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#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.

#1344886 Denis Hamlett

Posted by thoward18 on 22 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

Blowing everything up because of six bad games when this has been one of the best-run organizations in the last 5 years. The epitome of fan knee-jerk emotions.

#1343994 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 07 April 2019 - 05:28 AM

Marsch never lost 2 in a row at home -- and his teams never looked as lifeless as this for 3 straight games.

That's still a sample of.... three games.


I'm giving him until mid-May.

#1343984 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 06 April 2019 - 09:21 PM

Didn't we go like 1-5 to start a season when we won the Shield? I don't think Armas is a great coach or anything but this would be knee-jerk reaction will no real alternatives.



Would Woly even be better? Maybe? Who else are we gonna hire? Henry?



This team has a lot of problems that has to do more with Austria than Armas. We're on the last legs of the BWP/Robles era and within 2 years Taxi/Long/Kaku/Murillo/Parker will more than likely be gone. We failed to add that mystical killer DP3 that would win us a chip. There's no reason to fire Armas right now and speed up the free fall when tanking means nothing in MLS. 

I think Armas firing talk is absurd at this point in the season. That being said, this start to the year is fundamentally different to that start in the Shield year. The team was creating a lot of chances but couldn't get anything to go. This is a total lack of any offensive push.

#1343136 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by thoward18 on 19 March 2019 - 09:48 AM

There are many instances of this not being true, but sure.

Okay yeah, sure. There are no guarantees. All players are different. Injuries happen. Life happens. Etc.


But considering that attacking players tend to peak in 25-26 range, it stands to reason that Muyl is likely going to be better in 2 years than he is right now.

#1340514 Offseason FAIL

Posted by thoward18 on 12 February 2019 - 12:24 PM

There are approximately 22 other MLS clubs who wish they had our outside back "problems." 

#1340340 Traitor(?) Rossi training

Posted by thoward18 on 08 February 2019 - 01:06 PM

I can't think of a better fit for this team's style of play than a 32 year old with a million leg injuries. Just really screams "gegenpress."

#1340324 Mathias Jorgensen incoming

Posted by thoward18 on 08 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

I think the reality in mls whatever.0 were at is you need a million+ guy playing ST.

Or if youre not doing that have a mtl - Portland model where you have a dominant attaching mid. I think for this team to continue to function at this level when we do replace BWP it cant be white unless he has two levels I havent seen.

After watching RBNY inexplicably turn Aaron Long into Piqué who the fuck knows what White can become, but I think the hope for White is that he turns into a good bench option who can spot start and gets subbed on in the 75th minute when seeking a goal. 

#1340180 Mathias Jorgensen incoming

Posted by thoward18 on 05 February 2019 - 10:22 PM

Though that was in an MLS with a decidedly lower average player quality. 

Well yeah. Now we have Tyler Adams, Alphonso Davies, Gianluca Busio, etc. As the caliber of the league goes up, so will the caliber of teenagers who are able to get on the field. I'm not expecting a prodigy here, but I find it incredibly difficult to believe RBNY pay a transfer fee and assign an international slot to a guy they see as no more promising than Brian White. 

#1340179 Mathias Jorgensen incoming

Posted by thoward18 on 05 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Adams - yes. Eddie - yes. Jozy - yes.


Not sure I agree with that one.

He scored six goals in just 392 minutes. If Jorgensen can provide that this upcoming season I'll consider it a massive win. 

#1340134 Mathias Jorgensen incoming

Posted by thoward18 on 05 February 2019 - 11:36 AM

Without knowing anything about him, this seems exciting. Given how careful this team is with its spending I don't think they spend actual transfer funds on an 18-year-old if he was just RBII depth. 

#1340103 Happy 18th MF!

Posted by thoward18 on 04 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

This website is what separates this club from any other in MLS. What an incredible archive of the team's history from its inception. Thanks for all of the thankless work that is required to make this so special!

#1339643 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by thoward18 on 24 January 2019 - 11:35 PM

Congrats to Gustavo Casasola on being the first person in Metrofanatic history to clinch the Bum of the Year Award before the season even began.

#1339563 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by thoward18 on 24 January 2019 - 01:32 PM

ESPN Kaku quotes,





looking likes hes gone

I'm not going to go full on "fuck this guy" like some people are, but I'll admit now that I'm pretty annoyed. We could have easily moved on last winter while dealing with all of his agent's bullshit but instead they stuck with him and made a transfer happen. The team bent over backward to fit him into the group. If it's a family issue or even soccer ambitions then so be it, and I get the gamesmanship of transfer sagas, but at least show our club some semblance of respect and appreciation. 

#1339538 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by thoward18 on 24 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

This social media crap is going to backfire on him big time. Now that Red Bull Global is involved, Kaku is likely gone, but not to Club America. I expect a few other teams to get involved now and drive up the transfer fee. I hope they sell him to a club in a place he hates to prove a point too these agents and clubs encouraging this behavior.

When your boss' boss gets involved, the player's feelings aren't going to be a factor.

You know he has to actually accept any transfer himself, right?