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#1368954 I'm OK with this approach

Posted by MTF on Yesterday, 03:10 PM

None of these are bad, but if this is all they do... it's not enough.

How about if Armas is cut loose before the New Year? That might be enough for me.

#1368950 MUYL TRADED

Posted by MTF on Yesterday, 02:48 PM

I think this is a mistake.  I am not under the illusion that Muyl is a great soccer player, but he is the type of player you need on the field in MLS.  Hard nosed, brings a lot of energy, can play in a few different spots in a pinch.  I could see Muyl becoming a Jeff Larentowicz type, surviving because he will play every position hard even though the skill is a touch below average.  Larentowicz made himself a valuable piece in MLS and I think Muyl will do the same.  You need these grinders in MLS with the rigor of travel and the uneven level of play.  In Orlando, this team played flat with no energy and urgency.  This move will exacerbate that.  

Lets not all fall in love with Muyl now that he is being traded. Gritty homegrown player and good bench option who was afforded several years to develop further. In reality with Omir now coming off the bench Muyl was surplus goods. Good move in my opinion...unless he becomes a 15 goal scorer for Nashville! Thelwell is getting to work. Armas will be cut loose in November methinks.

#1368159 Can we bring some real talent here?

Posted by MTF on 24 July 2020 - 09:47 AM

Some random thoughts:
Meara - give him a chance or cut loose, he has earned that
Jensen - not impressed
Duncan - starter
Nealis - 4th CB
Parker - make or break year
Tarek - 3rd CB, indifferent
Tolkin - real potential
Mines - too small, USL player
Muyl - high energy super sub
Omir - the next Muyl
Rza - past sell by date
Royer - aging out like Menudo
Kaku - hasnt increased his value, invisible against Cincy!
Davis - trade bait, dont resign
Barlow - USL
White - potential second striker / off the bench
Jorgy - project over

#1367998 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by MTF on 22 July 2020 - 10:29 PM

It is just not in this clubs DNA to win knockout/must-win games (the Shield victories notwithstanding). Two Open Cup finals, one MLS Cup final, countless years of playoffs. Tonight. When the team was successful and winning Shields it was as if Red Bull Global built a European team able to grind out regular season results and wrack up points. RBG was content to win those Shields. It was what they knew. If Salzburg or Leipzig won a Shield in Austria or Germany it meant they were champions. New York was a champion in their minds. They have never constructed a team capable of adapting and winning in different ways. It has always been about the press and grinding out results. Draws were almost as good as wins as they meant points. I am not sure you need that killer instinct to win Shields, it is more about being consistently good. Im happy about those Shields but I have always felt this team NEEDED to win that 2017 Open Cup final to crack that cup curse.

#1367934 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by MTF on 22 July 2020 - 08:46 PM

Bring in the strikers in the 80th minute. Brilliant!

#1367429 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by MTF on 18 July 2020 - 05:14 PM

Personally, I would put Royer and White up top and would start Rza over CCJ. Bring Muyl and Omir on at 60 to run. I dont know what Meara is doing in training but I am not wowed by Jensen. Give him the start. Treat this match like a knockout game...Meara has been our US Open Cup man.

#1366989 Dru Yearwood inbound, 20 yr old

Posted by MTF on 14 July 2020 - 03:10 PM

I can see it now: The New York Red Bulls have signed Lionel Messi to a four year, $100 million, DP contract through 2025.

Messi?? Hes washed up! Too small! We need someone who will put in the defensive work! Ball hog!

#1365518 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by MTF on 07 June 2020 - 09:44 AM

Will RB spend any money in this truncated season?
Especially for a brief rental?

I doubt it. I think 2020 is a complete write-off. My hope is to see them play some (any) soccer this year, and get Thelwell here and working. Start planning for 2021.

#1365298 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 21 May 2020 - 05:40 PM

Have you heard Alejandro Bedoya (interview with Twellman on Fox)? He said sending the players to Orlando for 8 to 10 weeks with nowhere to go, nothing to do but practice and play, and without their families will essentially be a luxurious prison. Much like MLB, I think the players will not be rushing to support this unfortunately.

#1364906 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 20 April 2020 - 05:35 PM

No public events in New York City through June.

Good thing the Red Bulls dont play in New York City. 😉

#1364198 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 26 March 2020 - 05:29 PM

2005 was a lockout. Different thing.

They haven't even started the playoffs yet this year. I think it would be a hard sell for the league to scrap this season and tell fans that everything they invested themselves into since October was just a bait and switch.

A bait and switch?! LMAO! Its about protecting your players from injury and illness, and protecting your fans and employees from a resurgence of the virus. If a fan feels a professional sports league pulled a bait and switch on them, well, that is just their problem.

#1364150 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 25 March 2020 - 11:50 AM

Hopefully there is a conflict between the Yanks and NYCFC because that would mean there is a baseball season. With the way this is going and the build up needed to get players ready, have to wonder if baseball happens in 2020.

I think there will be MLS and MLB seasons, even if not before July 1. Personally, I think the NBA and NHL are done. Not sure you can bring players back for playoffs if they havent played competitively for months. Recipe for injury.

#1363884 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 17 March 2020 - 10:07 PM

God, we need soccer back! The political posts have grown old real fast. I miss Milo randomly throwing out the names of every 18-25 year old male in the Southern Hemisphere.

#1363385 The Coronavirus Thread

Posted by MTF on 10 March 2020 - 05:13 PM

Have you seen attendance at RBA? We good.

#1362406 Davis named captain

Posted by MTF on 27 February 2020 - 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.

Maybe Aaron Long thinks it's a great choice. Who knows? I do know that we in the peanut gallery have no idea what the deal is inside the locker room.