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#1346485 Metro - Vancouver Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on Yesterday, 08:29 PM

When will this team finally learn that doing cute bullshit on set pieces is unbelievably stupid?

#1346120 2019 USOC

Posted by sabremike on 15 May 2019 - 08:19 PM

espn+ if you have it. $5/m and will have all USOC games going forward.

Trust me: sign up for it. It's a goddamned bargain for all the content you get.

#1345903 Attendance again

Posted by sabremike on 10 May 2019 - 09:42 PM

The thing that worries me greatly is that they are going to ignore the attendance plummeting by blaming it on the PATH situation. Reminds me of what legendary wrestling promoter Paul Boesch once said: " When promoters draw a bad crowd they come up with a bunch of reasons why they didn't draw when the real reason is that they presented a product that people didn't want to pay to see".

#1345727 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 08 May 2019 - 08:52 PM

Let's go sign a guy from the fucking Swedish 5th division as an impact player! Fuck you Hamlet, fuck you Armas.

#1345394 Metro - LA Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 03 May 2019 - 10:12 PM

I am totally anticipating a game every bit as fun as the one vs them in 1996 at Giants Stadium where we got killed so bad that fans rioted and it had to be stopped for about 10 minutes. Even better was that Andrew Shue (who is the consensus worst player in MLS history) got his lone ever assist in this game IIRC.

#1344875 Denis Hamlett

Posted by sabremike on 22 April 2019 - 02:06 PM

Hamlett says that the rumor of TH going to us is false. 
Hamlett's quote didn't mention anything about RB Brasil/Bragantino, Salzburg or Leipzig. Quite possible that if TH is hired by RBG, it'll be for one of those teams or just some random "RBG Consultant/Ambassador" thing.

Is it also in the realm of possibility that this is a classic case of the left hand (RBNY management) not knowing what the right hand (Austrian ovetlords) is doing?

#1344831 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by sabremike on 21 April 2019 - 09:01 PM

Someone pointed out that if TH14 comes here they are almost surely going to spend money because if they didn't assure him they will no way in hell he takes the job.

#1344758 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by sabremike on 20 April 2019 - 10:40 PM

What tools has Hamlett given Armas? Seriously?

Our MLS signings since Armas took the helm all played with NYRBII today (Epps, Jorgensen, Nealis and Koffi). Omir Fernandez is a rookie that would have signed with this club regardless of Sporting Director.

Based on the rumblings I have heard Armas has asked numerous times for players to be moved or to bring in certain players and Hamlett isn't getting it done. Meanwhile, Hamlett is in bed with Austria and in a safe spot.

That's fair, but the team playing in a style that would not be out of place in 1998 MLS is entirely on the coach.

#1344730 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 20 April 2019 - 08:31 PM

Why did we go halfway around the world to sign a guy who sucks as bad as Ivan when they could've just signed anyone from any D1 college team and got the exact same quality of player?

#1344651 Jesse Marsch to RB Salzburg Official

Posted by sabremike on 19 April 2019 - 06:28 PM

UEFA FFP rules do not allow artificially low transfer fees between teams with the same ownership. Means there were no higher offers for Adams at the time, or other teams would have made noise about it.

Does that cover clubs who aren't governed by UEFA like us?

#1344293 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 14 April 2019 - 08:06 PM

Murillo is an irredeemable tub of fucking garbage. Dude just sucks.

#1344287 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 14 April 2019 - 07:51 PM


#1344257 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 14 April 2019 - 06:59 PM

Kaku might be the worst player on the field. Lade has at least completed some passes.

Why have so few people noted that Kaku fell off a cliff at roughly the same time Jesse went to Leipzig and Armas took over?

#1344250 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by sabremike on 14 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

Guys don't worry: our owners have diagnosed the real problem and are going to reduce the capacity of RBA to 10,000 so it doesn't look as bad when we draw 5k a match because nobody cares.

#1344088 Top level DPs

Posted by sabremike on 08 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

Angel came here after scoring 14 goals in 85 games over three years.

Henry came here after scoring 4 goals in a 32-appearance season.

Marquez came here after a season where he was a rotation option at best, and hadn't cracked 25 league appearances in 4 years.

Cahill came here after the worst goalscoring season of his career.

Our top-level DP history is borderline non-existent.

You are claiming Henry wasn't a top level DP? Are you freaking high?