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#1336062 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by Komba on 13 November 2018 - 11:52 AM

To be honest, I'm OK with Kaku.  He's still getting in good positions and I absolutely LOVE his first intention to get the ball forward in the best spot possible.  I just happen to think he's been missing his passes more often than he will in the future.  There were a couple of positions where he tried a difficult pass and barely missed it, but he won't miss them forever.

#1335982 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by Komba on 12 November 2018 - 01:04 PM

Really proud of the guys. Can't say I expected that last night.  They came to play from the moment it started and it was clear. 


Really interesting move with playing Tyler farther up.  Almost looked like we were in a 4-1-4-1 at times.  Tyler just has such great speed and such an engine that he can be in both spots.  Those have always been his best qualities.


Great from Royer. Just fully healthy, and he's always been a streaky player.  If this is one of his good streaks, he can really add big things to the team.  


Crowd was awesome.  Everyone understood the importance and how important the crowd would be too. 

#1335552 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by Komba on 05 November 2018 - 09:00 AM

We haven't been scoring goals lately.  So much of the 2nd half of the regular season has been 1-0 games and when you throw in the jinx part, that's tough to live with in the playoffs. As for the game, we got the bad version of Muyl and even Etienne.  Murillo was brutal on his crosses but that's not usual for him.  Just gonna chalk it up as an off day for him.



Hard to be optimistic here.  But that said, if we are ever going to win this damn thing, we were going to have to slay this dragon eventually.  We always lose in this situation, so the year we are going to win it all, we have to be able to break through in the situation where we always fail.


C-Bus can't score... They score and we are dead.  We don't have the fire power for that many goals in a playoff environment where goals are tougher to come by.  That said, C-Bus will be sitting back.  


Going by our history, it's hard not to predict Columbus scoring 1 early, us somehow getting 2 goals late but it not being enough.

#1334471 Results Watch 2018

Posted by Komba on 19 October 2018 - 09:47 AM

For what it's worth, I'm happy Martino is leaving Atlanta.  With the players knowing he's leaving, it may be enough to lower the commitment level and make them more beatable.  Not so much for SS, but for the playoffs.  Still the team I fear most.  LAG would be tough in any playoff game because Zlatan can go total God mode, but I think Petke and RSL may keep them out now.

#1334320 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Komba on 12 October 2018 - 08:13 AM

Here are Alex minutes by game under Marsch in 2018:


0, 0, 90, 0, 3, 0, 3, 19, 23, 1, 17, 8, 89, 90, 26, 60


And, hi minutes by game under Armas:


90, 59, 13, 81, 21, 25, 20, 63, 1, 19, 76, 23, 25, 25, 79, 76


His minutes since Armas look more consistent to me... Alex was an unused sub four times under Marsch.  The first two are explainable because they bookended CCL matches, but the next two cam after Muyl played very well against Minn U and were part of a four game stretch in which he played no more than three minutes.


Since Armas has been manager, Muyl has only played less than 13 minutes in a match one time and that was part of the five games in 15 days stretch.


I'm not saying Marsch didn't play Alex, of course he did.  I was one of the loudest saying he was playing too much.  My only point was that once he lost his spot to Valot, he wasn't always getting the 15-20 minutes sub appearances Armas was giving him when RZA started a few games over him.


And, regarding my comment about position, I was referring more to Etienne there.


Alex and DE are both playing better now than either has did with Marsch.  Call it what you, I probe to give Armas credit as I think he's dealt with players more in a more even manner.  I think Marsch was more feast or famine - you are my starter and will play 80+ minutes most matches or you're not, and maybe I'll get you in.


2 things... Why are we going to ignore minutes that Muyl has gotten in previous years?


Secondly, Valot?  If Marsch was here, Muyl's minutes would have seen a guaranteed increase after the Valot injury.

#1334292 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Komba on 11 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

So two young players in Etienne and Muyl, both start playing better under Armas, AFTER Armas gives them consistent minutes off the bench, in positions that match their skill sets, building their confidence, and you think the way Armas has handled them (the role he has given) has nothing to do with that improvement. Ok...


Muyl didn't get consistent minutes in the exact same position he's playing now?



#1334246 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Komba on 09 October 2018 - 09:12 AM

People hated Muyl and didn't want him on the field under any circumstance.  Myself included.  Had nothing to do with role.


But even outside of the last month, he's my preference to have on the field.  The chart that showed how many chances he creates for the team (even though the same chart showed he screwed up a ton) was my wake-up call. Someone who's creating that many chances should be playing.  


Valot was still best case scenario, but Muyl should be on the field

#1333916 Kemar re-signed

Posted by Komba on 01 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

Love Kemar to bits but man it seems like he goes down with a knock in every game and I immediately jump up and gasp "oh no!" Nothing to fear though, this is a player who gives it his all every game so this is to be expected but he gets me every time! 

Yes, very much so.  I've just chalked it up now to him being one of those players.   And no problem with it either as long as he keeps getting up.

#1333884 Kemar re-signed

Posted by Komba on 01 October 2018 - 08:13 AM


Copy and paste the article on here, please?  I'm not able to read past paragraph 2 without a subscription.

Don't know if I can copy and paste because there are some rules against that, but basically Taxi didn't intend on taking the trial because he was frustrated he needed to do it.  He was playing a bunch with Jamaica and thought people should have known what he can do.  Basically his grandmother demanded that he go.


Taxi then said that Marsch knew what he can do, it's just that Jesse wanted to see him around the team to make sure he had a good attitude and everything.



Getting him was clearly one of the best things Marsch did for this team.

#1333335 Tim Parker was NOT an abomination

Posted by Komba on 18 September 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Parker acquisition is the reason we have one of the top defenses in MLS. Considering the system we run, I think that's even more impressive. 


He's more than earned a clunker here and there.  All comes down to when it really matters in the playoffs as well.

#1332911 Leipzig poaching Adams

Posted by Komba on 05 September 2018 - 08:18 AM

Who cares how much we get, as long as its more than the max we can get as allocation money?



Either way I think we'll get a legit number though because I believe MLS has to OK the sale.

#1332673 Leipzig poaching Adams

Posted by Komba on 31 August 2018 - 12:57 PM

Not happening... Everyone who matters and would know has said he's going to be here the rest of the season.

#1332546 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 29 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

Well, we appear to be in a real shield race.





Taxi Long Parker Murillo


Hopefully keep rolling along.  Montreal certainly beatable. One player of significance who seems to find a way to get at least one good chance a game.  


Need the offense to start scoring some.  We won't be able to ride the 1-0 games forever and we are getting more than 1 chance a game.  Let's score some goals.

#1332544 Metro - Houston Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 29 August 2018 - 09:06 PM

Was really happy with White this game. Really impressive win and was a great opportunity for some young guys.


That goal was all Muyl.  Just a good job from him.  Recently started appreciating his game more.  Just have to watch him knowing he's going to badly screw up some chances.  It's just a given.  Fully don't expect him to score on plays that a good offensive player would score on.

#1332485 Metro - Houston Game Thread

Posted by Komba on 29 August 2018 - 11:34 AM

Seems like Fidel is.  Last few games he's been on the bench in favor of Collin.  


Thinking he's going to get to play tonight's game.   To be honest though, I'm hoping he doesn't have to play too many more games.  If we are going to win anything significant, it's going to be because Parker and Long stay healthy.