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#1352272 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 21 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

Then what was it for?

Tarek got a yellow in the 38th. Univision was showing a replay at the time so the announcers and Univision missed it. The second yellow was questionable in the 45th.

#1352110 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 21 August 2019 - 06:38 PM

BWP benched for Barlow?

Armas out

BWP has been playing 20-30 minutes and was forced to 60+ on Sunday, after playing 60 in the scrimmage against Army a few days prior.

Not surprised at Barlow starting with White out.

#1352037 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by Brian.MLS on 20 August 2019 - 03:03 PM

Cause our sporting director can't close a door, nevermind a high-caliber player:

#1351779 Omar Sowe Signed to NYRBII

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 August 2019 - 04:21 AM

Dyer reporting Omar Sowe may be signing with NYRBII.

HUGE addition to the team. One of my top 3 HGP candidates (Tolkin and Saramago the others).

Personally, I think he has all the tools to be the next Jozy Altidore on a Tyler Adams type path.

#1351710 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

Really tough battle tonight. Pittsburgh is a very physical and strong team and a good match for our guys. Oddly of our 6 loses this year, 2 were to Pittsburgh. High level defensive soccer tonight, but we lost the midfield battle. Tampa Bay has a chance to overtake us this weekend.

Stock Down:
Omir Fernandez - tough night for Omir. Had a couple breaks but couldnt find the net. Didn't look like he had enough time to gel with some of the other guys and struggled to get many touches without losing the ball.
Kyle Duncan - was a move off for much of the night. Gets up the field well, but passes werent sharp at all. Second goal for Pittsburgh occurred after he ran up the field, cut to the middle then gave up a poor pass and jogged back while Pittsburgh played it right to where he should have been, leaving Nealis in a 1v3 jam. Still think he can be a MLS level talent, just needs to keep focused and understand his limitations. A bit surprised we didn't bring Rito on in his place for at least 30 minutes.
Vincent Bezecourt- Uncharacteristic bad night for Beze. Knocked off many balls, poor passing (outside the assist), didn't get open much, struggled turning up the field, bunched up with Lema and Koffi far too much.

Stock Up:
Preston Kilwien - solid defending throughout the night, doing well covering for Loebe when he pushed up.
Jean-Christophe Koffi - continues to improve each week. Really good defensively and pushes forward well. Needs work on taking on defenders. Usually has great bursts of speed, but goes straight to a defender before making a pass.
Jared Stroud - 7 players on the first team and he looked better than at least 4 of them tonight (Louro, Koffi and Barlow the exceptions). Not sure if the struggles of Omir and Beze made Stroud stand out more, or if he was just getting into the right spaces.

#1351698 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

Vs. Pittsburgh at 7pm:

Omir Fernandez-Bezecourt-Stroud

Bench: Nuhu, Rito, Yanes, Scarlett, Tolkin, Mines, Elney

Midweek game = Strong team with 7 of the 11 from the first team.

Omir Fernandez seeing his first NYRBII time since he was an academy player and played one minute of a match back in 2016.

#1351325 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 August 2019 - 08:58 PM

Looked decent in the 25 minutes or so that he played tonight for FCC (at right wing). Can tell he will need time to adjust to the way they play.

#1351316 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 August 2019 - 01:26 PM

64th minute: Elney scores off a Bezecourt pass! 1-1

If we keep the same attack pattern, we will get a few more.

Hartford killing the clock as much as possible. Mines misses from close range in the 72nd.

Sean Nealis with the header off a Lema pass! 2-1 in the 75th.

Former Academy and NYRBII player, Danny Bedoya on for Hartford in the 80th.

81st: Stroud and Loebe with an assist to Bezecourt! 3-1.

82nd: Stroud gets his own from Loebe! 4-1.

83rd: Academy prospect, Bryce LeBel on for Chris Lema

86th: Academy prospect, Sal Esposito on for Vincent Bezecourt

90th+: Loebe adds another. Lazer off a free piece!! 5-1.

Final 5-1.

#1351315 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 August 2019 - 01:12 PM

Elney with a horrific touch on a breakaway with the keeper with Stroud wide open. Dribbled it right into the keeper. Ouch.

53rd minute: Elney on a breakaway, defender catches up to him and makes contact in the box. We get a PK and Hartford gets a red. Coach Nielsen losing his mind. Clear as day DOGSO and pull down. Ref then gives a red for contacting the ref to another Hartford player. 11v9! Anytime we are up players, means we will struggle.

On queue: Bezecourt blasts the PK into the sky. Terrible finishing all over today.

Mines on for Rito. Stroud to left wing. Duncan to right back, Loebe to left back. Mines at RW.

60th minute: More atrocious finishing. Counter results in a corner kick and plenty of time wasting.

#1351281 Murillo on trading block

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

Really unsure if trades can occur at this point, but to be fair this is MLS and most rules are written in pencil.

"Primary Transfer Window and Secondary Transfer Window: During the season, trades that involve players must occur during either the Primary Transfer Window (2019: February 13  May 7) or Secondary Transfer Window (2019: July 9  August 7)."


#1351280 Room for improvement on our roster

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

Speaking of former players, Eric Alexander was waived by FC Cincinnati today. Not a fit here and may have seen his last MLS action.

Signed with FC Dallas.

#1351267 Murillo on trading block

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 August 2019 - 10:12 AM

I'm still under the impression that players cant be moved past the 8th and the window is closed. Only non-player movement can happen now (i.e. draft picks, GAM/TAM, etc...) Apparently I am wrong, but roster rules seemed pretty clear on that topic.

Sign Duvall (fits our system perfectly - helped carve it). Trade Murillo to Portland for Chara.

Let Duncan play regularly with NYRBII and Buckmaster back up Duvall.

Duvall > Buckmaster > Duncan > Lade > Muyl

#1351145 RB had a discovery claim on Brian Rodriguez

Posted by Brian.MLS on 08 August 2019 - 09:54 AM

Let's be fair: Hamlett cant close a fridge door, nevermind closing and bringing in Rodriguez.

#1351142 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Brian.MLS on 08 August 2019 - 09:50 AM


Matt Kassel also had some time with Philly and Amando Moreno has seen a few minutes with Chicago this year.
Adam Najem's HGP rights were traded to Philly where he had some time in matches. We traded the HGP rights to Bryan Gallego to Portland, but I don't think he ever played in MLS. Was sent to USL for a couple years before exiting the game.

Also, as a reminder we traded away our second round pick to move up and get Epps, so we had to trade away Moreno to get the pick for Buckmaster.

#1350946 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Brian.MLS on 06 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

They traded away 3 international spots for 2020 today, giving them only 5 INTL spots for next year.

Do they know something about the upcoming collective bargaining agreement that we don't?