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#1354357 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by thoward18 on Today, 07:47 PM

Bum of the Week nominations? (Remember, 2-game week.)


I like when these are a problem... :)

Bum: MLS for shutting down antifa protests.

#1354277 Change of Hunger of Team

Posted by thoward18 on 20 September 2019 - 08:30 PM

Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are also vegan. Something tells me that's not the problem. 

#1353884 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 16 September 2019 - 10:27 AM

I am not particularly married to Chris Armas, but anyone who thinks firing him comes even remotely close to fixing the brunt of this team's issues is delusional. 

#1353584 Top 5 Academy Graduates

Posted by thoward18 on 11 September 2019 - 06:57 PM

Muyl should definitely be over Etienne, and I'd put Davis over Agudelo as well. 

#1353492 Petke was fired by RSL

Posted by thoward18 on 08 September 2019 - 07:07 PM

Now no, but time would have passed, and honestly who cares if he cursed at the ref say 6 months later. This has no bearing on RB global brand whatsoever. Yeah, it was a semi hot news at the time, earning him 3 weeks of suspension, but he served it and it's old news. Heck, he would still be the coach of Real even now if his assistant didn't prove really competent and won games while he was on suspension. The whole BS politically correct incident is blown out of proportion, and by the time Armas is fired it will be ancient history.


The fact remains though that Petke in just two years was one of the most successful coaches in Metro history and actually won first ever major trophy here and reached conference finals.  Everyone loves to suck Marsch's dick, myself included, but Petke did just as well. If you want competent coach to replace Armas, there is an option to get a guy who shouldn't have been fired from Metro in the first place, and if Metro brass has any brain, they need to seriously consider it.

This is honestly embarrassing to read. If you really think Mike Petke is the best person available to manage the team given its current philosophies then I don't know what to tell you. 

#1352942 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 29 August 2019 - 04:14 PM

Hoping there's some sort of Tim Howard tribute, though I don't know if you guys can tell I'm biased...

#1350811 Young premier league winger = Josh Sims

Posted by thoward18 on 05 August 2019 - 10:55 PM

Nonsense.   I'm not shitting on Armas, he's had a lot of headwinds this season, but it is perfectly logical to say the roster isn't good enough, and Armas is underachieving. Scoring a lot of goals is not the same as winning a lot games, and many of our wins have not been the type that inspire confidence.  We may be 3rd in the East on points (nothing to proud of) but are 9th overall in PPG.     Bookmakers don't have us any better than that to win the Cup, either.


Los Angeles FC +225
New York City FC +650
Atlanta United +1000
LA Galaxy +1200
DC United +1400
Philadelphia Union +1600
San Jose Earthquakes +1600
Seattle Sounders +1600
Portland Timbers +1800
Minnesota United +2000
New York Red Bulls +2000

Yeah dude, because the defense has been mediocre. They rank middle of the pack in goals against. If you want to get on Armas' case about that then go for it.


But that's completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand in which people want to claim that both the attacking talent sucks AND Armas' offensive tactics suck. 

#1350008 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 26 July 2019 - 07:06 PM

Not that this justifies the transfer, but if an 18-year-old homegrown player was putting up 8 goals in 12 games for the USL squad we'd be fucking pumped. 

#1349557 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by thoward18 on 19 July 2019 - 12:22 PM

In life there are only results or excuses.

Sounds like a lot of excuses.

Pants/Marsh has tbt same constraints and look what they did.

This is fucking horrible logic. We can extend it to say that Watford should be shamed for not being better than Manchester City. There are results, or excuses. Do you see how stupid that sounds?


If investing money didn't increase a team's probability of winning, Barcelona, Atlanta United, and the New York Yankees wouldn't do it. Come the fuck on. 

#1349227 How is Kemar Lawrence Still in MLS?

Posted by thoward18 on 15 July 2019 - 10:45 AM

Jamaica's FIFA ranking is shitty and that makes it hard for him to earn a work permit in England. From there, it's probably some combination of RBNY's stubbornness, quality of life, and Kemar's personality. He's a full-time starter on a well funded team, makes good money, and has a high quality of life for him and his family in New Jersey. Some guys want a challenge, but he might very well prefer that rather than trying to fight for a job in the middle of Turkey or wherever. 

#1348013 Hamlett scouting in Uruguay

Posted by thoward18 on 20 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

Smooth move on the marketing front. "RBNY announce the signing of Federico Martinez from Liverpool" 

After the Champions League shenanigans this year, "Armando from Barcelona" doesn't have the same weight to it. Smart move to up the ante. 

#1347179 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 04 June 2019 - 10:28 PM

Seeing Marsch at the game made me want to vomit... Nothing good about seeing that dope.


I don't like Armas or his tactics, or his decisions, or his face, but this team is so inconsistent and unpredictable, that this is the kind of team that gets in the playoffs in the 4th or 5th seed and go and make MLS Cup and sneak a win in PKs....





oh, yeah.. Fire Armas. 


Welcome back, Onionsack!

#1347141 News from the Mothership

Posted by thoward18 on 04 June 2019 - 11:57 AM

I can't find a single negative thing to say about this. Ralf Rangnick is a genius.

#1347013 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 01 June 2019 - 08:22 PM

Turns out that knee-jerk reactions to a few bad games continue to be incredibly fucking stupid. 

#1345737 Jorgensen

Posted by thoward18 on 08 May 2019 - 09:04 PM

I know this was a signing with the long-term in mind, but it's an extremely bad look that:


1. Barlow starts ahead of him


2. Etienne is subbed in as lone striker instead of him



He's effectively 5th on the striker depth chart right now. That's ugly.