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In Topic: Metro - Revs Game Thread

09 September 2022 - 12:14 PM

The exact same kick could have been done from someone clearing a ball. Its only a soccer ball. He went up and apologized immediately. Red card (1 game suspension) was enough. Just my opinion... Anyway, cant see him starting in the playoffs as his first game back now...


That's the point, it didn't happen during the run of play where a ball was cleared. 3 fans were hit by the same ball because of someone's stupidity. A ball cleared wouldn't have been hit as hard as that one was. I could care less he didn't mean it. If a guy blows by a stop sign and broadsides you and you get hurt, you're going to be ok with it because he's genuinely sorry about it and shake their hand?


"It's only a ball?". Are you serious??? If you'd like, we can meet in a park and I'll srike you with a well inflated ball to your face from less than 10 yards out with the same force the kid and this woman was and we'll see if your opinion remains the same.


Kudos to the guy (whoever he was) who wouldn't allow him to get near the injured fan. Kudos to the fans in that area with the "Asshole" chants.


An added 3 games is less than what he should have gotten.

In Topic: Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

21 August 2022 - 09:49 AM

Shep is usually pretty good at breaking down a goal on replays, but he didn't point out that the shortest guy (Tolkin) for some reason is covering the opposing team's tallest guy on a free kick. For some reason, Tolkin stopped marking Miazga and went in pretty much uncontested for the goal.



This match has felt like a baseball game to me. I'm here at the stadium but mostly been drinking and showing memes to my friends. We need to be better


I was at last week's game and a baseball game is a good analogy. I caught myself peeking at my phone a few times. Atmosphere among the fans is poor since the product on the field is noting to be excited about (it didn't help that folks were more interested in their stupid bobblehead doll). There's not a single player you would market the team around.


On TV, we're seeing chunks of empty rows....on a beautiful day in mid-August. This has to be the lowest summer crowd since RBA opened.

In Topic: Red Bull is incompetent

14 August 2022 - 12:20 PM

It is no longer enjoyable to come to Red Bull Arena.


There always used to be "Let's go Red Bulls" chants from even the non-supporter groups that would spontaneously pop-up. Don't recall a single one yesterday. Fans got up in the 92nd minute to cheer on the players on a throw-in near the corner flag and that was it. I know it's hard to get behind a team when you know they couldn't score even if the referee added 3 HOURS of stoppage time.


Fans were always late arriving (never understood that), but at least vocal in the past. Nowadays, they're pretty quiet and don't seem as friendly. Used to carry conversations with folks sitting nearby I never met regardless of the section and now I'm met with a puzzled look. Sadly, many adults seemed happy walking out with their bobblehead dolls and probably didn't even remember the score.  :(


I know some fans here would like to start Barlow over Klimala (since he's horrible), but he got a great flick-on near the 6 yard box and couldn't redirect it to the goal. He's the type of player who Eurosnobs (and others) think of when they think of MLS and specifically American players. Wolyniec obviously was not the most technical player, but you always knew he could knock in a goal coming off the bench whether it was pretty or not.


For the past 2 years, you arrive at a home match knowing there is a strong liklihood the team might not even score. There are no stars on the team. Yes, folks know Aaron Long from the USMNT and Coronel is great, but folks don't come to watch the goalkeeper. 


With the team being stingy paying for strikers and midfielders who can actually score and be creative, I'm surprised they got the small crowd they did for a mid-August match...thought it would be even less. The last marquee name was Henry and they haven't tried to get anyone decent afterwards.

In Topic: Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

09 July 2022 - 09:59 PM

Red Bulls Twitter account is indicating that Struber received a yellow card after the game.

In Topic: Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

09 July 2022 - 09:17 PM

When 4 minutes of stoppage was announced, a caution was given at the 91st minute and the fracas ensuing on the second red took OVER two minutes. An extra TWO minutes (on top of the 4 that was already announced) of stoppage time should have been added as a result. It was well officiated up to that point so the decision here to ending it with only adding another 45 seconds was perplexing. 


Would it have REALLY mattered?


Red Bulls had 40 minutes with an extra man and still didn't have a single decent scoring opportunity. Barlow received a great cross that he could have redirected on goal (at the bare minimum). Instead, it hits the top of his head and goes out of bounds for a goal kick.