New Captain?

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by burning247, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Just wanted everyone's opinion on who they think the new captain should be now that Kreis is learning mormanism.

    I would say Pareja, but I don't know if he'll be on the team much less starting enough. So that leaves ROB, he needs to step it up vocally, but he does have what it takes IMO. Another option is Gibbs.
     
  2. ArsenalTexan3

    ArsenalTexan3 Member

    Arsenal
    Sep 24, 2002
    Jakarta
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    ROB, Gibbs, Simo, Cassar, Jolley...assuming these people don't get traded or released.
     
  3. mudpoet

    mudpoet Member

    May 16, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Valakari, Valakari, Valakari, Simo.........
     
  4. ihearttheburn

    ihearttheburn New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Denton/Plano, Texas
    OMG I was just about to post the exact same thing--> totally not kidding!

    He was captain during the San Jose game back in July when Jason was suspended... if its not Simo then I'm going with Ronnie.
     
  5. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    can Simo speak enough English to lead?
     
  6. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Related, can he stay out of the book long enough to be considered a respectable leader?
     
  7. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    he speaks english better than any one on the team other than ROB - oh, you meant American? yeah he speaks it pretty well.
     
  8. FCDallas96

    FCDallas96 Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Dallas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah he can English. Most kids are taught how to speak English from the grade schools and up. I even forgot to mention the fact that he played in England for quite a few years.
     
  9. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    Columbus Crew (hometown), Minnesota United (close ties), Colorado Rapids (now home), Jacksonville Armada (ties)
    United States
    May 9, 2003
    Ashtabula, OH / Denver, CO / MN / Jax
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Simo....easily.
     
  10. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Only two real options for captain are Simo and Cassar. I think Simo since CC picks and they are tight...Simo is well respected by all and will do a good job.
     
  11. Balonpie

    Balonpie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Scenic Carrollton
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tackling Finn
     
  12. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    Why is ROB not a real option in your opinion? Nobody leads by example better on this club, if you ask me. If we had 11 guys working as hard for 90 minutes as Ronnie does then we would have made the playoffs this season....I truly believe that.
     
  13. ArsenalTexan3

    ArsenalTexan3 Member

    Arsenal
    Sep 24, 2002
    Jakarta
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Playoffs? Forget the playoffs more like the MLS and Open Cups.
     
  14. Jonno

    Jonno New Member

    Oct 28, 2002
    Austin, TX
    For me Ronnie is not the right type of player to be captain. The captain imho should be someone who can lead & organise on the field. That is why most captains are goalkeepers or central defenders - people who have more time to see what is going on on the field & instruct. That is also why I think Jason wasn't picked for captain earlier. Forwards & wingers don't see the whole field as much. Plus Ronnie does seem to get frustrated a lot on the field. Captain should be someone who gets stuck in & inspires others through actions & words.

    Simo for sure. He now has a season & the respect of his teammates. In regards to his yellow cards I think now with a season of MLS refs under his belt plus finally an off-season he should be able to improve on that score.
     
  15. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    Good point about wingers not being able to see the whole field. On that I agree with you. Certainly Simo is an excellent choice, I just felt that ROB should be considered since, as far as I am concerned, is just about the only one on the team making the effort 100% of the time. Clarke shoud recognize this and by making him captain it will send the message that giving it your all for the full 90 is what is expected at FC Dallas.
     
  16. theramblingscot

    theramblingscot New Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    Norman, OK
    Simo or Ronnie. Cassar is a stretch.
     
  17. gotyourback

    gotyourback Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Aurora/Arlington
    Gibbs.


    Emotion is what puts us over-the-top, and Gibbs can be inspired to grow his emotional capabilities by diplomatic, forward-moving displays of emotion - with officials, AND teammates.
     
  18. mudpoet

    mudpoet Member

    May 16, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arguments can be made for Ronnie, Gibbs, and Cassar, but frankly I'll be shocked if Simo doesn't wear the armband next season.
     
  19. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    i don't like your signature

    and it'll be the finn for sure.
     
  20. Balonpie

    Balonpie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Scenic Carrollton
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Frigid Tackling Finn wearinig Hooped adidas!
     
  21. Mrs.TexasArsenal

    Mrs.TexasArsenal New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Frisco, TX
    Seemow! Seemow!
     
  22. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    Simooooooo?
     
  23. Eaashley79

    Eaashley79 New Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    San Antonio
    Bringing back an old post for the new season...

    The "Morrow/Fish tough love" article got me thinking about who the next captain should be.

    Looking at the roster:

    As of now, the two main candidates I foresee are Rhine and Mulrooney:

    (1) On team experience alone, I'm thinking Rhine.
    PROS: He's been in the league since '99 and has spent every year with FCD. He's played under each coach Dallas has had. There isn't another player on the roster that comes close to his experience on the team.
    CONS: He has only been a two-year starter and has been used in a variety of positions throughout his career. Currently he holds down the right-back role, but it remains to be seen how Morrow will use him. Also, consistency seems to be an issue with him.

    (2) On MLS experience and playing ability, I'm thinking Mulrooney.
    PROS: He is a league veteran, former all-star, former national team player, and MLS cup champion. Except for his time in Dallas, he has been a consistent starter each year he has been in the league.
    CONS: Injuries have characterized his tenure thus far at FCD. He had a decent, but not spectacular, 2006 season (1 goal, 9 assists).

    On the Bubble: Ruiz, Sala...

    My Take: I'm going to go with Mulrooney as captain on this one. You want your captain to not only be a good leader on the field, but also one of your team's top players. Successful captains are not only respected for their leadership capability, but also their playing ability. Throughout his career, Mulrooney has proved to be one of the best players MLS has produced. In addition, Mulrooney's center-mid position lends well to the captain role. I'm not saying that a right-back cannot be an effective captain (Think: Gary Neville), but in terms of communication, I think a central position is preferred.

    Disclaimer: As a fan, it is almost impossible to know the true leadership qualities of these individuals. What occurs on the practice field, in the locker room, at team functions, etc. is so beyond me that who's to say that one of the younger players isn't poised enough to assume the captain role - Cooper perhaps [Think: Nigel Reo-Coker is captain of West Ham at the age of 22]. But it's fun to speculate and I guess that is what being a fan is all about.
     
  24. FCDallas96

    FCDallas96 Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Dallas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just mentioning Rhine as captain discounts your entire post. You need your captain to be one of the better players on the team and somone you know will be on the field 90 minutes every game so the natural choice would be Richard Mulrooney. He has won an MLS Cup, has a great work ethic and is someone the young players can look up to. Cooper would be an ideal choice as captain in a couple years times but it wouldn't make sense for this season since he could be missing a large chunk of the season playing in the Gold Cup or Copa America.
     
  25. Eaashley79

    Eaashley79 New Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    San Antonio
    I don't see how you can overlook someone for captain who has been in the league and on the team as long as Rhine has. It doesn't matter what you, I or the rest of the BS community thinks of his playing ability. All that matters is what Morrow thinks of him. For all we know, Morrow rates him highly and plans to start him every game at right back. If that's the case, he's a top candidate. Is he the best candidate IMO? As my earlier post indicated, and you agreed, I think Mulrooney is the top choice.
     

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