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#1340627 Stadium updates

Posted by Brian.MLS on 15 February 2019 - 12:23 PM

Just found out Im losing the seats Ive had since 2011.

I guess doing this project during the offseason made too much sense.

#1340619 2019 Depth Chart

Posted by Brian.MLS on 15 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

Taking a stab at how we will start the season. Assuming Loebe and Nealis will make the first team and the rest of the draft picks will land with RB2.

Players in [ ] are players removed from 2018.

GK: Robles (Meara, Louro)
RB: Murillo (Duncan, Lade) [Kutler]
CB: Long and Parker (Tarek, Nealis) [Escobar, Collin, Ndam, Redding, Politz]
LB: Taxi (Lade, Loebe)
DM: Davis and Rza (Beze, CCJ, Koffi) [Adams]
RW: Muyl (Valot, Ivan, Epps, Mines)
CM: Kaku (Beze, Fernandez)
LW: Royer (Etienne)
FWD: BWP (Jorgensen, White, Abang) [Rivas]

USL Signings:
GK: Nuhu [Levene]
RB: [Stauffer]
CB: Boateng, Buckmaster, Scarlett [Lombard]
LB: Yanes [de Vera]
DM: McSheery [Echevarria]
RW: [Aguinaga]
CM: Lema [Tinari]
LW: Stroud [Moreno]
FWD: Barlow

Possible USL signings that have USL experience as academy player loans with us and now graduated college: Marcello Borges, Henry Martin, Kyle Zajec, Juan Seba Sanchez, and Ethan Lochner

#1340365 Former Metros Asst. Coach Fernando Clavijo Passes Away

Posted by Brian.MLS on 09 February 2019 - 02:57 PM

Great man. Had a long battle with multiple myeloma. Thoughts are with his family.


#1340246 Trialists?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 06 February 2019 - 05:00 PM

First camp featured Allen Yanes (signed back to USL team), academy kids John Tolkin and Omir Fernandez (Omir signed). Outside of academy players (Bobocea), I haven't seen any trialist in the photos. That could be strategic.

Last year before AZ, we only had Kyle Duncan and Ish Jome, IIRC.

Very interested to see the AZ roster.

#1340085 Did We Drop the Red Kit?

Posted by Brian.MLS on 04 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

I dont know how often this needs to be explained so I won't do it yet again. Read other threads.

#1339997 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by Brian.MLS on 01 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

digao, john rooney, BWP, Billy Beckham, ... ?

Fausto and Martin Klinger, Gordon and Sacha Kljestan.

#1339970 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by Brian.MLS on 31 January 2019 - 05:20 PM

He's a CB who can sort of play out left. There really isn't a need for him here...at least on the wages which he'll command. He makes a lot more sense for Atlanta to spell an aging Parkhurst or slide into a 3 man backline.

But he has a famous brother, thus I agree, he fits our M.O.

#1339965 2019 jersey

Posted by Brian.MLS on 31 January 2019 - 03:58 PM

Blue is out as of last year (mainly due to the "NY is Red" campaign).

2017: Retired White/Red Sleeves, released lasers
2018: Retired Blue/White, released Red
2019: Retired Lasers, released Glitch
2020: Retire Red, release new Red.

I'll buy one.... obviously.

#1339774 Adams to Leipzig official

Posted by Brian.MLS on 27 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Give and go with Sabitzer whose shot is pushed away by the keeper. Lanier follows it up finishes it, now 4-0.

Also, got the attack going on the third goal.

Bit of a factor in 3 of the 4 goals.

#1339755 2019 Preseason games

Posted by Brian.MLS on 26 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

Danny Royer jumps into an early lead for the Brian Kelly Memorial Award.

#1339696 The Guess Kaku Transfer Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 25 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

No transfer - Banished to NYRB2 and throws up 40 assists in USL

Tom Barlow goes to Europe with his 40g and then ends up without a team a year later.

#1339437 Miazga rejects extension

Posted by Brian.MLS on 22 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

I doubt Miazga is faking an injury to make a play to come back to the NY Red Bulls defensive line.

#1339330 Omir Fernandez to sign homegrown

Posted by Brian.MLS on 20 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

Ives reporting deal is complete:

#1339191 CCJ 2019

Posted by Brian.MLS on 17 January 2019 - 01:32 PM

In watching CCJ in USL last year, he showed a lot of promise. My concern is that he is timid/shy when he doesn't have the ball. Doesn't get into good spaces. When he has the ball, good things usually happen.

The good news is that Adams spent a year and a half looking like eerily similar in the USL before he became an absolute beast.

The bad news is CCJ can't use being a 16yr old with braces as an excuse.

#1339122 2019 International Call-ups

Posted by Brian.MLS on 16 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

The number of coaches with a Metro background is amazing.

MLS: Petke, Vermes, Gio
Assts: Fraser, Hendrickson, Razov, K. Arena
USYNTs: Ramos, van den Bergh (U19 HC), Meola, Sorber (now at LAFC), and Omid Namazi.
Now Terry Boss as GK coach with the senior team.

US Soccer Pro License is awarded to about 10 people each year. Last year, Steve Trittschuh (very losely played/trained with Metro), Ezra Hendrickson, Kenny Arena and Robin Fraser.
This year, you have Mike Petke, Gio Savarese, DVDB, and Ante Razov as candidates.

USL: Woly, Ibra, Braeden Cloutier, Tim Mulqueen, Jamison Olave, Gerson Echeverry, and John Harkes.

You have Henry at Monaco and Jesse at Leipzig.

Chris Leitch was with SJ, Richie Williams was involved with the US, DC, RB teams, Donadoni coached a bit as did Lothar, Brian Bliss did great things.

The list goes on and on.