Matthew Hoppe at Real, Mallorca [R]

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  1. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Facing off against David Alaba and Edgar Militão.
     
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  2. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Would love to see him 'try shit'....just not in his defensive 1/2.

    Be bold, young man. Absolutely nothing to lose. Enjoy it and
    let those creative juices flow. Tap into your 'inner Dempsey'
    who always loved the big moment and big games.....

    Go Matthew!
     
  3. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BIG test for the kid.
     
  4. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    If he gets service and chances. Not much of a test if he doesn't see the ball
     
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  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    So far playing defensively has been good for Mallorca.

    So if you see hanging back more than you wish, keep in mind it's likely to be a coach instruction. Mallorca were not expected to survive, but they're mid-table at this point.

    Today is all about not getting "goleados." Losing 2-0 would be a very good one for them, for the goal difference.
     
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  6. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    F'ing Benzema. These strikers keep getting older and at the same time better. Lewa, Benzema, CR7. Father Time's got nuthin' on them.
     
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  7. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    "Mrs. Spector, please pack your passport and report to your case officer immediately. A European trip has been scheduled."
     
  8. adi21

    adi21 Member

    The ones that have Americans starting
    United States
    Mar 17, 2001
    D.C. area
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hoppe with the assist
     
  9. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Ouch. Victim of a head-to-head job. Announcer: "To me, it looks like a foul." But nothing doing.
     
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  10. run_it_out

    run_it_out Member

    Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 19, 2018
    Madrid doing what they do at home to relegation battlers. Men against boys. I think Hoppe can hold his head high though.
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Good outing for our boy. Assist, almost-penalty, and involved in some of the better Mallorca sequences.

    Of course they lost. Hard. But we all knew they didn't have any hope.
     
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  12. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Mass (formerly northern Virginia/Colorado)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They lost - RM are clearly better.

    Can someone explain to me why the head to head contact against Hoppe was not a PK?
     
  13. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    why do people keep writing that Mallorca are relegation fodder? They’re tenth and early results have been pretty solid
     
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  14. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    health and sports science seems to have extended athletic windows...look at tom brady, federer and nadal as well...even a MLB pitcher adam wainwright all of a sudden is having a great season at 40, resuscitating his career.
     
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  15. DCU1984

    DCU1984 Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know this isn't the type of game he will ultimately be judged on but I thought he underperformed a bit.

    Looked a little sluggish, got out muscled a few times and didn't challenge well for headers. That's not his strength but it definitely showed against Madrid.

    Glad he notched the assist.

    The LW looks a bit selfish never looked to find Hoppe.
     
  16. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT Member

    United States
    Jun 26, 2019
    Anyone have an all touch?
     
  17. run_it_out

    run_it_out Member

    Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 19, 2018
    The relegation betting odds have them between 3rd and 6th most likely to go down, depending on who you look at. That's a relegation battler, which is what I called them. I agree, we're not talking about Norwich.
     
  18. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have no explanation whatsoever... even the announcers glossed over it. Almost bringing it up and dismissing it like it was a joke. He controls the ball w/ his chest in the box and before he gets a chance to continue the play he gets headbutted from behind to knock him down. It is a clear penalty IMO and I assure you it would have been called had it been outside the box.

    At any rate... I like Hoppe's potential and I am glad he got an assist but he has not improved at all WRT winning aerial duels. He was terrible for Shalke in this category and he was woeful again in this one. Midway thru the 1st half he even misjudged a long ball from his keeper and no RM player was even competing for the ball. He consistently jumps too early and the ball ends up going over his head. Of course... getting headbutted w/o any foul may make him even more wary of competing for long balls.
     
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  19. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    But he scored! :p
     
  20. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Hoppe should hire McBride as a personal consultant. USSF should let him fly to Europe. Training sessions for the next year or more (however long it takes) on technique. The kid has got to get better in the air, but has years to get better.
     
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  21. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    Or that Aussie guy named Cahill
     
  22. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You guys wanting guys to morph into Mcbride is hilarious.
     
  23. dams

    dams Member

    United States
    Dec 22, 2018
    #2998 dams, Sep 23, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2021
    Difficult game for a kid to get his first start in. He was beyond poor in the air and his holdup play leaves something to be desired, hopefully he can find a way to add that to his game. His vision, quick combination play, and off the ball movement looked excellent to me though and if his team mates were a bit less selfish, it could have helped matters. Hopefully he keeps getting minutes and can play his way into match shape. I'm really excited to watch him this season.
     
  24. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Nope.
     
  25. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To me it looked like his team wanted him to provide a hold up presence. If that is the case, it’s in his best interests to improve that aspect of his game.
     
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