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Burke #2 would beat out our plan from this past season which had a late arriving Fletcher who barely played as the #2.

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Philly is stacked.  He wasn't benched behind Klimala, he had Gazdag, Carranza and Uhre in front of him.   His numbers coming off the bench are outstanding.   He's was on pace for a 15 goal season, with plenty of assists.  I know super-sub numbers rarely translate to full time shifts, but he's a legit starter on a lot of teams in the league.


They are also didnt keep him because they are making room for Sullivan who looked really good in the u20s.

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Philly fans for the most part have said that Burke thrives more off the bench than as a starter. They describe him a lot like Barlow, but actually good at soccer. A huge body you throw out for the last half hour to punish tired defenders. They warned his goal and assist tally last year was maybe a tiny bit flattering compared to the eye test, but overall have good things to say.
 
Ideal world is still that we sell Klimala, buy a new #1, buy Manoel or an equivalent #2, and have Burke as #3. I'm trying to decide how big of a deal it would be if Burke was the #2 guy if one of the other moves doesn't materialize. Hopefully not too bad?


See the burke signing as an insurance policy. If we cant find a DP or Klimala keeps up with his shooting woes then burke will most likely be the starter.

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Philly fans for the most part have said that Burke thrives more off the bench than as a starter. They describe him a lot like Barlow, but actually good at soccer. A huge body you throw out for the last half hour to punish tired defenders. They warned his goal and assist tally last year was maybe a tiny bit flattering compared to the eye test, but overall have good things to say.
 
Ideal world is still that we sell Klimala, buy a new #1, buy Manoel or an equivalent #2, and have Burke as #3. I'm trying to decide how big of a deal it would be if Burke was the #2 guy if one of the other moves doesn't materialize. Hopefully not too bad?

Burke is a upgrade to our current strikers. Ok with him as 2

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Sign him just to score revenge braces vs. the Union.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Glad we signed an experienced guy, good signing. We need more of that mix between youth & veterans, and it's nice to get a guy who already knows MLS, knows the stadiums, knows the weakness of MLS defenders, know how other teams play, etc.; zero learning curve on the league, he just has to work on meshing with the guys. Wonderful.

 

There are a bunch of guys who aren't super flashy but are consistent MLS goal scorers, guys like Kei Kamara and others, who would've fit the bill around here even if they weren't perfect system fits, they were reliable options up top. I recall games of us bringing Barlow in when down a goal, or lobbing crosses in to Omir Fernandez thinking "wait...this isn't actually our strategy, is it...?" I guess at times it devolved into that, who knows, but I'm glad we at least have someone with a bit more pedigree on the end of whatever we're sending into the box next year. Hopefully those games of starting Omir up top alone or whatever we had available up top because we didn't feel confident in our actual strikers are behind us. I'm not super confident Struber will figure out what to do with whoever we sign anyway, but, whatever chance at success we do have rests on getting some quality finishers. Far too often last year our offense turned into Lewis Morgan & rubbing a fucking rabbit's foot. 

 

Now go get 2 more solid forwards, please. 


 


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It's going to be official any minute now according to the Red Bulls twitter feed. 



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It's going to be official any minute now according to the Red Bulls twitter feed. 


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Officially official...

https://www.newyorkr...to-mls-contract



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Nice to have one square of the roster sudoku filled in with ink so soon.


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fact that we resigned Nealis, Tolkin as well as signing Burke this early and submitting a couple bids for Manoel I like that Jochen is not wasting time.  i am guessing though we have a little wait for next signing as they figure out what Long wants to do.  if he goes have another TAM salary to play around with



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fact that we resigned Nealis, Tolkin as well as signing Burke this early and submitting a couple bids for Manoel I like that Jochen is not wasting time.  i am guessing though we have a little wait for next signing as they figure out what Long wants to do.  if he goes have another TAM salary to play around with

long aint coming back and I think they know that

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Was our last philly reject le toux?

 

Same type of gamble tbh.



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Was our last philly reject le toux?

 

Same type of gamble tbh.

That was one of my biggest (of many) fails - I really thought he was going to be a great pickup for us.


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That was one of my biggest (of many) fails - I really thought he was going to be a great pickup for us.


You are in good company, it seemed like such a solid bet at the time.

I think I recall Le Toux came here with the impression he would play striker instead of winger and then got upset when he was asked to play winger? Cooper was having a monster season, no way Backe could ever mix things up at that point.

The worst part was I think he went back to Philly next where he lead the league in assists as a winger...




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