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B-Dubs

The Mad Titan
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Oct 25, 2017
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A little surprised to not see a Jozy or any experienced keeper in that group. Not mad about it or anything, but just kind of expected to see a couple more really internationally experienced players to set the tone. But that’s what January camp is for I suppose.
Apparently Jozy is still recovering from surgery. If I'm honest I'd like to see Ramirez get the start. Out of the strikers that got called up I think he's the one with the highest ceiling. Beyond that, I think he's probably the best of the three.
 

B-Dubs

The Mad Titan
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Oct 25, 2017
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The news about Sigi really sucks. I'll always remember him for those great Sounders teams, the fun ones, and not the LA dumpster fire.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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"San Diego"
Sigi means so much to the American game, you can't tell the story of MLS without him. This video about the relationship between him and Bruce Arena produced by MLS in 2016 provides an excellent historical sense of his role in building up a number of excellent MLS sides
 
Oct 25, 2017
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i hope the league honors him in some way. dude was mls and those exciting seattle teams he coached i would say are part of what helped make mls popular.
 
Imagine being an Austin FC “supporter” after all of this. They’ve poisoned the well right from conception.

They need to just lean into the evil Cthulhu motif and be true to what’s at their core. A spoiled man child who would do anything to get what he “deserves.”

Edit:
This guy is the Trump of MLS owners.
 

B-Dubs

The Mad Titan
Administrator
Oct 25, 2017
13,023
Imagine being an Austin FC “supporter” after all of this. They’ve poisoned the well right from conception.

They need to just lean into the evil Cthulhu motif and be true to what’s at their core. A spoiled man child who would do anything to get what he “deserves.”
This gives me a fun tifo idea lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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RE: Austin, it's a particular subset of the fans who have really poisoned the well, the ones who were doing a job on our grave pre-emptively. The ones who insisted we were solely the problem and poor Fat Tony was just a victim in all of this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
170
"San Diego"
I feel badly for the ATX fans who are going to face unfair vitriol for this whole situation. I kinda doubt that the majority of fans who are going to be at their stadium whenever it's built will know or care about what happened with the Crew these past two years, but will still get shit from other fans in the league because of a few online shitheads or whatever
 

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The Mad Titan
Administrator
Oct 25, 2017
13,023
I feel badly for the ATX fans who are going to face unfair vitriol for this whole situation. I kinda doubt that the majority of fans who are going to be at their stadium whenever it's built will know or care about what happened with the Crew these past two years, but will still get shit from other fans in the league because of a few online shitheads or whatever
What Precourt has done really hasn't helped. Sure it had a good ending for the Crew, but even if ATX fans were all amazing people they'd still get some shit based on how that team was born.
 

Naijaboy

The Fallen
Mar 13, 2018
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Imagine being an Austin FC “supporter” after all of this. They’ve poisoned the well right from conception.

They need to just lean into the evil Cthulhu motif and be true to what’s at their core. A spoiled man child who would do anything to get what he “deserves.”

Edit:
This guy is the Trump of MLS owners.
Austin's gonna eat this man alive.
 
Oct 27, 2017
573
Looks like we got our new coach.

Detroit City Football Club today announced the hiring of new head coach and general manager Trevor James. ...
Following his retirement from professional soccer in 1985, James moved into the coaching ranks with stints as staff at Ipswich Town FC and Colchester United before working for Sir Bobby Robson as a freelance scout at FC Barcelona (‘96-’97), Newcastle (‘01-’02), FC Porto (‘94-’96), Sporting Lisbon (‘92) and the England national team during the buildup to the 1990 World Cup.
From 2006-2010, James was Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, serving under three different head coaches during his tenure (Frank Yallop, Ruud Gullit, and Bruce Arena), as well as serving as the interim head coach on two occasions. In addition to his first team duties, he was promoted to Director of Player Development where he oversaw the creation and growth of the LA Galaxy Youth Academy.

As one of the most respected and longest serving assistant coaches in MLS, James served as Assistant Head Coach for the Portland Timbers from 2010-2012. From 2014 to 2015, James was the Director of Scouting and Assistant Technical Director for the Chicago Fire before he returned to a coaching role with Indy Eleven of the North American Soccer League (NASL) for the league’s final season. He was named Technical Director of Indy Eleven in 2017 and oversaw the club’s transition to USL.
I expected us to land someone seemingly above our weight but am really impressed with this hire. My one reticence is that he doesn’t have a non-interim HC stint on his resume, but I think he’ll be able to attract some real talent to help us win this cup this fall and hopefully more as this league spins up.
 

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The Mad Titan
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Oct 25, 2017
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Tyler Adams seems to be adjusting well to Europe. Apparently Ralf thinks he's already ready to compete for a starting spot, which is crazy to me.