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2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread


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Yes. Do we have any academy kids instead of lade??

A few kids outside of Duncan and Yanes. Kevin O'Toole, Marcelo Borges, Jared Juleau and a very young Amir Daley would be the top prospects.

Chris Gloster (Hannover 96) and Noah Powder (Orange County SC in USL) would have been nice additions.

We depleted our USL outside backs:
Ethan Kutler started most games with Lucas Stauffer backing him up. Allen Yanes locked down the left back role with Niko de Vera and Lucas Stauffer stepping in. Andrew Lombard was such a hot prospect a handful of years ago, but injuries have knocked him out of any consideration.
Every one of those guys is no longer with the team (although Yanes will likely sign a first team deal).
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I see metrofanatics homepage already has the date as the 20th .. is that a sure thing ? Trying to see whether I should book for the start or the end of the week ...

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I see metrofanatics homepage already has the date as the 20th .. is that a sure thing ? Trying to see whether I should book for the start or the end of the week ...

It's not. It's 19, 20, or 21.


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I wonder if the changes about one game play-offs and earlier start of the season are true, and if so when will reg season start? We should be easily advancing to QF, but on March 5th it will be a strong Mexican team in its mid season. Would be good to have some regular season games played by then.



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Well at least it's a chance to win a title....

But let's be realistic it's draining and must have repercussions when guys reach the mls playoffs...

I think they need to add a true left fullback to not burn out Kemar so early and they have got to add at least three mids two of which that can also play other positions namely winger or striker..

Duncan did well before he got hurt - hopefully will be back in Feb. As far as it being draining - the whole tournament is over in April, there will be plenty of time to rest some of the guys in less meaningful regular season before play-offs. This tournament is very prestigious. Tough to qualify, but once you are in, there are only hand full of games. If Metro can pull this one off, this would be really historic for MLS.



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We can't pull of a USOC win against mighty phillys and shit and you guys have some belief that we can win a continental tournament that will start before our season, with this team/coach. Dreams are nice but damn it's as if we just didn't suck hard in our main competition mls cup playoffs. And I even keep hearing how we were unlucky and weren't outplayed, man we're delusional. But hey keep on dreaming!


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We're a really good team with continuity and a system that works.  If we just man up, stick to what makes us successful, and execute the game plan, we are going to win one of these effing tournaments one of these years.



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We can't pull of a USOC win against mighty phillys and shit and you guys have some belief that we can win a continental tournament that will start before our season, with this team/coach. Dreams are nice but damn it's as if we just didn't suck hard in our main competition mls cup playoffs. And I even keep hearing how we were unlucky and weren't outplayed, man we're delusional. But hey keep on dreaming!

To be fair, we were probably closer to winning the CCL then any other trophy.

But the overall point about bedshitting still remains

It would probably help to play our pressing game instead of sitting back on the road

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You can't get over bed shitting if you're sleeping on the floor...we need to continue to make the playoffs and qualify for CCL if we're ever going to bury these demons



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You can't get over bed shitting if you're sleeping on the floor...we need to continue to make the playoffs and qualify for CCL if we're ever going to bury these demons


Gotta be in it to win it so at least we made it.

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If Metro can pull this one off, this would be really historic


Mighty big If.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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We're a juggernaut. We have the best organization. Our reserve team keeps sending us gifts. I hate to say this because it is going to get me a lot of blow back and criticism, but not winning MLS Cup in a way keeps making us better as we keep striving to improve.



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not winning MLS Cup in a way keeps making us better


So, our history of complete failure in the playoffs from 1996-2017 was the reason why we had the best MLS regular season ever, in 2018?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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So, our history of complete failure in the playoffs from 1996-2017 was the reason why we had the best MLS regular season ever, in 2018?

Maybe next year we'll manage to get to the final and then make sure to lose that to keep us humble, on a never-ending upward trajectory of failure.

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best case, this game against Atletico Pantoja gets scheduled for Feb 21 (Thurs). 

 

  • Early morning Thurs flight to DR (per online accounts, this game would not be played in santo domingo, but rather Santiago in the north).
  • Game Thurs evening
  • Drive or cab to Puerto Plata after the game
  • Party/beaches - Thurs/Fri/Sat
  • Fly home Sunday





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