Even more . . . Stuff from other MLS Teams

Discussion in 'Real Salt Lake' started by SoccerPrime, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    Pretty amazing how they want from meh to pretty damn good when their playmaking DP came back from injury. It should be distressing to NER that their success hinges largely on one player. But at the same time, that's money well spent and they are lucky to have him.
     
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  2. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. New England has been playing great. But as much as I hate to say it, Seattle is who I have as the favorite to win it. They've got so much firepower in their attack between Morris, Ruidiaz, and Lodeiro.
     
  3. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The power of a good GM
     
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  4. goobx1

    goobx1 Member+

    Jul 9, 2007
    Salt Lake
    I am on the NE bandwagon for sure. It's nice watching a seriously well coached team. I remember those days.
     
  5. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I recognize that I have been extremely fortunate to work for one of the best ownership groups in all of sports...,” said Greg Vanney.

    “I wish Greg nothing but the best in the future", said Toronto FC President Bill Manning.

    Hurts my heart.
     
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  8. goobx1

    goobx1 Member+

    Jul 9, 2007
    Salt Lake
    Ha ha. FU KC. Man, the loons absolutely taking it to KC at half.
     
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  9. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a hard time cheering for Minnesota, for some reason, but I certainly can enjoy sad Peter Vermes face
     
  10. goobx1

    goobx1 Member+

    Jul 9, 2007
    Salt Lake
    Not much of a fan of the Loons either but I would root for them over both KC and Seattle.

    They certainly looked the better team.

    I'm rooting for a Minnesota v NE final. Yes I know, worst possible outcome for MLS but I really want the Bruce to win one in NE. I have no real idea why. I just like well coached teams.

    Remember what that was like?
     
  11. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    would have been cool to get this same level of performance out of the USMNT in 2017...
     
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  12. goobx1

    goobx1 Member+

    Jul 9, 2007
    Salt Lake
    Should have played Kyle.
     
  13. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  14. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
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  15. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting in that is that Besler took a pay cut in the 2019 season when he signed the 2 year deal with SKC. That 2019 number was $675K, so he won't be cheap. I think this would push Fall to have to make a decision on keeping KB or not as I don't know how the club could afford both.

    At 33 (34 when the season starts), and playing CB, Besler makes a whole lot more sense than a 38 (turning 39 early in the season) KB at holding mid. This would require Fall to put personal feelings aside and make the best move for the club. Similar to Kreis moving Chris Klein. We'll see if the club does it right.

    Again, with how many players Fall has decided to keep (25) every player we add removes a significant amount of room on the roster. Do we HAVE to fill the CB role right away? With that much of a salary? Would it be better to find a 3rd option that can push Glad/Marcelo? Like said above, it is hard to see Freddy not going with a backline of Besler/Silva if this was done. That puts us with a really expensive non-starting CB, no matter how we do it.

    Finally, I am guessing Besler will be sought after by more than just us in the league. Austin, as an expansion side, could find a lot worse options at CB. And they'll have a lot of funny money to throw around
     
  16. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS published the 25 best players in the leagues 25 years of history. Fun article to look at - mostly because the animation they picked makes some guys look especially funny.

    Three guys with RSL ties. None of them are surprises. I think there is an argument for Javier to be on there, but I'm not sure who you remove
     
  17. RSLer

    RSLer Member+

    Sep 24, 2008
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #4967 RSLer, Dec 11, 2020
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    I am in frequent contact with a true blue SKC fan who used to work for the club and still has friends there. He’s not been happy with Besler’s production this season and feels letting him go is the right move.

    Quote of what he told me:
    “He’s toast. Pretty steady decline for 3 years. Opara covered up a lot of his mistakes. They said he didn’t play the last couple months because he got a concussion in practice but I think they were just covering for him.”.
     
  18. RSLer

    RSLer Member+

    Sep 24, 2008
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Given how many times we post about using substitutes, I thought tonight’s MLS Cup game was interesting in that context. By the 77th Seattle had used all 5 subs, while Columbus had not used any. ( Their first was in the 83rd ).
     
  19. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was a fun one. Especially if you’re a Crew fan.
     
  20. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Columbus has a giant pile of guys out with Covid.
     
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  21. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We said the same thing about Borchers when he left. A change of scenery can do a lot for a player. (Not saying that’s the case with RSL. We’re not winning a championship next year.)
     
  22. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    We did? Not my recollection. I was upset that we stuck with Olave over Borchers.
     
  23. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That whole fiasco cost us both Borchers and being able to keep Salcedo in the club long enough to truly cash out
     
  24. Med_Phys

    Med_Phys Member

    RSL
    United States
    Jun 20, 2019
    Terre Haute, IN
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't really like bringing up the team to the east of us, but how have they not released their roster moves? The only other teams that haven't just played Saturday.
    Also, they also just traded for the 6th pick in the draft, which made made me wonder where RSL is picking. Turns out it's 7th, but I'm not sure why. RSL finished with the same PPG as CHI and LAG; LAG had a better goal differential, but RSL had a worse goal differential. I don't understand why CHI got the 6th pick (and traded it to COL) and RSL gets 7th. Anyone heard?
     
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  25. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe I'm remembering it wrong.
     

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