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#1359150 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 14 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

I'm sorry you don't like it but the complaining from the fan base is here to stay unless the team actually goes out and signs players. You're just going to have to get used to it or avoid all social media/forums from now on.

There are dozens of people at this very moment talking about the Flores signing on Red Bull Facebook pages. To think all of them are going to stop complaining because you don't like reading it, lol

Dude go bitch about it all you want! Just do it in an appropriate thread!

#1359139 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 14 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

DC United sign Peru's starting winger for the entirety of the 2018 World Cup.

Red Bull? They announce this guy.

We get it. The team is cheap and hasn't made any made any meaningful moves for the first team. We have like eight different threads and a front page clock dedicated to that problem. I don't need to be reminded of it every time they sign a really good 17-year-old or announce a new ice cream flavor at the concession stands. 

#1359089 2020 "Super"Draft Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 13 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Looks like we took another attacking guy from loyla Maryland.

To me it's terrifying we're going after attacking mids, that's the position we need super star quality like vela, Nico lodero.

I'd rather see us go after CB depth and fullbacks and maybe a CDM.

You can't be picky in the later rounds of the SuperDraft. We already acknowledge that the pool of players is weak even after, like, the first 5 picks. You take the guys you think have the most potential to give you a relevant player. 

#1358847 2020 "Super"Draft Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 09 January 2020 - 02:13 PM

So is this Cherif guy better than Etienne? Doubt it.


And Etienne is only a year older.

Probably not, but also Etienne is probably not someone who could be happily signed to a second-team contract. I'd guess the flexibility is what matters there. 

#1358728 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by thoward18 on 07 January 2020 - 06:54 PM

A report today that DC United is targeting Luca Modric.

Hamlet is targeting multi-million dollar transfers for guys in Englands lower division.

Fucking loser.

Yeah I'm sure Red Bull ownership gave Dennis the green light to sign a guy who starts for Real Madrid and he said, "no thanks, guys. I'd rather personally target worse players." Get a grip. 

#1358710 Stroud and Lema to first team

Posted by thoward18 on 07 January 2020 - 03:09 PM

Snark aside about the shitty offseason so far, these are the depth signing you want to see. Cheap guys who know the system and don't take up international spots. Doesn't hurt that they have pride to play for as well. 

#1358651 Interest in Alex Bono?

Posted by thoward18 on 06 January 2020 - 04:15 PM

Would seem really anti-climactic. Bono is a decent starter, but what was the point of giving Meara a raise and pumping his tires?

#1358639 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 06 January 2020 - 03:27 PM

Doyle is advocating for that as a neutral observer embracing chaos. I highly doubt he'd wish to see it if he had any emotional or financial stake in the team's success. 

#1358616 Interim head athletic trainer leaves

Posted by thoward18 on 05 January 2020 - 08:17 PM

When you complain about petty things that aren't actually problems, it diminishes the power behind the complaints that are warranted and important. Because you look like someone who will whine about anything. 

#1358358 Matty Ice was a HUGE swing and a miss

Posted by thoward18 on 29 December 2019 - 11:33 AM

Not sure if its a massive fail. Barlow is almost at his peak in development while jorgensen is still begining his career.

Its more valuable for jorgensen to get playing time instead of sitting in the bench. And Barlow did okay as an mls sub/ spot starter.

This would be a convincing argument if Jorgensen was an acaemy product or something. If your transfer fee is in the millions, then you should be beating out a guy taken in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft.

#1358305 First offseason rumor: Insaurralde

Posted by thoward18 on 27 December 2019 - 09:00 PM

ONE failed attempt? How can you forget:



Barcelona B is, like, totally different man!!!

#1358296 First offseason rumor: Insaurralde

Posted by thoward18 on 27 December 2019 - 02:14 PM

At this point I'll take anything, but:


  • Hasn't appeared for the Argentina U20s since March
  • Had 29 minutes for San Lorenzo in the first match of the season and hasn't made the 18 since


Seems like a potentially high cost, little reward move.


Just saying that if we're going to drop a 1.5M transfer, let's drop it on someone who is actually contributing to their team

Jesus fucking Christ, you people.


He hasn't played for the U20s since March because he fucking turned 20 on January 21st. He just barely met the age cutoff for the U20 South American Championship, which started mid-January.

#1357971 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 13 December 2019 - 08:51 PM

I would not even consider re-signing a player from last year as an acquisition.

Ehhh. For all intents and purposes he basically wasn't here last season. It doesn't have the novelty that a brand new signing would, no. Practically speaking, a full season of a fit player would be very new compared to the 7 half-assed appearances he got last season. 

#1357959 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by thoward18 on 13 December 2019 - 02:06 PM

Have been watching some RBL and RBS games and they do have very large squads of young players from all corners of the world. Names you have never heard off but performing well within the system. Maybe there is something to it

There is something to it, but the thing is that those teams still spend. Leipzig had the sixth-highest squad salary in the Bundesliga last season. They're not just taking academy/Bundesliga 2 kids and inserting them onto the roster. 


RBNY don't need to be LAFC to succeed. The system and the academy/USL structure are a massive advantage. But they have to at least spent SOME money for capable players. Fucking Sporting KC and FC Dallas shouldn't be grossly outspending us.

#1357955 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by thoward18 on 13 December 2019 - 11:10 AM

Has a player named in one of these threads ever actually been acquired? Not being cynical, just genuinely curious.