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#1358941 Red Bull opts out of MLS retro gear merchandise launch

Posted by rhactl7 on 10 January 2020 - 12:52 PM

They have only recognized the history of this club because the fans have been vocal about doing so.

If nobody said anything about it these guys would wipe the metro stars from the history books.

They RELUCTANTLY recognize the history because they are forced to. And they are butthurt that there is a decent sized portion of the fanbase that identifies as Metro and not as Red Bull.

If they really cared about Metro theyd do more. If they REALLY cared theyd bring back the name and just slap their logo on everything.

Yes. They have only recognized the past because the fans have been vocal about it. Listening to their fans is a good thing, not a bad thing (even if it should have been done from the start...better late than never)


And no, they are not forced to do it at all. There was span of 6-7 years where there was barely recognized that era. They could have continued that direction. Only in recent years have they been honoring the past, to show the fans that they do care. 


Edit: As I'm typing this, the official Red Bulls account just tweeted our draft pick with the caption "tfw when you're going to the Metro". AND the scarf they gave him is Red/Black with yellow trim...

#1358711 Stroud and Lema to first team

Posted by rhactl7 on 07 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

Could not possibly be less excited...

#1358463 New 2020 RBNY Jersey - Black?

Posted by rhactl7 on 01 January 2020 - 08:16 PM

I like the colors for the black kit. I think it would look nice with red names/numbers. The design is bad but that's Adidas fault.


It sucks that this is replacing the Red kit though. We were just getting used to Red being out main kit. Now we'll only have grey or black option.

#1358151 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by rhactl7 on 19 December 2019 - 09:32 AM

Hard to get excited for this upcoming season. Teams around us are shelling out over $5M for players. Even the teams that don't usually do that. SKC, Vancouver, Columbus, ect Meanwhile, we aren't even mentioned in any rumors for players....


Realistically at this point, its looking like we'll promote RB2 guys, and maybe sign 1 or 2 players that are like a $250K transfer fee. It's sad, and its unacceptable.

#1358078 Stadium updates

Posted by rhactl7 on 16 December 2019 - 03:42 PM



that was a joke.

Its hard to tell with this team sometimes...

#1357963 RBG strategy/philosophy for NY

Posted by rhactl7 on 13 December 2019 - 04:07 PM

Agree about spending $$, just think theres a disconnect in the 2 sides of the fanbase regarding the reality of RBNYs philosophy.

The people who want 30+ year old Euro superstars on the last legs of their careers are never going to get that here.

Some people in this fanbase want Zlatans, Balotellis, Mandzukics, etc., when more Kakus or players a step below Kaku are the more realistic targets.

Anyone who's expecting those types of stars are in a small minority. Most people are asking for more Kaku level players, which is totally reasonable.


I believe Sacha had similar comments after he left. Something like...he liked it here, but Red Bull wasn't willing to spend to get another player who could be the final piece. 

#1357499 Schedule 2020

Posted by rhactl7 on 02 December 2019 - 11:08 PM

Not a fan of this at all. You should face every team one time...

#1357299 What would it take for Red Bull to sell?

Posted by rhactl7 on 25 November 2019 - 10:17 PM

Very telling for me when Hamlett said "If it has to be a young DP, i will make the best case to my ownership group". He also said earlier in the year "I think we're getting caught up in DPs... Aaron Long is playing like a DP."



It's pretty clear what's going on here. He's on a VERY tight budget. 

#1357064 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by rhactl7 on 21 November 2019 - 04:52 PM

"if it has to be"


It won't have to be.

"well ownership realllly doesn't want us to spend that much, but if its the ONLY way we can get better - i'll try to make the case for it - but they'll probably still say no" 


That's basically what he said.


Fuck outta here...

#1357061 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by rhactl7 on 21 November 2019 - 04:41 PM

(Via Franco Panzio) Dennis Hamlett "We're in a good position to bring players in to make our team stronger. ... If it has to be a young DP or DP, I'll make sure I go to my ownership group and make a strong case. We want to get back to the level we're accustomed to."



....We aren't getting anyone significant

#1357049 Contract deadline day

Posted by rhactl7 on 21 November 2019 - 03:19 PM

From a purely sporting perspective, I actually agree with the moves.


- Ryan Meara is a starter quality keeper. Younger and makes a lot less money. He's impressed any time he has gotten the chance. It is time for him to take over the position. 


- BWP's age caught up with him. By the end of last year, he was our 3rd chose striker behind White and Barlow. It was time to move on.


From an emotional standpoint...this hurts. This really hurts. Its the end of an era. We should have won a Cup with these guys but we never did. 3 Shields to show for it though. And a lot of memories. Time to re-build and create a new era of Metro legends

#1356693 New logo, if anyone cares

Posted by rhactl7 on 13 November 2019 - 09:14 AM

They are changing the logo, colors and uniform but doing nothing about better players, better coach, better gm or higher salaries. They are suddenly trying to go from a soda identity to a generic one. To me, it looks like they are looking to cash in.

First off - the two have nothing to do with each other. The people who are designing the jersey and logo are not the same people that are choosing players or the GM lol. I really don't think this new logo has anything to with them selling the team...that's quite a stretch.

#1356468 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by rhactl7 on 03 November 2019 - 07:00 PM

I would not want Mario Balotelli anywhere around this team. Guy is a head case 

#1356088 2020 Offseason Thread

Posted by rhactl7 on 24 October 2019 - 08:54 AM

We didn't just lose in first round of USOC. We lost to a worse team, that was down a man, at our fake home field.  That makes a difference. 


Oh and IIRC we didn't even play a strong lineup even though there was no fixture congestion 

#1356060 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by rhactl7 on 23 October 2019 - 10:43 PM

Thank god they lost. I honestly thought they were going to win it this year.  What a shit result for them. Play the whole year to get home field advantage, and get to the playoffs and lose on their backup baseball field. Hahaha Good. Fuck em. This is what they signed up for. Game looked horrible on TV too with the weird angle and netting. What a joke.