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2022 Summer Transfer Window

12 May 2022 - 10:51 AM

I think it opens in less than a month. Any predictions? 





Long sold (bring in depth player, Reyes on field replacement)

Pendant sold (new acquisition needed as replacement)

CCJ Sold (Wiki replaces him)

Clark loan terminated and sent to Salzburg




CB depth replacement

LB/LWB (Conrado? Some dude from Celtic?)

Striker on Loan to buy (Just keep trying to catch lighting...)

CM young depth 



All seems doable - I'd love a real legitimate dynamic, nimble, fast striker from SA, but Struber seems to demand 6'+ height in his forwards. Assuming Stuber sticks with Klimala (I guess he could argue that Klimala was Thelwell's error and get a redo from RB org?), then I don't think they will bring in a DP level backup forward. 




At first light on the ___day...

03 March 2022 - 10:09 AM

When does everyone think we'll see Luqs and Fletcher in training? 

Offseason Grades

22 February 2022 - 12:56 PM

In advance of actually seeing the team play, how you grade this offseason? 


For me, it's a C or C-.


I am assuming:

- Luqs is Marsch Kaku 2.0

- Morgan is as good as people on here think

- Klimala improves in year 2, playing as a consistent lone forward. 

- There is an unknown 2nd forward that makes Barlow 3rd string (Sowe, Archimede, Harper)?

- There's another left back capable player I dont know about.



Moves can still be made (and likely would) but I was expecting more moves by Thelwell than have occurred. 


Who knows, maybe they look killer vs. the quakes and Struber has gotten everything to just click.....


Deafening Silence

08 February 2022 - 11:32 AM

Just posting into the ether - perhaps someone in RB org will hear/care. 


It's really crappy how silent this team has become. Is this the worst year yet? I know media coverage is low, but last year we got "2-3 key acquisitions are planned" from Thelwell. This year feels like a complete guessing game. 


I know you don't want to set up expectations and then not achieve, but if they value the die hards so little anyway, why not toss us a non-specific nugget? If they don't care if we know their plans, then why would they care what we think about them? 



No local TV announcers?

17 January 2022 - 01:32 PM

I'm a fan of Shep and Cangilosi for games. In 2023, there is a potential for a new TV deal with all MLS games (including all local games) sold to a single bidder (e.g. not MSG). On the Seeing Red that came out last week, Cangilosi mentioned that Shep and him could be off the games and, whats more, it could be standard broadcasters like they do for ESPN games....  


I want Shep and Cangilosi to continue, but even if its not Shep and Cangilosi, it should be consistent local announcers who follow the team. I wonder if there is any fan pressure that can be put on Garber?  


(trying to distract myself from lack of roster moves)