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So we're supposed to ignore 2.5 years of evidence for one game?  I just don't rate him enough right now to trust Etienne as a day in and day out winger.  Our defense this year was fantastic, but we were exposed on the wing (especially late) when it came to crunch time vs. Atlanta.

 

Depth option is OK.  He's not a daily starter and we need to upgrade that position.   We've needed to upgrade the wing for 2 years.

This is correct.

 

Personally would trade Etienne while he still may have some value.  He's changed his fight-level for the better which has been nice but he's just not a scorer. He misses too many opportunities and even the goals he scores seem like mistakes.  



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Agree on need for more talent ahead of DE, disagree on long term value. Dude is 22, I think by 25 he's 10g/10a player. It'd be so metro if he was, but for someone else. Like a Haitian McGee.

This team doesn't have that much creative talent with the ball to just dismiss him. Who on this roster can beat defenders 1v1? Kaku, Murillo, Muyl sometimes maybe. Royer is a crafty Lindpere 2.0 but he doesn't break any ankles.

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This is correct.
 
Personally would trade Etienne while he still may have some value.  He's changed his fight-level for the better which has been nice but he's just not a scorer. He misses too many opportunities and even the goals he scores seem like mistakes.  


I actually think DE7 is going to have a breakout year.

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Agree on need for more talent ahead of DE, disagree on long term value. Dude is 22, I think by 25 he's 10g/10a player. It'd be so metro if he was, but for someone else. Like a Haitian McGee.

This team doesn't have that much creative talent with the ball to just dismiss him. Who on this roster can beat defenders 1v1? Kaku, Murillo, Muyl sometimes maybe. Royer is a crafty Lindpere 2.0 but he doesn't break any ankles.

Sign better talent, let Muyl/Etienne/etc keep fighting for minutes and pick up spot starts.

As a side note, you know things aren't great when a right back and Muyl are #2 and #3 on the "who can beat people" list, and I say this as a large fan of both Murillo and Muyl.

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I take Muyl and Etienne over 90% of MLS journeymen and Ivan's out there that we could/would otherwise have. With the added factor of their age and durability they are (imo) great squad players. Even if we got some magic unknown South-American DP3 they can't play every July game in Houston. 



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Koffi signed (again?)

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Koffi signed (again?)


Looks like it's just a reminder. We announced this last season, but he was loaned to the USL team (although he didn't play with them at all) until 2019 when the HGP tag/first team move became official.
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Supposedly Robles is getting a contract extension tomorrow so we will see actually how much it is for.  Sam Stejskal implied that it may be a DP contract.  

 

Good for Robles I guess but I thought he signed an extension with us recently, and I'm not the biggest fan of goalie DPs.  



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Supposedly Robles is getting a contract extension tomorrow so we will see actually how much it is for.  Sam Stejskal implied that it may be a DP contract.  
 
Good for Robles I guess but I thought he signed an extension with us recently, and I'm not the biggest fan of goalie DPs.  


Supposedly a fake Sam account. Red Bull picture was just referencing upcoming season.
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Good. I love Robles and he is a club legend, but as a GK he should not be getting a DP spot when there are only 3 available. Especially when we have a very competent backup.



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Supposedly a fake Sam account. Red Bull picture was just referencing upcoming season.

 

I'm struggling to wrap my head around the guy who took the time to create a fake account for an MLSsoccer.com editor



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Good. I love Robles and he is a club legend, but as a GK he should not be getting a DP spot when there are only 3 available. Especially when we have a very competent backup.

Since we will never use the third spot otherwise, it doesn't matter.


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It looks like Hamlett said we are adding a hgp I assume Omir Fernandez and also another piece in the coming week. I’m hoping for something exciting but a dp quality winger is probably too much to hope for

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Good. I love Robles and he is a club legend, but as a GK he should not be getting a DP spot when there are only 3 available. Especially when we have a very competent backup.

I saw this, and was going to say this in response:

 

 

Since we will never use the third spot otherwise, it doesn't matter.


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In about a month from now we will know whether or not Marcus Epps is the marquee signing for the offense this offseason.




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