Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by kenmad, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. kenmad

    kenmad New Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    Sunnyside, NY
    Colorado just became the 7th team in MLS history to have three double digit scorers in the same season with the goal by Chung this evening in their loss to NE.

    Congratulations to Chung. I have seen several Rapids games and watched last Saturdays Colorado vs. SJ game and Chung was Mr. Everywhere. For awhile I thought the camera-man had a Chung fetish or something. He was consistently around the play.

    Can anybody tell me why he is no longer a Metrostar?

    That would have solved some of our mid-field problems.
  2. eric d

    eric d Member

    Sep 9, 1998
    He isn't and that's that. Pretty simple.
  3. kenmad

    kenmad New Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    Sunnyside, NY
    But who did we get for him?
  4. Dan R

    Dan R New Member

    Jun 1, 1997
  5. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member+

    Jun 3, 2001
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    With the addition of Brad Davis, Chung became expendable. I saw the same game you're referring to and I agree that he played great. On the other hand, Chung didn't play anywhere near that level last season, such as he did in 2000 when he was one of the major reasons for the Metros turnaround. He's now on a team that plays a system that best suits his style.

    This isn't the only area this club has problems.
  6. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Yea, like management, or tactics.

    That's where the real problems are.
  7. Soccernuthost

    Soccernuthost New Member

    Dec 7, 2000
    The reason Zambrano gave for the trade was that he knew that Chung would be retiring at the end of this season. Therefore, he had to trade him while he still had value. This smells like BS to me, but I suppose we'll see at the end of the season.
  8. NJPsycho

    NJPsycho New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Dirty Jerzee
    In the beginning of the season, the quotes from players and staff suggested that Chung was being a pain in the arse to deal with. I forgot what exactly was said, but if I find a quote, I'll post it.

    BTW, Ross Paulie and Balboa was part of the Chung trade. Serna wasn't with the Rapids
  9. Dan R

    Dan R New Member

    Jun 1, 1997
    Re: Re: Chung


    For the millionth time:

    Paule was traded for Shak and a #2 pick late last year.

    Balboa was traded for a #3 pick.

    Chung was traded with a #2 and a #3 pick for a #1 dispersal pick (Serna).
  10. ToddP25

    ToddP25 Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    You see that...and I thought Chung was part of the Rhett Harty/Troy Dayak deal......
  11. g bugout

    g bugout Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    I believe the rumors of Chungy being a pain was just a smokescreen. And if he was a pain, it was because he was telling OZ to play him in a better position so he could score goals, and assist like crazy. OZ told him to flook off, so Chungy went to the Rapids where he RULES the left side of our country.

    Also, after the season he's had there's no way Chungy will retire. He's playing with a smile. FREEDOM FROM METRO! (and a bullsh-t coach).

    Good players shine when out of OZ's perfumed Armani reach.

    Long live Metro.
    Long live Chungy
    -g bugout
  12. JPhurst

    JPhurst New Member

    Jul 30, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Chung was a problem in the same way Villegas was a problem. They both hated playing on the wing because you have to bust your ass on both ends of the field.

    Villegas mouthed off in public after the season ended. Chung mouthed off in private. He was quoted a few weeks ago saying how he disliked playing the "idiot left" when he was the Metros.
  13. Soccer C

    Soccer C New Member

    May 6, 2001

    Who is this "Balboa" that everyone keeps talking about? ;)

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