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12/12 @2pm

 

-LAFC will only be able to select 5 players

-Teams can protect 11 players, Generation Adidas and 'off-budget-" HGPs are automatically protected and don't count towards the 11.

-Teams can only lose a maximum of 1 player in the draft

-List of players left on protected will be released 12/10

 

https://www.mlssocce...have-five-picks

 

17/22 teams will walk away unaffected. I'm guessing our only realistic shot at losing a player is if Marsch decides to leave Meara unprotected. But who knows? We lost Chris Duvall to the draft last year and probably could have used him.

 



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12/12 @2pm
 
I'm guessing our only realistic shot at losing a player is if Marsch decides to leave Meara unprotected. But who knows? We lost Chris Duvall to the draft last year and probably could have used him.
 

Meara is our future #1 and it's clear Robles is nearing the end so exposing him would be like the stupidest thing possible.
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Robles is nearing the end

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Robles nearing end?? Lol


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This season his play dropped noticeably. It's considered heresy by some but it may be time we thought about giving the job to Meara.
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This season his play dropped noticeably. It's considered heresy by some but it may be time we thought about giving the job to Meara.


I could understand some of the reasons for giving Meara the job, but because Robles play dropped noticeably is not one of them.

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This season his play dropped noticeably.


Goals Against: 2017: 47, 2016: 44, 2015: 43, 2014: 50, 2013: 41

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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He regressed in that he finally made a mistake here and there, which of course is the norm for most goalkeepers not named Luis Robles. Gotta take more to think about giving him the boot.



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He regressed in that he finally made a mistake here and there, which of course is the norm for most goalkeepers not named Luis Robles. Gotta take more to think about giving him the boot.

Maybe I'm being unfair but it just felt like he made a lot more mistakes last season. My view might be tainted by the playoffs as well.
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My view might be tainted by the playoffs as well.


Judging this team by playoff performances will never end well.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Goals Against: 2017: 47, 2016: 44, 2015: 43, 2014: 50, 2013: 41

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Robles was fine... He's a solid keeper and age shouldn't be a problem yet. The playoff game definitely hurt big time.  Both of those goals against Toronto shouldn't have happened.  

 

Philosophically not crazy paying a keeper significant money but he's good in the locker room and worth having.

 

 

Curious what happens here. Haven't made the list to figure out if we are in danger of losing someone useful.



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Looked up his age and wasn't aware he will only be 35 next year. Thought he was closer to 40.
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Looked up his age and wasn't aware he will only be 35 next year. Thought he was closer to 40.

 

Plus, what I think gives Robles a good shot at lasting the maximum amount of time is that the dude is NUTS about working out. In fantastic shape.  Obviously doesn't beat father time, but definitely adds some time until you really physically drop off.  

 

Personal opinion is that Robles has a few more years in his prime, especially considering the position he plays.



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Guys like sasha, robles, baah, perrinelle, zizzo, grella and collin should be exposed since they are a) declining, b) injury prone,or c)replaceable with a current squad player.




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