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#1428305 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 20 April 2023 - 09:28 AM

Only exception to this would be if you had an Android mobile phone and you are on the road and away from a bar. There is no Apple TV app for Android mobile phones unfortunately.

Android user here. Apple TV works fine in browser, although it's ridiculous that they don't have an Android app.

#1427402 Metro - San Jose Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 10 April 2023 - 11:27 AM

The first one is tough...if a red was given on the field for DOGSO, I don't think it would have been overturned, but I can understand why the yellow on the field wasn't considered a clear and obvious error.

The second seemed like it should have been red. It was a bad, reckless challenge, but he did try (and succeed) in pulling back when he realized what was about to happen. I'd err on the side of red there because it was still really reckless, but I can understand why they stuck with yellow. (I also wonder whether the ensuing shenanigans impacted the VAR decision on the foul).

#1427052 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 02 April 2023 - 03:41 PM

 and immediately exposed in the playoffs..   Garbage formation.  Might as well wave the white flag before kickoff. 

NYCFC (2021), Columbus (2020), Seattle (2019), Atlanta (2018) all won MLS Cup with a single striker formation  Mostly 4231.

#1427043 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 02 April 2023 - 12:07 PM

Different coach, different players, different MLS. The league has significantly changed. Are the players and tactics good enough against other MLS teams? Like others have said, Ill wait until all our key players play together and are healthy before I yell failure.

That's all fine and I agree that the league has developed and we need to see the key attackers together.

But for someone to say that they've never seen a single striker formation work in MLS or elsewhere is some serious hyberbole.

#1427041 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by odsum25 on 02 April 2023 - 11:49 AM

 I've never seen a team play with a single striker and have any measure of success, in MLS or elsewhere. Why Struber insists on this is beyond me.

I guess you weren't around for most of BWP's time here?

#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.