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General Robles

Member Since 28 Aug 2014
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#1346393 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on Yesterday, 12:57 PM



Getting back to Lawrence, I love the guy and think he had a great game, but he went a little overboard when he screamed in Villalba's face.  Lawrence is generally a pretty cool character on the field, but he let his emotions get the best of him there.  If the game wasn't basically over, he maybe gets a stupid yellow, for the antics after the tackle rather than for the tackle itself.

Fair enough. I have absolutely zero issue with it. He didn't get a yellow and it is out of character for him, which means we probably won't see it happen again anytime soon. The team's had a rough go of it so far, plus the revenge factor for the playoffs (which he didn't get to take part in). I love the fire. Not to mention Villalba is a complete tool that deserves to be mocked. 

#1346380 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on Yesterday, 08:54 AM

What's the best way to get tickets to this or one of next Metro games now days - is it Stubhub/SeatGeek or ticketmaster?

They all suck. Stubhub/SeatGeek probably have slighter lesser fees than Ticketmaster. 


Either way, tomorrow night you should pay no more than $15, all in, to get in. 

#1346305 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 19 May 2019 - 09:42 PM

Watch the video. Kemar Lawrence is a beast. He is what we have been missing. Most underrated player in the league.


Ive watched this no less than 25 times tonight.

Agreed on Taxi, as well. This team has felt a lot different, in my view, since he returned. We have the Montreal stinker mixed in, but 3 impressive wins since his return - vs. Galaxy, @ Dallas, vs. Atlanta.

#1346293 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 19 May 2019 - 08:50 PM

We showed heart and fight and pressing up until the red


5 - @NewYorkRedBulls are unbeaten in their last five regular season @MLS games where they received a red card (3W-2D). Defiant.

If memory serves, last June at RBA we were up 1-0 on Dallas, got an early red, then proceeded to win 3-0. Id imagine that was the most recent prior to tonight.

#1346286 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 19 May 2019 - 08:07 PM

Big props to Armas for the Barlow substitution (and I was skeptical at the time). I believe his thought process was that Barlow has a little more speed up top, so considering the circumstances of the game, he wanted the ability to play some long balls over the top on the counter and hope he gets on the end of one. Worked out brilliantly.

That Taxi moment at the end was probably my favorite of the season. Great win with a lot of heart today. It hasnt been the smoothest start to the year, but they are alive, fighting, and right in the thick of the playoff hunt.

#1346095 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 15 May 2019 - 08:41 AM

I'm on board with Captain Taxi

#1346079 2019 USOC

Posted by General Robles on 14 May 2019 - 02:19 PM

Who would that be, and how expensive a hobby is it?

"Five figure losses"






SA: What are the costs in running FC Motown?

None of our staff are paid.  We will cover Sacir’s coaching classes, but he dedicates a ton of time for free. The players respect that. Alan Maclintock is another unpaid volunteer who is invaluable, as is Bujar Gjata.

The biggest expenses are field and stadium rental, referee fees, gear and travel to cup competitions. Our loss is in the five figures, but there is a path to being a self-sustaining club.  We have great sponsors in ColaVita Olive Oil, Precision Electric Motors, Enterprise Fleet Management and Atlantis Water Gardens. We drew over 800 fans for the Red Bulls U-23 Open Cup game and have averaged 200 for the playoffs. A goal of 500 per game is achievable next year as we built awareness and have a fun product. This playoff run won’t hurt, either, and the chance to focus this offseason on fine-tuning things and not just building from scratch will be helpful.


#1345879 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 10 May 2019 - 12:26 PM

I don't think it's tone deaf. Jesse March and Tyler Adams were always leaving the club. If RB Leipzig didn't exist, they would have just left for some other random European team. The fact that they are still associated with the team is pretty cool IMO.

I have nothing but love for Marsch and Adams. 


I was personally referring to the fact that they're holding this at a Bayern bar... on a day that Leipzig plays Bayern. 

#1345868 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 10 May 2019 - 10:17 AM

The club is hosting a viewing party at Smithfield Hall where the Leipzig-Bayern game will be shown at 930am, followed by a "video chat" with Jesse and Tyler, then the Red Bulls-Dallas broadcast.

It's an interesting concept but the timing is tone deaf. I wonder how many people will be shouting for both guys to come back and save the team.

Mike Petke town hall 2.0?

Especially tone deaf being that I believe Smithfield's is an official Bayern supporters bar. 

#1345779 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by General Robles on 09 May 2019 - 09:01 AM

Those 10 have played but a mere what 4 games together? Other than that, the talent on this roster is laughable. Barlow, white, and Jorgensen dont scare anyone.

They sure as hell scare me. 

#1345666 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 08 May 2019 - 01:47 PM

We are 9-0-0 and a +20 all time in the regular season vs. Montreal at RBA. 


The sad part - in other competitions (CCL & Playoffs) we are 0-1-1 vs. Montreal at RBA. 

#1345659 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 08 May 2019 - 12:11 PM


If you get out of work at 5:30, you should be able to make it to the stadium for a 7pm kickoff from wherever you work in the area.

Those who work later than that...sorry but weeknight sporting events are just not for you. No need to cater to that crowd. The Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Devils and Islanders haven't been for years, and they are doing fine with attendance.

Cool. I don't get out of work at 5:30 and I work in Midtown East... The game is at 8, so apparently they are catering to "that crowd". Based on your overall attitude on pretty much everything, sporting events, in general, probably are just not for you. 

#1345639 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 08 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

I love the 8 PM start. 7 PM is impossible for me on a weeknight. 

#1345583 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 07 May 2019 - 08:24 AM

Still no Piatti or Sagna for Montreal tomorrow.



#1345485 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 04 May 2019 - 11:08 PM

Is it? He cant cross. Cant shoot. Cant defend. Last year his best attribute was on display every week because of the style we played under Marsch. He played the entire game in the opponents half dribbling through the defense.

He is an elite outside back in this league when hes playing at last years level. Nobodys disputing hes played like shit this year, which has obviously struck a nerve with you. Downplaying his ability and performance last year is purely revisionist history because you have an axe to grind with him.