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defendyourself

Member Since 28 Jun 2014
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In Topic: Metro - Toronto Game Thread

14 July 2019 - 11:23 PM

in the heat on short rest generally prefer to rotate both wingers in our season.  its a long season and its helpful to keep some of our other guys sharp in case we need them.  Play Etienne and Omir wide with BWP and Kaku.  Should be more than enough.


In Topic: Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

14 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

will be very nice if we can whip out the full first team today for the first time in ages tonight.  naively feel pretty good heading into the game today


In Topic: Midseason 2019 Player Ratings

12 July 2019 - 07:07 AM

I would have etienne and long as a 7. Very good gold cup. When they played for rbny, they were difference makers.

Etienne has been so good and he has such a cheap contract that he can be used as bate to get some defensive help. I would hate to see that happen but the kid has talent and should start.

i have tried to watch more MLS this year and their are several teams that could use someone like him in a more prominent role.


In Topic: Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

07 July 2019 - 11:03 PM

Actually played pretty well.  Atlanta just really isn't good defensively.  Open space everywhere now.

 

Duncan was awful... Positioning just brutal.   We have a huge issue at outside back.  Lade, Murillo and Duncan all need to be replaced.  Taxi is the only serviceable one.  The other 3 end up being directly at fault for so many goals this season.

 

 

Also hate that their 2nd goal happened because Tarek somehow gives a corner on a ball that should have NEVER been a corner.  Just a bad play that started a series of bad events. 

 

I've learned to like Rza in the front 4.  His flying around and causing defensive issues is more useful there.  He's not going to put up assist numbers or goals, but he causes good things up there.  With our perfect lineup, I'd actually rather him in Muyl's spot.


No idea why Royer came out that game.  Dude's our best player. 

 

I hate Atlanta... Easily my most hated team right now.  

if we don't making any major summer signings at full strength may need to go to 3-3-3-1 to get our best players on the field and in positions where they are most dangerous.  We need to keep Royer as close to the goal as possible and I agree the Rza as an advance destroyer seems to where he plays the best this season.  And off the bench I think Omir and Etienne slot into this formation better as well for subs. I was at banter bar and for some reason a ton of Atlanta fans were there. Christ they are so annoying. 

 

Bwp 

Royer-Rza-Kaku

Kemar-Davis-Amir/Duncan/someone new

Tarek-Long-Parker


In Topic: Metro - Fire Game Thread

04 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

I'm not a fan of the Davis - Rzatkowski, this is a very poor defensive heat map for the two. That's two tackles even attempted all game and they didn't win possession with either. This remains a huge skillset that we lost with Adams. CCJ does a decent job but I'd love to see a legit destroyer come in this summer.

 

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don't know how i missed this, but I will admit I underestimated how big of an issue this would be to start the year.  At the game in the second half it felt like the Fire could just waltz through the midfield at will with no resistance.  In a system like ours where we leave defenders on an island when your midfield gambles to win the ball they have to get it sometimes.  Final count says we only won ~41% of duels during the match.  For a pressing team passing sub 65% during the game that's unacceptable.