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In Topic: Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

17 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

Don't see this being realistic. 


I love Henry, but a lot of the great players in sports history have not translated well to coaching.  


Plus, the biggest reason is that this whole red bull thing is built off the system, and I don't see Henry coming in to be a student of the system.

In Topic: Metro - Revs Game Thread

16 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

Wouldn't be crazy about that with Royer.  He's not the best pure passer and it might hurt his ability to get on the end of those crosses and that maybe his best trait.

In Topic: Metro - KC Game Thread

15 April 2019 - 01:23 PM

I think you underestimate how much of our offense goes through the fullbacks, especially Taxi.   And without Adams, our fullbacks are being asked to defend more, which exposes Murillo (and Taxi's backup).  Without Taxi and Murillo being able to push the attack, we're toothless.  We are simply too dependent on Taxi to rely on Lade as his backup.   The ATL game proved that.  Sure, we could have upgraded at RM, which would have made us less vulnerable, but we didn't do that either.  

I think Taxi had one assist last year.  I understand he's so good that he helps drive play, but driving the offense is something else.


Our offense has been driven by the front 4 and a few of those guys are playing worse than they typically do.  Kaku for one, BWP is another. Royer still looks like himself which is great.  We've never gotten a ton out of that right mid spot which is a problem, but with all of these guys we have, you'd figure one would make the jump.  Keeping positions open for younger guys is part of the philosophy, like it or hate it.  


And for what it's worth, we lost to Atlanta because we bailed on the philosophy we used for the last several years.  Taxi has missed plenty of games over the years and we never did that before.  Then we waste a bunch of time early this season with possession in mind but finally everyone is focused again on pressing and creating turnovers.  Because that's what this team was built on. 


As soon as I heard Long before the game talking about flying up field and pressing I was optimistic about us being back on the right track.  As for Murillo, he's not very good defensively but he played motivated last night.  If they can keep him motivated then he'll come around and do some good things.  Even Kaku looked pretty good despite the crazy stuff at the end.

In Topic: Metro - KC Game Thread

15 April 2019 - 12:50 PM

So what were you advocating before this year?  Another starting caliber outside back to be added?  Which we basically added with Duncan getting healthy?


If you wanted Lade gone then say so.  I don't remember a lot of people saying that but I could accept that opinion because he's very athletically and physically limited. 


I think Duncan is really good so I'd have no problem with him playing over Murillo.  He's not as good as Murillo is with the ball but at least he'll defend someone and work his ass off.



Taxi has to start staying healthy... Guy is missing a lot of games and now he's getting paid so it's a bit tougher to accept that. 


Bottom line though is that we are towards the bottom of the league in goals scored while playing a pretty easy schedule and one of those games had 4 goals.  It's a good indicator that our biggest issue is not with the outside backs.

In Topic: Metro - KC Game Thread

15 April 2019 - 12:43 PM

Don't see Tarek at all playing LB.  Especially in this system.  He's built like a centerback, moves like a centerback, and it looks like his best position.  We basically have 4 outside backs for the 2 positions and that should be fine.  Even Muyl can play there if needed.