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#1340723 Adams to Leipzig official

Posted by iced1776 on Today, 03:43 AM

We're the third link in the Red Bull fussball chain, prepare for more of this.

Tyler has the potential to be a world class player, if not Leipzig he was going somewhere else. MLS fans as a whole need to prepare for this as we get better at creating young talent, this has 0% to do with our owners.

#1340523 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 12 February 2019 - 01:15 PM

Koko's standards might be a tad bit high, but its kind of encouraging that the additional cap resources from MLS and more ambitious owners have pushed the league to the point that we're even having a conversation about keeping 4 starting quality fullbacks on the roster. I feel like it wasn't that long ago you were lucky to have a decent player past the 14th spot on the roster.

#1340478 Offseason FAIL

Posted by iced1776 on 11 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

The "hate" with Muyl is that for every good goal and assist, he has a whole bunch of missed opportunities, missed passes/crosses or missed touches that lead to nothing. There have been games where the ball just stops moving every time the ball gets to his spot. He's a great depth and bench player to have but not the starting RM/RW we are looking for.


Muyl fits @ronalgringo's Darlington Nagbe heat map:



#1340413 2019 "Super"Draft

Posted by iced1776 on 11 February 2019 - 09:43 AM

I don't know why a team would bother to draft a RBNY academy player that we passed on. Our organization is going to know much more about that player than you are, and we don't want him then what makes you think he could possibly be MLS quality?


Aaron Long would like a word with you about this approach

#1340289 Mathias Jorgensen incoming

Posted by iced1776 on 07 February 2019 - 03:05 PM

saw that he's only played up top. maybe he can get some minutes on the wing, too. 


Fredrick Guldrandsen cosmically felt this post and started to weep uncontrollably 

#1340236 Why did we lose to Atlanta?

Posted by iced1776 on 06 February 2019 - 03:55 PM

When Lawrence got hurt they lost his poise / swag / leadership in addition to his MLS best XI skills and athleticism.


Don't get me wrong, I love Kemar, he's the best fullback I've ever seen in MLS. But he's still just one player, and one not named Leo Messi. We were OK when he missed games in the regular season, and we were OK when other key starters were missing too.


Our coach rolled out a game plan our team hadn't used since 2014, if we're talking about the entire team suddenly losing their swagger then that's the one and only answer for me.

#1340000 So uh...

Posted by iced1776 on 01 February 2019 - 11:53 AM

Fredrik Gulbrandsen didn't work out, but I wouldn't call it getting bitten in the ass.   


Yeah one of several guys who were good players but just happened to play the same role as the best striker in MLS history.

#1339991 So uh...

Posted by iced1776 on 01 February 2019 - 09:52 AM

We are part of a bigger global soccer organization that we will suffer being a part of and hopefully benefit from. 


I'm missing some history from the early Red Bull days but have we actually been bitten in the ass by this in the past? Of all our outbound transfers, has anyone other than Tyler gone to Leipzig, which is actually a really good fit for him? Have we had any loanees other than Brian Nielsen fall totally flat?


I only see the Leipzig pipeline as a potential positive without any negatives. Players coming here know the option could be there, but there's literally nothing Red Bull can do to force them to make that move. And they're not gonna pass up a transfer fee elsewhere in the market just to prove otherwise.

#1339806 So uh...

Posted by iced1776 on 27 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

anyone have any insight into this team looking to bring in a big-time DP caliber player or is this team officially a full-time feeder team for the European clubs until further notice? 



You might need to just check out of MLS altogether for the next few decades if top talent going abroad is a sticking point for you.

#1339684 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by iced1776 on 25 January 2019 - 10:26 AM

I also don't think its the end of the world if RB gmbh take a 1-2 million loss on a disgruntled player. 


It might not be the end of the world, but it might be the end of them paying real transfer fees for a little while.

#1339657 The Guess Kaku Transfer Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 25 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

No transfer and a $200k raise

#1339500 Miazga rejects extension

Posted by iced1776 on 23 January 2019 - 04:03 PM

Back to the original premise. IF he was available, would we want to grab him to establish a 3 CB backline? I am assuming we couldn't afford 3 top CB's  just to play 2 at a time and I my question assumes  we wouldn't trade Long or Parker just to grab him. Or are we happy with our back 4 alignment? 


Not worth it for me since we already have the best CB pairing in the league. The DP spot and whatever we'd need to trade to move up in the allocation ranking is much better spent further up field.

#1339495 Miazga rejects extension

Posted by iced1776 on 23 January 2019 - 03:38 PM

Adam's is ready. He was dominating MLS last year. The same could not be said with Miazga when he was with rbny


Sure it could. Miazga lead the team to a top 5 defense playing next to a guy so slow that he set the team's single season record for yellow cards entirely through professional fouls. Chelsea doesn't shell out $5M for a guy who isn't dominant in MLS. I wouldn't let a few bad months in France taint your memory of the guy, he was a pleasure to watch play here.

#1339453 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by iced1776 on 22 January 2019 - 10:32 PM

But will he? Having an unhappy player of his stature in the locker room helps no one. 


Its not ideal, but its not exactly a smart career move for Kaku to phone it in either. We're tossing out hypothetical locker room issues, holding out would only prove to other teams that he's difficult.


By all accounts that's not the kind of guy Kaku is, and he showed up to Day 1 of preseason. Even if he prefers the move to Mexico, it doesn't seem like he's going to be a diva about it.

#1339307 Club America wants Kaku

Posted by iced1776 on 20 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

Didnt he play half a season before he got here? He was probably gassed by the time summer came around. I have high hopes for him in year two after a proper offseason. Id hate to see him go.


There's a few things to consider, this is a big one. Another is that Armas intentionally moved Kaku further from goal and the middle of the field where he was more likely to get on the scoresheet. Franco Panizo did a write-up on it for SBI back in September. Kaku himself also said that opponents started to focus him more individually as the year went on, something that will happen to every #10 we sign until we get more dangerous guys around him.


And most importantly, something I don't see anyone talking about - even though Kaku's personal numbers went down under Armas the team's attack as a whole got better. I think its unfair to say that Kaku suddenly had nothing to do with that. Playing from deeper and wider spots, he wasn't often the one playing the final pass but I think his distribution was still a huge part of the successful Supporter's Shield run.