Other MLS games and Teams/Players [R]

Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by UcIceD2011, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you're aging yourself.
    I was in junior high when that happened. That game had a profound effect on me as a kid.
     
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  2. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well darn, I was getting ready to fly to Chicago to get married when that game was played.

    (Apparently I was 9 when I got married....)
     
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  3. El Futbolisimo

    El Futbolisimo Member+

    Sep 28, 1999
    Former Houston player Alberth Elis La Panterita received a serious injury last weekend going for a header. He was instantly unconscious recovered a bit and stretchered off the field. At the hospital he was put into an induced coma from which he woke up yesterday. I hope he fully recovers. Crazy stuff.

     
  4. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, that's scary. I think there were rumors for a while that we were looking into him this offseason. I hope he recovers completely.
     
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  5. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can picture Taylor going off on a rant again. Hopefully the league listens and takes head injuries seriously. the way he just collapses after heading the ball.....that's not just a one time thing. I hope he looks after his long term health after this.
     
  6. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
     
  7. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    It will be weiird if Vela ends up with SJ. Anyone have an idea of who is being unreasonable in the LAFC negotiations? Is LAFC being disloyal to an OG and cheapskating? Or is Vela demanding significantly more than he’s worth?
     
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  8. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He wants a DP contract. LAFC doesn't want to give him one. I think LAFC was hoping that no other team would either and then they could get him at TAM level.
     
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  9. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    My assumption is that Vela does not want to leave the US and probably California, but believes that he can command a DP-level salary.

    There's a decent chance he is right that he is worth that since he could probably find a LigaMX or MLS team willing to pay him something similar for name value alone. LAFC doesn't believe he is still worth a DP spot to them and they are probably right because they don't need it any longer to attract a fan base and they don't think he is worth it anymore in terms of on-field productivity (including health).

    So, it's a situation where they both have fair arguments and either San Jose swooped in while LAFC was waiting for Vela to lower his compensation demands or Vela had secured the San Jose bid as leverage to get LAFC to up its offer and, instead, SJ further upped its offer and Vela is realizing that LAFC may not be bluffing.
     
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  10. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Thanks to both of you for the answers.

    San Jose needs a scorer - they've scored 3 goals total in their last 4 games (including preseason). Their defense seems solid, allowing 4 goals total in the same games.
     
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  11. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would be ironic if, after losing Cowell to Chivas OG, they pickup Vela from Baby Chivas 2.0
     
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  12. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking at the games right now, it makes what we did to Miami even more promising.

    Miami up 3-0 on Orlando
     
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  13. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    5-0 now
     
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  14. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    10 man RSL up on LAFC 3-0.
     
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  15. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The RSL/LAFC highlights are a must watch.
     
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  16. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    Just watched the game. Ironically, it was like beach soccer by the end because the snow was so deep that you had to tip the ball up to hit it properly. You could see Lloris reconsidering his life choices during the game.
     
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  17. Dawdler

    Dawdler Member+

    Apr 2, 2005
    Los Angeles,CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    maybe we have a better team than we thought, at least I hope so
     
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  18. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm guessing he's rethinking the "cold rainy night in Stoke" phrase to "cold Snowy Night in Salt Lake City"
     
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  19. El Futbolisimo

    El Futbolisimo Member+

    Sep 28, 1999
    That first match you know we were on. The real test is consistency. If we can continue playing like that then the change is huge! If we were just a flash in the pan... I'll very disappointed.

    The Miami thing is real. Look at Orlando, they got taken to the shed today for playing like shit. We used to play like that even if I I am going by a single game so far... and a GLORIOUS it was. :geek:
     
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  20. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    It wasnt a fluke. It was two ~$10 million dollar super speedy wingers. If they stay healthy we will continue to be very good. Our defense is still a question mark but our offense should be fine.
     
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  21. El Futbolisimo

    El Futbolisimo Member+

    Sep 28, 1999
    Of course and more Paintsil then the other guy Pec to be sure but what accounts for our drive, for our pace, for our defending and pressing and conditioning? We looked like a organized hungry TEAM. That is much more than the two new guys alone. :thumbsup:
     
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  22. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I guess. But Miami is old so they are easier to press than quicjer, more mobile teams. We have same coach and same players except new wingers and healthier Fagundez, so I put difference on them. Having dangerous players who give you a chance to score at any minute gives everyone else energy. Also first game, so enthusiasm high.
     
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  23. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Wikipedia correct?
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  24. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    The picture of Loris with snow on his face and hair right after the Salt Lake goal was priceless.
     
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  25. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA


    That’s not a lot of GAM. Didn’t we get more for Judd?
     

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