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#1356880 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

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

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 in MetroFanatic.com

Has anyone ever done that here?


Not personally, but it's been done.

https://sbisoccer.co...use-immediately



#1356822 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 15 November 2019 - 02:00 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Traditionally, something should have been said by now or early next week.

Dates which we have announced offseason moves:
Roster Decisions Announced, Re-Entry Draft
Dec. 2, 2015, Dec. 11
Nov. 28, 2016, Dec. 16
Nov. 27, 2017, Dec. 15
Dec. 4, 2018, Dec. 14
???, Nov. 26 (waivers slated for 25th, league exercise option date on the 21st)



#1356810 What are USL salaries?

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

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. 6 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
42. NYRBII
43. Swope Park Rangers = Sporting KC
44. Bethlehem Steel = Philly Union
45. Orlando City B (USL1)
46. Toronto FC II (USL1)



#1356785 What are USL salaries?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 November 2019 - 08:03 PM in MetroFanatic.com

https://www.uslsocce...cle/show/971819
No update since this?
Any contract? Salary scale?


CBA expected this coming year. Spent the year developing an executive counsel and getting established.
The players union has taken to social media recently with a "One Voice" message being shown by members of many teams. (@USLPlayers on Twitter)



#1356764 What are USL salaries?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 November 2019 - 12:42 PM in MetroFanatic.com

I think the union that started last offseason for the USL, that the league is behind (at least publicly) has helped to address some of the concerns (particularly health care).



#1356761 2020 Offseason Thread

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

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.



#1356736 Thierry Henry to Montreal

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 November 2019 - 08:22 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Thierry Henry named new Montreal Impact coach on a 2yr deal..



#1356690 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 13 November 2019 - 06:16 AM in MetroFanatic.com

He has played for 10 teams in his career:
https://en.m.wikiped...i/Corey_Hertzog
Still has RB as his wiki photo.
Has he made any decent money in his career?

He's made a nice career in the USL but have to wonder if signing for Reno was to get one last look for MLS (SJ hybrid). Not sure if the money was flowing in. He really hit his stride with Pittsburgh just a few years ago. After a couple seasons with us he went to Vancouver, then to USL Orlando City and NASL Tampa Bay. I thought he would be without a team after he never made a strong impact.
Had a lot of success the past few years with Pittsburgh, St. Louis, then Reno this year.

Some guys (Austin da Luz, Zach Carroll, Sinisa Ubriparipovic as recent examples) thrive in the USL after their MLS stints.



#1356683 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 12 November 2019 - 07:43 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Oh, it was him! http://www.metrofana...ory.jsp?ID=6050


To be fair, Backe had the exact opposite approach to playing young players than the current regime has.



#1356663 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 12 November 2019 - 02:03 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Jared Stroud named to the USL All-League First Team. Chris Lema named to the second team.

Former NYRBII winger Junior Flemmings didn't make either team even with 16G,7A for Phoenix.
Hard to argue the selections over him. His teammates Soloman Asante had 22G,17A and Adam Jahn had 17G,5A and both earned first team honors. Daniel Rios was the other selection with 21G,2A. All deserving.
The second team was Sebastian Guenzatti with 18G,6A, former Red Bull Corey Hertzog with 19G,6A and Neco Brett with 17G,5A.



#1356641 Is Robles out?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 November 2019 - 06:27 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Looks like it was a response to this fake tweet.
https://twitter.com/...3021658112?s=19



#1356636 Is Robles out?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 November 2019 - 06:10 PM in MetroFanatic.com

I read it as Robles out and Meara is up.



#1356626 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 November 2019 - 08:19 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Expect  to sign RB II teenagers as our big move...


If its Tolkin, I'm happy.



#1356622 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 11 November 2019 - 06:11 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Trade window opens at 1pm today through the 13th.

Reopens during Expansion Draft on the 19th.



#1356580 Lade retires

Posted by Brian.MLS on 08 November 2019 - 11:38 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Is he planning to transition into a coaching career?
Did he graduate from St. Johns?
Any idea what he majored in?
A high school Phys Ed teacher gig plus
coaching the soccer team would be nice.


Lade mentioned he has opportunities to stay with the club. Mentioned he didn't want to do much travel, so my guess is lower age group head coach.



#1356567 News from the Mothership

Posted by Brian.MLS on 08 November 2019 - 06:00 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Bragantino will get a familiar new logo:
https://www.footyhea...o-logo.html?m=1



#1356447 Is Robles out?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 01 November 2019 - 04:32 PM in MetroFanatic.com

If anything I think it says the opposite.

No past tense being used, why post about him enjoying being captain if he's leaving, especially given recent memory and backlash when the captain gets moved?



#1356417 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 31 October 2019 - 07:13 PM in MetroFanatic.com

In terms of reinforcements, obviously the draft picks but hopefully an academy kid or two. I could see Dantouma Toure taking the Adams path. Also have Saramago, Sharifi, Gilbey, Minchagos, and Teixeira graduating. Not sure where they stand on the draft radar but they could all probably do a job for II, especially Saramago.


All good names.
Some other academy alum that may land in USL after graduating this year: Perno, Deeds, Carter, Bounthong, Harr, Reedy, and Lochner (grad student).



#1356416 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 31 October 2019 - 05:53 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Hamlett needs a huge offseason, especially with the three new scouts that they have/will have on board. Well let's compare offseason acquisitions in the Curtis/Hamlett eras. 
 
Both SDs found "fits" and made it happen early either prior to the season or in the 1st month or so. If we have to wait for the July transfer window, I'd be really worried. The only pattern I see with both Curtis and Hamlett is that the yr in which we won a Shield, each SD had a HUGE offseason in January. 
 
Courtesy of this site's "Transactions Page", below are the players both Sporting Directors signed that weren't college players, HGs, or reservists. Also, they're players who contributed to the 1st team.
 
CURTIS
Moves 2015:
Zizzo
Felipe
Zubar
Sacha
Grella
Taxi
 
Moves 2016:
Baah (maybe)
Collin
Royer 
 
HAMLETT:
Moves 2017:
Murillo
Fidel (maybe)
 
Moves 2018:
Rza
Casseres
Kaku
Parker
Duncan
 
Moves prior to and mid 2019:
Tarek
Sims


Marsch was calling the shots until he left. Once he did, Hamlett took over and has been a debacle.

I'm sure Austria didn't help, but Hamlett is the worst Sporting Director in club history (maybe Agoos).



#1356358 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 30 October 2019 - 04:47 PM in MetroFanatic.com

but with Amando, he had to go to Tijuana first before coming back and signing for RB2.

He came back as a first team signing before being cut in preseason and signing with the USL team.



#1356348 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 30 October 2019 - 02:53 PM in MetroFanatic.com

has the team ever done that where a guy is on the 1st team, gets cut and then signs a reserve team contract? 


Amando Moreno, Zach Carroll, Evan Louro (then re-signed to the first team) and Rafi Diaz (preseason).



#1356341 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 30 October 2019 - 01:17 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Keep Silva, waive Nuhu

Keep Rito (buy from parent club so he can potentially move to MLS without concerns), Kilwien, Loebe. Waive Yanes. Potentially keep Scarlett. Solid leader. McSherry showed glimpses but could go either way. Boateng is a mess and as of now our worst first round pick in club history. Off the field issues along with the injury gave us nothing to see from him minus a few minutes and a couple reckless challenges. Sign Tolkin to HGP first team deal.

Keep Zajec, Lema, Stroud. Stroud didn't do much in the second half of the year to get a MLS deal, unless he's replacing Bezecourt's roster spot. Bring back Mines and Koffi on USL deals, not MLS deals.

Amarildo and Elney should easily be waived and I'd be shocked to see either return. Sowe is a gem that we cant sign as a HGP due to the number of years he was with the academy. Keep him, even if it requires a first team contract.



#1356308 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 30 October 2019 - 04:55 AM in MetroFanatic.com

Any idea when roster decisions are made public?  If I remember right, the deadline is something like the day after MLS Cup, but I don't remember how soon after playoff exits it's been done in the past.

Only five teams have already made their announcements (Dallas, FCC, Crew, Minnesota and Vancouver).
I'd venture to guess next week now that the USL season has ended and first team guys thst were there may not be back (at least with the first team) in 2020 (i.e. Mines, Beze).



#1356239 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 26 October 2019 - 08:24 PM in MetroFanatic.com

Final 1-0.
Complete and utter collapse by the team in first place two months ago. 1 point in their last 7 matches and 1 win in their last ten.

This organization never fails to let me down.