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Member Since 01 Nov 2015
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In Topic: Davis named captain

Yesterday, 08:00 PM

I actually think team morale is more of a problem on teams with three DPs making 10 times as much as everyone else on the team than we have with this team.  There is less likely to be jealously and what not. 

Ah yes, that's why we don't get DPs. Can't risk low morale that's killing teams like Atlanta, LAFC and Seattle.

In Topic: Davis named captain

Yesterday, 04:08 PM

Would being captain add to his market value?

Not on our team - getting the NYRB captaincy basically means you're on the trading block.


In Topic: Davis named captain

Yesterday, 04:05 PM

Good for him! Nice to see a local kid get the armband.


If Im Aaron Long, who has been captaining the US National Team...... and RB wont make me the captain, nor will they let me go to the Premirship......Im probably not thrilled.

Long has been itching to leave and might be gone in the summer. Make sense to me that he's not the captain.


In Topic: Stadium updates

Yesterday, 09:40 AM

I dont know why Red Bull bother doing anything, everyone will just complain it anyway.

These updates all seem ok. I do hate all the ways stadiums are designed to keep fans out of their seats, but there doesnt seem to be too much of that here.

They are decent changes (the existing beer deck was popular last year), but not anything that will bring back former fans or new fans in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And the doublespeak surrounding the reason for the tarps obviously doesn't help.


In Topic: Metro - Cincy Game Thread

26 February 2020 - 11:09 PM

Not going to paste the whole article but a couple of highlights:

There was angst about the team's failure to advance to even one MLS Cup during that stretch [2015-2018] but there was no arguing with the regular season success. With a little extra investment, with perhaps one more key player, it felt like New York could get over the hump and win its first title.

Instead, they've gone in the opposite direction. No big signings have been made [...], further agitating a fanbase that was already annoyed with the club ranking 22nd out of 24 MLS teams in payroll in 2019.

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The Red Bulls are no strangers to being asked to punch above their weight. This year, it feels like they're being asked to do too much. As the rest of the league improved and spent, New York stood pat. The team is short on talent and appears to be spending less on its roster than in previous years. If they want to succeed in 2020, the Red Bulls will have to overachieve more than ever before.

Armas doesn't disagree with that line of thinking.

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The team hasn't spent real money in years. Now, after an offseason in which fellow low-budget clubs like Kansas City, Columbus and Vancouver broke their previous transfer records, the club appears to have cut costs further.

Once more, the Red Bulls are being asked by ownership to punch above their own weight. This time, there's a real chance that the magnitude of that ask will cause New York to slip down the standings.