PBP: MLS 2019 Season Week 12 Game Thread (R)

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, May 13, 2019.

  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another week of MLS action is nearly upon us. This week features more midweek action too. All game times are Eastern, and national TV games are noted. All non-national TV games can be seen on your local affiliate or streaming on ESPN+. Remember, this is the MLS N&A game thread, KEEP.IT.NEUTRAL.

    Can Roldan hit yet another long range volley? Will Philly continue it's streak of stellar play? Will the Rapids finally break their 2019 duck? Can Dom Dwyer score a goal? How will VAR dumbfound and confuse us this week? Will the deadcat bounce continue for the Revs and FCC? Can LAFC sweep the weekend series with FC Dallas? Let's find out!

    Wednesday, May 15

    TFC vs DCU 8:00PM
    HOU vs POR 8:30PM
    VAN vs ATL 10:00PM
    SEA vs ORL 10:30PM

    Thursday, May 16
    LAX vs FCD 10:00PM ESPN2

    Saturday, May 18

    MTL vs NER 1:00PM
    RSL vs TFC 3:00PM
    SJE vs CHI 3:30PM UniVision / Twitter
    PHL vs SEA 7:30PM
    MNU vs CBS 8:00PM
    HOU vs DCU 8:30PM
    SKC vs VAN 8:30PM

    Sunday, May 19

    FCD vs LAX 3:00PM
    ORL vs FCC 3:00PM
    NYR vs ATL 5:00PM FS1
    LAG vs COL 8:00PM
     
  2. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can the Rapids set a new record for longest winless streak to start the year?

    (And I didn't realize our game overlapped with the finale of Game of Thrones. Good odds i watch the second half on delay.
     
  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news, Seawolves fans! After a dominating first half performance, the Seawolves were able to hold on for an away victory against RUNY and vaulted back into playoff position. Unfortunately, Toronto also continued their winning ways with victories over Austin and Utah. San Diego Legion officially took over 1st place in the standings after defeating NOLA Gold on the road.

    In this week's games, NOLA, San Diego, and RUNY should all walk their way to victories as they face Houston, Utah, and Austin, respectively. The only "interesting" match this week should be the Seawolves' away match against Glendale. Anything less than a victory would put the Seawolves out of playoff position, but with their other two remaining games against be at home against bottom of the table dwellers Austin and Utah, they wouldn't be in unrecoverable positions. They'll also want to pile up the wins in these final three matches of the regular season if they want to have any home games, otherwise they'll be away against very tough competition in likely 1st and 2nd seeds San Diego and NOLA.
     
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  4. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Me gusta midweek games. :thumbsup:
     
  5. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait, LAFC gets 2 games back to back against Dallas? What the ever-loving heck! That is atrocious scheduling.
     
  6. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Hmm. The wife is getting induced Wednesday evening. Might make viewing the Timbers game ....... problematic to say the least lol
     
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  7. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Stream it! :)
     
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  8. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's a rumor going around that Don Garber personally apologized to Montreal for their goal being disallowed. I don't buy it. While it looks to have been the wrong call, it was pretty darn close. Estimated onside by about 9 inches so a bad call but not some incredible injustice or anything. It's about the same as the Royer goal that was disallowed for RBNY. Flag should have stayed down, but it wasn't clear enough for video review in the opinion of the VAR. PRO supported the non-review on Royer so I'd be pretty surprised if they flip on this one, but I don't have that info yet.
     
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  9. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :cautious:
     
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  10. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    The game, not the birth :D
     
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  11. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :)
     
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #12 Robert Borden, May 14, 2019
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
    He did...

    https://www.985fm.ca/nouvelles/spor...3BFYLDgT6hXBqFd1NRB4W1l5Cj8GANWW5o_XTHYZzioBs

    Des excuses
    Garber a aussi parlé d’arbitrage, il a pris note des propos de l’entraineur Rémi Garde et il a admis que ses arbitres avaient fait une erreur en annulant le but de Maxi Urruti.

    -He admitted that his referees made a mistake.

    He also tried to put some pressure on the city to exempt the club from some taxes...not happening in a million year. Even the Montreal Canadiens aren't getting favors, not by lack of trying... let alone Impact.

    He then said that Montreal business community needs to do more to get involved with the club and the league... somewhat of a hard sell as most of them do business within Canada...

    He said that Montreal will have more weekday games to allow businessman to go to the stadium after work...ouch... he doesn't that city, especially due to the stadium location.

    The club would like to revitalize the area around the stadium to increase the client experience...but, the province who owns the grounds would have to approve...Maybe...

    Garber said Montreal must expect to have home games in March, hence perhaps implementing a heating system for the field but... the owner would have to see if it's worth it if the city will just raise their taxes for any improvements they do to the stadium.

    The article in a nutshell

    Not trying to be negative in my comments, but Saputo Estate is one of the richest in the country, so crying over tax won't get anyone's sympathy.

    Also, he deliberately choose the Olympic Stadium grounds at at time where downtown land was plentiful & cheap...for me, that's a massive mistake that will keep hunting the club overall, hence, his hesitation in spending on the stadium... all that would do would be raising the taxes on the stadium with no guarantee of increase of revenues & fans. The location is a turn off for suburbans and anyone not living near a subway station...
     
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  13. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    jfc Don Garber is an ass. He was the one who decided to cut Kaku's suspension down to two additional games, as well. I had thought Jeff Agoos was making those calls.
     
  14. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    If he's apologizing for this, did he apologize to RSL last year when Latif Blessing was miles offside and the VAR completely fell asleep? What makes this particular incident so special that you need to feed a fanbase's persecution complex? I just don't get Don Garber these days.
     
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  15. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Just some kind of damage control. There's a "perception" by the media, fans and players that the league doesn't respect the club. Lovitz was the one making the critic publically and he's American.
     
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  16. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That makes a little more sense
     
  17. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
  18. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You guys are either just what the doctor ordered or a really depressing evening waiting to happen.
     
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  19. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    She can handle it without you.
     
  20. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    The nice thing about our modern world is you can always record things and watch them later. Have someone video record the birth :)
     
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  21. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    The nice thing about our modern world is you can always record things and watch them later. Have someone video record the birth :)
     
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  22. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I want the record; I'm all in for Zlatan!
     
  23. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FCD vs LAFC round 2 “electric boogaloo” has changed times from 3:00 to 7:30 pm.
     
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  24. NeilB

    NeilB Member

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mount Kisco, NY
    I'm sure there will be a few doctors at the game who can help with the birth.
     
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  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Regardless of the time change, that is some terrible scheduling.
     

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