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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:09 pm

Bout to drop a can’t miss NFT collection on us



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Postby philosophizer75 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:49 pm

He looks so much like Adam Levine to me in that picture.
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Postby wekse » Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:36 pm

Yeesh. He's been in Europe too long.
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Postby wolf stansson » Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:55 pm

Just crashed his dad's boat lookin ass haircut
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Postby stitchface » Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:29 am

https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-espn-f ... ot-quality

Interesting article though I think it misses the point. 1 - the person shooting isn't necessarily the one creating the opportunity and should be judged more on how many they convert compared to expected and 2. xG is pretty flawed if the implication of the article is correct since the whole point should be that they add up.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:49 am

Judging by ESPN’s production quality, you would think this game is in Grenada.
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Postby wolf stansson » Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:41 am

Don’t know that I’ve ever seen a 4 goal performance where I’m like, “yeah he should’ve had 6” until tonight.

At least it gives GGG some cover to start him, even if he goes dry again. He’s our best forward by default because none of them score and Ferreira does the most without scoring.
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Postby stitchface » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:14 pm

De La Torre seemed like the star of that game.

How would you rotate the midfield? MMA can't play all the games or not all of all the games - Acosta seems locked in at the 6 back so is it De La Torre and Aaronson? Or just go with 5?
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:00 pm

stitchface wrote:De La Torre seemed like the star of that game.

How would you rotate the midfield? MMA can't play all the games or not all of all the games - Acosta seems locked in at the 6 back so is it De La Torre and Aaronson? Or just go with 5?

Gio remains the missing piece of the formula. If he’s healthy, and they never try Weah at center forward, Aaronson is the odd winger out. Moving him inside makes more sense to me than moving Gio inside, but that’s an option too. Everyone is impressed with LDLT’s ball control this window, but I can’t get past the quality of competition and defensive tactics he’s facing in order to even put him in the same conversation with Musah. Yunus is so much faster and stronger, which will matter a lot against both superior talent and athletic counter attacking teams. To me, LDLT is a perfect change of pace to break down bunkering opponents, but I don’t think we will see any of those in Qatar. I suspect MMA starts every game, and Musah’s positioning will depend on tactics, alternating between a double pivot to support Adams (which is what they’ve done this window) and operating slightly further up against counter teams like wales & Iran. Aaronson will be the first sub for either the box to box MF or the wing.

Not getting the chance to fully integrate and build around Gio has really been a problem when it comes to understanding our best lineup and shape.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:59 pm

wolf stansson wrote:Everyone is impressed with LDLT’s ball control this window, but I can’t get past the quality of competition and defensive tactics he’s facing in order to even put him in the same conversation with Musah. Yunus is so much faster and stronger, which will matter a lot against both superior talent and athletic counter attacking teams. To me, LDLT is a perfect change of pace to break down bunkering opponents, but I don’t think we will see any of those in Qatar.



I'm with you on what LDLT has shown, he's clearly pushed past others who haven't shown as much over qualifying(Lletget, Roldan, Acosta at the 8), but he's also had his opponents pretty carefully managed that I don't think he's starting outside of heavy fatigue or injury.

However, we will see a pretty bunkered Iran that isn't throwing a bunch of Champions League talent out there in the 3rd group stage game, so if there's yellow card accumulation or heavy fatigue/injury, I think LDLT could potentially get a start/significant time. But plan A in that regard should be Aaronson, especially if you do get Gio healthy so you have Pulisic/Gio/Weah rotating through 2 spots on the field so Aaronson isn't needed to spell them.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:17 pm

MLS finally announced their new broadcast deal, 100% on Apple with no cable exclusives or blackouts: https://www.mlssoccer.com/apple/

Slightly concerned what that might do to the financial viability, but as an MLS obsessive this is a great deal. One more nail in the coffin of the OTT cable package.

EDIT: Apparently MLS is still negotiating with ESPN and Telemundo, so MLS is still likely to show up on cable in a diminished capacity but those games will all be available through the Apple service.
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Postby stitchface » Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:25 pm

Not getting the chance to fully integrate and build around Gio has really been a problem when it comes to understanding our best lineup and shape.

On the other hand, this allowed the emergence of Weah, which doesn't happen if Gio is available. Not sure that's worth it but at least it's a benefit to a crappy situation. I think more rotation will be needed than you guys are suggesting . . . what is the approach?

Try and beat Wales for sure and then adjust? If you do beat Wales, do you rotate for England (not punting the game but maybe not your best lineup?)
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:46 pm

This Apple TV deal is a huge overpay, so MLS is getting full benefits from the streaming content wars, and it lines up perfectly with the league leveraging a home World Cup and a hopefully deep run by the MNT to finally take off the single-entity shackles. New stadiums in Boston, Chicago, Miami, etc, as well.


I don’t know if they’ll pull it off, but everything is now in place for the league to take a huge leap to hit their goal of being right there with the Eridivisie, Portugal, Brazil in that third tier of global leagues by 2026.
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Postby stitchface » Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:46 pm

seems like maybe I'm not the only one not excited about the nations league (in Europe)
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Postby wolf stansson » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:43 pm

I was hoping for an over confident England. Burning tire fire England will be fun too, I guess.
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Postby abmillis » Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:04 am

Hoping for no injuries as they play on a crappy field in a monsoon.
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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:11 am

This field is a joke
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Postby abmillis » Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:17 am

FS1 still doesn't know that Jedi's first name isn't Anthony
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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:40 am

Holy smokes golazo from ESL

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Postby squally1313 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:43 am

I know this is all so stupid and dangerous. But it’s also fun as hell, like…going to six flags or something. Musah looks incredible.
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:54 am

Finally put one in
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Postby wolf stansson » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:43 pm



This rocks.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:27 am

I don't know if it would work out that way, but Musah getting to play his natural position because Valencia brought in Weah to play on the wing would be very welcome and fun.
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Postby stitchface » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:59 pm

rumor says Dest going to Sevilla as makeweight for Kounde. Not the worst thing in the world soon long as he is playing.
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