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tylercocinas
Post #136
Monday November 24, 2014 1:22am

Joined Aug 2012
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Agreed Skangles. If Rogers shows well in January I think he and Garza would be great for USMNT at LB as we inch towards Russia 2018.

blaise213
Post #137
Monday November 24, 2014 1:47am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,927
Original post from tylercocinas

Agreed Skangles. If Rogers shows well in January I think he and Garza would be great for USMNT at LB as we inch towards Russia 2018.


No thanks on Rogers at LB, his passing is too slow!

blaise213
Post #138
Monday November 24, 2014 1:51am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,927
Original post from skangles

Forgot to mention that it's a shame that the Revs NYRB game went head-to-head with the NFL. That was the type of thrilling game that could have converted casual fans but I suspect many casual fans may have been tuning into the NFL instead.


Yup, I went over to my boys house (who had the patriots games on) and he went ape shit watching the MLS game. If all the MLS games were like that, it would be a top #3 league. The key difference are the stadiums. NY was rocking but LA's stadium looked draining from all the sun exposure.

admsghs27
Post #139
Monday November 24, 2014 2:01am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Just got back from the game Galaxy should of won by at least 3 goals I know we can score.in Seattle it will be tough but I know galaxy has it in them to win it. Anyways the stadium was rocking today Seattle fans were Loud as well.

MSantoine
Post #140
Monday November 24, 2014 3:15am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
I think it's obvious since jones came over the revs have been the best team. They play the right way. Lots of developed talent (Rowe, Caldwell, Farrell, Diego) Davy veterans (lee, jones, goncalves) 2nd chance guys (bunbury, Davies). It's definitely a team where the total is more than the sum of its parts.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #141
Monday November 24, 2014 4:47am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Revs/Bulls was entertaining, but a crappy soccer game. Didn't see Galaxy/Sounders. Biggest point nobody is talking about is the refs.

Jones should of been sent off for his tackle on Dax. That ref was very yellow card happy. Most cards are deserving though.

And according to Omar Gonzalez, their ref told him he wasn't going to send anybody off tonight so each team would still have all their best players. And from what I've read, Scott(SEA) should of been sent off two times over. If that's true, that's EMBARASSING for the league. And it makes you wonder about the Jones call, unfortunately.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #142
Monday November 24, 2014 4:49am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from blaise213

Yup, I went over to my boys house (who had the patriots games on) and he went ape shit watching the MLS game. If all the MLS games were like that, it would be a top #3 league. The key difference are the stadiums. NY was rocking but LA's stadium looked draining from all the sun exposure.


The key difference is not the stadium. It's because these games matter. It's obvious now that there is something to fight for.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #143
Monday November 24, 2014 5:45am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
I saw the LA v SE game in person, so I didn't have the best view at all times, and I'm biased.

But it seemed like the ref really held back on carding Seattle. I'm not sure how #20 Scott stayed in the game, or how there wasn't a card for persistently fouling Gordon, who got fouled like 4 times in 10 minutes. All or almost all of those were from Scott.

The refs gave 1-2 CKs to Seattle in the first half that were blatantly goal kicks.

Someone held both of Keane's arms, pulling him backward with both hands while he was receiving the ball.
Someone spun Zardes around, but I couldn't tell if Zardes made a meal of that one. Any neutrals have an opinion on the refereeing?

blaise213
Post #144
Monday November 24, 2014 7:49am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,927
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

The key difference is not the stadium. It's because these games matter. It's obvious now that there is something to fight for.


Like alexi lalas says "perception is reality"

I was hooked on the NY game because of the crowd, game, and the stadium appeal. I honestly barely watched the LA game because the 49ers game was on and the game just didn't have the "eye candy look" with all the sun on the field.

When you watch Euro games, you never really see the sun impact the field because the stadiums provide more cover or the games are played later in the evening. Those effects look better on TV.

Aldon Smith of the 49ers says he plays with more intensity on night games because it's a different look and feel to the game.

Every east coast MLS stadium needs to look like the houston texans stadium with 40,000 seats

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #145
Monday November 24, 2014 10:12am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
From goal.com's article on the LA v SE game:

Sounders defender Zach Scott also narrowly avoided a second yellow card after committing four fouls while already on a yellow card.

Even Sounders coach Sigi Schmid acknowledged how lucky the Sounders were to finish the match with 11 players.

"In most games, the referee would have pulled that second yellow so I'm not going to pretend I didn't see that or argue about that," Schmid said. "We were fortunate that Zach stayed on the field."
***

Personally, I think that ref affected the series by trying not to affect the series in sending Scott off. It's bull.

hamsamwich
Post #146
Monday November 24, 2014 7:06pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,143
@mmee- I have no dog in the fight. MLS refereeing is almost always suspect. Yeah Scott could've gotten a second yellow, but so could the "golden boy" Omar, so probably he did the right thing.

Rogers is not a left back for USMNT. At all. Let's end that storyline.

Live490
Texas
Post #147
Monday November 24, 2014 7:59pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
That's what many said about Beasley.. And we all know he did good at the WC.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #148
Monday November 24, 2014 8:36pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,118
That NY crowd was nuts. Top notch atmosphere. I can only hope Gillette is filled on Sunday.

jabbajolly
Post #149
Monday November 24, 2014 8:47pm

Joined Nov 2014
Total Posts: 57
Original post from EKneezy

That NY crowd was nuts. Top notch atmosphere. I can only hope Gillette is filled on Sunday.


Yep, I was there, it was an absolute blast! Good showing from the Revs fans as well, I would guess about 2,000 visiting fans.

Jermaine Jones was not a popular figure.. I'm a Red Bulls fan and was thinking that as an opponent he's the most annoying player in the world who spends all game flopping, but if he were on my team I'd be absolutely delighted. But since he's not, I just enjoyed flinging obscenities at him, along with 25,000 other people.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #150
Tuesday November 25, 2014 12:08am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
Just because I'm watching LA v SE 11/23 with easy pause-and-play, I'll give my 2-cents as a referee:

1' Martins duffs a cross a 1/10 of a second before Meyers leaves his feet rashly. Should be a goal kick.

2' Dempsey throws himself to the ground

2' Rogers rakes his foot over Evans right foot (briefly), then hooks his foot.
Should have been a foul against Rogers.

3' Yedlin throws his arm upward, elbow/arm hits Keane in the jaw. Good caution.

7' Gonzalez both arms slightly around Keane. Good non-call.

8' De La Garza booked for holding Pappa. Good caution. Pappa sings La Traviata.

10' Scott foul #1. Good non-caution. Zardez makes a 5-course dinner out of pb&j.

11' Second corner simply given to Seattle. Both were obviously, obviously not corners. Both would have been bad calls at any level. Conspiracy buffs, start your engines.

15' Keane of course whines after being correctly called for a foul throw.

26' foul on Keane - fair enough. Usually no caution for dissent kicking the ball away, when it's done that quickly after a call. Caution would have been fair, though.

29' Rogers fouls Dempsey. Good call.

31' good non-calls

32' Gonzalez on Dempsey- callable, or no call. It's hard to caution the defender on minimal contact with embellishment from the attacker. Dempsey doesn't even try to stay on his feet. Do you really think that Dempsey couldn't stand up after 5 pounds of contact, arm to arm? I see nothing at the feet.

35' Ishizaki on Dempsey- good caution.

36' Should have been a non-call, or even Yedlin's ball. Last thing it should have been was a foul for LA. -1 to the conspiracy buffs.

37' Scott (foul #2) on Keane. Good caution. If it had been just a foul, it wouldn't have been a crime, but Scott gets his hand way up high, and not by accident.

39' no card for Pappa who sticks his foot in after Keane passes. That's fine. Advantage given.

45+1' Martins throws. How can Martins be offside compared to Rogers when Evans passes back to him? Terrible call. That's 3 bad call for AR1 in 1 half.

45+2' Sarvas on Dempsey. Call is fine. 3-day weekend for Dempsey.

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