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#1377682 Kaku out?

Posted by Indyanapolis on 19 January 2021 - 11:58 PM

What sucks is that we don't really know if Kaku himself was the money wasted, or if his investment was wasted by not spending more money on coaching and additional attacking talent. Younger, budget-friendly signings = guys less likely to singlehandedly change a game. 


Basically, was he Claudio Reyna wasted money or was he Thierry Henry wasted money? Stick a stud #9 in front of him, a decent coach behind him, and he's among the league leaders in assists. For me, more likely that he was Thierry Henry wasted money. Typical RBNY post mortem.

Kaku's legacy post-2019 will be playing fantastic through balls into Tom Barlow, who then hit it directly at the keeper.  A wasted talent.

#1377571 Parker could be, and is, traded

Posted by Indyanapolis on 19 January 2021 - 01:45 AM

I want to see what we end up getting, but my gut feeling is that this is a bad move.  Moving on a known, probably above average MLS CB for some magic beans and the hope that a player who was not great at a quite bad Miami team will pan out?  Not a fan unless it's a boatload of allocation cash that we plan on actually using.

#1377255 ARMAS GONE!

Posted by Indyanapolis on 13 January 2021 - 02:20 PM

Did Ali lose his mind?
Maybe just split his pants again...

I will never not like a pants joke.

#1376947 Rafael Santos Borre to New York Red Bulls?

Posted by Indyanapolis on 03 January 2021 - 10:37 PM

Would be cool, but surely that's not us right?


Miami "running out of money" could always be an outside interpretation of "can't meet salary demands because of filled DP spots".

#1376714 2020 CONCACAF Champions League

Posted by Indyanapolis on 23 December 2020 - 05:40 PM

CCL is a simple competition: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes at a time for a few months, and in the end, a Liga MX team wins.

#1376600 Juventus to poach Clark?

Posted by Indyanapolis on 21 December 2020 - 10:27 PM

Don't care as long as we get paid. He won't be here for long no matter who ends up buying him.

#1376564 Misconception that the team is young

Posted by Indyanapolis on 20 December 2020 - 06:31 PM

Or or or and stay with me, it could be that MLS rules are preventing RB from doing what they are doing in the other three clubs with RBNY. Im going to assume that's the only reason why Hamlet is still with team as an advisor at how the league works (wish it was someone else). Brought in new coach, new sporting director, let's see how this off season goes. If nothing happens and we bring in some 18 year old who runs a lot and has "a lot of energy" then I'll drink the RBNY is cheap kool-aid.

This is true for the strategy of buying 4-5 young players a year and hoping that the eventual sale of 1-2 of them would pay for the rest.  In an ideal world, Jorgensen would have been one of 2-3 signings for ~2 million dollars, and once it turned out he was bad at soccer, we'd cut our losses.  I get that that can't be done with MLS rules.


Leaving DP spots unfilled (and roster spots for gods sake) isn't the fault of MLS rules.  It's the fault of an ownership who does not care whether we win or not.


I'm excited for what this offseason might bring... but am also ready for the same excuses that always seem to come down to "we can't match spending of other teams because XXX"

#1376558 Misconception that the team is young

Posted by Indyanapolis on 20 December 2020 - 04:34 PM


If money was no object I could make an all teenage squad that would destroy MLS.

Money is no object for Red Bull.


Leipzig has spent 60 million + on transfers every year since being promoted to the Bundisliga.

Salzburg spends tens of millions on transfers every year.

Bragantino spent more than 20 million on transfers last season to make sure they were competitive in Serie A.


And we're supposed to be happy with the fact that we paid 6 million for Kaku 3 years ago.


The problem isn't with the system, the problem is that Red Bull is cheap as hell at exactly one of their teams.

#1376175 Scraping the barrel looking for players who will play for cheap

Posted by Indyanapolis on 12 December 2020 - 11:07 PM

People in this forum would be more entertained by a lazy Rafa Marquez than a hungry dru yearwood because they know the players name

Wow, if only teams were allowed to sign someone older than 20 but less than 31. For the record, I'm a big fan of the Yearwood signing, but without actual talent in the attack, we have no chance in a modern day MLS.


"You want to go back to the days of signing 30+ year olds" is a strawman argument that literally nobody is making.

#1375938 Jorgensen loaned out to some Danish club

Posted by Indyanapolis on 08 December 2020 - 12:55 PM

Good start to the window.

#1375835 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Indyanapolis on 04 December 2020 - 12:11 AM

Armas is going to get "Metro reject" once there are fans in the stadium again isn't he...

#1375791 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Indyanapolis on 03 December 2020 - 11:16 AM

Armas at DC and Olsen at TFC would be the funniest way for this to end.

#1375699 Austin Expansion Draft

Posted by Indyanapolis on 01 December 2020 - 10:58 PM

Oh no, please don't take Barlow.


Please Austin FC, don't take Barlow.

#1375506 Bid for Ivan Toney rejected

Posted by Indyanapolis on 27 November 2020 - 04:59 PM

Somebody dug up his stats on Twitter.


12 goals in 14 games for Brentford.  He was worth it.

#1375323 Offseason will be a bloodbath

Posted by Indyanapolis on 23 November 2020 - 11:03 PM

RBNY cant compete in advertise soda to the people watching the UEFA Champions League

Fixed it for ya