Laurent Merlin

Discussion in 'Archives: CD Chivas USA' started by EastLAChiva, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do you guys really think about this Frenchman?

    He seems to lack a killer instinct.
     
  2. ekker3

    ekker3 Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    it takes a talented player to find open space and create opportunites for shots on goal, and thats something laurent has done well with his limited time on the pitch (think about all the good looks he's getting compared to others in the starting XI). the only thing he's missing is the art of finishing and i think that's tied to MIND GAMES.
     
  3. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That about sums it up perfectly. I will also predict he score Thursady
     
  4. sin palabras

    sin palabras New Member

    May 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Definitely needs to learn to finish. I was screaming my head off pleading for him to take a proper shot yesterday.

    i'm not sure it's all nerves; he seems a little indifferent to everything and doesn't look to be as pumped up as everyone else, which could be an issue because i think our team works so well right now because of the great chemistry.
     
  5. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Excellent summary. It might also be him getting used to the MLS. He just looks lost in front of the net.

    Compared to Jorge Flores, who took a shot in his first minute, Merlin might be getting less minutes.

    He did draw that penalty. Props for that.
     
  6. michoacano1

    michoacano1 New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    COWTOWN, TX
    I love what Jorge Flores did yesterday in comparison to Laurent Merlin. Flores is hungry and I don't see that in Merlin. He did draw the penalty but Flores will get more minutes than Merlin for sure.:D
     
  7. IG29

    IG29 New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    Club:
    RC Strasbourg
    Congratulations to Laurent for his 1st goal in MLS. :)
     
  8. MARCH_

    MARCH_ Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wohoo! ViVa Laurent Merlin! He needs to play more minutes!
     
  9. sin palabras

    sin palabras New Member

    May 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    this is exactly what laurent needed, huge confidence boost and more importantly he was actually showing some emotion after his goal. congrats on no. 1 merlin
     
  10. hrothgarofsocal

    Apr 22, 2007
    Union Ultras
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Oui! Oui! Bon magnific! Merci Laurent!
     
  11. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He scored that goal BECAUSE I badmouthed him, first.

    I think I'll badmouth Bornstein next.


    Congrats Merlin!!
     
  12. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hahahaha! Haha! Oh the irony, I LOVE it--MLS needs more of it! Laurent Merlin scores his first league goal against the club who cut him (after all that ballyhoo open tryout) when they probably could have used his services. Seems to be a pattern that players who the Galaxy let go hurt them in league play.
     
  13. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    He wasn't one of the "stars" that could be aligned with all the others on the Galaxy this year. Same with Thomas and Nagamura.
     
  14. AndSomeAreAngels

    AndSomeAreAngels Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    Brokelyn
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Le Poisson, le Poisson,
    Hee hee hee, haw haw haw!
     
  15. romain1000

    romain1000 New Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Toutes mes félicitations Laurent pour ton premier but plein de classe dans cet angle fermé.

    :D
     
  16. ekker3

    ekker3 Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Merlin really is a magician.

    he made the galaxy's season DISAPPEAR.:D
     
  17. agutierrez

    agutierrez New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    LA
    The thing that is great about this guy is that he is hard working every time he steps on the pitch. All he lacked was a little confidence. But he has always created chances.
     
  18. Gameface

    Gameface BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 25, 2000
    Southern California
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congratulations Mr. Merlin! La justice est servie.:D

    The Galaxy even surrender to the French!!!
     
  19. romain1000

    romain1000 New Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Laurent will work more to show that he can play more.He really likes the team, and Chivas players.
    I think he fells very happy at Chivas, and this is very important for a player.
    I am very happy for his first goal.And a great shot.
    :D
     
  20. IG29

    IG29 New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    Club:
    RC Strasbourg
    Does Laurent stay with Chivas USA next season ?
    Will he be still the substitute of Razov or Galindo ?
     
  21. RICHARD ESCUTIA

    Jul 25, 2006
    PALMDALE
    My Son (12 Yrs Old) Told Me Today... 'dad, I Remember When You Said... A Goalkeeper Was Born In Brad Guzan In April 2005 Against The Galaxy. Now I Can Tell You That On 09/13/07 And Against The Galaxy A Forward Was Born And That Is Laurent Merlin.

    I Could Not Agree With Him More, As He Displayed A Much Better Futbol Against The Rapids. I Think He Will Be Back Next Year... I Can Not Say The Same About Hamilton.

    CHIVAS AND STRIPES FOREVER!!!
     

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