The First Coaching Casualty of 2017: Cassar Out at RSL

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Knave, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    sitruc, BalanceUT and Len repped this.
  2. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Mucky and BalanceUT repped this.
  3. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Much rejoicing in RSL nation.
     
  4. georg

    georg Member+

    May 25, 2009
    Parowan, Utah
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Beers and Whiskey at my House!!!
     
    BalanceUT repped this.
  5. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Country:
    United States
    No no no no no!

    You were supposed to wait until AFTER you lost to the Loons!

    Can't anybody in the league get this right?
     
    El Naranja, AndyMead, NeilB and 18 others repped this.
  6. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I wonder if Mike Petke is in line for the permanent gig.

    He's coaching RSL's USL team right now.
     
  7. TheLostUniversity

    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    It's a compliment. The Loons are so Mighty that no team dare face them with a mere Cassar at the helm....;)
     
    NeilB, Just Offside, jeffclimbs and 2 others repped this.
  8. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Country:
    United States
    In other news, Onalfo is next.
    In other relatable news, the grass is green.
     
  9. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I thought the team played well against LA. Well enough to give him a couple more games. I guess RSL wanted to cut the losses soon.
     
    Geneva repped this.
  10. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    Bummer
     
    JasonMa and Sounders78 repped this.
  11. Tony in Quakeland

    Jan 27, 2003
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Country:
    United States
    I hope its Petke, the American Miquel Herrera (by which I mean an absolute blast to watch on the sidelines.)
     
  12. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Mike Petke seems like a good choice.

    Let's just see who RSL's next game is against? Oh boy.
     
  13. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Wow. Three games. I'm not disagreeing - or agreeing - with the decision, but three games? Wow.
     
    markxinger, Deadtigers and Mucky repped this.
  14. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Cassars days were numbered the second Petke signed on.
     
    Len repped this.
  15. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Country:
    United States
    Is that the earliest firing in a season in league history?
     
    Deadtigers repped this.
  16. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  17. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Country:
    United States
    Hire Argentinian.

    Many available Argentinian managers with 1st division experience.
     
    THOMA GOL, butters59 and BalanceUT repped this.
  18. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Country:
    United States
  19. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Country:
    United States
    Unfortunately, to this point, the last Minnesota bird to be Mighty remains a Duck, not a Loon. :)
     
    Deadtigers and TOAzer repped this.
  20. UPinSLC

    UPinSLC Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    SL,UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Given that the team hasn't won a game since last August and they've scored about a half dozen goals since then (over 10+ games), not surprising. Cassar is the definition of mediocre coach, your prototypical U-12 coach that just teaches "boot it up to Hat Trick Rick and let him do all the work" level of tactical acumen. Watching this team devolve from being among the most beautiful teams to watch play in MLS (circa 2010-2013 with Kreis, et al.) to what they are now, a team that just launches long ball after long ball, has been demoralizing at best and absolutely frustrating in reality.

    You know who I really hate, though? Portland. If Portland had managed to win a single ********ing road game last year then RSL would have missed the playoffs and we would have had a new coach 4 months ago with a whole offseason to implement his philosophy. But no, those bastard hipsters had to completely shit the bed and allow RSL to back into the playoffs.
     
    15 to 32, AndyMead, rslfanboy and 17 others repped this.
  21. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
    Why give him an extension, then?
     
  22. georg

    georg Member+

    May 25, 2009
    Parowan, Utah
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Mistake
     
  23. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    The classic "he's got my vote of confidence" no-confidence vote?
     
  24. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Because he did make the playoffs, or so goes the argument put forward by the FO.
     
  25. The Franchise

    The Franchise Member+

    Nov 13, 2014
    Bakersfield, CA
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    This is seriously good news. If the GM was also out, then it would be great.
     

Share This Page