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https://www.newyorkr...is-team-captain

 

Welcome to Chicago next year Sean Davis!


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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Good for him! Nice to see a local kid get the armband.


If Im Aaron Long, who has been captaining the US National Team...... and RB wont make me the captain, nor will they let me go to the Premirship......Im probably not thrilled.

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Good for him! Nice to see a local kid get the armband.


If Im Aaron Long, who has been captaining the US National Team...... and RB wont make me the captain, nor will they let me go to the Premirship......Im probably not thrilled.

Long captaining the Nats May have more to say about the leadership on that team.

Good for Davis, although this means Armas has him in over RZA as one of the two deep lying CMs, which wasnt the case by the end of last season. Hoping his play steps up and we see a Davis closer to 2018 than 2019.

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There were better choices, there were worse choices.

Congrats to Sean.

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Meh.

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Good for him! Nice to see a local kid get the armband.


If Im Aaron Long, who has been captaining the US National Team...... and RB wont make me the captain, nor will they let me go to the Premirship......Im probably not thrilled.

congrats to Sean -

local kid - smart all in for NYRB thats for sure. 

Aaron wanted it as surest ticket out of town!


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Alright. I don't love it, but I like the idea of a kid captaining his boyhood club. I have high expectations for him this year.



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Article doesn't say but isn't it pretty common for the players to choose the captain?



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of the players left on the roster, i would have preferred

 

1. Long

2. Meara (assuming he's starting)

3. Davis

 

Davis is a spot starter at best. I hope him getting the armband doesnt mean he'll be an automatic starter this year.  i would rather see Rza and CCJ than Davis and CCJ in the midfield. 



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Tin foil hat time. Is this a sign that the team still expects to sell Long this year, likely during the summer? He seems on paper like a clear cut choice as captain.



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Facing the likelihood that Long may still be looking for a transfer come summer time, it makes more sense to make Davis the captain.  This is true whether the team wants to sell or not.  The last thing you want are reports that your captain wants to leave the team.  Hard to think of anything much worse for team morale. 


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I just hope he is held to the same standard as everyone else

If someone isnt performing they shouldnt just keep their job because they are captain

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https://www.newyorkr...is-team-captain
Welcome to Chicago next year Sean Davis!


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iirc, Davis was on Marsch's 'Leadership Council' after Dax was traded. 


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sign that the team still expects to sell Long?


Would being captain add to his market value?

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