Rapids 2015 Season Catch-All

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by m vann, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. wilyZ

    wilyZ Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i hope he had more to say about the kseout thing than just "yeah, that ain't gonna happen"
     
  2. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    Brian rules.

    KSE is a cancer on any club or city it infects.
     
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  3. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scariest thing is that Claudio isn't the coach in waiting. Plan B is .... ?
     
  4. GreatGonzo

    GreatGonzo Member+

    Jul 1, 1999
    NH
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Something you get from CVS when things go very wrong.

    So yes, our next coach is going to be a pharmacist. And he or she will still do better than Pablo.

    I just don't see any competent coach wanting to come here, especially knowing that Bravo is going to be the one pulling the strings when it comes to player acquisition. It's the issue that drove away Gary Smith, and it's going to prevent us from getting anyone who isn't completely desperate to get a coaching gig.

    Also, Watts as future #6 - fine. So we have Watts, Sarvas, Cronin, and Pittinari all as #6s, and we're playing our only #10 out of position. Fantastic. Maybe we'll go 0-0-34 next year with 0 goals scored and 0 allowed.
     
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  5. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Sep 23, 1999
    Denver, Co
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I respectfully disagree here. If you look at the roster as created by Paul Bravofrom top to bottom, I think we have the talent there to win more games than we lose (which usually gets you in the playoffs). I think we have been tactically deficient as well as playing guys out of position (or not at all). We may not be a "deep" squad, but the talent is there. I would expect a new, competent coach (no disrespect meant to Pablo) to come in, make < 3 personnel changes and be battling for a playoff spot. Frankly, we have some of the best facilities in MLS. Denver is a great city. The weather is amazing. There is tons to do. I think the candidate pool would be good.
     
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  6. Rod1916

    Rod1916 Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Love this. We keep getting this inferiority complex about Colorado. Colorado is a GREAT place to live as an athlete. The facilities are good. Management is a bit of a pain, but imagine living in KC. Ugh.

    rod.
     
  7. murphyskicks

    murphyskicks Member

    May 15, 2009
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I can only hope this meant they were targeting left back from the USMNT pool. De-fense, de-fense. :| (that is my sarcastic face emoticon)
     
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  8. DavidJames

    DavidJames Member+

    May 11, 2003
    Longmont
    I disagree on the talent.

    Powers is not a high quality #10.
    The outside backs are sub par
    The CB's are prone to errors
    The outside mids are average, at best
    The forwards haven't shown the ability to score.

    Could a better coach get more out of them, maybe, I'm not hitching my horse to that single fix however.
     
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  9. wormhole

    wormhole Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Westminster, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Rod1916

    Rod1916 Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    How do you know? We haven't seen them do much with the Rapids, but one can't separate their lack of performance from the tactics. I am also not convinced it is 100% coaching. Just that the Rapids FO has brought in talent (at least it seems that way), for some reason it isn't working. Options are:

    1) The players aren't that talented
    2) Tactics are so poor that the talent is muted
    3) The team needs time to gel
    4) Colorado is just a horrible place for soccer


    My guess is it some combination of the first 3.
     
  11. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Jan 30, 2005
    Denver, CO
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  12. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. murphyskicks

    murphyskicks Member

    May 15, 2009
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    It would be funny if it weren't so dang sad. Does PM really believe the stuff he is saying???
     
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  14. Jimmydinho

    Jimmydinho Member+

    Jul 6, 2007
    Denver, CO, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sadly it was a defender and an outside back too, but no USMNT. Premier League experience and European National team pedigree. But a defender still. We are collecting them all.
     
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  15. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm, you and I heard different names then.
     
  16. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, that seems pointed at Hinchey's comments about attacking soccer. Can anyone else say "train wreck"?
     
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  17. wilyZ

    wilyZ Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    a freshly retired conor casey?
     
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  18. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I snarkily posted a few months back, Brian Mullan.
     
  19. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stockholm Syndrome.
     
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  20. AvaiBunton

    AvaiBunton Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just read "view from the booth" from the CHI game. He seems to be the only person within the FO, maybe Balboa too, that says it like it is. Aside from the cynicism we all have about this team and FO, it's actually refreshing to hear his realistic opinion that puts it like it is, even if it says we suck. I hope he doesn't get laid off for his methods of delivery by TH at the end of the season.
     
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  21. DavidJames

    DavidJames Member+

    May 11, 2003
    Longmont
    Nice short article on a few teams getting (or not getting) their bang for the buck.
    The net...
    L.A. - $420,000 of salary per point
    NYCFC - $640,000 of salary per point
    DC -$90,000 of salary per point

    It's all about choosing the players, all of them.
     
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  22. Jimmydinho

    Jimmydinho Member+

    Jul 6, 2007
    Denver, CO, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As an Arsenal fan I unfortunately can never forget that Kroenke isn't just a local Denver parasite, but others may forget. So here's some perspective from the ST Louis area:
    Joe Buck

    http://espn.go.com/blog/st-louis-ra...-buck-rips-rams-owner-stan-kroenke-on-twitter
     
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  23. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Sep 23, 1999
    Denver, Co
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know this year sucks, we lose a lot and the soccer product looks bad. BUT today, if we were in the East, we would be in the playoffs.

    On another note, MLS really needs to go to a single table. this is ridiculous.
     
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  25. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Badji has been recalled from Charlotte, Eloundou has been loaned to Colorado Springs (?!?!).
     

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