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Sasa Curcic's Watch

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#1351527 Ivan released

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 12 August 2019 - 09:15 PM

Huh, sure, but why? Do we get any meaningful savings by releasing him this late in the season?

I get that he didn't set the world alight, but why not keep him for the run-in? Muyl was recently injured, Omir has a slight build, and Etienne is on a loan. I guess Sims better come through quickly.

Wishful thinking, but maybe also Armas considering a change of shape. And in addition, he'd probably play Rzat at winger with Casseres, Davis, and Kaku in the middle. And it looks like they'll throw Sims right into the fire. 




#1351518 Ivan released

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 12 August 2019 - 08:08 PM

Hearing per a source that Andreas Ivan has been released by RBNY

 

 

Hey would you look at that. The Ivan era is over. How will you remember him? I will as a woefully disappointing addition to the best team in our history last year, where more of an impact player might've taken us to the promised land. And a player who's salary didn't match his level of a prospect with some talent. 




#1351063 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 07 August 2019 - 08:17 PM

Does anyone really care if he is? It's not like he's an untradeable player or a game breaker every week.

He has flashes of brilliance here and there but that's about it.

I think most of us would be upset becuase we'd be getting rid of a homegrown guy instead of getting rid of a guy like Ivan who is nothing special and making big money. 

 

But it is a numbers game here. There are only so many spots and we have Muyl, Sims, Etienne, Ivan, Fernandez, and Royer. Not enough spots on the field to keep them all happy. 




#1350690 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 04 August 2019 - 11:50 AM

If it's his goal to play in the EPL as he's been quoted, then why did he sign a new contract just 5 months ago?  He can't have it both ways.

Signed a new contract so he can start making some real money instead of making barely 6 figures. And the reason he is on the radar of European clubs has to do with him becoming a regular with the USMNT and he only really solidified his place under Berhalter this year. 




#1349819 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 22 July 2019 - 07:52 PM

Full week rest, at home, playing against a non playoff team, have to take advantage. 




#1349817 2020 RBNY Home Jersey - Black?

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 22 July 2019 - 07:35 PM

Fuck that. Can't we keep some continuity here with the red and white colors please. There's enough teams in MLS who have black as the primary color, let them have it. 




#1348678 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 07 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Two things - 

 

1) All things considered - I'll take the point.

 

2) Fuck Atlanta 




#1346288 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 19 May 2019 - 08:11 PM

Phenomenal effort especailly defensively. Can't even think of one real great scoring opportunity for ATL. Even if it took some last ditch defending Robles didn't have to make many saves. Great team effort to have that happen while playing a man down for so long. 

 

Hopefully this is the type of win that catapults us to some more momentum and we can start making up some ground in the standings. 

 

 

Also, fuck Atlanta. 




#1346281 MetroFanatic Survivor

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 19 May 2019 - 07:56 PM

Parker for the red card? 




#1346280 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 19 May 2019 - 07:55 PM

 Yet De Rossi was still out there handling business....

Same for Ribery... I want Ribery and Robben ans De Rossi... Next someone is gonna sy they'd rather start Etienne or Omir over Ribery or Robben?!?!

We have different definitions of handling business. The track record shows that older guys who you can't categorize as athletic anymore don't cut it in this league. De Rossi's legs have gone. Once that goes he's got nothing left.

 

No Etienne and Omir are obviously not better but there is something to be said to for sticking to your philosophy of building and developing your youth. When foreign clubs do it we applaud them but when we try we have to spend on a retread who can't stay healthy. Robben and RIbery can't stay on the field any longer for a prolonged period of time. Robben may still have something left in the tank to contribute in the Dutch league but to get him here he ain't coming cheap. And there's a reason that Ribery is being linked to play in the middle east and Australia. We should be more creative with our signings. Not sitting on our hands either that's where our frustration lies. But we say hell no to any older guy coming here for one last payday. 




#1346004 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 11 May 2019 - 07:52 PM

Also must be added that the Univision announcing team is probably the worst of all the worst. 

 

As American soccer fans we've suffered through some horrible broadcasts especially in the darker ages of the game in this country, safe to say they are the worst of the worst. 




#1346003 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 11 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

Very pleasantly surprising game. Some guys are definitely claiming their place as starters on this team. 

 

Casseres has got to be in the first 11. Easier to do with a 3 man backline when we have an extra midfielder in there but I still would play him over Rzat for now in a 4-2-3-1. 

 

We have to get Kaku going more hopefully this is a step in the right direction.

 

We gave up some big chances and were bailed out by Meara on a great save and by poor Dallas finishing on a play in particular in the second half. But with a backline with Tarek and Nealis in the middle of it can't say they did a bad job at all relative to expectations. 

 

Ivan and Etienne bring some speed and the ability to take on defenders 1 vs 1 which we don't really see from Royer and Muyl. Would like to see them get more chances opposite Royer to bring more of a speed element. 




#1345114 Metro - LA Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 28 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

Potential tarp removal for this game? 

 

3 in the back looked promising and I think it has potential with better personnel. 

 

LA's attack is almost 100% percent crosses into Zlatan. Would it be better to go with the back 4 to have Parker and Long to take care of Zlatan and have both the wide midfielders and the fullbacks close down the service from out wide? 

 

Hope Lawrence and Casseres will be good to go this game I feel we miss these two guys the most. 




#1344443 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 15 April 2019 - 07:46 PM

The foxboro house of horrors. Not the place you want this team going to in desperate need of 3 points.




#1344132 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by Sasa Curcic's Watch on 10 April 2019 - 10:26 AM

Robles
Murillo-Parker-Long-Taxi
CCJ-Davis
Fernandez-Kaku-Royer
BWP

Yes, best lineup we can put out there at this point.