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At least we aren't rehiring Frank Klopas in the year of our lord 2023.

 

Trading for Barlow and hiring Klopas... starting to think something ain't right with Chicago's GM



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I'm bored, when is the schedule announced?


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I'm bored, when is the schedule announced?


When western teams stop fighting about who gets a Messi home game.


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I'm bored, when is the schedule announced?

Came out  around 12/20 last year,?


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Cucho took almost three times the shots per minute as Omir.  Omir was very selective.    If he took more shots it doesn't mean he would have kept pace on the number of goals.



Omir's position on the field significantly impacted his goal-scoring opportunities compared to Cucho, who played as a forward. Cucho had the luxury of taking numerous shots because his role inherently provided him with more goal-scoring chances. On the other hand, Omir predominantly played in midfield or a wide position, limiting his goal scoring opportunities.

Omir's % numbers shows potential to be an impactful forward. In a way, this is very similar to when we lost White for a small amount of allocation money. Many folks on these boards and the front office did not believe he was a starter but he ended up being one of the top goal scorers this season. If omir stays in MLS, I can see a similar outcome if he plays the forward position.

It is a big disappointment since he is leaving on a free transfer and forward is a position of need.

In the past few seasons, the team has had a preference to play forwards who cannot shoot. We cannot rely on manoel, burke or vanzier to be our goal scorers. Their SOT % is poor.

The top priority is a proven goal scorer. Without it, we are doomed.



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Omir's position on the field significantly impacted his goal-scoring opportunities compared to Cucho, who played as a forward. Cucho had the luxury of taking numerous shots because his role inherently provided him with more goal-scoring chances. On the other hand, Omir predominantly played in midfield or a wide position, limiting his goal scoring opportunities.

Omir's % numbers shows potential to be an impactful forward. In a way, this is very similar to when we lost White for a small amount of allocation money. Many folks on these boards and the front office did not believe he was a starter but he ended up being one of the top goal scorers this season. If omir stays in MLS, I can see a similar outcome if he plays the forward position.

It is a big disappointment since he is leaving on a free transfer and forward is a position of need.

In the past few seasons, the team has had a preference to play forwards who cannot shoot. We cannot rely on manoel, burke or vanzier to be our goal scorers. Their SOT % is poor.

The top priority is a proven goal scorer. Without it, we are doomed.
 


The role Omir would need to play here if everything worked out perfectly is Vanzeir's role with a target forward.  And tool wise I like what Vanzeir provides more than Omir.  Dante has a better shot and is a bit more mobile.  Now if we sold Vanzeir and wanted to get another type of DP i'd listen to keeping Omir.  I think he's a good player in theory but very much a "tweener"



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T minus 5 days for big action, methinks. 



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T minus 5 days for big action, methinks. 


I was thinking of putting a "Freedom from Barlow" countdown on the front page...


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I was thinking of putting a "Freedom from Barlow" countdown on the front page...

insert Ben Stiller DO IT gif

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insert Ben Stiller DO IT gif


Done!

 

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Done!

 

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As a resident Barlow-phile, I would like to make clear I don't support this quick update, and it was not the intention of my T-minus "action" post. 

 

To balance the scales, I am beginning composition of overly praise-filled sonnets to bid our greyhound adeiu..... 



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As a resident Barlow-phile, I would like to make clear I don't support this quick update, and it was not the intention of my T-minus "action" post. 

 

To balance the scales, I am beginning composition of overly praise-filled sonnets to bid our greyhound adeiu..... 


What do you mean T MINUS Barlow? The T is simply short for Tom!

 

NOT.


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Bogert said no 4th DP

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Bogert said no 4th DP

So how can Miami make it work?

They have 3 DPs and 3 U22 Initiative.... isnt that not allowed? 



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So how can Miami make it work?
They have 3 DPs and 3 U22 Initiative.... isnt that not allowed? 


Why? As long as all 3 arent senior DPs or all dont make over the $1.6M salary limit you can have all 6. Rumors they are simplifying the rules around the u22s as well.

RBNY should have 5/6 filled by the start of the new season. Easiest way to improve the top end of the roster.




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