2021 Not Rapids Related Stuff

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by COMtnGuy, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    World game. Round world.
     
  2. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    FC Cincy doing their absolute best to be Chivas 2.0:



    Parting with your GM the day after a transfer window….multiple coaches…many players in and out….big flop DPs….all in three years of existence.

    Oof.
     
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  3. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Immediately!!
     
  4. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
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  5. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hailstorm FC lolol
     
  7. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Quinn 33

    Quinn 33 Member+

    Apr 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those of you haven't been following, the old Rochester Rhinos (of USOC fame) have been "dormant" since 2018. They were recently bought by new ownership that includes Jamie Vardy is a minority owner. Today they announced their rebrand of the club.

    Can somebody with a big brain explain to me why the hell you would buy a dead club to just rebrand it into something that has absolutely nothing in common with the old one? Why wouldn't you literally just start a new club from scratch?
     
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  10. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And after they explain that they can explain how a club in Rochester, NY is going to be a "global brand in football".

    Marketing geniuses :rolleyes:
     
  11. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same way Hoffenheim or Villarreal is trying to do it.

    Lots and lots of money.
     
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  12. Paranoid Coyote

    Paranoid Coyote Member+

    Oct 21, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps the new ownership is a group of gnomes?

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  13. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
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  14. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
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  15. fischerw

    fischerw Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    Joplin, MO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kellyn Acosta played pretty well during his substitute appearance down in El Salvador. USMNT Twitter and Reddit are losing their minds over the result (half of them, anyway) but nobody is giving credit to El Salvador, who played extremely well in defense. Their attack looked feckless, though.
     
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  16. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was surprised FIFA is still allowing 5 player subs (not counting the new head injury sub), thought they would end with WCQ but nope. Makes me wonder if the 5 player/ 3 sub "windows" is here to stay.
     
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  17. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Boo, I think.
     
  18. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Have to chime in here. Several years prior to Covid I came to the conclusion that 5 subs should be the norm. My logic is due to several factors:

    • It gives a bit of relief from fixture congestion (which seems to only be getting worse)
    • Gives players who are returning from long layoffs the chance to slowly work their way back.
    • Potentially prevents injury from overuse
    • If the match is out of hand - score wise - what's the point of not allowing more subs?

    This season, the Rapids are definitely more able to take advantage of the 5 subs, perhaps more than any other MLS sides due to midfield depth and talent. When Namli is ready to get back on the pitch Fraser can be very judicious, doing so slowly. And when Kaye and Acosta geet back to CC at the end of the week they could be subs in the second half v LAG.

    The Premier League has gone back to the 3 sub limit. Players on the top tier teams don't like it one bit. They are lobbying to go back to 5 subs.
     
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  19. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Too bad this was offside -
     
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  20. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    You had me until you brought up the EPL. If the top clubs are for it, I’m kind of against it; European soccer has a predictability problem as it is.
     
  23. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    #98 unkiemark, Sep 13, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021
    I don't know about the clubs. But the players are for it, big time. Think of how many matches Chelsea :) play in a season. Just too much wear and tear on a player physically and mentally.

    To me, it's a no brainer, for just about any top division league including MLS>
     
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  24. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  25. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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