PBP: 2023 MLS Playoffs Conference Finals PBP Thread {R}

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, Nov 27, 2023.

  1. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams
    United States
    May 26, 2001
    Westminster, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dorsey makes a good tackle or another PK and red card
     
  2. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was a hell of a recovery and tackle on Bouanga from Dorsey.
     
  3. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams
    United States
    May 26, 2001
    Westminster, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Magic Johnson is watching...
     
  4. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Thank you.
     
  5. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LAFC defended.
     
  6. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dorsey with one of the classiest slide tackles in MLS play ever!
    I say this as an old coach not lifer Houston soccer fan.
     
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  7. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Meh. I forgot I had this on the TV.
     
  8. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Another round of MLS Playoffs have come to an end.
     
  9. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    I appreciate Brad Smith running that ball over, but you aren't scoring 2 goals in 1 second mate.
     
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  10. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams
    United States
    May 26, 2001
    Westminster, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LAFC is quietly returning to MLS Cup final...This season is all about Cincy's domination
     
  11. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Can’t watch, won’t watch.
     
  12. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams
    United States
    May 26, 2001
    Westminster, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bouanga did not score, but his influence was everywhere
     
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  13. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Live, that is.
     
  14. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Honestly, LAFC/Columbus should be a real good game. The scary thing is that even without any rule changes both these teams will likely be better next year. Columbus is already signing U-22 players it seems now that Nagbe signed a new deal that allows them to. And LAFC is doing this with only 2 DP slots filled (Vela and Denis B). If the rumored proposed rule changes (4 DP slots and a bump up to 7 million on the cap) come to pass I can see both these teams adding multiple players next year.
     
  15. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    Columbus is only a few pieces away from being an SS contender. It will be interesting if they can put it together.

    Will Chiellini and Vela be back next year even?
     
  16. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chicago Fire are waiting for the World Cup.
     
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  17. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    #342 xtomx, Dec 3, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2023
    Well, without Bastian we won't win the World Cup EVER! :cry::cry::cry:
     
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  18. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, they both belinged to the Crew. But Vazquez scored a great goal off a TO, Powell cleared off the line, and Acosta hit a great FK. Crew had 68% possession in the first half.
     
  19. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Other than that I thought Nagbe was outstanding. The game seemed to slow down when he was in possession.

    Or maybe it was just him.
     
  20. porkrind

    porkrind Member+

    Quakes
    United States
    Sep 27, 2001
    Bostonia
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    both of these matches were good, intense playoff games. Really good for the casual fan without a rooting interest, although the cbus-cincy game seemed to be at a higher level. This sets up a really good final. oops... now I've basically ensured a nil-nil draw with pens. Sorry!
     
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  21. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  23. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    But like...he is a square-pass merchant.

    The teams featuring him that are the most successful are the ones that realize that and integrate it.

    He combined for 1 goal and 1 assist in his last two MLS Cup-winning seasons.

    This season and 2018 are the seasons in which he's had the shortest total passing distance and progressive passing distance per game.

    He's very good at the square ball thing.
     
  25. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He is very good at keeping the ball under pressure. And scores a banging goal every once in a while. He has won big everywhere he has been: Akron, Portland, Atlanta, Columbus. It is not a coincidence.

    If you are a team that wants to play possession football, he is a fantastic player to have at the base of the attack. He is not the finisher/orchestrator, but the connector.
     
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