We should take pride in the fact that our players go on to bigger things. Ralf Rangnick's new position at Red Bull is specifically to improve the youth development of New York (and Brazil), and to be honest, most of our MLS clubs aren't doing much for the American player other than fill their bench's with them. I'm a fan of the US national team as well as Metro. 2 birds, one stone.
Jesse Marsch is more an exception than the rule I'm sure, and the fact that an American coach who never played in Europe is now coaching a Champions League team, and one that is having best start to the Austrian league season of any Austrian team in history, is also something I'm proud of, and also something that will work out well for the NT in the future.
What we haven't seen yet, which hopefully will happen, is that our alumni will start coming back after their time in Europe is done to provide mentor-ship for the younger players. Maybe Tim Ream will come back, Tyler Adams and Matt Miazga down the line. It's how it's done in Brazil and Argentina, and I see nothing wrong with that.
Being a New York Red Bulls fan is better now than it has been in a long time. We've got a great squad, made up with a good amount of homegrown products and made up entirely of players THAT WANT TO BE HERE, and Marsch has this team playing in a unified style that's easy to the eye. Yeah, we've run short when it matters, but that's gotta end at some point (most teams crash out of the playoffs). Marsch and the team know how to adjust, which they've been doing year to year, it's gonna lead to success.
Stability is key, it took sir Alex 6 YEARS to win anything for Man United. We've never won the MLS cup, but stability has never been our strength. We've got that now, I believe an MLS Cup will follow shortly. Firing Marsch would put us right back to square one.
In other news, Felipe stomped on an Atlanta player at the end of the game, and the whole Atlanta started team running at him and yelling, especially Brad Guzan, and the Atlanta fans booed him on his way to the locker room. Same old Felipe...
I have never been a ST holder because my schedule changes and I work a lot of weekends. But it is very rare that I can't get a ticket to any game I want for cheaper than face value. At most I'll spend 20 bux, but I usually spend around 10. The downside is getting tickets a derby game then are inflated, but that's about it. Season Tickets are for convenience and planning, but doing SeatGeek week in and week out will likely lead to paying considerably less.