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#1353424 Caden Clark

Posted by iced1776 on 06 September 2019 - 03:37 PM

I did not realize at first that 2003 meant his birth year and not the last time he was a top midfielder

#1353336 5 games left

Posted by iced1776 on 04 September 2019 - 02:50 PM


Henry was constantly frustrated with Cooper. He was quoted in the article wrt BWP should have 40+ goals or whatever. Did he say anything at all about Luke Rodgers (2011) or Cahill (2014) when they were featured up top?


Henry on Luke Rodgers, possibly the only player he was afraid of in his entire career:




“I tip him to finish top goal-scorer this year. I tip him, yeah,’’ Henry told the Post before tonight’s tilt vs. Columbus (7:30 p.m., MSG). “I knew he was going to score goals straightaway. When Luke has the ball, he wants to shoot. Good for him; he’s that type of striker. If you don’t give him the ball, he’s not happy, he will curse.


“I knew if we were going to play well, Luke was going to score plus-15. And I will tell you, I’m more than happy to score goals, but I would love if Luke finishes top goal-scorer. I think Luke right now is living a dream. He’s been unleashed. Go. He’s happy, he’s buzzing. You need to be like that to play good football. If Luke scores three (tonight), good for us; carry on like that. We want to win.’’


And a bonus article from Brian Lewis I found while looking for the above quote. Some top notch bleeping on this one Brian!




“In this league, he’s a respected person, but he’s telling Titi to (screw) off. The kid’s a (genitalia)head. I don’t care. I just think the kid’s a (friggin’ jerk). I don’t care what you put,’’ said Rodgers, clear that his views were his views, and he didn’t care if they were printed, blogged or tweeted.


God I miss Luke Rodgers....

#1352035 Metro - Scum Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 20 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

More 4-3-1-2 please. The team looked electric in the first half against NE in that formation, and it seemed to put our most talented players in a position to play their best game. It helped that Davis has been doing a better impression of an actual #6 lately, it lets Rzatkowski and CCJ off the leash to push further up field. Royer was having fun with it too even if his finishing was millimeters off all game.

#1352028 Metro - Revs Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 20 August 2019 - 12:23 PM

Just caught up to the game and this thread and am so thoroughly confused as to why the conversation is about Buckmaster and the Omir sub when we had a billion super high quality scoring chances from inside the 18 yard box and only posted one. The finishing was hot garbage, Royer alone had TEN (!!!) shots and scored zero even if he did come close several times.


If this game ends 5-1 like it should have, are we still honestly complaining?

#1351600 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by iced1776 on 13 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

And no, that won't prevent us from getting other young players and giving them a raise over their current situation.


For international players especially I'm not sure this is true. Nobody growing up in South America dreams of playing in MLS their entire career, and we don't tend to overpay those guys all that much. Kaku barely makes more here than the average salary in Argentina's first division.


We're a stepping stone to bigger and better things for these players. I don't think Red Bull is being unreasonable in Long's case, but if they develop a reputation for holding players hostage then young guys will 100% think twice about joining another team or league to further their career.

#1351567 So now what's the ideal XI (and subs) from late August on?

Posted by iced1776 on 13 August 2019 - 10:49 AM

I am a huge Sean Davis fan, but I don't see him as first choice in this formation.


I also have assumed Murillo is on his way out, and while he would be a better offensive option than Muyl in the attacking 3rd, I don't see him pressing enough or doing enough  to track back


I feel like Murillo's problem isn't laziness, the dude runs plenty and is a phenomenal natural athlete. He just switches off too often when he's in the box and ball watches. As a wingback I think I trust him to get up and down the field OK (famous last words...)

#1351484 Metro - LAFC Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 12 August 2019 - 11:00 AM

A little bit of credit where credit is due, both of the free kicks taken by Vela were absolutely perfect. The second both of those balls left his feet I knew there was at least some potential trouble there.

#1351359 Room for improvement on our roster

Posted by iced1776 on 11 August 2019 - 08:35 PM

what i want to know is how the Galaxy got Pavon visa wise, etc. cleared to play for today.


We are a team that once lost a striker because we literally forgot to renew his visa. Immigration law isn't really our thing.

#1351262 Etienne tweets about snakes... then gets loaned out

Posted by iced1776 on 09 August 2019 - 09:25 AM

I don't buy this argument that he was held back by either coach for a heartbeat. Etienne got 900 minutes last season and was on pace for about the same this season. Those aren't scrub minutes, that's way more than enough time to prove that you can perform consistently (that's the key word here) and Etienne failed to do that. The last few games encapsulate his play perfectly. He gets three straight starts, has a great performance in the first one, then spends the next two flailing aimlessly around the field trying the occasional FIFA skill move before giving the ball away.


Yes its the coach's job to give young players minutes to prove themselves. But when the player isn't meeting expectations, it is absolutely NOT that coach's job to keep giving them minutes with the blind hope that they flip a switch.

#1350692 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by iced1776 on 04 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

If it's his goal to play in the EPL as he's been quoted, then why did he sign a new contract just 5 months ago?  He can't have it both ways.


Probably had something to do with the ~$750k raise that came with that new contract. Can't blame the guy for wanting to make sure he stays employed somewhere, to our knowledge no offers were coming last year before becoming a regular with the national team.

#1350382 Young premier league winger = Josh Sims

Posted by iced1776 on 01 August 2019 - 10:30 PM

Lets just indulge this hypothetical, if the signing can play LW, you could always flip Royer to RW

Or you could play inverted wingers with Royer on the left and this hypothetical signing on the right


Royer doesn't look all that great on the right, takes away his ability to go for goal.

#1350355 Room for improvement on our roster

Posted by iced1776 on 01 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

Armas with another non-answer today when asked by Dylan Butler whether they intend to make a signing this transfer window. Said that they wouldn't be looking for depth, but regurgitate the same tired talking points about how they need to make sure that an impact player is a good fit for the culture of the club. I'm not even sure what that means anymore to be honest, if you're willing to spend even the most modest of transfer fees you can find a guy in his 20's who is willing to run and isn't a headcase.

#1349858 EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Posted by iced1776 on 23 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

I'd love to see Sky cover a story about two MLS teams trading GAM for TAM

#1349791 Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 22 July 2019 - 09:46 AM

That was one of the most complete games we've seen from Etienne, played smart and worked hard on both sides of the ball. He earned another start if I'm Armas.

#1349732 Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Posted by iced1776 on 21 July 2019 - 08:36 PM

Some of you guys are way too upset for having just grinded out a win on the road. That is never, ever easy to do in MLS.


Would I have recommended ending the last 15 minutes in a 5-4-1 with Royer as a fullback and BWP as a left midfielder? No, not particularly. But the first half was enough to make up for it.