he stays committed the entire time.

This hasn't been true in soccer for decades.

#1351065 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Arsenal14 on 07 August 2019 - 08:35 PM

Nonissue: https://mobile.twitt...272078144655361

#1350739 Young premier league winger = Josh Sims

Posted by Arsenal14 on 05 August 2019 - 11:06 AM

#1 goal scoring team this year is LAFC.  They are a huge outlier at 61 goals for. 
#2 is, surprisingly, Philly. They are at 46 goals scored (including 5 goals last night)
Tied for #3 are Atlanta and....us.   I get that we have it hard wired in our ethos that we suck, but really we are not all that bad. 

We're getting lucky.  We're overperforming our expected goal difference by 7.  Our xGD is 14th in the league.  If we revert to the mean at all, we're kind of fucked.