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RedBullScouse

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#1353333 Fewer than 5 games left

Posted by RedBullScouse on 04 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

Man I could've sworn he was helping Henry play better when they were paired as 2 forwards in the 2nd half of 2013.

Henry didn't really play as a forward.. he was withdrawn left, more playmaker than finisher  




#1353230 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 03 September 2019 - 11:07 AM

The fact is, Philly.... PHILLY..... is a whole lot closer to getting a Cup than we are, and someone needs to be held accountable.


#1352918 MLS playoff schedule released

Posted by RedBullScouse on 29 August 2019 - 07:54 AM

https://www.mlssocce...ls-cup-playoffs

First round: Weekend of Oct. 19-20
Conference semis: Wednesday/Thursday Oct. 23-24
Conference finals: Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct. 29-30
10-day break
MLS Cup: Sunday, Nov. 10

Midweek game mania! I guess it's because the league is scared about the situations in Atlanta and Seattle.

Also, per Dylan Butler on Twitter, Boy City are in big trouble if the Yankees make the ALCS or farther. If they don't secure the first round bye and Yankees make ALCS, they will have to host their first round game somewhere else. If Yankees make the World Series, they will have to move their semifinal and conference final games somewhere else as well, if they make it that far. Maybe a few weeknight playoff soccer games in Hartford this October?

I'm a big fan of getting it done before December.   If you can't fill a stadium midweek for a conference final (and we can't, but most teams can) that's a bigger issue.     

 

Fuck Boy City.




#1352882 2019 USOC

Posted by RedBullScouse on 28 August 2019 - 01:20 PM

This is right.

The only way we're qualifying for CCL 2020 is by winning MLS Cup.

So, good luck to everyone else in CCL.

So we're in.  Awesome.

Armas has been playing  3 dimensional chess, rope a doping the league, keeping all his secret tactics hidden away until the moment comes to strike.   Our playoff opponents won't know what hit them.




#1352726 Why can't we just buy a team like LAFC & Atlanta?!

Posted by RedBullScouse on 26 August 2019 - 08:38 AM

Seriously, this money ball, home grown, train em young philosophy is crap. It doesn't matter if we don't win MLS championships. What's worse is that any player that excels, gets sold or sent to the Red Bull mothership. How can this organization expect us fans to back up what is essentially a farm team!? 

How many times has that actually happened?  And what team in MLS has been able to hold on to a guy like Adams?   




#1352386 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 22 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

unpopular opinion -   as impressive as Murillo was 1v1 last night, he still finished all those attacking runs through the defenders with a wasted pass or non-shot.   If he gets even 1  assist out of it, all would be forgiven, but he so rarely does.   Sure, he drew a debatable PK, but he's gotta be able to take on defenders AND have an awareness of the other players on the field.




#1352373 Murillo vs Buckmaster

Posted by RedBullScouse on 22 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

For better or worst, Id be stunned if Lade were on the team next year. I appreciate his longevity and service, but my money is either on him retiring or playing at a lower level.

I'm going with rb2 asst coach


#1352372 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 22 August 2019 - 05:46 AM

I'm sorry but that would be fucking ridiculous.

BWP scores 20 goals a season for years, finally gets a bad injury this season and Armas now rates a scrub from RBII over him and fans are calling for him to retire as they think he is "washed up".

he had stopped scoring goals and impacting the game well before the injury, going well back into last year. I'm not saying he's done, but that its not unreasonable to think he may be.




#1352075 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 21 August 2019 - 02:01 PM

If you were in the building when we equalized twice, particularly the silence after the third goal, you'd understand.

I most certainly was in the building.   I was more relieved than entertained.   But I've become a miserable bastard this year.




#1352073 Murillo vs Buckmaster

Posted by RedBullScouse on 21 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

mlssoccer article today from Doyle is revealing

 

Armas has a long leash – it took a half-season of worse defensive plays than that and a blow-up from his teammates at practice to get Michael Murillo benched). 

 

and even more so about why that chance v NER was created because RZA didn't press the pass before the pass in addition to Long keeping them on sides and then Buck getting on the wrong side of Bou.

 

https://www.mlssocce...week-qa-mailbag

"...blow-up from his teammates at practice"  is a big effing deal.    No  wonder Buckmaster has gotten the minutes.

 

But that little analysis can be very clearly summarized as "Armas Out."  Coming from Doyle, that says a lot.




#1352033 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 20 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

THIS.  Complainers gonna complain. 

Only question is what was hotter garbage? 

The NYRB finishing or the garbage in the Keegan landfill and that horrible smell at the stadium.

 

Big difference between Royer having a bad night, and other positions having a bad night every night.

 

Also, at least something is being done about the landfill stench

http://newjersey.new...ve-issue-begins




#1351948 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 18 August 2019 - 01:28 PM

The body language of the players on the field is just negative. Outside of Royer and White it doesn't look like many care, or are hustling.

Something is off for sure.

you didn't see Rza hustling?  Kaku?   What game were you at???




#1351683 So now what's the ideal XI (and subs) from late August on?

Posted by RedBullScouse on 14 August 2019 - 12:31 PM

 

this would look too similar to the shit we tried in the away leg in Mexico in CCL this year, where our central midfield shape was decimated and we gave up like 3 goals in 15 seconds.  We absolutely need at a bare minimum 2 real bona-fide central mids playing centrally - not CCJ plus Kaku,  certainly not CCJ plus BWP (how many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man Chris Armas??)

This formation with Kaku, CJ and Taxi  looks a whole lot better than this formation with Valot, Davis and Lade.




#1351680 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by RedBullScouse on 14 August 2019 - 12:18 PM

https://www.transfer...ragslosespieler

List of free agents we could won't get, there about 50 that would make us better so Im not gonna list them all.
Alex markvoic would be something.

FTFY




#1351652 Young premier league winger = Josh Sims

Posted by RedBullScouse on 14 August 2019 - 08:35 AM

Personally, I think Jourgenson was a Ralf signing too. Basically told the feeder club to sign this kid and stash him for experience. If he pans out, well bring him up to the big time in Germany.

Theres no way you can convince me that Hamlet was tracking this guy and made a play for him.

is there any doubt?

 

I'm all for leveraging the RB global reach, but Hamlett is like a vestigial organ at this point, atrophied to nothingness by reliance on / neutering by papa RB.