Posted Today, 08:24 AM
Posted Today, 09:51 AM
There is no question the team lacks talent, but thats more of a reason to bring the best talent we already have. Buck master didnt have to get embarrassed today - we had Murillo, and Armas had already experimented with Buck in regular season. The problem is he is unable to realize that the experiment failed. That Buck and Lade while work hard are not at Murillo level. He is unable to see that BWP plus another striker always failed before. That second half wasnt random.
In his end of year interview last year Robles said as much, "look who they were bringing in compared to us." Farm club mediocrity.
He simply failed to use the best talent we had on the talent depleted team already. Failed to learn from mistakes from the beginning of the season. Failed to even realize what went wrong. He said they made one more play as the reason for loss. I just think we need better form our HC, not just a talent upgrade.
Posted Today, 09:57 AM
Posted Today, 10:09 AM
I would like him to go but I think more faults were made by the front office in personnel.
For me it just comes down to so many players getting worse. There is no way I can blame that on anything but the coach.
Even if this team spent a ton of money (which they clearly don't intend to) I have no faith that Armas could get the most out of them given that he clearly couldn't get the most out of the current team.
I'm rooting for Ralf to take over the team.
Posted Today, 11:29 AM
That's the thing, Armas definitely made a bunch of moves that make no sense, but this organization puts the coach in a position where he has to be essentially perfect to win.
People seem to think Marsch is the bestest coach ever now, (and comparison with Armas certainly contributes to that perception,) but even he had his flubs in the playoffs, including that lackluster showing against Montreal in 2016 when they let in all the key goals and couldn't score for shit.
Marsch is a great regular season manager but goes galaxy brain in knockout formats.
Posted Today, 01:13 PM
Marsch learned from his mistakes and evolved. They might have lost next year's Toronto series on stupid away goals, but Marsch's adjustments immediately after Toronto scored in the first half kept them in.
... and that Montreal series complete changes if Sacha buries the PK.
Fair point, though similar end result in both cases.
It would have been a good test case to see how Marsch did last year with two years of MPF to learn from, his plan B certainly couldn't have been worse than Armas.'
My first post wasn't meant to be an argument for Armas - what happened with him seems to prove my point - his questionable tactics vs. Atlanta cost a team that was more talented and balanced than this one, and pretty much everything that he did since made a bad situation worse. (Whereas a coach with a better plan might have better accounted for some of the variables.)
The FO sure didn't do him many favors though, and in spite of our expectations to win MLS cup, to have a winning team period with this roster is not necessarily a mean achievement, taken by itself. But you look at Davis, Long, Parker, etc. who all had pretty steep dropoffs from last year in performance and that's got to be on the coach. There's much more of a case for Armas to go then there was for Petke.
Like a lot of fans, I don't have much hope that things will be vastly different with a better coach; whoever that is will still have to try to make do with a lot less than all of the other big teams (and most of the bad teams too, honestly.)
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Posted Today, 06:11 PM
Posted Today, 06:19 PM
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