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First move of the offseason, Lade retired...

https://www.instagra...id=9pn8cgyafmv0

Obviously didn't do much this past season but I think he might have been the longest tenured player here? I was never the biggest fan but he always played his heart out and gave it his all. I wish him the best in whatever he does next. Seems like he would be a good fit working with the academy kids since he came up through that system too.

Final retirement speech...
https://youtu.be/dEL4JrD-gx4

Career recap video...
https://youtu.be/8DMRzTHoAQw

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Lade should have retired 2 years ago. Maybe we don't get smoked in Atlanta with someone else back there.

Thanks for the memories I guess?

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Lade should have retired 2 years ago. Maybe we don't get smoked in Atlanta with someone else back there.

Thanks for the memories I guess?

Of course thanks for the memories

 

Maybe in ATL Kaku closes down Lawrentowitz and Parker learns how to deal with crosses from the left (2 years in a row that direct play helped to send us out of the PLAYOFFS)

 

But why not reduce a guys playing career to one biased opinion when he lived and breathed this club for over a decade (including youth teams)

 

THANKS CONOR BEST OF LUCK!


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Of course thanks for the memories
THANKS CONOR BEST OF LUCK!


We will always have Thierry Henry: Put that leetle guy in!

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


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Let's not make Lade into a hero. Longevity does not equal quality. He was a borderline MLS 2.0 role player that - when he was on the field - teams regularly targeted as an obvious weak spot.

But don't worry, if you want to deify Lade, you've got a younger, slightly taller, slightly worse option in Buckmaster still on the roster today.

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Let's not make Lade into a hero. Longevity does not equal quality. He was a borderline MLS 2.0 role player that - when he was on the field - teams regularly targeted as an obvious weak spot.

But don't worry, if you want to deify Lade, you've got a younger, slightly taller, slightly worse option in Buckmaster still on the roster today.

ROTFLOL

Glad to see you have your next target in mind . 


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Let's not make Lade into a hero. Longevity does not equal quality. He was a borderline MLS 2.0 role player that - when he was on the field - teams regularly targeted as an obvious weak spot.

But don't worry, if you want to deify Lade, you've got a younger, slightly taller, slightly worse option in Buckmaster still on the roster today.


Look, he came through the academy, had horrible luck with injuries and always gave his all. Does he deserve a bust outside the stadium? No. But does he deserve recognition and admiration? For sure.

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Let's not make Lade into a hero. Longevity does not equal quality. He was a borderline MLS 2.0 role player that - when he was on the field - teams regularly targeted as an obvious weak spot.

But don't worry, if you want to deify Lade, you've got a younger, slightly taller, slightly worse option in Buckmaster still on the roster today.

Lade was a nice outside back option for a number of years and busted his ass every time he was out there on the field. He was part of the incredible culture that won three shields. It's shameful that you can't recognize a respectable career of someone who exemplifies the part of this organization that's actually admirable.



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I tip my hat to him, but it was definitely time.

Strange that 2012 was his best season. He got about 1/4 of his career playing time that season and I could never figure out why he couldnt see the light of day the next two years. Oh well. Good luck Connor!

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I don't think it's shameful at all. I just prefer to hold professional soccer players to a higher standard than "tries really hard". This is more of an indication on American soccer culture in general - fast running, hard working players are more valued than skillful ones. It's affecting soccer at all levels, starting in the youth ranks, and I guess reflects fan perceptions as well.

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Good. I think he was the longest standing member of the team. Seemed like a great guy. Always gave 100% and played anywhere he was asked to. But he was just not good enough for this league. Unfortunately, the coaches continued to play him in spots where he got exposed for way too long.  From a sporting perspective, I am very happy that we will not see him back here next season. Wish him the best of luck in the future. 



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I don't think it's shameful at all. I just prefer to hold professional soccer players to a higher standard than "tries really hard". This is more of an indication on American soccer culture in general - fast running, hard working players are more valued than skillful ones. It's affecting soccer at all levels, starting in the youth ranks, and I guess reflects fan perceptions as well.

People aren't evaluating his ability to impact games, they're thanking someone for their efforts as they fucking retire. I think it's a good move on his part and good for the team at this point. If I had any faith in this organization I would say it's good to have the cap space freed up for a new option. Doesn't mean people can't be happy with his effort (the only thing he can control) and thank him for it. 


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I don't think it's shameful at all. I just prefer to hold professional soccer players to a higher standard than "tries really hard". This is more of an indication on American soccer culture in general - fast running, hard working players are more valued than skillful ones. It's affecting soccer at all levels, starting in the youth ranks, and I guess reflects fan perceptions as well.

shameful it is - part of 3 SS winning teams and helped contribute to making playoffs every year.  

But lets only focus on criticism and no credit. 

 

Thanks for making my morning.  :D

LOLOLOLOLOLOL


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Armas Was part of a SS winning team too LMAOROFL

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Armas Was part of a SS winning team too LMAOROFL

Thanks for proving our points!!


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