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elf

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#1356719 New logo, if anyone cares

Posted by elf on 13 November 2019 - 04:22 PM

The Salzburg logo in the champions league is cool.


#1356499 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by elf on 05 November 2019 - 12:15 AM

activity may pick up soon, big trade sending Dax to NASH. you'd think Hamlett'd be on the phone trying to see if he can do some deals. 

he ran out of minutes


#1356471 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by elf on 03 November 2019 - 09:29 PM

Shocking that we aren't even considered a possibility.  https://www.mlssocce...-offer-mls-club


Really? The only time that dude would press is if he is running after a burger.


#1355846 News from the Mothership

Posted by elf on 22 October 2019 - 09:11 AM

We had a few rb brazil guys try out but they never made it


#1354500 Upcoming CBA

Posted by elf on 25 September 2019 - 06:47 AM

Items I would include:

* Dissolve Single Entity
* Hold PRO accountable for poor officiating
* Charter Flights
* Eliminate Leagues Cup or offer significant financial compensation
* Eliminate GAM/TAM
* Change SuperDraft to 2 rounds then allow teams that field a USL team to draft up to 4 additional players.
* Offer additional roster spots for teams with USL sides (similar to MLB 40 man roster)
* Similarly get rid of Senior, Reserve, Supplemental roster spots.
* Elminate Discovery Player and the compensation to other team if a team actually wants to and can sign the player
* DPs shouldn't be paid more than an entire teams payroll. Fix the pay structure.
* Move free agency to 25yrs old with 5yrs experience


Agree with everything except single entity and discovery players.

Single entity will allow the league to expand to smaller market cities and have these markets be competitive.

Discovey players allows teams to not get into a bidding war for a player. Howver, the name should be rebranded to player rights


#1353877 Has Armas lost the team?

Posted by elf on 16 September 2019 - 08:39 AM

The issue Armas is having is that the league adapted to the press. Teams are pumping the ball to rb's wing back position. Teams know that if they just lob into that direction they are going to get one or two good opportunities on goal. Armas needs to wake up and switch to five in the back to stop these hail mary passes.

The league also knows that rbny lost a step when they counter.lets face it, bwp is not the same this year and no one in mid had Adam's athletic ability. Sims was supposed to improve this ability.



#1353204 Fewer than 5 games left

Posted by elf on 02 September 2019 - 08:50 PM

...............white/bwp.............
Royer........Davis/rza..........Kaku/Fern
Lawerence.....casseres........Sims/muyl
.........Long, parker, tarek
................robles.............

No more murillo... no buckmaster... no more lade.. the only guys that should get any playing time are the folks mentioned above.
3-3-3-1

And if bwp isnt in form and white is bang3d up... then lets start kaku as a forward.



#1352788 Why can't we just buy a team like LAFC & Atlanta?!

Posted by elf on 27 August 2019 - 06:26 AM

Systems don't mean anything if the roster doesn't have the talent.

You have to spend to win. It's like that here and in every other league around the world.

Watch LAFC or Atlanta win MLS Cup this year. Neither of those teams have great academies like Red Bull or develop players of the course of several seasons. They spend to bring in talent and win titles as a result.


And what championships did LAFC win?

You cant say that rbny is lucky because of their geographic location to obtain academy players. To have a good academy, the team has to make player development a priority. Atlanta have some really good young American players that are rotting in the bench. At least rbny gives the American player a chance to do well and develop.

Folks should stop being cry babies. We have a consistent winning team. Could they do better sure but to say they haven't done anything is ridiculous. If you have been a fan of this club, you already lived through the matheus era, Cahill and marquez era, edmundo and branco era...ect ect. We dont need player drama.


#1352776 Why can't we just buy a team like LAFC & Atlanta?!

Posted by elf on 26 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

I am okay with our current approach to team building. We have an identity and a consistent roster that keeps winning. History has shown that buying your way with expensive players does not guarantee success. LA Galaxy, Toronto, DC United, Montreal and past RBNY teams are prime examples.

The only thing i am annoyed abt is that we didnt find RB. The team is built to create upsets if the D can hold it together.


#1351480 Metro - LAFC Game Thread

Posted by elf on 12 August 2019 - 10:27 AM

Bucky played okay. The pk foul he committed was unfortunate because his feet got tangled.  

Parker, long and Robles need to do better in set pieces. Those goals should of never happened. Robles should of came out and owned that area. Parker and long kept losing their man.


#1351339 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by elf on 11 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

Looks like you differ from most posting on MF.


I agree with you. I think in a salary cap league you have to prioritize the weak positions first. Murillo's terrible play made RB the most important position.


#1351263 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by elf on 09 August 2019 - 09:54 AM

I think he was developing fine.  I didnt view the wing as a position of need. We won the supporter shield and we are producing goals. Last season and the beginning  of this season proved that we developed decent depth. Getting Sims is a luxury and I am hoping he is a game changing player like almiron, Vela or sasha in his prime. If he isnt, then why did we loan a cheap prospect  who is contributing to the first team? I still think the win now move is to get a starter at RB. Bucky has some speed but I think its reckless to anoint him as the savior. Murillo is talented but needs to build up his confidence. It would do him good to be loaned down to rb 2. Duncan needs more time with rb 2 and Lade's best position might be DM. I dont think he has the speed for wingback anymore


#1350827 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by elf on 06 August 2019 - 10:18 AM

The best scenario is that rbny arranges a loan for dec 1- June1. RBNY should be paid 2m for the loan. If west ham still wants him then they should pay an additional 10m. If they dont want him, then he comes back to play in rbny.

During that time, he will get exposed to the epl and prove that he belongs. Either west ham or another team will purchase him If he performs well at the end of the loan. If long fails, we keep him in rbny.


#1350422 Epps is Walkin' On Memphis

Posted by elf on 02 August 2019 - 02:17 PM

This is prob the end to Epps in nyrb. Is this a sign that there is an Incoming signing... for rb 2?


#1349667 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by elf on 21 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

I said Garett Bale not Queresma. Ffcs, I play against Wales on FIFA sometimes... and kick their ass with Metro.

Gareth Bale did start his career as a  RB...
:-)

Real Madrid can drop him off at red bull arena when they play this Friday. Convenient right?