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Brian.MLS

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#1355160 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on Today, 04:22 AM

With yesterday's results, we wont have to worry about the play-in matches. We also are guaranteed to not finish first or second.


Standings as of 10/12. All teams have one match left, except us.

1. Pittsburgh: 65pts/68max
2. Nashville: 64pts/67max

3. Indy Eleven: 60pts/63max
4. Tampa Bay: 58pts/61pts
5. NYRBII: 57pts/63max (1 game in hand)
6. Louisville: 57pts/60max
We can't finish lower than 6th.

Can finish anywhere from 3rd to 6th and will play one of those teams in the playoffs. Louisville can only get to 4th tops.

We are at Birmingham on Wednesday and Loudoun on Saturday.


#1355101 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Brian.MLS on 10 October 2019 - 02:52 PM

I think the biggest concern I have with Etienne is that he was given plenty of competition for a spot between him, Muyl, Ivan, Fernandez, Epps, Valot and Mines and could not break through to solidify a spot.

If that didn't motivate him, even with the amount of time he was given, I'm not sure he lands in MLS.

We said similar things about other HGPs (need more time, shows sparks, play well in USL) that never land in MLS (Kassel, Hot, Allen, Metzger, Moreno, etc...).


#1355032 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by Brian.MLS on 08 October 2019 - 02:19 PM

As bad as encroaching to the game-winning PK.


Or having a player without any MLS goals in over 100 appearances take a free kick from just outside the 18 down 1 on aggregate in stoppage time.


#1354977 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 07 October 2019 - 09:10 AM

And lost it.

Not a popular opinion, especially with people who haven't been through the Metro era with this team, but I'd rather make the Cup and lose it than not get there at all.  

At least, as a fan, there will be something to be excited for which happened only 3 times (1 MLS Cup, 2 USOC Finals).


#1354494 Upcoming CBA

Posted by Brian.MLS on 24 September 2019 - 06:38 PM

Items I would include:

* Dissolve Single Entity
* Hold PRO accountable for poor officiating
* Charter Flights
* Eliminate Leagues Cup or offer significant financial compensation
* Eliminate GAM/TAM
* Change SuperDraft to 2 rounds then allow teams that field a USL team to draft up to 4 additional players.
* Offer additional roster spots for teams with USL sides (similar to MLB 40 man roster)
* Similarly get rid of Senior, Reserve, Supplemental roster spots.
* Elminate Discovery Player and the compensation to other team if a team actually wants to and can sign the player
* DPs shouldn't be paid more than an entire teams payroll. Fix the pay structure.
* Move free agency to 25yrs old with 5yrs experience


#1354487 Upcoming CBA

Posted by Brian.MLS on 24 September 2019 - 02:14 PM

Sims will be 23 next season, so yeah, he would count 200k against the cap rather than a regular DP's cap hit, unless they rewrite the DP rules and stuff like that in the off season. 


With the upcoming CBA, there are going to be A LOT of changes to the league.


#1354443 Flex Scheduling

Posted by Brian.MLS on 23 September 2019 - 04:20 PM

Relevant again.

https://www.newyorkr...nd-fox-deportes


#1354361 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 22 September 2019 - 07:59 PM

Robles
Duncan-Parker-Long-Taxi
CCJ-Rza
Sims-Kaku-Royer
White


#1354347 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 22 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

"Have a feeling another goal is coming. If Philly doesn't get it, it will be the Red Bulls." - Shep Messing


#1354334 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 22 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

I have a hunch Robles may be out for this one. Hunch only.

* Team usually releases the Injury Report a day or so early and hasn't for today. In the past that has normally meant a key player being out.
* Louro wasn't in the 18 for NYRBII last night.


Glad I was wrong


#1354331 Metro - Worms Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 22 September 2019 - 03:00 PM

I have a hunch Robles may be out for this one. Hunch only.

* Team usually releases the Injury Report a day or so early and hasn't for today. In the past that has normally meant a key player being out.
* Louro wasn't in the 18 for NYRBII last night.




#1354218 Expansion Draft 2020

Posted by Brian.MLS on 19 September 2019 - 03:08 PM

Well that figures. This would be the year I'd be glad to see guys leaving the team.


#1354103 Metro - Portland Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 18 September 2019 - 10:25 PM

Shep basically said we should just shut the fuck up and be ok with doing nothing and being an "underdog" every game.

Fuck off Shep.


I read this as "Hamlett is awful. Red Bull is cheap. Can't blame the coach for that."

That said, when every player outside of one or two look worse than they did the previous year, that's on the coach.


#1354020 2019 NYRBII USL Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 18 September 2019 - 06:49 PM

Louro
Rito-Scarlett-Kilwien-Loebe
Koffi-Zajec
Elney-Lema-Stroud
Jorgensen

Elney has been on the right a bit since Epps left and Lema has moved to CM when Bezecourt is with the first team.


#1353951 Metro - Portland Game Thread

Posted by Brian.MLS on 17 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

is Brian White with the team? 
Any update on his injury?
I thought he was back in training last week but not sure if it was individual or team.  Hope he can be back for Philly Sunday

I believe Cangy said he was with the team and expected to see time on Wednesday.

The falloff of BWP is dramatic. I dont know if I've ever seen a player on this club drop in production so much since Eduardo Hurtado.