Wright State University Raiders - 2019

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  1. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
  2. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
  3. ThePonchat

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    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry @OverseasView, not exactly the best preseason start. Thankfully none of those count for anything.
     
  4. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    From what I understand, many young inexperienced players started and had individual errors which caused goals. Then in 2nd half when potential starters played, it was one way traffic. Thus 3-3.
    Exhibition games are for this: give time to young players to validate their qualities, then when games count to play the best team.
    Let's see further improvement.;)
     
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  5. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    "The Wright State men's soccer team has been chosen as the preseason favorite to win the 2019 regular season title in a vote of the league's nine head coaches announced earlier today.
    The Raiders received four first-place votes and tallied 74 total points. UIC, which won last year's Horizon League tournament, was picked on five first-place ballots and received 69 points overall." (8/27/2019)


    https://wsuraiders.com/news/2019/8/...tabbed-to-finish-first-in-horizon-league.aspx

    2019 Horizon League Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
    1. Wright State – 74
    2. UIC – 69
    3. Green Bay – 52
    4. Oakland – 51
    5. Milwaukee – 49
    6. Northern Kentucky – 46
    7. IUPUI – 26
    8. Cleveland State – 25
    9. Detroit Mercy – 13
     
  6. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Tough week-end ahead for the raiders. Wake up at 3 am this morning to take a flight to meet Central Arkansas tomorrow in Conway and then drive (3/4 h by bus?) to Memphis for Sunday's game.
    The student athletes will be more athletes rather than students in the class room on Monday :whistling:;)
     
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  7. ThePonchat

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    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    National holiday on Monday...:sleep:
     
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  8. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Oooops. Aa a member of the remote and old Europe I did not know…. What lack of culture :whistling:;)
    Thanks,
     
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  9. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Central Arkansas 4 - Wright State 1... Ouch this one hurts.
     
  10. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Memphis 2 - Wright State 4.
    Great, the Raiders can fly back home with their moral boosted.
     
  11. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    Your son has transferred?
     
  12. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Yes. He wanted to finish his journey in college soccer in a team with aspirations to get a winning season, after three disappointing loosing seasons.
    He had several offers, and chose WSU because it was a top RPI team last season, which played a rather expensive football. And the coach really wanted him (Jérémie's can mix defensive strength and ability to start offensive actions with short and long passes from both feet).

    So far he is really happy with the staff, team mates, surroundings, his new flat. He especially appreciates the spirit, dedication and football quality of all his team mates. Rejuvenation !

    So far he started all games and played the full 90' this week-end. An happy bunny, my son these days.

    I will visit him the two last weeks of September and should see three games. I am impatient !
     
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  13. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    Good luck to him. Is there any chance of a professional playing career in his future?
     
  14. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Well……. He still hopes. Even for just few years of a pro life, just to discover what it would be.
    His older brother got his dreams shattered because of injuries, so we are "walking on eggs" (French expression).
    Let's see how his season with a top team turns out. If top and consistant performances happen, it might attract agents/scouts' eyes….
    We don't want to jinx it, do we? ;)
     
  15. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    Good point about the jinx. You're thinking like an American now.

    My son had a satisfying college career and went to a few tryout sessions for pro teams, but they expressed no further interest. Since my wife is an immigrant, he also got an invitation to try out for her native country's national team (most of the team lives in Europe or North America already) but he wasn't interested. He fell into a lucky opportunity at a Bay Area startup company and makes more now than the average MLS player (so he tells me) and plays softball on the company team.
     
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  16. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Really ? I don't want that…… aaaaarrrrgggghhhhhh:confused: ;););)
     
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  17. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Lost 2-1 against Western Virginia.
    I could watch this awful game of agricultural football (imagine Stoke vs Bolton in a rainy winter night, except that it was not raining), thanks to my older son Skyping from Florida (screen sharing) the live stream he was able to watch: it seems the stream was geo-blocked for Europe. I hope it was not the technical reason, as I see no meaningful logic to block a free stream of college soccer. I guess that I might be the only one to watch it at 1 am here: are they afraid to loose these revenues?

    In the match report, WSU's Head Coach Jake Slemker, perfectly summarized the issue: "We didn't do enough as a group to get the result we wanted. We let the opponent and ref control the outcome of the game. We have to take it upon ourselves to dictate the play from the start."
    https://wsuraiders.com/news/2019/9/8/mens-soccer-raiders-fall-to-mountaineers-2-1.aspx

    I like that he openly communicates his lucid analysis and that he is not afraid to talk straight. I hope the lads will react to it.
     
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  18. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    I am intrigued by your word usage. What did you mean bu "agricultural"? Played in the mud?
     
  19. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. His word choice/sentence structure is part of the charm in reading his posts. Most definitely. But my French is barely even measurable, so....

    Agricultural? Huh!?
     
  20. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    My niece lives in France and sometimes people respond to her Facebook posts in French. Although I sat through 4 years of high school French, I depend on the google translate function to make any sense out of them.
     
  21. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Well, roughly not sophisticated at all. I.e. when you are in the fields it is about producing and the form and shape of doing it don't matter. You do not mind if you are elegant or not, whether you pollute or not, whether you are noisy or not. To plow is not the same as making an artwork, going out to a fine dinner or making a fine lace.
    So imagine a game between Stoke and Bolton. Pure kick and rush, a lot of fouls, borderline gamemanship and a weak referee who let it be. Result: awful football very very far from tiki taka. And the mentally weakest team is on the bad side of the equation.
     
  22. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Home win 2-0 against University of Cincinnati.
    First clean sheet. However obtained thanks to the GK's heroics: Joel Sundell recorded a season-high nine saves.
    The team still concedes too many shots: 16 with 7 SOGs.
    On the offense side, 22 shots is ok however only 3SOGs.
    Their still room to improve.

    PS: to continue my rant against video streaming policies: the game was on ESPN+. I checked how to subscribe and found in the FAQs that there is no broadcasting abroad…. Well thought strategy… Or do USA become a remote island? ;)
     
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  23. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    may be too late, but have you considered getting a VPN with a US address (so it looks like you're in the US, but you're tunneling to Europe. It's an extra cost and hop, but I know a few folks do this in the UK.
     
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  24. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    better suggestion, skype with your son in Florida, he shares his screen and pulls up ESPN+.
     
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  25. OverseasView

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    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Won 1-0 against St Francis (PA).
    A win is a win, but only one goal against a bottom team?
    Seems the team is ok at home, but not when playing away.
     

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