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Waiting on pins and needles for the announcement detailing our reinforcements for next year: academy kid #1, academy kid #2, USL guy #1, etc...

 

 

Here you go...

 

https://www.metro.us...bulls-homegrown



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Here you go...

 

https://www.metro.us...bulls-homegrown

Did they really say that the RBNY academy system is "one of the best in the world"?  :blink:



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Reports say Ben Mines might get a HG deal over the offseason? 

 

I get the HG hype, but really think that's a waste of a roster spot.  Unless he'll leave otherwise, give him a full season with RBII.


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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Reports say Ben Mines might get a HG deal over the offseason? 

 

I get the HG hype, but really think that's a waste of a roster spot.  Unless he'll leave otherwise, give him a full season with RBII.

standard path for highly rated youth players.  1st team deal with full season at NYRB2 with possible first team occasional call ups.


Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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standard path for highly rated youth players.  1st team deal with full season at NYRB2 with possible first team occasional call ups.

Every Metzger or Basuljevic or Allen or Mines with a first team deal is one less depth player to fill in for when our defensive starters inevitably get injured.  A player who will get 0 minutes is just a waste of a roster spot that could be filled with a legit backup/sub while the kids play full time with the reserves.


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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Reports say Ben Mines might get a HG deal over the offseason? 

 

I get the HG hype, but really think that's a waste of a roster spot.  Unless he'll leave otherwise, give him a full season with RBII.

There are two roster spots that can only be filled by MLS homegrown players on each team so there is space for him.  And his salary doesn't count against the cap.  Win for us because he is our best non-1st team prospect in the system.  They need to sign him and Politz this offseason.



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Every Metzger or Basuljevic or Allen or Mines with a first team deal is one less depth player to fill in for when our defensive starters inevitably get injured.  A player who will get 0 minutes is just a waste of a roster spot that could be filled with a legit backup/sub while the kids play full time with the reserves.

 

MLS rules have spots 24-30 on roster specifically set aside for players like them. They basically either needs to be a homegrown or minimum salary player, so unfortunately its not an option just to swap Mines with a potential starter. Plus they can always loan them for RB2 for the year if needed.



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The homegrown signings are good. Let's hope they complement them with meaningful transfers as well.



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If we ever need to rely on our #24-30 roster players to seriously contribute our season is likely already over haha

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I've liked what I've seen from Mines at RB2 so far. You know, for a 17-year old kid. 

 

Getting him on the development path of an Adams type and avoiding college is huge. Especially when, in two years, we might be in the market for a new striker. 



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also homegrown players are exempt from the expansion draft.


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

"Metro..."

 


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Did they really say that the RBNY academy system is "one of the best in the world"?  :blink:

 

chillax, its a KDyer article ;)



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yeah, also means we have the best qualifying time at Monza and Suzuka, that chassis and engine combo, yo...


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

"Metro..."

 


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If we ever need to rely on our #24-30 roster players to seriously contribute our season is likely already over haha

Etienne almost played 1000 minutes this year haha



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Players reared in the system:

Tyler 32gp 30gs 2774' 2g 6a

Davis 37gp 29gs 2486' 2g 5a

Muyl 36gp 25gs 2346' 3g 4a

Lade 24gp 17gs 1569' 0g 2a

Haitian Messi 22gp 8gs 856' 0g 2a

Duka + Metzger, minimal.

 

I'll admit, 7g 19a is not much and this group is 25% of the roster, but maybe less than 15% of the cap. They do need to produce more.


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.

 

RIP Cesar Castello and Mike Vallo

 

"Metro..."

 





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