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#1365173 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by DHatch on 14 May 2020 - 11:29 AM

Just watched our first game at YS on ESPN2.
Could have been 3-0 in the first half.
Could have been 1-5 RB at the end.
Awesome goals by BWP & Duvall, crusher by Miazga.
Great to watch Petke @ HT say it is not a rivalry.
Close-up of Marco at the end. Anyone know how he is?

Marco seems to recovering well.  He has been posting more frequently on facebook about non-health issues and he even went back to work as a respiratory therapist.  I don't know about any long term issues etc...but all indications are that he's doing well.

#1364766 Soccertown USA documentary

Posted by DHatch on 15 April 2020 - 11:35 AM

That is a rant!

stole a pair! 


Thinking about the game all day - for sure!   Documentary says they were doing the same thing kids self organizing, going to the courts etc.

We did this a bit ourselves but harder when more spreadout.  


When coaching a few years ago I read/heard some ideas about starting practice with pick up or end with pick up.  Kids ask - what are the rules.  I told them ITS YOUR GAME - make up the rules but everyone needs to agree.

Kid looked stunned but then like it


as far as forgetting cleats and shinguards - 

I kept extra shinguards to give out because I know how it is to be disorganized as a kid. 

But at some point kid needs to learn no shinguards no game.  

As far as all this talk about forgetting shin guards.  In Kearny you were mocked if you WORE shinguards and didn't push your socks down as far as they go.  I don't recall if shingaurds were required in games (late 70's early 80;s) but definietly a no-no in kearny practices.

#1364765 Soccertown USA documentary

Posted by DHatch on 15 April 2020 - 11:32 AM

Great to watch...I loved the flashback to a time without soccer moms.   I played on a travelling team in Bergen County the 70's.   We weren't one of those "rich kid" teams they talked about.   We were a mostly blue collar team with the same kind of chip on our shoulder, and were very good, almost dominant, relative to our "rich kid" competition.   Our coach thought it would be a good idea to scrimmage the Scots, who played in a different league.   After 5 minutes, they were  up by 3 and played the rest of the game with 9 or 10 guys, and stuck some field player in goal,  just to keep it interesting.  Pretty sure the final score was double digits for them, and maybe we scored one.

I grew up in North Arlington and played for Kearny Thistle in the 70's and 80's.  You probably played us (thistle) and not the scots. The scots were the older (18 and over) club teams as i recall.   Yeah, we did always think those north bergen county teams were the spoiled rich kids, lol.  Wyckoff Torpedoes and i believe Allendale kickers or strikers(?) were 2 of the teams that came to mind.  I believe we played in the "Northern Counties soccer Association"   We always played our indoor tournaments at rockland community college every year too.

#1364736 Soccertown USA documentary

Posted by DHatch on 14 April 2020 - 05:29 PM

Does anyone have a link to the shorter doc from espn ? It was similar but not as long IIRC. It may have been made by us soccer or MLS

you got somewhere to go?   :o

#1364627 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by DHatch on 09 April 2020 - 11:22 AM

Belarus' Dynamo Brest uses mannequins to replace fans during coronavirus pandemic



RBA joke in 3... 2...

but do they have tarps?

#1363569 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by DHatch on 12 March 2020 - 10:40 AM

Another Shield!

#1363422 The Allman brothers are dead

Posted by DHatch on 11 March 2020 - 07:12 AM

"MSG also had a sold out Allman Brothers show so it seems people aren't really all that concerned still."


The Allman brothers are dead, so this is a lie. lol.

#1363421 Thiery Henry as coach of Montreal

Posted by DHatch on 11 March 2020 - 07:02 AM

little early in the season for a poll, no?

#1361743 First Goal of the Year

Posted by DHatch on 19 February 2020 - 07:47 AM

Meara from a 60 yard free kick with Danny Cepero in the audience.

#1361392 Bob Galerstein

Posted by DHatch on 13 February 2020 - 11:46 AM


MF Fam,

As some of you have heard by now, RBNY have decided to let go of long time public address announcer Bob Galerstein after 23 years with the team. 
That sucks.  His voice is synonymous with my good experiences at Red Bull Arena.  Does Bob do sports updates on Sirius/XM radio?  why does his name sound familiar?  

#1359134 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by DHatch on 14 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

love this classic thread split.

#1358803 Red Bull opts out of MLS retro gear merchandise launch

Posted by DHatch on 09 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

Cool. The 87 remaining fans that remember the metrostars are stoked

You realize you're on "METRO"fanatic.com right? lol

#1340312 Happy 18th MF!

Posted by DHatch on 07 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

Im not around much these parts anymore lately, but, congrats Dan!  You and MF were always my source of all things Metro, especially back in the dark ages of local soccer coverage.  Also, I was a big fan of your WOSOMAN game too.


Cheers to 18 more!! 

#1299813 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by DHatch on 11 April 2017 - 11:39 AM

Signed in just to say FUCK DC. 

#1279854 Bad Indian puns

Posted by DHatch on 16 May 2016 - 11:20 AM

Gujarat to be kidding me.