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he should have saved the third kick...  his screw up on the PKs suggests to me that maybe he needs a rest, and it might be worth it to give Meara a game or two.

Third shot was above his shoulder with huge velocity. Most keepers would dive and allow that goal anyway and even if they didn't it wasn't easy to save. He just needs to fix the technique a bit where he is a little behind the line when he jumps. Look at the screen shots posted in game thread, his back foot looks very close to the line, maybe a few inches away, no more. Besides, he didn't look tired, no rest necessary.



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Glad to see him turn around his rough start, tonight could have been ugly without him



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Saved 4 point blank shots that could have easily been goals against CBus. Would have lost this game too if not for him. 



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Yeah, he was awful and costed us too many goals earlier in the season but he's definitely been acceptable lately.

I don't feel totally comfortable with him yet and the rest of the season will tell the story. He's had a nice little run now, for sure. Happy for him.

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He made a couple of great saves in the game, but his screw up on the PKs suggests to me that maybe he needs a rest, and it might be worth it to give Meara a game or two.

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Yes, it did.  Although who knows, maybe Meara would have made the same saves.

 

I like Coronel, I think more than a lot of people here.  But he's  played every minute of the season so far and we're in a 3 games in 7 days stretch.  It would have made sense to give him a break and give Meara a game on a Wednesday night.



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I know nothing about being a professional keeper - do they actually need breaks? My dumb layman's opinion is they spend most of the game standing around



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I know nothing about being a professional keeper - do they actually need breaks? My dumb layman's opinion is they spend most of the game standing around

In general, they need a break every 183 games or so.


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You know what? He's improved greatly. He cost us points earlier this season, but he doesn't suck. Can't say that about most of his teammates.


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He definitely is playing very well now. I can't recall any recent goal he conceded where I thought that another MLS GK would likely make a save. Even the two he gave up last week were off a rebound, after he saved a difficult initial shot. And he certainly made some incredible saves that most MLSers wouldn't. With him as a starter and Meara a sub, it appears GK position is the least of our problems now. 



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Yes. Yes he is. 






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