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In Topic: Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Today, 10:39 AM

Does Kaku really need a rest? He is 23 years old and here are his minutes played over the last several games

70
88
45
67
83
60
90
65
64

I agree with taking care of BWP where and when we can, but I do not agree with leaving Kaku in New Jersey.

This is definitely something Armas is doing better than Marsch - keeping some key players fresher, by not having them go 90 every game.

Kaku is young and probably doesnt need the same rest as BWP, but he hasnt had an off-season this year. He came over mid-season for the Argie league, so Armas does have to consider that a little.

In Topic: Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

12 August 2018 - 11:50 AM

So, if BWP is just a spot sub, why even bring him?
Spare him the 5,000 mile round trip.

I wouldnt mind that at all. If we have any chance at MLS Cup, we need BWP healthy and rested.

In Topic: Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

12 August 2018 - 11:23 AM

IMO, this is a winnable game and we should go for the three points. VAN has played better recently, but are still 19th at home(19 puts in 11 games), while RB has been playing well on the road (also 19 in 11). They average 2 goals at home, so we should not sit back and expect or play for a low-scoring draw. VAN also sit behind RSL for the final playoff spot, and a win would help Petke.
https://www.soccerst....asp?league=usa
ATM, we are second in MLS on points, first in PPG, first in goals, first in GA.
https://www.mlssocce...shield?sort=ppg
No doubt, the NYC game is a 6-pointer, but we can and should definitely go after VAN in the opening half.
I agree that the turf may be a problem, but I am sure that BWP will decide if he is up for it, and for how long.

Agree its a winnable game, buuuuut... five games in 15 days, starting with the VAN match. Guys, specifically older ones like BWP, are not going to be able to go 90 minutes in all of them. (far) Away game, artificial turf, Western opponent, City game two days later... seems like a good opportunity to get some of the important players a breather.

In Topic: Abang's loan terminated

09 August 2018 - 02:47 PM

 
Marsch did try him on the wings once or twice after it became clear he wasn't gonna get the playing time he wanted up top - it didn't go well. Probably not fair to judge on such a small sample size in a new position, but Marsch did do his best to make it work. I think this one can be chalked up to a good player and a good team that just weren't a good fit for each other.

Was he on the wing or the second forward in the 4-2-2-2? I could be rememberring wrong, but a decent chunk of his minutes came with B team players when Jesse rotated the whole squad. When I have time later, Ill break down his minutes with Sacha versus minutes with another CAM.

In Topic: Prepared for the transfer window

09 August 2018 - 01:23 PM

 
Start of the season through May 5th:
 
Etienne - 77.3 min per goal/assist
Valot - 78.2 min per goal/assist
Rivas - 128.5 min per goal/assist but this really just comes down to his brace against Portland.
 
 
You've been hammering it home for years now that this isn't enough come playoffs, no? Another true difference maker out there would go a hell of a long way to getting this team over the hump if BWP isn't at his best.

Yea, Im not saying Valot was the key to winning MLS Cup. I just think he was a giant upgrade over the Grellas and Muyls weve seen over the last couple of years. Although hes looked better as a sub recently, Muyl never seems to connect well teammates as he plays with his head down. With Valot, even when his goals dropped, the team kept scoring, because for his linkup play.