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#1344914 Denis Hamlett

Posted by iced1776 on Yesterday, 04:00 PM

(Also, BWP has been starved of service so I don't buy that 6 months are the difference between him scoring 20 and not getting a sniff either. Get him the ball in good positions and he'll score 15+ again.)


We've all talked about how Kaku's drop in production coincided with Armas's changes last year, I think BWP should be part of the same conversation. BWP has always had a playmaker attached at the hip, ready to send him through as soon as they got the ball. Armas took Kaku and our build up play out wide and service from that area is not what suits BWP.

#1344838 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 21 April 2019 - 10:07 PM

Omir earned a start, Murillo earned himself a game off.


No more Bezecourt please for awhile, I'm honestly not convinced the guy is really MLS level.

#1344552 Some people remember past coaches

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 02:32 PM

Petke would have won an MLS cup at least once out of the last 3 seasons here at Metro. Because the one thing this team lacked in the last 3 years is to step on the throats of their opponents. Petke would have installed the killer instinct needed to win.


Petke's teams looked flat and uninspired waaaay more often than Marsch's. As passionate as Petke is, that never really translated on to the field.

#1344527 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

Him coming here as HC makes too much sense. Armas isn't proving to be a great coach, Henry knows the organization and is a legend here


If I'm Red Bull and I'm weighing his disastrous start to his coaching career against being a fan favorite, I know which way I'm leaning. Being a club legend and knowing the org won't make him any better of a coach.

#1344511 Thierry Henry linked to RB coaching role

Posted by iced1776 on 17 April 2019 - 09:19 AM

There's zero chance I'll be able to dig up the quote, but I could have sworn Henry once talked to one of the NY beat writers about how he has a hard time explaining his thoughts and techniques to players, he has to just get out there and show them. Rumors about his time at Monaco were that this was exactly what went down. He'd struggle to communicate his ideas, freak out at the players for not getting it, then just run out on the training pitch himself.


I love the guy, but he's never struck me as a manager.

#1344439 Kaku benched, his feelings hurt

Posted by iced1776 on 15 April 2019 - 04:08 PM

The ironic thing is that I fully believe Rodgers actually intended to hit a fan, whereas Kaku just missed the advertisement boards.

#1344389 Kaku benched, his feelings hurt

Posted by iced1776 on 15 April 2019 - 08:35 AM

I doubt the fan said anything to set Kaku off. He has been showing his frustration all season in similar manners. He loves to kick the ball to the sideline boards, its just that this time, it went straight to a fans face.


Agreed, but Kaku missing the gigantic sideline boards from 5 feet away is also an unfortunate summary of his play so far this season.

#1344333 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 14 April 2019 - 08:45 PM

At least one of those CM spots is CCJ's until he loses it. Great two games from him.

#1344316 Metro - KC Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 14 April 2019 - 08:20 PM

Haven't seen a laser sent into the crowd like that since Luke Rodgers tried took exception to a group of LA fans.

#1344086 Top level DPs

Posted by iced1776 on 08 April 2019 - 08:28 PM

Who cares what they did before they got here?

#1344070 Jorgensen

Posted by iced1776 on 08 April 2019 - 03:24 PM

Uh can I get an option in between? Can't write off an 18 year old kid entirely but he's clearly not on the same page as his teammates. Takes forever to make decisions and then he usually makes the wrong one.

Ideally he'd play a few games with RB2 but his transfer fee and Armas's current desperation make that seem unlikely to happen.

#1344016 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 07 April 2019 - 12:54 PM

Something to consider for those looking at the start of the 2016 for comfort, do you guys remember just how close we were to not making the playoffs that year? With two weeks left in the season there were I think two other teams with a very real chance of overtaking us in the last playoff spot.

#1344006 Metro - Minnesota Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 07 April 2019 - 09:44 AM

I think we've have covered the shitty things by now, so I'll call out the one bright spot which was Casseres. Best player on our team even aside from the goal, good all around game from him.

#1343996 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 07 April 2019 - 05:33 AM

The guy is basically going out there every post-game and admitting he's being outcoached. He talks constantly about how teams are adjusting their approach to us, and his response seems to be blindly throwing darts at the chalkboard before each game.

The team had never looked this lifeless and lost under Marsch, even when the results weren't coming.

It may be early to pull the trigger on firing Armas, but I think it's fair to say he's killed any confidence the fans should have with him and needs to prove himself to earn it back.

#1343883 2019 USOC

Posted by iced1776 on 05 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

Agree.  Love ESPN+.  The replay part sucks, but I'll take that negative.


I just checked (on Android at least) and they actually fixed this which is great. Now instead of the game's box score you just get a list of other games available to watch. Huge, huge, improvement from ESPN on that.