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#1416584 Marsch to Leeds

Posted by odsum25 on 21 August 2022 - 09:04 AM

And Adams has been integral to snuffing out Chelsea attacks and quickly distributing the ball forward.

Jesse has Chelsea looking like the MLS teams who didn't know what a high press was in 2015.

#1414818 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 02 August 2022 - 08:43 PM

*whispers* I think the team is quitting on Strubers hyper press system and hes not a good enough coach to overcome that

That might be a bit too far, but a team with this little depth was never going to be able to play that way so frequently in the middle of the summer. It's not a huge surprise that there have been three consecutive second half collapses.

Not sure what should give. I'd say that Struber needs to dial back the intensity a little bit if there's congestion at this time of year, but really, he just needs more players.

We can talk about strikers (and we should) all we want, but the fact that we're relying on Tolkien and D Nealis to play every minute is crazy. If Stoke really wants Edwards back, the back line is screwed

#1413903 2022 US Open Cup

Posted by odsum25 on 27 July 2022 - 06:43 PM

It's absolutely nuts that there is no VAR in the Open Cup semifinal. It's one thing for lower division sides in the early rounds, but why wouldn't they put it into place for the quarters and on?

#1403910 (No) attendance, again

Posted by odsum25 on 14 March 2022 - 07:07 PM

The WTC Path weekend closure made a huge difference for me in 2019. I still used my season ticket almost every match that year, but the much longer trip was frustrating.

Crowds were already shrinking by 2019, but I'd bet that the Path difficulties sped things up further.

#1403761 Metro - Minnesota Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 13 March 2022 - 08:05 PM

On the upside, Luquinhas looks to be a terror with the ball at his feet.

#1398603 Wikelman Carmona

Posted by odsum25 on 17 January 2022 - 02:58 PM

Called up to the Venezuelan senior team. (Casseres too, of course)


#1392672 Sebastian Sosa Sanchez rumor

Posted by odsum25 on 19 October 2021 - 11:54 AM

Anyone know how the quality of the Uruguayan league compare to MLS?

Below MLS because the top prospects move on very quickly, but there is a lot of talent.

This guy plays in Argentina though.

#1390464 Bye bye Amro Tarek

Posted by odsum25 on 09 September 2021 - 01:56 PM

Eh, Tarek doesn't seem like the type of guy who would mail it in. He has flaws, but he has never seemed checked out.

#1386026 Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 03 July 2021 - 07:50 PM

Klimala definitely off the pace tonight, aside from the layoff
For Cassares

I'll blame it on a Polish guy getting introduced to 98% humidity in Orlando.

#1384517 Synergy Alert - Junuzović Incoming?

Posted by odsum25 on 28 May 2021 - 10:09 AM

He's still a good player and was handling Jesse's system just fine in Salzburg.

I wonder if he has his eye on moving into the RB coaching ranks. Mentor these young guys, contibute a bit on the field, and eventually take a coaching role here or in Salzburg.

#1384061 Long tears Achilles

Posted by odsum25 on 21 May 2021 - 08:50 PM

Liam Ridgewell and Xavier Arreaga were/are definitely DPs. I think that Jonathan Mensah and Claude Dielna were also briefly classified as such.

Other than that, Besler and Omar Gonzalez are the only CBs that I can think of, but that isn't really the same thing. Maybe Waston ended up as one at some point too...

Possibly Jelle Van Damme and Gabriel Torres?

In any event, it's a short list.

#1384022 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 21 May 2021 - 06:52 AM

It's clear that there is an upside to letting a young, potentially error prone player acclimatize and get up to speed with a system in USL before throwing them onto the field in a high pressure MLS situation that could destroy their confidence.

I think that it also makes more sense to do this with young defenders like Reyes and Murillo than a guy like Kaku, who clearly could have contributed right off the bat without any huge downsides for his future.

A guy like Edwards, with lots of first team experience in high pressure situations at Stoke, no language issues, etc. is kind of a different situation. I think that the only reason he didn't debut earlier was that Duncan put together a couple solid performances in a row.

#1383590 MLSPA Releases 2021 Player Salaries

Posted by odsum25 on 13 May 2021 - 12:13 PM

Amaya signed his new contract after the roster compliance deadline, so he's probably on a higher number.

#1382402 Metro - LA Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 25 April 2021 - 04:14 PM

Makes sense to add the third CB when you don't have another real ball winner to step in at the 6.

#1381923 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 17 April 2021 - 08:37 PM

Carmona? That's a surprise.