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#1332228 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Eleazar on 23 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

tbph, i don't even follow the 2 European RB teams or Brazil. had to mute all 3 twitter accts.

#1332220 Andreas Ivan

Posted by Eleazar on 23 August 2018 - 03:54 PM

also, to Ivo's point, think back to Royer's acquisition. most of us did not know much about him at all outside of checking his wiki page finding out he was a Europa Lg/Champs Lg Qualifying Rd level guy. he showed something early-ish on, iirc, beginning with DC away in '16. and when we played away at TFC, he looked like a baller, given how the squad was constituted at the time.


and i can assume that's the kind of player Koko wanted in the July transfer window.


that's how i interpret Ivo's post about showing something, and my endorsing it. if anything, ivan should've got a look with RB2, like Murillo did when he 1st got here. or just like Abang did last Tuesday in that confounding RB2 match that ended in a draw. 

#1332209 Andreas Ivan

Posted by Eleazar on 23 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

Erm, that's precisely the point. Rza was here in preseason and was playing in competitive games in February. He didn't become an automatic starter until June/July (admittedly, the injury didn't help). Ivan does not have 6 months ahead of him before the playoffs, so he needs to show something quickly. I'm not writing him off, just agreeing that midseason signing history isn't on his side (someone pointed out that Henry and BWP didn't contribute immediately upon arriving in the summer).


Also, I am strictly talking about contribution in our quest for MLS Cup this season, not about overall ability or future performances in 2019 and beyond.



#1332157 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Eleazar on 22 August 2018 - 11:44 PM

The idea that we could be sunk by a single goaltending error up a man for more than half a fucking game (and 2 up the last 20 minutes) is the problem. When you have a man up like that you should be up by multiple goals. This was as disgraceful disgusting and embarrassing a performance as you will ever see and the whole team and coaching staff should be completely and utterly fucking ashamed.


it should be the fanbase too, but i'm seeing that the Excuse Train has shown up and it sounds like Baghdad Bob has come out of retirement. 


impotent performance by the team up 2 men, and City had 4 starters missing, their best CB. 

#1331926 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Eleazar on 19 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

no surprise there.

#1331832 David Beckham used to play soccer

Posted by Eleazar on 17 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

Copied that AC Milan colors tho  :cheers:

Milan at home. Juventus away. Charlie had the colors right in the 2nd yr. 

#1331766 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Eleazar on 15 August 2018 - 09:16 PM

I so want them to be good enough that they get confident, but terrible enough that we get to plaster them twice, with Kaku ankle-ing Rooney and a hosts of other DC shitbags. 

#1331686 Is Armas a good successor to Marsch?

Posted by Eleazar on 13 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

when Marsch kept it the same wrt subs and not fielding extra defenders late, is that partly why we lost some late leads/couldn't hold leads? 


some deep philosophical stuff, best defense is a good offense, that sorta shit. we are where we are currently due to having the best defense period. 

#1331651 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by Eleazar on 12 August 2018 - 02:10 PM

this would be a perfect game for Abang to be a tank and just collide with Waston all game long. but yeah, i don't think we go with the 1st XI in this match, come to think about it. 

#1331616 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by Eleazar on 12 August 2018 - 01:37 AM

No changes, no suspensions due to YCs. 18 should be the same, unless you switch out White for Abang, I still think that's a bit early for that. 

#1331481 Prepared for the transfer window

Posted by Eleazar on 09 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

Saying BWP doesn't show up in the playoffs is harsh. It's more that a good team with time to prepare can shut down a one or two man attack, limiting BWPs looks to a spare few stabs against the run of play. 

that's basically what i saw in front of me for the away playoff game at MTL. he'll get goals if he gets the chances, but if he's limited to a few...he still has to bury them, or at least one of em. 

#1331434 Abang's loan terminated

Posted by Eleazar on 08 August 2018 - 09:34 PM

he def brings the physical part of the game to the position. did some good work for us that one season. scored against Philly, assisted in the Hudson Derby, scored on the Cosmos. 


if it works out, phew. 

#1331420 Prepared for the transfer window

Posted by Eleazar on 08 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

ATL signed a DMid to replace the one they sold in Dec/Jan. TAM guy from Argentina. 

#1331331 Kemar: All-Time Best XI?

Posted by Eleazar on 06 August 2018 - 11:42 PM

Make it best XVIII, then! Starters plus 6 subs and GK! 

#1331234 Watching Etienne wiff chance after chance

Posted by Eleazar on 06 August 2018 - 01:20 AM

DE did exactly what i'd prefer royer to do when royer has the ball and dribbles. enough with Royer's cut back on the right, DE makes the move, makes the defender look stupid, go to the endline and send in a strong weakfooted cross on the deck into the 6yd box.


but nobody was in the center fwd channel. DE is a trickster that can live off that play and rack up assists, but one of our guys has to be at the receiving end. maybe it ends up an own goal.