Is Caraglio Another Bust?

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by RevsRule, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. NE till i die

    NE till i die Member+

    Jun 26, 2010
    Stoughton, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also, we have the least number of assists (17), least number of shots on goal (84), second to last (ahead of DC) in total shots (264), and second to last in attendance (ahead of the Crew).

    2011: A banner year for the Revs.
     
  2. RevsRule

    RevsRule Member+

    NE Revs, LAFC
    Jun 9, 1999
    N. Eastern, Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a formula for winning games is it lol

    I wish they'd start training Phalen to play central defense. He might be good at that and with Joesph and Benny ... his halfback minutes are going to evaporate. I want to see Benny at AM, Joseph at DM with Phalen as maybe a stopper type
     
  3. dncm

    dncm Member+

    Apr 22, 2003
    Boston
    ouch
     
  4. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
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    My contempt for this club is driving me towards rooting for the Jets out of spite.
     
  5. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    the few times Phelan played CD he was a disaster. You don't want him marking anyone within 20 yards of the goal
     
  6. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Over the season, I've come away with the impression that this is a team that can't do two things at once.
    Either they play solid defense and lose 1-0, or they try to attack and lose 3-2.
     
  7. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
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    United States
    Any season we're ahead of DC can't be considered a total loss! :)
     
  8. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Aug 2, 2010
    Boston
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    New England Revolution
    If I cared about TV-timeout-ball, then I probably would
     
  9. CottageRev

    CottageRev Member+

    Jun 13, 2010
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    All of this in a year where the team, compared to 2010, theoretically has better central defenders (Soares/Coria/Barnes > Osei/Gibbs/Barnes), better strikers (Lekic/Caraglio > Dube/Schilawski/Stolica) and a better central midfield (Joseph/Feilhaber > Joseph/Phelan).

    Possibly a major difference is 2010 they actually did have an attacking threat who could create his own shot once in a while. I think he won the team MVP award. What happened to him again?

    Or just MLS as a whole is improving much faster than the Revs are improving.
     
  10. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
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    I hate American football but I may take it up just to root against Kraft and company.
     
  11. cml1394

    cml1394 Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How does San Jose have more than the Revs and the Crew? Isn't their stadium capacity something like 9000? I know both teams are regarded as two of the worst in terms of fanbases, but I'm having a hard time believing we draw less fans than SJ with stuff like Beckham games and soccer gamp free ticket days.
     
  12. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    They played a game at Stanford in front of 41,028. That likely pushed their average up significantly.
     
  13. cml1394

    cml1394 Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Club:
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    United States
    Right, I actually remember that. Even our Beckham games don't draw as many fans as other teams.
     
  14. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Their fixture against LA only drew around 10,000. Their game at Stanford was against New York.
     
  15. cml1394

    cml1394 Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Club:
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    United States
    Interesting. I honestly can't think of a reason why it was so much more. Henry can't be that much of an attraction that he's blowing Beckham away now?
     
  16. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LA/SJ was always the big rivalry series for SJ too.
     
  17. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was one of the games of the year though. LA wound up playing Magee in net and SJ still couldn't score on him! :D
     
  18. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Q: Is Caraglio Another Bust?
    A: Not yet but give it time, Revs fans. If he wasn't then he'd have stayed in Argentina.
    (Note: I hope my cynicism is unfounded and I am dead wrong when he lights up MLS.)
     
  19. RevsRule

    RevsRule Member+

    NE Revs, LAFC
    Jun 9, 1999
    N. Eastern, Mass
    Club:
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    United States
    This will be his third game with us. If I don't see something tonight I think I'll make a decision
     
  20. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
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    So close to neg rep for this comment. :)


    Some nice stuff from Milton tonight. He held the ball well and made some nice moves and passes. Not a lot of speed, but speed alone is over-rated (hello, Shirley Sawatzky).
     
  21. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    He was visibly gassed around the hour mark, when Schilawski came in for Tierney. He had spent so much time in our half aiding the defense that he had nothing left going forward. I don't know why Nicol kept him in so long.
     
  22. cml1394

    cml1394 Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. He also looked better with a strike partner up top, and the Stache goal was basically all him up until the tap in. I thought the fact he powered through Tally Hall, who has to be at least 6'4 and solidly built, was pretty impressive.
     
  23. RevsFanDan

    RevsFanDan Member

    May 24, 2005
    North Shore
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Feldman or Heaps, in the broadcast, actually said that Caraglio looked upset that he was being taken off.
     
  24. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Aug 2, 2010
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Maybe he was upset that he signed with such a god awful team, and it was going to regress his career.
     
  25. thebigfluff

    thebigfluff Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Ipswich MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slow, out of shape, I swear to god he does more walking on the field than every other player put together, ugh. When they cut to him a few times and he was drenched with sweat visible gasping for air after ~35 minutes I literally asked out loud
    "How the hell could he be tired! He hasnt even ran enough to make it from my front door to my mailbox to check the mail!"



    What do you mean bust, I vote Caraglio for MVP.... He embodies everything our scouting department stands for!
     

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