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This is good business marketing for player sales and acquisition. Would love to hear the talk (as it im sure totally relates to our plans) but not to the tune of $50. 

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Grella humiliating Lampard was memorable. Conversely, lotsa forgettable stuff these days from the current crop, thanks Hamlett. 

 

Despite the success even most of Marsch's teams played pretty boring soccer, at least in the sense that it lacked any sort of flair. Kljestan turned into a phenomenal #10 but not sure the guy pulled off a single skill move in his time here.



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Ok. So why over the past 3 years did we let go of muyl, Ettiene, stroud, mines? These guys are now coming into their prime as MLS caliber wingers.

Do we just hate home grown wingers? I wasnt their biggest fan, but now were with Valot, Omir, royer, Kaku (if he stays).

Thinking the team wont sign a winger. Which 4 would you take?

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Ok. So why over the past 3 years did we let go of muyl, Ettiene, stroud, mines? These guys are now coming into their prime as MLS caliber wingers.

Do we just hate home grown wingers? I wasnt their biggest fan, but now were with Valot, Omir, royer, Kaku (if he stays).

Thinking the team wont sign a winger. Which 4 would you take?


4-3-1-2 or a 3-5-2 are going to be the preferred systems, theres still versatility with the personnel on the roster to play a 4-2-3-1 every once in a while using Royer, Omir, or Valot on the wing.

If Lacava gets a first team contract he can play as a winger as well.

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Ok. So why over the past 3 years did we let go of muyl, Ettiene, stroud, mines? These guys are now coming into their prime as MLS caliber wingers.

Do we just hate home grown wingers? I wasnt their biggest fan, but now were with Valot, Omir, royer, Kaku (if he stays).

Thinking the team wont sign a winger. Which 4 would you take?

Comes down to two things for me:

 

1) I don't think any of the four guys we've let go are surefire starters in MLS. Muyl, Etienne, and Stroud are attacking players who have trouble getting on the scoresheet. Mines is yet to prove he's capable of earning MLS minutes at all.

 

2) I don't think we owe homegrown players any more loyalty than any other player if they've been with the team for a few years and aren't showing signs of improving or locking down a starting spot. That's not "hating" our homegrown players, its just the nature of sports. 

 

In a vacuum, the only decision I'd personally change is keeping Stroud over Omir. But like TK_RBNY said, Struber's style of play likely made those players unnecessary anyway.



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*sighs/screams into the void* Etienne's more suited to playmaking, not finishing plays. This team needs lots of both. If you only look at his goals, you miss how the team generally looked more dangerous when he was on the field.

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*sighs/screams into the void* Etienne's more suited to playmaking, not finishing plays. This team needs lots of both. If you only look at his goals, you miss how the team generally looked more dangerous when he was on the field.

 

He's got fewer career assists than goals, and MLS counts secondary assists!

 

I get why you're a fan, Etienne is a fun skill player on a good day. And there are guys out there who indisputably make their team better even if they're not on the scoresheet (Iniesta is the best example of this). I just don't personally think Etienne is at that level, we'll see how his career progresses at Columbus.



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He's got fewer career assists than goals, and MLS counts secondary assists!

 

I get why you're a fan, Etienne is a fun skill player on a good day. And there are guys out there who indisputably make their team better even if they're not on the scoresheet (Iniesta is the best example of this). I just don't personally think Etienne is at that level, we'll see how his career progresses at Columbus.

etienne is a very good MLS player. is he a star or a guy that can carry your team? probably not. But he is clutch, a gamer and a guy that can play his role very well at a very cheap cap hit. Same with Stroud and Mines.



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etienne is a very good MLS player. is he a star or a guy that can carry your team? probably not. But he is clutch, a gamer and a guy that can play his role very well at a very cheap cap hit. Same with Stroud and Mines.

One post-season goal does not make him clutch.


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One post-season goal does not make him clutch.


he did clinch us the shield...



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he did clinch us the shield...

He did... his only goal of the year.    A very, very poor man's Divock Origi.    


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Ok. So why over the past 3 years did we let go of muyl, Ettiene, stroud, mines? These guys are now coming into their prime as MLS caliber wingers.



Thinking the team wont sign a winger. Which 4 would you take?

 

Of these 4, I'd probably keep muyl and ettiene as late game, down 1 goal subs in certain situations. But don't really like any of them as core starters. Willing to give Thelwell/Struber benefit of the doubt on moving from these guys. That benefit of the doubt has an expiration date though. 



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He did... his only goal of the year.       


Not in 2018, he had 5.

 

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he did clinch us the shield...


He also didn't score on a PK in the same game. We still bombed out with this guy on the roster in the playoffs. Stroud is meh and Mines didn't do shit to warrant keeping him around.

I don't get why anyone cares about these 3. We need way better players all around to actually win anything going forward.

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I don't get why anyone cares about these 3. We need way better players all around to actually win anything going forward.


Mostly because we have very very, very little confidence in our front office's ability to replace them with equal or better talent.
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