MLS Flavors of the week: 2019 Edition

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sombrerito, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Busio is starting for SKC today
     
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  2. RalleeMonkey

    RalleeMonkey Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    here
    Thanks for that info.
     
  3. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That KC match is low key intense. Busio has been active. Trusty looks sharp.
     
  4. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Busio is having trouble getting on the ball much because his lack of sharp runs off the ball and physicality. Had a couple chances but too predictable with them and not precise enough. Looks like a kid out there.

    Lewis was decent last week and goes right to the bench. MLS going to MLS. Same thing happened to Mueller. NYCFC has been hapless in the attack. Couldn't get that separation. Hey, I have an idea...
     
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  5. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm watching DC/NYC.....I was hoping for a Busio all-touch video later lol

    Arriola should've had an assist in the 10th minute but Johnson made a really nice reaction save to deny Acosta. Arriola has made a few dangerous runs and had another nice cross that nobody got on the end of but overall he's picked up where he left off against ATL last week.

    Sands has been pretty good as well, he looks composed and hasn't made any glaring errors. I think he's been better than Canouse so far.
     
  6. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like a NYCFC problem not an MLS problem. I think the issue needs to be discussed at the club level. Tons of kids played yesterday. And if they're not ready for MLS many are getting serious minutes with USL affiliates.
     
  7. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mentioned another example. The common thread between the two players are they're young, domestic non-homegrowns and attacking mids.
     
  8. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Busio didn't look ready. Very fragile and a step behind the play. PT in USL and time in the weight room/cafeteria will help him.
     
  9. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great weekend for the USNT goalkeeping pool. Sprawling saves and clean sheets for all of Steffen, Hamid, Melia, and Johnson a day ahead of roster announcements. No way that group can be filled by players abroad.

    Lewis came on in the 75th minute and wasn't his normal confident self (likely because of the quick yank from last week). He was second-guessing his first instinct on most opportunities. Normally he'd have a goal and/or an assist w/ those chances.
     
  10. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Carleton gonna get in.
     
  11. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Horvath still gets in, along with 2 domestic GK's.
     
  12. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The criticism was really overdone, imo. The last game for us was lost over that side when Herrera had been benched in favor of Glad. We could have played like this
    --------------------------epb
    ----------x--------glad------ccv-----herrera

    instead we played

    ----------------------jones
    -----x-------epb---------ccv------glad
     
  13. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He looked bad, that's all. Glad was the better player, perhaps not at RB, but overall. And Herrera was at least bad enough to suggest a change like that.
     
  14. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn great pass by Saief to set up the equalizer.
     
  15. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, that was an excellent pass. ATL do not look very good overall. Lots of space given up to Cincy, and not much creativity in the attack...
     
  16. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FDB is a bad hire.

    Good to see ATL getting boo'd by the home fans.
     
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  17. CU soccer

    CU soccer Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Panama City Beach
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saief is lethal.

    Carleton made some very good runs behind the FCC back line, but had zero support. Oddly enough, he’d benefit from a guy like Saief in the midfield who seems to always be looking for those types of runs.
     
  18. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    zim, lee. ramirez v. ebo, v/fana set to kick off. good tifo. definitely want to get a trip to LA so I can check out a game there before Bradley gets in his own way and wrecks the great team he put together.
     
  19. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Steffen had quite the game v. Ne - I just saw the hi lites. Call ups? Steffen, Horvath, Melia for me.
     
  20. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Good to see an increase in butts in the seats for LAFC. Guess they are doing a better job of marketting their product this year.

    Also, already Spencer Richey time for Cincinnati? thats good to see , hopefully he can push the GK conversation this season
     
  21. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Portland should acquire Mueller. They use Polo who doesn't have enough offensive punch so they start him and bring on Asprilla who doesn't play very good defense. Mueller would add some energetic offense for Valeri to work with.

    ----------------ebo
    -----blanco---valeri---mueller
    ---------guzman--chara
     
  22. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoscored American-eligible team of the week

    ----------------Zardes(8.2)------------
    Ibarra(7.7)---------------Morris(7.5)
    ------Pomykal(8.4)-Roldan(7.5)-------
    Herrera(8.2)--Sands(7.9)--Lennon(7.5)
    ------Besler(7.8)--Opara(8.2)-------
    -------------Melia(8.5)------------

    HM:
    Steffen - 8.4
    Hamid - 8.1
    Rimando - 8.0
    Hedges - 7.8

    There were a surplus of great keeping performances. Last week was owned by the offense, this week the defense. The SKC human wall is back together.

    note: what I saw this weekend didn't jive much with WS ratings, fwiw. Sapong only 6.9? Miles Robinson only 6.8? They were best xi of the week. Busio 7.1? He really struggled. 7.9 is somewhat flattering for Sands, though he was decent (got a lot of praise from team).
     
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  23. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lot of teams should acquire him, and then sit him on the bench because they over-invested in attackers so he's victim of a numbers game in multiple ways.
     
  24. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    That guys like Mueller and Lewis are still on the bench means we have clearly swung the pendulum way too far to the foreign player at the expense of the domestic player.
     
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  25. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    Foreigners have much more leeway and for at least Muellers case, it’s unjustified dude was literally one of their best players and scored a goal and got replayed by get 3 minutes of playing time the next game...
     
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