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#1347766 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 12 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

Over Rza or Davis?


Rza for sure. He's been a possession black hole lately, I like him better as an attacking sub.

#1347533 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 10 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

3rd goal BY FAR THE WORST . Sliding with ur hdnd up ?

I honestly can't blame him for this one. Its entirely possible that your hand can be away from your body with zero intent to play the ball or "make yourself big" like a keeper would. These calls are a pet peeve of him, they drive me insane even when they're in our favor.


The criteria for handball in this sport is a total mess. There are 4 or 5 elements, all of which can happen totally independent of each other, that don't appear to be ranked in any way. More than any other call in the game a handball is just whatever the ref decides it is that day.

#1347400 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 08 June 2019 - 07:40 PM

Brian White is the soccer equivalent of really well done vanilla ice cream

#1347327 Murillo to be sold, Olosunde to return?

Posted by iced1776 on 07 June 2019 - 05:42 PM

Hmm... a right fullback who washed out at Manchester United... why does that sound so familar?



#1347062 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 02 June 2019 - 03:17 PM

What do you mean? They are totally unlike any other combination of cheese + steak on the planet.


Its the quality of steak that matters, I've got it on good authority this is what most places use:



#1347015 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 01 June 2019 - 08:32 PM

Just imagine being proud of philly cheesesteaks

#1346831 "Leagues" Cup

Posted by iced1776 on 30 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

its hilarious that the Dynamo are double dipping in this competition after being in champions league this season.  Obvious money grab that no one wants.  Only issue is that i wish boy city was invited but they can't deal with the scheduling of extra home games with no stadium


Houston's coach has already said that they plan on playing mostly USL guys in this tournament, I'd hope we do the same if we ever get invited... Although "voluntold" might be the better word for how the four teams here got involved.


Who are we kidding though, this thing probably won't even exist next year.

#1346813 2019 Gold Cup

Posted by iced1776 on 29 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

I'd imagine no Kaku call up is a big negative for RBNY. Now he'll be even more pissed / sulking. Honestly a lot is probably his fault. Missing a big chunk of club games right before this tourney probably killed his chances.


Not just that, but this likely puts a good dent in his market value, which neither he or RBNY will be happy about. With the sell-on percentage Huracan worked into the deal we'd need to sell him for quite a bit to make a profit. Copa America was his opportunity to showcase himself outside of MLS, which let's be honest is still a blip on the international radar.

#1346567 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 23 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

He's hardly been in "savior" form.   We have no cavalry coming to the rescue.

I'm holding out the naive hope that the injury has actually been bugging him all season and explains his poor form.

#1346513 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 22 May 2019 - 09:10 PM

Soft yellow on neallis which led him to play hesitantly all game cost us two points


I don't even know if you can call it soft, it was a textbook professional foul even if it was early on. Worst part is there was no reason whatsoever for Nealis to do it.

#1346408 Zizzo retires

Posted by iced1776 on 22 May 2019 - 08:40 AM

I'm surprised we didn't drive him to retirement earlier after making a career winger play CB for half a season.

#1346383 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 21 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

I don't know about the red card for that though. Yes, he did foul, but he didn't exactly take the guy completely out of play. Yes, there was some grabbing, he impended a little bit and let go, it was soft, and falling down or not, the guy got a great shot off, which Robles was very fortunate to save. Foul, yes. Yellow card - yes. Straight red - not sure about that. I've seen a lot worse fouls without a red, and this was a bit harsh. Not completely wrong, but I don't recall too many straight red calls like that. Harsh.


Its all about being the last man, doesn't matter if its the softest foul in the world at that point, if its a foul its a red. 


That ref's stats are absurd though, I think they said on the broadcast it was his 6th red card in 11 games? Something's very wrong with your approach if you constantly need to toss players like that.

#1346176 What is the front office doing?

Posted by iced1776 on 17 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

Seriously, I really dont get it it what RB gets from having a soccer team in America. I means Americans consume a shit ton of Of Energy Drinks other drinks like Monster. In fact its leading in terms of sales: https://money.cnn.co...bull/index.html

Not sure how a poorly run soccer team, where a majority dont care to come and support, and for those who consume it probably never heard of RB New York can help the Red Bull brand. RB should just cut its loses and sell. The bigger question is who can right the ship.


I know this is a blasphemous idea, but maybe at some level they actually just care about running a sports franchise for the sake of running a sports franchise without it all being about marketing for the energy drink?


They're not perfect owners and this year especially is not trending in the right direction on any front, but for the most part they've been at the top end of MLS clubs as far as investment has gone. 

#1345917 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 11 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

What the hell happened to our scouting? Finding diamonds in the rough was our MO for a few years, we swung so rapidly to the other end of the spectrum where we're overpaying for busts. Ivan and Jorgesen are the two biggest transfers since Kaku, neither can even get into the 18 after several months/years with the team.

#1345801 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 09 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

What's being a farm team have to do with Jorgensen falling short of expectations?