PBP: MLS 2019 Season Playoffs Second Round Game Thread [R]

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why not both?
     
  2. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Big save by Guzan.....youngster Arronson needs to do better there......
     
  3. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    It's the Honda Superclassico. Stop whitewashing history you cowards.
     
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  4. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HUGE recovery run and challenge by Gaddis to prevent Martinez from doubling ATL's lead
     
  5. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Im not finding either of these teams impressive.
     
  6. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As if TFC was all that impressive last night?

    And Josef ends it as McKenzie has two massive misplays
     
  7. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    FFS. Dagger.
     
  8. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Josef Martinez. It's over. 2-0.

    ATL-TFC
     
  9. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    There was ridiculous power, but ********ing near post.
     
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  10. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Well, it was a good season. Thought best case scenario was sneaking into the play-offs. Found a starting LB, a CM (if he stays), and a homegrown a-mid that can be solid starters for the next few years. Bad luck that our breakout forward goes down injured right before the play-offs.
     
  11. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    I didn't say TFC was impressive.

    I just said neither of these two teams are impressive tonight. ATL to me still don't look close to what they were last year and Philly is trying, but seem like they lack a difference maker.
     
  12. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    May have been my imagination, but it looked that shortly before his goal and after his header before that, that Josef waved to the sidelines as if to say "don't you dare take me off".
     
  13. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Came into the play-offs with the only striker in double digits injured. Wooten hasn't looked like a guy that scored 17 in the 2.Bundesliga last year, Picault isn't a forward, and Santos has been up and down. But, yeah, we still could use a player that can take control of the game in a big match.
     
  14. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Next up: the game everyone has been waiting for this round. I know Zlaten owned LAFC during the regular season, but LAG looked extremely beatable vs Minny a few games ago.
     
  15. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Atlanta's defense is really good too....might have something to do with it. Philly does need a difference maker. Fabian was supposed to be that player, and he just never got settled or 100% healthy for an extended stretch of games.

    Atlanta will likely repeat this year.

    That said, Heck of a goal by Martinez. McKenzie has to make an attempt at a tackle there at the least. Martinez isn';t exactly lighting it up for Venezuela in COMEBOL. For a player that has aspirations to play at a higher level, and for the USMNT........you have to be better there.
     
  16. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    No way the Superclasico starts on time on ESPN.
     
  17. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    ESPN got Jorge doing pregame. This is as all in as possible.
     
  18. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    I think with Miles Robinson back there, they are rock solid. But with he and Parkhurst both out, not quite as solid. Hard to make up Robinson's pace, which can bail his teammates out.
     
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  19. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Win or go home doesn't have the same level of importance when both teams represent LA.
     
  20. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's fair. Tonight they got a ton of two-way play from Pity and Barco that helped compensate for the lack of speed in LGP and Larentowicz. If they continue to get this level of play from their midfield, it's going to be tough for anyone to score on them.

    I don't see them losing to TFC at home. If the game was in Toronto it'd be much tougher to call.
     
  21. Kappa74

    Kappa74 Member+

    Feb 2, 2010
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    I don’t think there’s ever been a circumstance where I have rooted for the Galaxy. Tonight I want the demi-god to score a hat. Come on Galaxy, you can do this.
     
  22. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dunno....I really can't stomach Atlanta winning MLS Cup again at home.......

    If I had to wait 10 f'n seasons for a playoff victory these johnny come lately MLS expansion teams need to have at least SOME suffering!!!
     
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  23. Kappa74

    Kappa74 Member+

    Feb 2, 2010
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    I have no counter to this excellent point. Now I’m confused.
     
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  24. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or could it be that MLS is a step higher than 2.Bundesliga?
     
  25. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Strange the mental block LAFC have with LAG and their garbage defence.
     

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