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#1365294 Some (very cool) people like Formula One

Posted by UpstateFan on 21 May 2020 - 12:31 PM

Has that ever stopped any of us?

No doubt. I'm pretty sure if someone wrote by biography, that would be the title.

#1364184 RBA can be loud AF

Posted by UpstateFan on 26 March 2020 - 11:22 AM

Tarps secretly amplify crowd noise!

#1364040 MLS game rebroadcasting

Posted by UpstateFan on 20 March 2020 - 06:05 PM

My memory is fading, but that game against RSL, late season, Shield implications, Dax dives in a header in the last minutes...2013 or 2015?

#1363941 MLS game rebroadcasting

Posted by UpstateFan on 19 March 2020 - 07:59 AM

Can we just have 7-0 on a loop?

#1363454 The Allman brothers are dead

Posted by UpstateFan on 11 March 2020 - 11:30 AM

They have an older fan base, older people are more at risk if they get sick with the coronavirus.


#1363300 MLS 2020 season

Posted by UpstateFan on 09 March 2020 - 11:17 AM

That Glesnes goal tho......Bah Gawd!!

#1362952 Marketing strategy - everyone's favorite topic

Posted by UpstateFan on 04 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

Garber says big city legacy markets need to get it more together though it is tougher being improved v new



Not for nothing, but Garber green lit a lot of these, and should take a lot of the ownership on this very foreseeable problem. Let's all check in on all the other new league teams in 10 years after their communities have worn past their honeymoons and many are just middling mediocre clubs.

#1362839 "Theme" nights at RBA this year

Posted by UpstateFan on 02 March 2020 - 11:00 AM

Do we have "Please come to the game" night?

#1362492 Stadium updates

Posted by UpstateFan on 28 February 2020 - 12:52 PM

Iberia is fine and i've done it a bunch before when i was traveling by turnpike or 78, but getting out of there is just not as fast to put me on 280 west. I also bring kids so the bar discount isn't really a benefit to me. 

#1361852 france-soccer-players-suspension-penis-bite

Posted by UpstateFan on 20 February 2020 - 08:08 AM

Man, Luis Suarez biting someone during the world cup is the worst thing i've ever seen.......


Random French jobber - "Hold my mouthguard"

#1361696 Red Bulls need more diversity?

Posted by UpstateFan on 18 February 2020 - 04:24 PM

I'll take virtue signalling for 200, Alex.

#1361646 Predictions for 2020

Posted by UpstateFan on 18 February 2020 - 09:08 AM

Tough to call, but i don't see us much better than a playoff bubble team. We lost a lot of talent, but much of that talent spent last season injured for stretches and we still squeaked out a playoff spot. This time there's no hope that the "cavalry" is going to arrive to save us.  I'm not concerned about losing Robles, because I think Meara is plenty good enough and maybe the new guy is as good as well. BWP was a non-entity last year, and we kept up playoff pace. The loss of his production, however, dropped us from a league leader to middling playoff team.


If Josh Sims can be a full time talent, and he's as good as he looked last year, then i'm feeling pretty good. But just using him as a super-sub is not going to get it done. We were weak at D-mid last year, and both LB and RB feel unsettled. I'm not convinced Tarek and whoever we slot in at RB can play the press and threaten like RB is known for.


All said, I can't escape the feeling this is a roster built to compete in 2010 MLS, and the league is a lot bigger and better than it was 10 years ago. 

#1360476 Kemar sold

Posted by UpstateFan on 31 January 2020 - 08:42 AM

Can we just roll with the USL patch on our Jersey this year?

#1360010 West Ham bid for Long rejected?

Posted by UpstateFan on 27 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

Keep Long until his contract expires, even if he bitches and moans and makes the club look undesirable for other players to come to.

If they sell at any price, Hamlett 100 percent will never fill the gap Long would leave.

Pushing for him to be sold is like asking the club to let him walk for free. You know Red Bull will simply pocket the cash like they did for Adams and Murillo.

I agree. Selling Long now would be an official capitulation on the 2020 season......at least more so than it already feels like.

#1353873 Has Armas lost the team?

Posted by UpstateFan on 16 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Usually when you talk about losing the team you're talking about mentality and effort. Other than some tough spells from guys who were clearly hoping to cash in on a transfer opportunity, it doesn't seem to me like that's what's going on here.


I just don't think Armas is as good of a coach as Marsch. He can't settle on an identity that he wants the team to play with, or he's not as good as communicating that vision to the players. Under Marsch our guys moved as a total unit 100% of the time, under Armas it often looks like 11 guys just rolled the ball out and picked a new FIFA formation to try out.

I agree with this. Armas is trying, he's just not that good. You're not getting a lot of the peripheral BS and pouting you see from teams where the team is at odds with the coach. The story is probably that Marsch had the team overachieving and the talent/investment gap is showing it's head.