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#1366043 Tyler Adams plays for RBL

Posted by Arsenal14 on 27 June 2020 - 04:43 PM

I see your point, but I preferred to see them in with a win & a higher seeding pot, than squeezing in on GD.

Unless you win the league, your league finish doesn't affect what pot you go into.  That's all based on UEFA Coefficient, which is based entirely on results in Europe, not league results.

#1366038 Tyler Adams plays for RBL

Posted by Arsenal14 on 27 June 2020 - 01:12 PM

What was it at midway?
I tried but could not find the # points

2 points clear after MD 17, last held the lead after MD 19.


#1365942 Bid for Ivan Toney rejected

Posted by Arsenal14 on 23 June 2020 - 03:19 PM

Basically....keep shopping in the most overrated market when you can purchase the next young stars from literally south of your own border. But, hey, thats the RedBull way right?

I get the focus on Europe because of Red Bull's location, but like...fuck England.  Send scouts to Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia.  Places that aren't totally picked over already, and that might actually have deals available.

Why even try to spend $5-10 million on Toney when you could sign someone like Ianis Hagi for half that?  Fiorentina bagged him for $2.2 million when he was 18.

It's so weird, because the rest of the Red Bull scouting system rules.  They bought Haland for $9 million, Timo Werner for $15 million, Naby Keita for $1.5 million (they turned a $64.5 million profit on him in 4 years!) The list is almost endless.  But then when it comes to this branch of the organization, they've got their brains collectively working like a wet potato, trying to sign a third-division striker in his mid-20s.  It's baffling.

#1365921 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 23 June 2020 - 09:00 AM

Theater Of The Absurd continues:

The pandemic has really laid bare what a psychotic asshole Djokovic is.

#1365905 Pamela Anderson's ex Adil Rami

Posted by Arsenal14 on 22 June 2020 - 05:33 PM

The heart wants what the heart wants.


#1365778 Davis named captain

Posted by Arsenal14 on 18 June 2020 - 07:55 PM

Just 2 sheilds


Davis started 4 games in 2015.

#1364342 Metro Mount Rushmore

Posted by Arsenal14 on 30 March 2020 - 01:04 PM

The obvious answer to me is John Wolyniec, with Luke Rodgers behind him.

I was in elementary school during the early days of MLS, so I had literally never heard of Rhett Harty until I read this.

#1364002 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 20 March 2020 - 11:44 AM

You're right. It's all the right wings fault. Democrats are perfect in their governing and never would have let it become this bad. Democrats can do no wrong.

Meanwhile lunatic Cuomo is trying to put nearly everyone out of business over a virus that has a .007% mortality rate in his state.

This whole thing has taught me that you really, really suck at statistics.  I wish I could live with your level of ignorance; it would make life so much simpler.

#1363927 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Arsenal14 on 18 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

I'm blaming their trigger-happy reactions, not for who is to blame for the virus spreading.

The coronavirus as of now only has a 1.3% mortality rate in the U.S. That means it's currently non-fatal for 98.7% of the people that contract it. And that doesn't even include the supposed thousands of additional untested patients.

But yeah, let's close everything and fire hundreds of thousands of workers.

A 1.3% mortality rate (we'll ignore that the number will go up as hospitals get overwhelmed) paired with a 50% infection rate means that 2.1 million Americans die.

But sure, cRaZy DeMs ArE oVeRrEaCtInG.

Give me a fucking break.

#1363906 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by Arsenal14 on 18 March 2020 - 10:53 AM

Yeah I don't get all the Trump hate, other than the usual bitter and insecure left-wing crybabies acting like they always do in trying to find something to blame him for.

He called it a hoax three weeks ago.  He dismantled the pandemic preparedness office two years ago.  He has advocated for cutting the CDC budget for years.

How has Trump NOT completely fucked up, both in years prior and in his response?

#1363696 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 14 March 2020 - 12:36 PM

That's extremely disappointing. What the hell happens to that champions league spot then if it happens?

US Soccer will just strip it from the Open Cup and re-assign it elsewhere.  They aren't mandated to give the spot to anyone by Concacaf - the Copa MX winner doesn't get into CCL.

#1363647 French left back Jason Pendant

Posted by Arsenal14 on 12 March 2020 - 08:45 PM

It is crazy that the second biggest team in Paris gets 2,000 people per game.  The people who say NYC should be able to support half a dozen professional soccer teams are insane. 

Paris has always been described to me by French people as more of a rugby city.  They didn't have a top-flight soccer champion between 1936 and 1986.

But Americans are often Anglophiles with this sport, and London has 16 professional teams, so that's the comparison that they're making.

#1362701 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 01 March 2020 - 02:52 PM

If we tie this ... I want armas on a stick

Terrible game management regardless of the result.

#1362298 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Arsenal14 on 26 February 2020 - 03:54 PM

36 is old, especially in Red Bull years, but it's not old for a keeper.  Even in Red Bull world.  And when you factor in money, it's looking like Jensen and Meara (with his raise) aren't going to be all that different than Robles as far as money goes.
This really doesn't look like it was a money thing. Something else was up.  And usually when that's the case, it's off the field stuff.

36 is old for any athlete.  Petr Cech was useless as a 36-year-old for Arsenal.  Robles isn't Cech, and he was in a year-over-year statistical decline that placed him solidly in the middle of the pack of MLS goalkeepers.

Moving on from Robles was the right decision.

Everything else associated with how it was handled, including signing a mediocre foreign goalkeeper to maybe be the starter, was the wrong decision.

#1362220 Some people are good with miserable mediocrity

Posted by Arsenal14 on 25 February 2020 - 02:59 PM

The best teams are built from within

In what world is that true?  Certainly not anywhere in soccer, I can say that confidently.