MLS Week 3 Continuous Thread (Multiple R)

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  1. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I liked him fine the other day and even better tonight (he repeated himself much less frequently this game). The other refreshing thing is that he isn't a homer in the slightest (which may change over the course of a season covering the same team), a pleasant surprise from a team-specific broadcast duo.
     
  2. holiday

    holiday Member+

    Oct 16, 2007
    for the game to be good at the end, kc had to score a goal in the second half. the best chance was the one lopez shot low to the near post with a diving reflex save by reis. but i've seen lopez not put away chances like that before. it's not that he muffs it badly, but he manages not to score.
    the game in any case wasn't bad, although the two goal gap made it peter out at the end. good running and some quick ball movement. joseph is an mvp, which you really notice without twellman and ralston. smith is a clod.

    the field is tiny at kc and on the tv shots there's almost no trace of a stadium, which looks kinda weird. you also notice how close to the action the cameras are, which is good, although they're a little low. the place seems done up about as well as could be.

    i agree with the comments on arena. he spoke a lot but wasn't irritating. i also liked some personal feeling he seemed to have for the players, as when franchino checked into the game. he also loves parkhurst.
     
  3. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The field is bigger than Arrowhead....it's mainly the camera angle that makes it look small. Also, in case it wasn't mentioned during the broadcast, it started raining shortly after kickoff, and many fans who were there went up to the concourse to stay dry. It was still a small crowd (the Cauldron wasn't packed as usual). It was typical for a Wednesday night game in KC, plus the Yankees were in town to play the Royals as well. There were many reasons for a lot of empty seats last night. Fortunately, we only have one more mid-week home game this season. I would expect the stadium to be packed on Saturday for Houston (our last home game until mid-June), and I expect a much better performance from KC as well.
     
  4. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Not just raining, but driving cold rain. Up on the concourse at half time it was packed under the roof up there.

    Awful defensive display by my team though. Leathers has to go to the bench on Saturday, he is a liability.

    Shalrie was a monster and we had no answer to him. We were out gunned by their midfield wth a rather lightweight Jewsbury, Morsink, and Marinelli.
     
  5. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    In general I think the ex-coaches tend to make better analysts than the ex-players. Maybe because they're used to looking at the game from more of an analyst's perspective.
     
  6. Nick Katz

    Nick Katz New Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    The low camera angle made it very tough sometimes to figure out where the hell a ball was going.
     
  7. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, how am I supposed to watch six games at once at around 6:15 PDT tonight? We need people assigned to every game and ready to report on everything herein. Organization, people! :)
     
  8. aimorris

    aimorris Member

    May 2, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the early word on SJ attendance today?
     
  9. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Should be pretty high.

    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/soccer_redcard/2008/04/game-day-fire-e.html
     
  10. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    17000 tickets sold as of yesterday, according to John Doyle.

    Walk-up sales should put attendance over 20,000.
     
  11. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [BigSoccer retard]
    MLS shouldn't be putting its games in suburban stadiums in places like Carson and Frisco and Bridgeview and Oakland. Real soccer fans only live in urban areas and don't drive, at least not more than five minutes.
    [/BigSoccer retard]
     
  12. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    * 1 - Jon Busch (GK)
    * 4 - Bakary Soumare
    * 6 - Brandon Prideaux
    * 7 - Logan Pause
    * 9 - Tomasz Frankowski
    * 10 - Cuauhtemoc Blanco
    * 19 - Chad Barrett
    * 21 - Justin Mapp
    * 22 - Wilman Conde
    * 25 - Gonzalo Segares
    * 33 - Stephen King

    Substitutes

    * 28 - Nick Noble (GK)
    * 3 - Calen Carr
    * 11 - John Thorrington
    * 20 - Mike Banner
    * 24 - Daniel Woolard
    * 26 - Andy Herron
    * 32 - Dasan Robinson


    * 1 - Joe Cannon (GK)
    * 3 - Nick Garcia
    * 4 - James Riley
    * 5 - Ryan Cochrane
    * 7 - Ronnie O'Brien
    * 9 - Gavin Glinton
    * 11 - Ned Grabavoy
    * 12 - Ramiro Corrales
    * 16 - Kei Kamara
    * 21 - Jason Hernandez
    * 23 - Ivan Guerrero

    Substitutes

    * 22 - Preston Burpo (GK)
    * 2 - Eric Denton
    * 6 - Joe Vide
    * 8 - Adam Smarte
    * 15 - Shea Salinas
    * 19 - Ryan Johnson
    * 20 - John Cunliffe
     
  13. MarkRFC_

    MarkRFC_ New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Reading, England
    2 up top for San Jose then this time
     
  14. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    LOL! Great stuff!
     
  15. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd just like to point out that it's the hottest day of year up here by a longshot.

    Nice choice on the black shirts, San Jose.

    Bwaaah Haaa haaaa..
     
  16. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Chicago is a good team this year and may become very good, but all of this talk about them being the best team in MLS right now seems to forget how much they struggled just two weeks ago against RSL.
     
  17. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Max Bretos iz in my hed, stealin my thots...
     
  18. IlliniOnFire

    IlliniOnFire Hostile AND Abusive

    Oct 8, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    not exactly the setup the raiders use ... blech...

    field looks nice though
     
  19. Jimbob

    Jimbob New Member

    Jul 17, 1999
    Washington DC
    from a Quake fan exiled on the East Coast who's bar, backup bar, and back up back up bar ended up not shoing thw game and is now sitting in front of matchtracker cursing at the top of his lungs . . . .

    UPDATES PEOPLE UPDATES!!!!

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    please?
     
  20. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kai Kamara just turned a half-inch into a very nice shot from the right edge of the area -- off a typically nice pass from O'brien. Well saved low.

    That was better than anything I saw from him against LA.
     
  21. TheFalcon

    TheFalcon Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Mississauga
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    San Jose has started brightly.

    Blanco has not been a factor as of yet
     
  22. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle New Member

    May 17, 2006
    Kwassa Kwassa
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty even so far. San Jose looks like a real team. Someone (Guerrero?) almost caught Busch napping and hit the outside of the post.
     
  23. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also Hernandez totally botched a decent heading opportunity earlier. Very poor technique when he had a lot of space at the far the post.
     
  24. Jimbob

    Jimbob New Member

    Jul 17, 1999
    Washington DC

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