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Postby wolf stansson » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:44 pm

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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:20 pm

Reyna starting at CAM behind Haaland & Sancho today.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:16 pm



Combined age on that Bellingham-Reyna hook up for the goal is less than Cristiano Ronaldo’s age.

Pulisic was 100 days younger on his first league goal so that record remains safe. Operation “admire the development of a teenage boy” continues to be a success.

When I was 17 I was suspended from school for a week for brandishing a paintball gun in the back of a convertible in my high schools parking lot. Local cop said I was lucky he wasn’t there or he would’ve shot me. Me & Gio are equally cool is what I’m saying.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:45 pm

Drew a penalty. My jr year I got a 29 on my act without a calculator. Basically the same dude.


Guys, I turned 35 yesterday and I’m working through some aging stuff emotionally.
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Postby stitchface » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 pm

wolf stansson wrote:Drew a penalty. My jr year I got a 29 on my act without a calculator. Basically the same dude.


Guys, I turned 35 yesterday and I’m working through some aging stuff emotionally.


ah, welcome to life where everyone in sports is younger than you . . .

terrible touch by Reyna but good movement and finish!
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Postby stitchface » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:06 pm

man, Bayern adding Sane seems a bit unfair.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:07 pm



Hell yeah
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Postby stitchface » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:39 pm

0 dribbles? What does that stat mean?

Chris Richards got 20 minutes for Bayern. Who is Chris Richards?
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Postby stitchface » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:14 pm

Bale back to spurs. I think this actually makes sense for everyone. Let's see what he has left.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:16 am

stitchface wrote:Chris Richards got 20 minutes for Bayern. Who is Chris Richards?


Center back, Dallas academy product that Bayern bought before he made it to the FCD first team. Those who follow youth internationals seem to be really high on him, to the point where he could be a USMNT regular by the end of qualifying depending on how he develops and what time he gets.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:20 am

Best CB prospect we’ve ever had.


MLS academies are really doing their part. Can’t wait to see them further developed. Really like MLS embracing being a selling league.
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Postby stitchface » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:19 am

wolf stansson wrote:Best CB prospect we’ve ever had.


MLS academies are really doing their part. Can’t wait to see them further developed. Really like MLS embracing being a selling league.



oh right, I remember reading about this but knew nothing about him. Awesome - he went on for Boateng. I am starting to feel like the USMNT has a pretty bright future.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:40 pm

Yedlin was the first academy product to go big, but even he spent time at Dayton playing college ball. He was the growing green shoot peeking up through the dirt that showed the value of investment. Seattle got millions and reinvested in the club, began an MLS dynasty.

Richards, McKennie, Reyna, and others are the first real fruits the tree has yielded, so if you think about a future where all MLS clubs have a pro development academy and they’re willing to sell the best products young, we will never be without world class talent at the senior level ever again. Not at every position, but we’re going to have players at elite clubs from now on.

Young black dudes from SEC country like Weston and Richards playing soccer is obviously a recipe for American athletic success. Now, MLS has two clubs in Florida, 3 in Texas, and clubs in Tennessee and Georgia. Charlotte is coming. The kids in those regions now have a legit path to a pro soccer career in their backyard. USYNT are going to get more athletic and more black & brown, which is obviously a good thing for US Soccer.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:42 pm

Chelsea with the “sorry, I’m sorry, we’re trying to fix it” of soccer performances today
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Postby wolf stansson » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:36 pm

Wes immediately fitting into the role Pirlo has for him very well.
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Postby stitchface » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:14 pm

Good Lord is Barca's management incompetent. How did Bartomeu get to his position?

It is interesting to note the last vote of no-confidence (which failed) was in 2008 - right before one of the most dominant runs in soccer history.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:10 pm

The Dest move will not be a loan. The bidding war has moved beyond that.

Also, welcome to the Gio Reyna rumor mill (already).
https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/09/24 ... sfer-news/
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Postby stitchface » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:53 pm

wolf stansson wrote:The Dest move will not be a loan. The bidding war has moved beyond that.

Also, welcome to the Gio Reyna rumor mill (already).
https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2020/09/24 ... sfer-news/


"many believe Reyna could surpass the levels Pulisic has reached."
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Postby wolf stansson » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:31 pm

Is Serg Dest the USMNT’s first iconic clout douche? Another important step in our development as a soccer nation. Jermaine Jones had the douche but not the profile or talent.

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Postby wolf stansson » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:57 pm

https://smarterscout.com/articles/champ ... us-coleman

Good breakdown of how Dest fits in at Barca.
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Postby wvcbxl » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:57 pm

Lol Spurs got robbed by Newcastle today.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:07 pm

easy penalty, imo

For every other foul call we don’t care about intent or if it was possible to avoid, if you don’t want to give up a penalty then win the ball or don’t challenge for the header if you need to extend your arms away from your body. That’s harsh and I don’t think the current state of things is the best solution, but I don’t find the intent/avoid-ability argument very compelling. The real answer is making penalties less valuable by making them harder(which also removes some of the perverse embellishment/diving incentives), but that’s a topic for a different post.
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Postby soccer10k » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:03 pm

There’s no horsefeathering way that’s an easy penalty. The rule is garbage. That shouldn’t be a penalty. The one called against Spurs at the end of the game last week shouldn’t have been a penalty. The one Everton got yesterday shouldn’t have been a penalty. These are stupid calls that shouldn’t be given.

The easy and obvious solution, which I’ve said before, is to make unintentional ones like that which don’t directly affect a goal being scored, indirect free kicks. Attacking team still gets a free kick, defending team doesn’t give up a PK for some BS reason and we as fans get to see some creative indirect free kicks.

But this? This handball rule ruins games. It’s dumb and it needs to go away yesterday. It’s a bad rule.
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