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I'm never one to defend many front office decisions, but the kid is young and adjusting to a much higher level of play.  That's not his fault.  He himself may be someone for the future.

 

But for today we've got some issues in the back that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.  4-2-3-1 helps, but we're one injury away from a pretty scary situation in defense.

 

 

Which was the reason, I believe, for going for Murillo. Major disappointment if RedBull went with a long-term project instead of addressing immediate needs. They should double and triple checked his scouting before committing to a long-term project. That is what our Academy is for. We should not waste resources on grooming foreign talent.

TBF, in that position, we have Lade and Zizzo.    Lade has developed into a quality fullback.  Say what you want about Sal, he is a legit MLS-caliber backup RB, and Bilyeau is all you could realistically expect for third string.    If this kid develops into a second string/potential starter by the second half of the year (big if), then we're good.  If he turns out to be a longer term project than that, they missed the mark.  Same situation with Ndam.  We learned last year that three legit CB's is likely not enough, but by the July window we should know better what we have and what we need.  


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He's on loan, so he isn't necessarily a long-term project. I hadn't seen anything regarding a buy option once the loan is up though.


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He's on loan, so he isn't necessarily a long-term project. I hadn't seen anything regarding a buy option once the loan is up though.

it's generally MLS policy that all loans have an option to buy.  I would be stunned if we did not have that option



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it's generally MLS policy that all loans have an option to buy.  I would be stunned if we did not have that option

I'm not sure that's the case anymore.  It definitely used to be though.



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So glad after 20 years, the MLS does not release loan specifics on deals. Nobody is ever sure about anything it seems.

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I'm not sure that's the case anymore.  It definitely used to be though.

Yep, not true anymore.

 

http://www.metro.us/...---03ivUxVflpYs

 

"As a part of MLS rules, each team is allowed two players on loan with no option to buy, meaning that it is a loan and only a loan and that the player will return back to the original club at the end of the deal. MLS doesn’t want to become a league where players go on loan from bigger teams around the world, essentially becoming a feeder league. So they want as many loan options as possible to become permanent. But they allow for two loans each year, per team, that are loans in the purest meaning of the word."


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.


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Even so, it would be surprising if the team didn't have an option on a young player from a smaller league, like Murillo.



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Murillo looked pretty good last night against the US. He did get beat by Rowe, resulting in Dwyer's goal, but I'll chalk that up more to an excellent play by Rowe than a poor play by Murillo.

Felt bad for McCarty...he really didn't play well last night.


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I like what I saw from Murillo too, can't wait to have him back with Metro
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#RBNY have elected to purchase contract of Panamanian Michael Murillo - integral in back 3 or at wingback @MLSTransfers #MLSCupPlayoffs



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Excellent decision. This kid's got the makings of an elite MLS defender at either wingback or centerback. I could even see him making a push at winger a la Fabian Johnson. Only shame is how much time he misses with the Panamanian team.



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Excellent decision. This kid's got the makings of an elite MLS defender at either wingback or centerback. I could even see him making a push at winger a la Fabian Johnson. Only shame is how much time he misses with the Panamanian team.

It's not like Panama is going to the Worl... FUCK!



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Good decision, he fits our system and is young enough to have plenty of upside, though I still think he's sloppy/error prone and can cause us goals near-term, from bad positioning, too-aggressive 1 v 1 defending,  or bad passing.  


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Good decision,he fits our system and is young enough to have plenty of upside, though I still think he's sloppy/error prone and can cause us goals near-term, from bad positioning, too-aggressive 1 v 1 defending,  or bad passing.  

Upside indeed - he had an excellent game yesterday, including showing off some recovery speed after his own mistakes allowed his man to get by with the ball.

 

His world cup experience should end up being a plus - assuming MLS has a built-in break for the early rounds.   I don't see Panama making much hay in the knockout stage.


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I bet we trade Felipe this off-season and let Adams slot into that CDM position, and let Murillo play the wingback position. 






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