Luca Before You Leap: de la Torre at Celta Vigo

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What should we rename the Luca de la Torre thread?

  1. Luca’s Labour’s Lost? de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    10 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. My name is Luca, I live in the Second Team: De La Torre at Celta Vigo

    16 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Luca's Labour (not) Lost: Luca de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    14 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Luca Before you Leap: Luca de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    51 vote(s)
    56.0%
  1. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Luca is a solid MF sub for the USMNT IMO
     
  2. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree, his beard doesn’t cover up his physical shortcomings.
     
  3. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    On the bench for today’s match so hopefully his health is OK
     
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  4. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    On in the 68’ with the score tied 3–3
     
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  5. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    2 minutes after the 6 minutes of stoppage time Celta handles the ball in the box. The resulting penalty sees them lose a heartbreaker once again, definitely not their year.
     
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  6. Entropius

    Entropius Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    offside
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very tough call. The Celta player was right on top of the play and had no time to react.
     
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  7. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I hate this change in the rules. A player kicks it into your hand from 12 inches away and it's a penalty
     
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  8. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
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  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Luca starting today in the YA Match of the Day, hosting Cadiz. Relegation six-pointer; Celta leave the zone with a win.
     
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  12. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    in theory, yes

    he hasnt played well for the usmnt, lately, though

    hes been very bland with minimal impact for a while now
     
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  13. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Match ended 1-1. Luca went 90' and was subbed out in injury time. Cadiz played a man down from 33' due to a red card so disappointing result for Celta. Luca was ok, sort of. Kind of a middle third player.
     
  14. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    Starting on the bench against 3rd tier Sestao River Club in the Copa del Rey; I assume because the competition isn’t expected to be that strong.
     
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  15. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    The sellout crowd of 4000 will have to wait a little bit because there is a problem with the netting not being correctly in place on the goals. Not first division football :)
     
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  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's the Centenario of Las Llanas (the Sestao's stadium), so it's a special occasion.
     
  17. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Did you see the field conditions in the Cadiz match earlier? Looked straight out of Concacaf.
     
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  18. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    The pitch at Sestao was pretty dreadful as well, looks like they had just run the Kentucky Derby on it. But at least there was a constant downpour to liven things up.

    Celta were pretty lucky to get that penalty. Luca came on in the 82nd minute and did a professional job of helping settle things down to see out the game.
     
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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Is he pretty much the most overlooked NT member we have currently? I can't think of the last time we had a midfielder in La Liga starting and contributing to his club (other than Yunus).
     
  20. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe
     
  21. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Yeah, people seem to review his USMNT performances more harshly than I do. He is noth the athlete that MMA and Reyna are, so his mistakes stand out salient than their mistakes.
     
  22. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When has a good performance against Real Madrid or Barca, people don't say anything.
     
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  23. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I'm saying something. Luca returns to the starting lineup today against Rayo Vallecano. ESPN+ match in the states.
     
  24. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    thanks for this. I know what I’ll be watching on repay tonight
     
  25. Dervos

    Dervos Member+

    Mar 13, 2002
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Luca came on in the 72nd and helped Celta hang on for a 1-0 win despite going down to 10 men for the last 15 minutes.
     
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