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hamsamwich
Post #1
Friday March 4, 2016 3:51am

Joined Oct 2013
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Has shown very well already in preseason. Looks to be a real player. Intelligent and god damn the guy is strong and athletic. Between him and Matt Polster the future looks bright at LB and DM for the Fire. As the USA goes, Brandon Vincent is going to be key against Colombia in that knockout series. Put him at LB and Acosta at RB we may have something against that talented Colombia squad, at least from a USA historical weak spot, outside back.

Dave
Post #2
Friday March 4, 2016 12:57pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 912
Original post from hamsamwich

"at least from a USA historical weak spot, outside back."


Until recently outside back has not been a weak spot for the USA. LB has been weak, but LB has been an issue for most countries. Our RB was fairly strong until Dolo got injured.

hamsamwich
Post #3
Friday March 4, 2016 2:31pm

Joined Oct 2013
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That's two World Cup cycles. I'd argue Dolo may have been out only quality outside back ever... @dave- I mean we play our best midfielder and player (FabJ) at outside back because the fall off between him and others at that position is greater than the fall off between him and Bedoya, etc.

Vincent is a heads up type of player who will make his rookie mistakes. Except for injury I expect 30+ games. Styling ourselves after FC Dallas, this will be a youthful roster featuring other young players like CB Jonathan Campbell, AM Collin Fernandez (boy has been balling preseason, still a chance at a very good player there) and new homegrown signing, the versatile Joey Calistri.

But none have the potential I've seen so far from Vincent, not even the future captain himself, the all action Matt Polster. The first month of games will be good as it will get/keep Vincent in shape for those Colombia matches.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Saturday March 5, 2016 1:49am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,802
I really like Vincent. I will not be surprised to see him as the USMNT starting LB in a year.

cleancutimage
Post #5
Saturday March 5, 2016 2:50am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,230
This kid is the future. He has the right coach in Chicago, who knows how to get the best out of young players. He is in a win-win situation.

Live490
Texas
Post #6
Saturday March 5, 2016 2:53am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,136
Hey!!! Well i guess i was one of the few who liked Agoos.

hamsamwich
Post #7
Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:58pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,743
Has retired. A sad sack team owned by a piece of crap has beaten down Vincent to this point where he doesn't want to play anymore.... Vincent was a good player, this is a shame as a Fire and USA fan.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:13pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,802
Who knows why, but maybe soccer isn't what he wants to do with his life.

hamsamwich
Post #9
Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:15pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,743
Original post from 2tone

Who knows why, but maybe soccer isn't what he wants to do with his life.
Thats his call. But all MLS teams aren't created equal.... it sucks being a Fire fan now as the organization is maybe the worst in all of MLS (I feel you Rapids and Quakes fans). The banning of the two supporters groups, the shoddy running of the franchise, the horrible stadium deal while everyone else gets nice new fancy things. The Fire are as dead end as you can be, and playing for a loser organization is tiring. I just feel if Vincent played for your Sounders @2tone, we wouldn't be having this discussion. He'd have been called in ahead of Sweat as a competitive LB, not thrown it at LCB all year like Vincent was for a trash squad with no investment. Next year makes me want to pull my last five hairs out of my balding head. I can't imagine what it's like to be a Fire player and it appears Vincent thought better of it too. With his Stanford education a good job won't be far behind, not like the shit job he is leaving.

Good luck to Brandon Vincent the guy is a class act all around.


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