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#1370868 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by elf on 04 September 2020 - 12:10 AM

All due respect, elf, but Armas hasnt really passes the smell test since he took over. COVID is messing with every team.

What kind of statement is that? He won the supporters shield.

Yes, covid is mess with everyone but its impacting rbny more since they rely on fitness more.

#1370108 Has there ever been a Red Bulls team less exciting to watch?

Posted by elf on 26 August 2020 - 02:23 PM

Look at tape from 1999 and 2009. This team is a joy to watch compared to those teams

#1368473 Anyone play in a good O-40 league?

Posted by elf on 30 July 2020 - 07:27 PM

Upper 90 had  great pick up games but i havent gone back since the pandemic started.  Games were consistent with ppl of all ages.

#1368304 Can we bring some real talent here?

Posted by elf on 25 July 2020 - 05:04 PM

Personally, i would only make 3 big changes.

I think the team should sell Royer, Long and Rza.

Kaku should play Royer's position. The team should just give him the ball in the attack and allow him to roam and find his game.

The team should sign a two midfielder to help control the tempo of the game. This should be a DP signing.

The last signing should be an Olave type of CB. DP if needed.

#1368229 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by elf on 24 July 2020 - 06:05 PM

What absurd statements.
Their previous game was 6 days ago. Why the hell did they need squad rotation?
There was no press in the game. Cincy was happy to play without the ball. We had all the possession.

How is it absurd? Your playing in conditions that could cause a heat stroke. Plus, they havent had enough training to get fit.  

We had possession because they werent forcing the issue and taking shots. The press works great when you force it... you either get a shot or press over the loose ball.  Part of that is fatigue. Guys were nOt doing 1 on 1 or making runs. You clearly saw them gassed and they held possession as a result instead of playing quick.

#1367568 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by elf on 20 July 2020 - 11:59 AM

Im not quite sure I understand the premise of what you are saying. Are you suggesting, like Long, we will tap into some previously untapped potential in Tarek?

Tarek is better a better athlete and passer than parker. He needs to improve his positioning and decisions. Sometimes he too card prone and relies too much on his athletic ability to recover.

Parker is a good player but he is prone to brain farts. Seems like he forgot how to mark guys and win duels in the air.

#1367473 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by elf on 19 July 2020 - 10:19 AM

The bum of this match should have been Long. Dude was ball watching all game. If a guy like zardes is running circles around you and beating you in the air, then that is an issue.

#1365606 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by elf on 11 June 2020 - 09:32 AM

This is prob the season. Lets enjoy it while we can. Covid data outside if NYC area looks bad and its getting worse.

#1365052 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by elf on 03 May 2020 - 10:56 AM

Question: Are the new cases spread out over the state or concentrated in certain areas? Asking because one of the things I can't understand is why one size fits all policies for entire states are being used instead of realizing that not every part of a state is the same. For example if the vast majority of the new cases are in North Jersey and very few are in South or Central Jersey wouldn't it be sensible to keep current measures in North Jersey while easing them for the rest of the state? And yes I realize we are in North Jersey so no games at RBA anytime soon but was just making a general point.

Because if you open south and central Jersey then they become a destination location for nearby locations that are closed due to covid

#1364783 What was the most outrageous thing you have seen while playing?

Posted by elf on 15 April 2020 - 09:28 PM

I was playing in a playoff game in HS. The team we were playing against injured a few guys of our guys in a few dirty plays. Elbow to face that knocked a kid out and a dirty slide tackle that resulted in a dislocated shoulder. My team was pissed because the ref didnt call those actions fouls. As the game went on the game became more aggressive. My team lost due to a freak goal and we were eliminated

At the end of the game, it was a requirement to line up and shake everyones hand.

During the hand shake, a few of my teammates started a massive brawl instead of shaking the other person's hand. It was crazy. Punches were flying everywhere. The ref finally did take action and suspended multiple players for the next game. Roughly 8 guys per team. that was a huge blow to the other team since they had another game to play. My team was eliminated.

#1364028 MLS game rebroadcasting

Posted by elf on 20 March 2020 - 03:15 PM

my favorite game all time was: 

05.04.96 League MetroStars Tampa Bay 3:3 Kooiman(OG), Savarese 2; SO 2:1


it was such an awesome game. stadium went wild when the metrostars made the comeback. it was also my first game. 

#1363268 French left back Jason Pendant

Posted by elf on 08 March 2020 - 09:05 PM

People who have not seen pendant play are already saying he will not be an improvement. Shouldnt folks let him atleast play a game before they run to judgement. He already has a better resume than taxi and murillo before they came to nyrb

#1362396 MetroStars JNCO shirt

Posted by elf on 27 February 2020 - 02:50 PM


That was a classic. I still have that shirt

#1362268 Some people are good with miserable mediocrity

Posted by elf on 26 February 2020 - 08:06 AM

You guys realize that youre getting trolled right????????

Real Madrids youth academy territory is...........the entire world!

They literally have just about no one in their line-up from their region that they developed in their youth academy. Every player is brought in for tens of millions. Wake up folks.

Bale-$100M from Spurs
Courtois-$50M from Chelsea
Benzema- $40M Lyon
Edan Hazard- $100M Chelsea
James Rodríguez-$80M Monaco
Toni Kroos- $40M Bayern Munich
Luca Modric- $40M Spurs
Rodrygo- $50M Flamengo
Isco- $35M Malaga

I can go on but its boring. Even someone that you might think is a true Madridista lime Sergio Ramos.....he was the biggest prospect in the country. Madrid bought him from Sevilla when he was 19 for like $35M.

Dont believe everything you read guys.

nice try in manipulating a post. the point of the earlier post was to show how some of the major clubs in the world have had a history in developing the core of their team. 


the point is to show that spending money for the sake of spending money is silly. imagine if Barcelona never gave messi, puyol, Iniesta or Xavi a chance to shine. Or if Real never allowed Casillas, Raul or Morientes play? spending money for the sake of spending money is dumb.


RBNY has talent and there is no reason  to rush and buy guys now. especially in a league that has a salary cap.  the guys promoted from RB2 and the youth academy have talent. the smart play is to see what you have.. there is no harm in waiting 


what is the worst that could happen? we lose games? then you spend money in the summer when the talent pool of players is a lot better. 


now if the plan works out... you can then use the money to hold on to the core for a very long time. 

#1362216 Some people are good with miserable mediocrity

Posted by elf on 25 February 2020 - 02:51 PM

Knocked out in open cup in the first round we entered and up a man for a long time.

Didn't qualify for champions league

Barely made the playoffs and then blew a 2-0 lead after halftime in the only playoff game.

I don't know how you don't call last season a failure.

Because most of the teams in mls had it worse