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#1343093 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by iced1776 on 18 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

Royer got robbed! Thought he was the driver for just about all our decent attacks, Muyl just got the final touch.

#1343079 GSU BS at SJ game

Posted by iced1776 on 18 March 2019 - 01:17 PM

Wasnt there fights near Catas before the 2010 playoffs with SJ fans when they tried to steal a VA or ESC Scarf? I mean it was a long time ago but sometimes the Ultras groups dont forget.


SJ had trouble with one supporters group for awhile but they lost their official status and seem to have been under control for a few years now.


But honestly if you're assaulting people because some other random prick did the same 9 years ago, you're still an asshole and an idiot all the same.

#1342743 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 13 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

About a minute after Etienne and Jorgensen came on they combined for a nice play up field that relieved pressure and almost created a scoring chance. For that minute I thought Armas might have been on to something.


That was pretty much the last serious involvement of either of them...

#1342651 Metro - San Jose Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 12 March 2019 - 10:12 PM

We'll steamroll these guys.

#1342650 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 12 March 2019 - 10:11 PM

Thought Armas's game plan at the start was perfect, but he couldn't have thought it was sustainable for 90 minutes, right? Maybe still a little naivety from a young coach.


Davis was basically the only midfielder defending a 30 yard stretch of the field. He needed help, never got it after two very attack-minded substitutes, and the wheels fell off from there. There were a lot of tired looking legs not long into the second half.


Kaku and Valot had a nightmarish second half and were a huge reason why we couldn't get out of our own half. 

#1341828 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 02 March 2019 - 08:16 PM

I'm trying to get myself back on the Ivan hype train, but I can't shake the memory of Carlos Rivas scoring a brace during the season opener last year. Give me another  two or three games like that and the guy's gotta be in the conversation for a regular starting spot.

#1341826 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 02 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

Really nothing overall to complain about today, a draw away from home with a full B squad? You gotta be nuts not to take that results every day of the week.


A few thoughts on some of the new guys:


  • Duncan looked surprisingly comfortable on the left side today, looks just as good so far this season as he did before his injury
  • Epps looks like an MLS 1.0 player, based on today he'll probably end up towards the bottom of our thousand-winger depth chart
  • Tarek was just about perfect defensively, just about useless offensively. After booting the first 4-5 balls that came to him in space straight out of bounds I was wondering if he was ever gonna actually try to pass the ball, and the very next play he gives it away so poorly that Columbus almost scored.
  • Fernandez got beat the fuck up today, its a miracle he didn't come out with a concussion at some point. Did well for his first pro start in a very tough position though.
  • CCJ is a good player, but he's no Tyler Adams. 

#1341686 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 01 March 2019 - 02:12 PM

Like standing on a dock: Look out, not down!


Reminds me of a gag on 30 Rock..


"So much of television is really not fit for children or Christians or the elderly, so what if there was a black bar on the lower half of your TV screen that kept you from seeing bad things? Like nudity. Or soccer."

#1341680 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 01 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

it means that MSG will re-broadcast the matches at least 4 times. Love that about MSG. 


Now if only they'd stop showing the final score to the game they're re-airing on the ticker scroll....

#1341609 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 28 February 2019 - 01:15 PM

Ha so apparently Murillo and Armas talked at half time and Murillo pleaded to stay on, convincing Armas he could trust him to play without picking up a card...

#1341283 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 23 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

You have to play the hand you're are dealt.

That's why I'm so riled up about it, MLS dealt us a hand with 3 DP spots and a boatload of TAM and we're not playing all our cards!

Don't get me wrong I'm happy with the direction the team has taken too and think we're still good enough to win it all this year, but none of that stuff should be preventing us from also using all the roster resources available. At this point we'll just have to see how it rolls, I'm still very optimistic.

#1341200 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 22 February 2019 - 07:49 AM

I had Ivan pegged for a breakout 2019 at the end of last year but with every report from preseason suggesting he's still struggling, I'm jumping off that train. Double digit starts would wildly surpass my expectations.

Can we split this to a 2019 bold predictions thread? I've got Rzatkowski with 15 combined goals and assists.

#1340935 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 20 February 2019 - 06:08 PM

I don't think it's a crisis, but at the end of the day we're leaving a valuable roster resource sitting in the shelf and I'm surprised at how many people are totally OK with it.

Even if you're confident in the RW-by-committee approach, wouldn't it be nice if one of the guys on that committee was a serious baller instead of Epps or Ivan? Because there's nothing stopping us from doing that, and we had more than enough time to prepare a move for the winter.

I don't see confidence in the current group and a disappointment in the unused DP spot as mutually exclusive.

#1340723 Adams to Leipzig official

Posted by iced1776 on 18 February 2019 - 03:43 AM

We're the third link in the Red Bull fussball chain, prepare for more of this.

Tyler has the potential to be a world class player, if not Leipzig he was going somewhere else. MLS fans as a whole need to prepare for this as we get better at creating young talent, this has 0% to do with our owners.

#1340523 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 12 February 2019 - 01:15 PM

Koko's standards might be a tad bit high, but its kind of encouraging that the additional cap resources from MLS and more ambitious owners have pushed the league to the point that we're even having a conversation about keeping 4 starting quality fullbacks on the roster. I feel like it wasn't that long ago you were lucky to have a decent player past the 14th spot on the roster.