I think you over-value articulateness. Petke is far more intelligent than his speaking skills might indicate, and Marsch hasn't delivered all that much on his fancy talk. I've seen a guy plug in a trendy high-press 4-2-3-1 as per orders from the top, but has only been able to make limited adjustments, to questionable effect, in response to personnel or opponents. I'm not saying he's a dummy, but the delta between him and Petke, at the coaching level, will likely prove minimal.
This is crazy talk.
When petke was coach we were supposed to make the playoffs and make a cup run. The team was stacked with great players but the team under achieved when they didnt win mls
Just remember when Marsch took the team in his first year they were not suppose to make the playoffs, according to many pundits and folks on this board,but they won the suppprters shield.
Our current expectations of the squad is because Marsch has been able to get a lot more out of the squad then the talent he currently has. That is a sign of a good coach.
I am not saying that petke is a bad coach but for this team... marsch is the better coach. The evidence proves that.
The RSL job will show if Petke is a good coach or not. He is going to have to develop talent and have some growing pains with that young squad.
If Petke fails with RSL then he is done with MLS. I cant see another franchise take a chance on him. But if marsch gets fired he will be picked up by another club.