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#1332567 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 29 August 2018 - 11:19 PM

Team will officially qualify for the playoffs with a win. 

A NE loss or draw or a DC loss also clinches a playoff birth for us regardless of what happens.

We cannot be caught by Orlando, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal already.

#1332053 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 22 August 2018 - 06:43 PM

Ref letting a lot go. 

Our set pieces have not been well-taken so far.

Smurfs may have the most incompetent ball kids in the league.

#1331189 Metro - Fire Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 05 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

Hoping game goes as well as the playoff game in Chicago last year!

We will actually have played 1 more game than Atlanta by the end of the month (wtf MLS?), so it's time to make those games-in-hand count!

#1330819 Watching Etienne wiff chance after chance

Posted by 999duo on 30 July 2018 - 10:53 AM

Etienne can/will get better. I honestly think once he gets 1 or 2 confidence will rise and he'll start cooking. 

Dempsey is completely washed up. He's done. Hard pass on that one. Seattle is only still playing him because their season is effectively over.

#1329791 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 16 July 2018 - 07:04 AM

Royer has 4 goals, of which I believe 2 were penalty's  , he has the most shots on the team and also 0 assists. I like him but his performance is not what it was last year.

Well hopefully he turns the corner soon. Only 1 PK btw. In typical fashion this team has been awarded 2 PKs. Atlanta meanwhile has about 20.

#1329251 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 08 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

Lade played fine. Murillo just got back from Russia, Kutler's played one game. I give Armas a pass there. As crappy a game as it was there are 17 more to play this season.

#1329209 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 08 July 2018 - 08:06 PM

I have no idea why the announcers are blaming Long, that was a horrible pass by Adams.

#1329184 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 08 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

Disorganized play with no rythm from both sides, crappy stadium with bad angles, unconscious comparisons being made by everyone to quality of play in World Cup, both teams switch extroverted outspoken coaches for quiet introverts. . . Hasn't been a great game to watch so far. 

#1328942 Marsch goes

Posted by 999duo on 06 July 2018 - 09:35 AM

I will miss Marsch and wish him well. I think he did a fine job here. He took the job in a tough position and had to win the fans over after the Petke firing and he did. He made some tough calls with shipping out popular players, but I genuinely believe that every move he made was designed to make the club better and not due to some petty personal BS--something very common in sports but largely absent during his tenure. Hope Armas is the one to lead us to the promised land. Hats off to Marsch--an articulate, intelligent, and passionate coach.

#1328710 Metro - Toronto Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 02 July 2018 - 07:36 AM

I thought Lade had a great game which was good to see. Looks like he's finally back (or close to) 100% after injury.

#1328665 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 01 July 2018 - 06:08 PM

By the time we play this game we will have 5 games-in-hand on Atlanta. WTF MLS?

#1328501 How Many Red Bulls Make the All Star Roster?

Posted by 999duo on 29 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

Can't believe BWP had to be a Garber pick. Ridiculous that Tata passed on him. I believe the game is meaningless and would rather our players not play, EXCEPT it's important for contract bonuses and crap like that. BWP's been great, he deserves the $$$

#1328066 Robles looked like a fool

Posted by 999duo on 21 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

People are (probably rightfully) making fun of the title of this thread, but Robles has clearly taken a step back from a couple years ago.

Hes dropped from a top 3 keeper in the league to probably somewhere between 5-10. Its not out of the question to start looking at whether he should be an automatic starter anymore.

I actually think he's been spectacular this year. Tijuana anyone. He's made more great saves this year than in past seasons.

#1326984 2018 US Open Cup

Posted by 999duo on 05 June 2018 - 07:50 AM

Who was captain when Robles was out? I totally missed it


#1325761 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by 999duo on 19 May 2018 - 01:53 PM

Sort of. Tony Meola left for a bit and came back, same with Zach Thornton.

Upon looking into it Petke and Meola both had gaps of 7 years between league appearances for Metro. Thornton (who I totally forgot about) had an amazing 11 years in between stints, but never played a league game after returning--he only played 1 USOC game in 2008. Meara's is almost certainly the longest gap in between league games for a player consistently under contract with NY during that time (I know he went on loan to NYCFC for a year, but he was still technically under contract with us).