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#1344538 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by Brian.MLS on 17 April 2019 - 12:22 PM

I understand cold water has already been thrown on this, but since he was with the team I always thought he'd be a great coach, if he controlled his ego. Biggest issue would be that he is a perfectionist and players would likely grow tired of that rather quickly.

Seems I was spot on. Golovin came out just yesterday and said that Henry would go crazy during practices when things weren't perfect and play "get the ball" from him. Stated he hasn't killed the player inside of him.

#1344450 Abang's loan terminated

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 April 2019 - 06:07 AM

3 goals in 5 games in China's second division!

He scored two of them in the last match, on pretty easy set-ups (one corner, one touch in the box)... then in true Abang fashion, he received a red card for throwing his fist out at an opponent's face when he had the ball. Good riddance.

#1344369 Jesse Marsch to RB Salzburg Official

Posted by Brian.MLS on 15 April 2019 - 06:09 AM



#1344249 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 14 April 2019 - 06:47 PM

This team has talent but looks horrendous. That's coaching. With how quickly Hamlett has been firing some of the academy coaches, have to wonder how quickly being the "best MLS points total" loses its shine for Armas.

#1344000 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 07 April 2019 - 05:58 AM


#1343999 Is 2019 season a hangover for winning Supporters' Shield?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 07 April 2019 - 05:55 AM

Team is lacking chemistry and heart. Kaku does a lot of things well with the ball and getting into space, but his passing was abysmal yesterday.

1998: Conference Semifinals
1999: 7-25.

2008: MLS Cup Final
2009: Worst season in club history.

2018: Supporters Shield/Best MLS Point total ever
2019: 1-1-3 start

#1343908 2019 USOC

Posted by Brian.MLS on 06 April 2019 - 05:04 AM

How did RB U-23 qualify?  
Ranked 11th in USL-2, which qualified only 10?
NPSL qualified 14.  Brooklyn ranked 17th, FC Monmouth 29th.

SIMA Aguilas, Myrtle Beach Mutiny, and Colorado Rapids U23 all folded, allowing Red Bulls U23 to qualify along with Lakeland Tropics and The Villages.

NPSL allocates based on rank, but also on size of the region and number of teams in the region. Each conference needs to be represented starting with spot 9, which allows for some lower seeded teams to get in.

#1343790 New Training Facilities with Residence?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 02 April 2019 - 09:07 PM

Saw this on MLS' site.

Per Dyer:

#1343552 2019 Parley Jersey Leak - Black and Aqua?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 27 March 2019 - 04:35 PM

I find it hard to believe that people care much about these outside of jersey collecting geeks and those who feel the need to buy every new kit.

Wow. "Geeks"? Ouch.

#1343438 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 24 March 2019 - 03:27 PM

1:1 draw with Nashville. Brian White goal from an Epps cross. Very physical and direct game didn't allow for many players to stand out. Mike Grella was in attendance. Heard he was calling the game.

Edgardo Rito made his debut. Mixed thoughts on him so far, but good overall.

Alex Bobocea was the backup keeper for Louro today. Nuhu was sitting with the players not in uniform again.

For me personally, proud Dad moment on getting my son to his first match and he loved it!

Lema-Casseres Jr.
Epps-Stroud-Etienne Jr.

Barlow, Mines and Elney were subs used.

The grey jersey will be for sale this week. Also nicer than the first teams' new one.

#1343377 Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 23 March 2019 - 08:56 PM

Robles with a yellow at the end of the match after going off on the officials. Not sure what in particular it was. Maybe still angry with Chapman from 2015?

7 corner kicks. Did any result in a shot on goal? Perhaps a dozen set plays shouldn't be the way to approach.

Just needed one of Rza, Beze or Davis to have a good match. None did.

#1342397 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 March 2019 - 03:16 PM

how have Koffi and Yanes looked?

Koffi looked very good in the first half. Wasn't called on as much in the second half. Yanes looked great in the second half. Had a shaky first half though, which may be why SPR attacked his side more in the second half. Had a few great moments.

#1342380 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 March 2019 - 12:35 PM

Decent attendance from it being a nice day. Steve Jolley, CJ Brown and the USL guys outside the 18 are here in attendance.

At kickoff, exactly 100 players can claim they have played for NYRBII.

#1342329 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 07 March 2019 - 08:11 PM

High level overview of team. Again, not complete roster but this is the start.

CAPS = Havent been announced as NYRBII signings
* = First teamers
** = Academy loan

GK: Meara*, Louro*, Montali**
DEF: Duncan*, Nealis*, Buckmaster, Rito, Yanes, Scarlett, McSherry, Kilwien, Boateng
MID: Lema, Koffi*, Etienne*, Ivan*, Mines*, Valot*, Bezecourt*, Epps*, Casseres*, Stroud, Zajec
FWD: Fernandez*, Jorgensen*, White*, Barlow, Elney

Not showing: NUHU and LOEBE,
Guest player Timar Lewis, RB Brasil guest players, da Silva and de Souza

#1342289 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 07 March 2019 - 12:50 PM

Pure speculation (CAPS-Players not yet announced or might have been cut):


Bench: NUHU, BOATENG, LOEBE, Rito, ZAJEC, ELNEY and Mines.

Things may look a bit different if they bring in some academy kids on loan, White or Jorgensen are in the mix, they want Valot and/or Meara to get some minutes, other trialists (such as the RB Brasil kids) are signed over those mentioned.