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#1373757 Metro - Chicago Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 24 October 2020 - 08:55 PM

On their first goal, it looked like an obvious offside. I didn't watch replay after the game, but am I missing something here?

They didn't show the angle exactly in line with the last defender but it looked like Duncan was keeping him onside at the time of the cross/shot

#1373660 Metro - Chicago Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 23 October 2020 - 08:19 AM

We're +195 underdogs for this game. I know we're not world beaters but I think we can take these guys


We're 3 spots above them in the Eastern Conference and have been playing better each week, who is setting those odds???

#1373630 BWP signs with LAFC

Posted by iced1776 on 22 October 2020 - 09:24 AM

@tutulismyname on Twitter drops the top 10 g+a per 90 min (excluding penalties) every so often and guess who is currently top of the league?

#1373541 Current Roster - Start, Bench, Move (cut, trade, sell, or demote) in 2021

Posted by iced1776 on 19 October 2020 - 09:09 PM

Perhaps he is a square peg, but the team seemed livelier when he was on the field. And that goal in Cincy!


He had the same fit problem as Gulbrandsen. Good striker, bad on the wing, unfortunately behind BWP in the depth chart on a team that could not figure out how to play with two strikers. 

#1373494 Metro - Chicago Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 19 October 2020 - 09:48 AM

Can Egbo get a start over Duncan please.


Do you not like Duncan or are you just excited to see more of Egbo? I thought Duncan's done well lately.

#1373425 Lineup for next season

Posted by iced1776 on 17 October 2020 - 10:26 PM

You guys are sleeping on CCJ in this thread imo, under a good coach I think he's got a high ceiling.


Where did Clark play for RB2? 

#1373363 Caden Clark to the 1st team

Posted by iced1776 on 15 October 2020 - 08:29 PM

Clark has scored from midfield in the same number of games as our forwards have... combined...and he's been on the roster less than a week.

Barlow, White, Tetteh, Jorgensen: 1,777 minutes played/43 games played combined: 3g
Clark: 98 minutes played/2 games played: 2g


My favorite stat is that he's already outscoring Chicarito

#1373322 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 15 October 2020 - 07:49 AM

Clark is rightfully getting all the spotlight right now but Yearwood deserves all the callouts he's getting and more. The kid plays wise beyond his years, is tenacious on defense without fouling too much, and has the skills in attack to contribute getting forward. He's basically CCJ's skillset but better in almost every aspect, and CCJ is a great player! I legit think Yearwood has the potential to be one of the elite central midfielders in MLS next season.

#1373304 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 14 October 2020 - 08:54 PM

One of the best games we've played this year and an all-around great game of soccer.

If you told me in the middle of Armas's mediocrity that this squad was capable of this kind of performance, I would have laughed. I finally feel like there is some real hope that we have a team to build around that can compete for silverware next year.

#1373248 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 14 October 2020 - 07:21 PM

You guys are right about Barlow but the scary part is that he actually looks like the better of our two strikers tonight...

#1373235 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 14 October 2020 - 07:02 PM

Tough break for Yearwood, I hate those calls. Yes his hand is away from his body but humans don't move with their hands pinned behind their back, and the ball is hit from 2 feet away. It's the right call by the letter of the law, but is there anything less fun than seeing a game of soccer settled by something like that?

#1373117 Some people argue about the offside rule

Posted by iced1776 on 13 October 2020 - 01:16 PM

I do, because he didn't get there. BWP drilled this one from about a penalty marker shooting to the right of Guzan, and Muyl wasn't anywhere near him - 8 yards away on the left, right next to another Atlanta player. Guzan reacted and jumped to the right. Great goal, BS call. Just like this one, but ref was reasonable.


I still don't believe for a second that Royer was anywhere close to Guzan's line of sight or impacted his save attempt at the time of the shot, but the BWP disallowed goal was correct. Muyl was dead smack in front of Guzan when the shot was taken



#1373099 Some people argue about the offside rule

Posted by iced1776 on 12 October 2020 - 09:57 PM

Even Atlanta United's homer blog thinks it was the right call




One interesting note they make is that Royer's position only matters at the time the ball is struck by Clark. You can argue Guzan had to reposition to get a clean view of the ball because of Royer while he was offside, but that doesn't matter here. Looking at the actual attempt Guzan makes, a full extension dive the second Clark hits it, I don't see how you can possibly say he would have done anything differently or been any more successful if Royer isn't there once the ball was struck

#1373093 Caden Clark to the 1st team

Posted by iced1776 on 12 October 2020 - 07:28 PM

Doyle said the same thing on the ExtraTime podcast, segment starts at 5:13 and his comments come in around 8:40



#1373000 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 10 October 2020 - 08:52 PM

Right, but an offside Royer was just out of his line and jumped out of the way.
There is somehow also a 7:28 highlight video.


Not sure if you're being sarcastic but this should never be called offside. Royer does not impede or affect Guzan in any way, Guzan would have made the exact same diving attempt and missed even if Royer wasn't there. The view from behind the goal shows it pretty clearly.