The Official Andres Rios thread

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  1. jetdog9

    jetdog9 Member+

    Nov 14, 2007
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  2. leocal11

    leocal11 Member+

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    this Wondo's replacement for next year right?
     
  3. jetdog9

    jetdog9 Member+

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    I think chances are pretty high that you'll still see Wondo in a Quakes jersey next season, but from the highlight reel for Rios a lot of his goals seem Wondo-esque.

    Good headers, one or two touch finishes, right place in the box, pounce on defensive mistakes...
     
  4. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    For fun I checked his FIFA game rating. He’s actually higher ranked than both Wondo and Danny.

    Rios-71
    Hoesen-70
    Wondo-69

    His weaknesses appear to be low work rate and defensive effort. If Almeyda fixes that he might be impressive. His beast mode stat is much higher than Hoesen and Wondo.
     
  5. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

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    "His name is Rios and we signed him using TAM..."
     
  6. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
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    Vako’s FIFA rating is 75 for reference but his defense score was pretty close to Rios. Interestingly Vako had a lower beast mode score than Rios. When Rios is on he’s a handful....
     
  7. sj_vanbasten

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    This is good content...
     
  8. DotMPP

    DotMPP 'Quakes fan in Stumptown

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    Oh.. from your keyboard to the Ultra's section... :notworthy::laugh::thumbsup:
     
  9. Two Stars Blue

    Apr 17, 2005
    #9 Two Stars Blue, Jul 31, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
    OK, let's bump this.

    So, Almeyda has said that Carlos is not "the savior" but only another piece to plug in for our collective success, and I would have to assume that that also applies to Mr. Rios as well. But, can we envision a line up, in say, another month, that features these two additions as starters? I usually don't indulge in the masturbatory lineup projections, but since it's relatively late at night...

    Here's what, to channel, Mike Krukow on KNBR said, would make my nipples hard:

    Rios (Wondo) Espinosa (Hoesen)

    Magnuson (Salinas) Vako Yuell (Judson) Fiero



    Thompson (Lopez) Kashia (Cummings) Yungwirth Lima (Marie)



    Vega
     
  10. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
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    Krukow doesn't know jack sh*t.

    Almeyda is playing a 4-2-3-1, not a 4-4-2.

    No way Eriksson plays left mid.
    No way Tommy plays left back.
    No way he doesn't play Yueill with Judson or Godoy,( unless chasing the game).

    If he was to switch to a 4-4-2 it would probably look more like:

    ---------------Rios---------Hoesen--------------
    Vako--------Yueill------Judson------Espinoza
    Lima--------Jugwirth---Kashia------Tommy

    Wondo sub up front
    Fierro up front or out wide
    Eriksson and Godoy central midfield
    Lopez or Marie outside back
    Cummings at center back.
     
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  11. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

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    I think this is basically right though I think Cummings starts over Kashia and there is no way Magnus isn't in the starting lineup with as well as he's playing (I just threw up a little more). I also think Rios is fighting for Wondo's role and Fierro is fighting for Magnus' role (and could be a backup on the outside too).

    There ain't no space for the new guys right now.
     
  12. FUAEG

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    Oct 18, 2005
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    Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
    Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
    And when she shines she really shows you all she can
    Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande


    Good luck making that work
     
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  13. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

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    That was a hypothetical 4-4-2 since the OP had one. I didn't have Magnus starting because he doesn't fit into a 4-4-2 nearly as well as he fits into our current 4-2-3-1, which I don't see Almeyda abandoning any time soon!
     
  14. DotMPP

    DotMPP 'Quakes fan in Stumptown

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    they can "la la" out the rest debbie downer, :p
     
  15. battchy

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    Oct 18, 2001
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    #15 battchy, Jul 31, 2019
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    "His name is Rios, and we bought him using TAM
    Just like a river, twisting past the other man
    And when he shoots he really shows us all he can
    Oh Rios, Rios dance across Avaya's land"
     
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  16. chris thebassplayer

    Feb 18, 2014
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    #16 chris thebassplayer, Jul 31, 2019
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    I believe Fierro can play multiple positions, even central mid. We need to see Fierro's D, but I think he comes in at left mid or possibly in central mid for Judson. Judson's passing is pretty poor...puts a lot more pressure on Yueill to be the central creator...and more focus from the other team to minimize Yueill's distribution. Yueill needs a better passer with him to balance central midfield...maybe that's Fierro, if he can be a dedicated two way player...which I'm sure Almeyda knows exactly what to expect from him, since he coached him at Chivas.

    Mag has done well, but we can still improve our play from that position. Imo, Vako moves into Mag's spot and Rios comes in up top. Danny, Wondo and Salinas as spot starters and impact subs. It will be a dog fight to see plays up top. Need to see Rios play, but I'm guessing he'll bring a stronger presence in the box and improved physical hold up play.
     
  17. DotMPP

    DotMPP 'Quakes fan in Stumptown

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    I've suggested as much on Twitter and get shit on by fans who think he does not play D
     
  18. chris thebassplayer

    Feb 18, 2014
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    Yeah, he played for Almeyda, so he has to play D to be on the field...kind of built in....just hoping to see if he can also pull it off from central mid.
     
  19. QuakeAttack

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    Appears to be a nice signing. I don't look for him to be replacement for Wondo or anyone. Just brings in additional dept beyond just Danny and Wondo by providing a better option when those two are in a slump. More competitions is always a good thing...
     
  20. falvo

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    When will he start getting minutes? We could have used new blood against the Crew in the 1-1 draw...
     
  21. Scott Rohde

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    Yep. I suspect we’ll see Rios before we see Fierro. Our midfield doesn’t need much help but our forwards look like they need a little shake up.
     
  22. Scott Rohde

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    Of course if Espinoza misses games due to his ankle injury we might see Fierro next week.
     
  23. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

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    I suspect they will make the 18 when Almeyda feels they are ready to contribute. Fierro has been here longer, so, you would think he is further along in the process. He is also 5 years younger than Rios, so, getting fit may be quicker for him as well.
     
  24. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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    Wow!

    Andres Rios scores against the Caps only after three minutes entering as a sub!

    That’s awesome!
     
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  25. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    73' - SJ - Andres Rios | WATCH
     

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