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Post #91
Thursday December 8, 2016 1:25pm

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Original post from admsghs27

Yeah as cool as that was it was probably one of his worst games with Dortmund..


Hmmm, reasonable minds could differ on that. https://twitter.com/pkedit/status/80671397194...

Rey Regicide
Post #92
Thursday December 8, 2016 3:49pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Yea i didn't watch until the 80th minute, I heard he had some nifty touches, but didn't produce anything. That is not as bad as, looking like a noob while being a nuissance to your side.

The Mor tracking back on Defense, picking the left sided player, I forget who it was, and starting the fast break was exquisite. I love Pulisic for that same reason. Dude, that BVB i'm crushing on hardcore.

Rey Regicide
Post #93
Thursday December 8, 2016 3:51pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
But sorry, back to expansion, I'm hating on Garber man. 200 million is all you need to get into the league. If you got that and a working budget, they are not going to care about the size of the league. Maybe we can have divisions within MLS itself. A pyramid onto itself.

TheTruth
Post #94
Thursday December 8, 2016 8:32pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Who gives a crap about the stadium. Remember San Jose? It was shit. It was turf (during Clem - one thing we can agree on is that turf is shameful. My high school stadium was bigger. But it was beautiful. You could have literally reached over the low fence and grabbed the balls of any player as they walked out to the field. I saw sj play ny there. Thierry Henri and Tim Cahill. I was so close I could have pissed on them.

Yes the stadium was embarrassing but who gives a shit - then have a great stadium now. Some of you guys on here have no sense of discipline. Shit isn't just handed to you. It takes years of hard work.

skangles
DC
Post #95
Monday July 9, 2018 9:15pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,376
New stadium renderings released by Miami. Looks pretty good considering all the hiccups that they have been dealing with.

https://t.co/hqPOtAJrng

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #96
Tuesday July 10, 2018 5:39pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,689
I just can't believe I am seeing Wayne Rooney and Zlatan in MLS at the same time. No one thought MLS would be able to have such high caliber players playing in the league. I have a feeling more will be on the way. The league is growing leaps and bounds. Expansion, youth development and investing, spending money on young foreign talent as well as spending money on big name players who are still producing high level soccer. DC gets their beautiful new stadium, increased fab support etc... The biggest hurdle is getting those TV numbers up.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #97
Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:46pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 998
Original post from 2tone

I just can't believe I am seeing Wayne Rooney and Zlatan in MLS at the same time. No one thought MLS would be able to have such high caliber players playing in the league. I have a feeling more will be on the way. The league is growing leaps and bounds. Expansion, youth development and investing, spending money on young foreign talent as well as spending money on big name players who are still producing high level soccer. DC gets their beautiful new stadium, increased fab support etc... The biggest hurdle is getting those TV numbers up.


You may get your wish, Ronaldo would be primed for $100mm contract in 2 years.
I rather watch USYNT 17y/o starting than vintage stars.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #98
Tuesday July 10, 2018 10:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from dfw_fan

You may get your wish, Ronaldo would be primed for $100mm contract in 2 years.
I rather watch USYNT 17y/o starting than vintage stars.


I wouldn't. I want to watch uo and comingmplyers as well as established stars.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #99
Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:08pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 998
Original post from 2tone

I wouldn't. I want to watch uo and comingmplyers as well as established stars.


Didnt think from that angle, good point...

Lilshmike
Post #100
Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:22pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 728
Original post from 2tone

I wouldn't. I want to watch uo and comingmplyers as well as established stars.
As much as I agree, MLS needs to do better with signing "established stars" from abroad.

Zlatan is Zlatan. Good signing. But Rooney... not so much. Had he not gone to Everton, yes. I think it would have been a good signing. However, it was clear last season that he had lost a step. It is recognized worldwide that he is not the same player he was years ago. MLS spending big bucks on players like him doesn't do much to advance the league other than potentially bring some fair weather fans, or people who don't know much about the sport to begin with, to the stands.

It will be interesting to see how Rooney plays at DC. If he plays up top (which I am assuming he will want), he will be an average forward at best in MLS. If he moves into midfield, he will be above average.

MLS needs to focus less on players like Zlatan and Rooney and focus more on players like Giovinco, Almiron, Martinez, Vela, and Gashi.

Know Nothing
Post #101
Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:04pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,398
I agree, would rather a young player get a chance, but depending on the older player, some could be beneficial to helping younger players develop if they have sufficiently set their egos aside.

I dare say Rooney will play a withdrawn striker role behind a target type player with DC. He could be beneficial to helping Arriola refine his game and find the next level (I think it is possible with him), if he embraces the mentor role.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #102
Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:23pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,689
Original post from Lilshmike

As much as I agree, MLS needs to do better with signing "established stars" from abroad.

Zlatan is Zlatan. Good signing. But Rooney... not so much. Had he not gone to Everton, yes. I think it would have been a good signing. However, it was clear last season that he had lost a step. It is recognized worldwide that he is not the same player he was years ago. MLS spending big bucks on players like him doesn't do much to advance the league other than potentially bring some fair weather fans, or people who don't know much about the sport to begin with, to the stands.

It will be interesting to see how Rooney plays at DC. If he plays up top (which I am assuming he will want), he will be an average forward at best in MLS. If he moves into midfield, he will be above average.

MLS needs to focus less on players like Zlatan and Rooney and focus more on players like Giovinco, Almiron, Martinez, Vela, and Gashi.


And yet Rooney was Evertons leading goal scorer. Rooney still has a lot left in the tank.

Lilshmike
Post #103
Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:49pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 728
Original post from 2tone

And yet Rooney was Evertons leading goal scorer. Rooney still has a lot left in the tank.
He had 10 goals in the Prem last season, and 3 were from penalties, so in reality he produced 7 goals from open play. Thats not really anything to brag about. In 2016/2017, he only scored 5 Prem goals with United, with 1 being a penalty. Again, thats nothing to brag about.

Rooney may have 2 years, 3 max, left in the tank of being able to actually play. And thats if he can adapt his play and move more to a deeper lying midfielder who can dictate play through his distribution (which would benefit him and make him a good player in MLS). Otherwise, there is a high possibility of him being a disappointment. With the athleticism in MLS, and the heat/humidity that he has never had to play in until now, I think he is going to struggle (at least this first season).

He may only be 32, but his body is much older. He wore it down through years of constantly running full speed around the entire field. Zlatan lasted because of skill and he learned to not work himself too hard in order to preserve his body. Rooney never learned that lesson.

tylercocinas
Post #104
Thursday July 12, 2018 1:06pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,136
Rooney is a #9. He's gonna play there for DCU. They wouldn't have traded Patrick Mullins if they had any intention of playing him anywhere else on the field. Plus the midfield is actually United's strength. They need help on the backline more than anything.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #105
Thursday July 12, 2018 6:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,689
Original post from Lilshmike

He had 10 goals in the Prem last season, and 3 were from penalties, so in reality he produced 7 goals from open play. Thats not really anything to brag about. In 2016/2017, he only scored 5 Prem goals with United, with 1 being a penalty. Again, thats nothing to brag about.

Rooney may have 2 years, 3 max, left in the tank of being able to actually play. And thats if he can adapt his play and move more to a deeper lying midfielder who can dictate play through his distribution (which would benefit him and make him a good player in MLS). Otherwise, there is a high possibility of him being a disappointment. With the athleticism in MLS, and the heat/humidity that he has never had to play in until now, I think he is going to struggle (at least this first season).

He may only be 32, but his body is much older. He wore it down through years of constantly running full speed around the entire field. Zlatan lasted because of skill and he learned to not work himself too hard in order to preserve his body. Rooney never learned that lesson.


Doesn't matter he was still producing. And he wasn't strictly playing as a FWD for Everton. More to it than just stats brotha. He is going to be a striker/ FWD for DC.

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