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#1357956 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by Brian.MLS on 13 December 2019 - 11:18 AM

Has a player named in one of these threads ever actually been acquired? Not being cynical, just genuinely curious. 

A few...just by other MLS teams...

#1357877 Kemar Lawrence wants out

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 December 2019 - 09:19 PM

Has there ever been a contract holdout in MLS?

The two I can remember are Lee Nguyen with New England a couple years ago and Roy Lassiter back in late 90s, early 2000s.

#1357865 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 December 2019 - 05:42 PM

Sal Zizzo comes out of retirement to join San Diego Loyal as their first ever signing, playing for Landon Donovon.

#1357857 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 December 2019 - 03:29 PM

Hamlett has pretty much destroyed every part of this organization.

First team: obvious.
USL team: Force an atrocious Jorgensen to be played in each match (Woly isn't going to not play him given the cost), loan out starter Marcus Epps, do nothing with those funds and leave nobody to replace him as we fall apart in the last ten matches, then keep guys like Boateng and Elney on the USL roster for next year but let guys like Koffi or Louro go rather than offer USL deals and still have not signed Lema or Stroud, who are All USL team selections to either the first team or USL team.
U23s: Was the worst U23 season since the team started in 2010. First time with a losing record. Horrible flow and consistency. Most of the guys playing regularly were not from the academy (outside Skylar Conway and Brian Saramago), thus not HGP eligible.
Academy: How do you "build from within" when Hamlett fired his top academy coach, causing a wrongful termination lawsuit, another couple coaches to leave, and parents fleeing with their younger kids that recognize how poorly run this organization is right now?
We once had the most dominant academy in the country, now our U17s and U19s struggled through the ICC Futures tournament.

Then there is MdG and all the issues that he has done zilch to fix, then wonders why he has to lie about why he cant fill RBA.

#1357767 Jesse Marsch to RB Salzburg Official

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 December 2019 - 03:00 PM

It was an impressive first half from RBS.
Crazy that a win would have knocked out the best team in the PL and they put a bunch of shots on target early on.

That second goal they gave up though? Ouch.

#1357607 Schedule 2020

Posted by Brian.MLS on 05 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

Should be on at least 6 points from those matches.

Add in this is the first year in a while we don't have CCL I expect best XI in each of those.

With our current roster, we will be lucky to get 1 point.

#1357606 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 05 December 2019 - 12:32 PM

Is there a list of college players thst are graduating but are from rbny youth teams?

The ones I'm aware of (where I can see them in 2020):
Brian Saramago (potentially first team HGP)
Barry Sharifi (NYRBII)
Jared Gilbey (NYRBII)
Ryan Minchagos (detached but came back to U23s)
Sean Teixeira (NYRBII defender)
Kyle Perno (eh. maybe)
Mason Deeds (once invited to multiple preseason, top 3 prospect, dropped dramatically since going to GTown then Penn State, NYRBII but possibly same fate as Borges)?
Ethan Lochner (just went to grad school, not sure if he is getting looks)
Pierre Reedy (NYRBII, lost two years with injuries, but back now).

Not HGP eligible due to detachment, but academy ties:
Samad Bounthong - likely a late draft pick from someone. Was one of three players from Marist to earn honors. The other two were Sam Ilin and Allen Gavilanes. Our Academy twitter account retweeted the picture of the three of them and congratulated Ilin and Gavilanes, no mention of Bounthong.
Cameron Harr
Sam Carter

#1357573 2020 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 04 December 2019 - 06:02 PM

Steve Shak begs to differ

While I would agree Steve Shak was the worst first overall pick, at least he played, and decent at times.
Even Janos Loebe, Zeiko Lewis and Leo Stoltz did enough to earn minutes with the USL team as first round picks.

Boateng was awful in the few minutes he played... with the USL team.

#1357493 Official: Robles to Miami

Posted by Brian.MLS on 02 December 2019 - 09:16 PM

"When I sit here in this position thats my ultimate goal: how do I construct a team that will bring the New York Red Bulls an MLS Cup," Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said on a conference call on Thursday afternoon. "That is the thing that is at the forefront of everything we think about and these are tough decisions you make and I think its part of it. Our main goal is how do we construct something that can help us win championships and I understand (fan frustration) but I cant make emotional decisions."

Yet clearly, you did.

#1357415 2019 Re-Entry Draft

Posted by Brian.MLS on 27 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

Does it even matter? How often are MLS starting goaltenders injured for long stretches of time? I bet this guy barely plays for the first team, just how Meara barely did when Robles was here.

Ryan Meara barely played because of a long stretch injury to Ryan Meara.

#1357381 What would it take for Red Bull to sell?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 26 November 2019 - 07:35 PM

Even the SJ Quakes ownership gets it that you need to open up your purse to be competitive in this version of MLS. WTF does it take for our us to get this sort of treatment??

New owners

#1356880 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 17 November 2019 - 10:36 PM

Speedy Williams has played in the past four USL Cups, this is his first loss.

#1356854 Paper bag protests?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 17 November 2019 - 07:51 AM

Has anyone ever done that here?

Not personally, but it's been done.


#1356810 What are USL salaries?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 15 November 2019 - 09:56 AM

USL need no franchises with the 2 label.
Some MLS clubs rebranded their 2s.
The rest should. Why not RBNJ?

Agreed, need to rid the 2 element. 7 clubs remain with the 2, II, or B attachment. Not counting New England and Inter Miami.

I think the clubs having the most success from a business front are those that are hybrids (business side is owned by Reno and Rio Grande Valley ownership, but coaches and players are owned by San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo). Attendance for these two ranked in the top half (17th and 22nd) in the USL professional system (46 teams), whereas the closest MLS owned and operated team ranked 32nd and down to last place 46th, with the bottom 9 teams having 8 MLS owned clubs.

27. Tacoma Defiance = Sounders
32. Real Monarchs = RSL
33. Portland Timbers 2
34. Atlanta United 2
38. Loudoun United = DC United
39. North Texas SC = FC Dallas (USL1)
41. LA Galaxy 2
43. Swope Park Rangers (will be called Sporting KC II in 2020) = Sporting KC
44. Bethlehem Steel = Philly Union
45. Orlando City B (USL1)
46. Toronto FC II (USL1)

#1356761 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 November 2019 - 12:04 PM

FC Cincinnati officially declines the option on Etienne Jr. Oddly enough, they picked up the option on Hassan Ndam, who was loaned to Charlotte and struggled before not seeing time for either team after Charlotte sent him back.