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Arsenal14

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#1329643 The World Cup Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 14 July 2018 - 02:48 PM

 
Our best American player Pulisic is Croatian and US Soccer can't take credit for his development. Hid dad played at the pro level.


I'm sorry, what?  He played for 7 years in a USSDA-affiliated club, and his dad played indoor.  I'm sure that home coaching helped, but to say that American soccer can't take any credit is ridiculous.

Plus, he's of Croatian descent.  It's not like he was born in Zagreb.  The Pulisics have been in the US for at least 50 years.


#1329378 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 09 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

 
Muyl = weather the storm
Etienne = bring the storm, muddafuckas! 
 
This team is superior to NYC, take it to them every time. Especially without Villa.
 
I was never fully sold on Royer being an adequate replacement to Sam, and still am not. He can score sometimes, and help posses, but the team just needs much more out of that slot if the other side is always gonna be a homegrown (pero what happened to Mines time?). Kaku out wide, with a bigger stronger TAM / DP kind of player in the CAM spot = nutmeg city and a cup run. KEVIN. PRINCE. BOATENG. Or similar.
 
Even excellent attacking duos can be shut down, especially on a postage stamp pitch. A trio of excellent attackers will stay scoring. See: ATL.


KPB just signed with Sassuolo last week.  He's sadly not available anymore.


#1328983 Marsch goes

Posted by Arsenal14 on 06 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

We aint gonna win shit with red bull as our owner.  Not as long as the minute we get good they start stealing our shit and shipping it over to Leipzig.
 
Basically our worst fears of this ownership coming true.  If Kaku balls the fuck out he's over there too in a year or two.

Yeah, being an affiliate has really destroyed Salzburg's competitiveness, right?  Losing players like Naby Keita to the bigger team made it impossible for them to make the Europa League semifinals last season and also win the Austrian Bundesliga in five consecutive seasons.


#1328966 Marsch goes

Posted by Arsenal14 on 06 July 2018 - 11:43 AM

What a shit organization this is. I mean I dont mind Jesse moving on to Europe but to do it in the middle of a season where the team is playing well to go and be someone's assistant is a shit move.

Made worse by the fact that its not like hes going to another club, he's staying within the RB system so basically our owners don't give 2 rats asses about us. Not that we didn't know this already and not that Armas cant succeed, but who in their right mind does this?
 
Lastly lets not forget how Marsch came into this team to begin with. By firing a coach who was not only a club favorite, but also succeeding and had no reason to be fired. All so this motherfucker can get an assistant job in Leipzig.

1) We don't know that he's the assistant.
2) Yes, the Bundesliga team that was in the Champions League last season and the Europa League upcoming is more important than the MLS team.
3) Players and coaches leaving in midseason is always going to be a problem in a league that plays spring-to-fall, regardless of whether the club involved is a feeder team.


#1328958 Traitor(?) Rossi training

Posted by Arsenal14 on 06 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

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I am hearing that Giuseppe Rossi is training with #RBNY


That dude's knees are going to explode if he ever steps on turf.


#1328849 The World Cup Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 05 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Time zones have a huge role in the decline too.  A 9 AM game isn't getting the same viewership as a 6 PM kickoff.


#1328593 The World Cup Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 01 July 2018 - 02:35 PM

I thought this game was going to be like 5-5 by now...


It was on pace for 20-20 and I am deeply disappointed in the way it has turned out.


#1328534 How Many Red Bulls Make the All Star Roster?

Posted by Arsenal14 on 30 June 2018 - 09:48 AM

The fact that BWP had to be a Commissioner's Pick to make the ASG is further proof that fans of this league have absolutely no understanding of the sport. But we already knew that. (Seattle fans, Portland fans, Atlanta fans, etc.)

It's almost like fans vote for players on their own team and other teams have much bigger fanbases than we do.

Blame Tata for not picking BWP in the reserves.


#1327962 The World Cup Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 18 June 2018 - 11:53 AM

Escobar looked okay, considering he's facing the equivalent of a top 5 club team in the world in terms of talent. 
 
I wonder if he gets any looks as the 3rd CB over Collin and Ndam as the year goes on. 


He should get every look over Collin.  No preference between him and Ndam.


#1327585 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Arsenal14 on 13 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

https://twitter.com/...2881737730?s=19

Summary: changes to the stadium design mean that the sun is shining directly into the cameras for early evening kickoffs, so broadcasting is basically impossible without shifting kickoff times.

They consistently fuck up in ways that I couldn't even imagine.


#1327366 2018 US Open Cup

Posted by Arsenal14 on 08 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

MLS income is significantly higher than USOC income. Also, MLS teams would be fine eating the likely losses from travel, non-MLS teams not so much.

Open it up nationally starting in the Round of 16 or quarterfinal, lower division teams are guaranteed to host if they play an MLS team.  All problems solved.




#1327249 2018 US Open Cup

Posted by Arsenal14 on 07 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

At Philly but we can't host the next round if we win unless Orlando beats DC. Sucks we couldn't win home field. Orlando didn't apply to host either game.

That's not right.  The winner of our match with Philly hosts the quarterfinal.  A1 can host R16 and QF, A2 can host QF if they win, B1 hosts R16 but can't host the QF, B2 can't host at all.




#1327212 2018 US Open Cup

Posted by Arsenal14 on 06 June 2018 - 11:13 PM

Anyone know when the draw is tomorrow?


11 AM


#1327151 2018 US Open Cup

Posted by Arsenal14 on 06 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

Alex Muyl feels like he could be a great player for like, Minnesota and Colorado.


#1326823 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 01 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

agree with everything except Collin.

Collin should only play if every defender over 5'8" is in a wheelchair.

Ditto for Redding.