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2018 - Running With the Numbers and the Quest for Everything

Discussion in 'NYCFC Supporters Discussion' started by mgarbowski, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. adam

    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    On the bright side. We win in DC and decision day could be meaningless for us and we can rest players/try different tactics. Dome don’t fail us now!
     
  2. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    If we even want to think this far ahead, due to the lack of form recently, we may be playing MLS Cup on the road.

    NYCFC currently has 53 points through 32 games played.

    Dallas has 57 points through 31 games played.
    Kansas City has 53 points through 31 games played.
    LAFC has 51 points through 31 games played.
    Portland has 51 points through 32 games played.
    Seattle has 50 points through 31 games played.

    We need to win out and need some of those teams to falter to have a greater probability of screwing over the league office, making Don Garber cry and try to change the rules, and hold MLS Cup at Yankee Stadium.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    I think it's pretty clear that Dallas will finish ahead of us.

    SKC has 3 games remaining, at Vancouver which isn't easy (not necessarily tough either), at Dallas, home to LAFC.
    Portland is home to RSL and at Vancouver.
    LAFC is home to Houston and Vancouver, then at SKC.
    Seattle is at Orlando, at Houston, and home to San Jose and currently holds 15 wins.

    Out of the above, even though SKC is on 53 through 31, I'd have to think Seattle is most likely of the group to finish ahead of us.
     
  4. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I used up all my attention to detail on yesterday's post abut NYCFC playoff seeding, but my general takeaway from this is I'm pleased that there is a decent amount of games where they play each other. I had figured we probably finish behind 3-5 of the West teams (depending a lot on how we finish as well) but it could be more like 2-3, especially if we actually get some damn points.
     
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  5. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    It would ironic (right term?) if we started and ended the year at SKC.

    But if we had to travel, LA in December sounds like the best trip (although clearly the most expensive).
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    I don't think ironic is the correct term. Just coincidental.
     
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    Kenny Junior Member Elite Donor

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    I see it differently. In 2018 NYCFC looks like a team that started where they left off, strong, improving, fighting for the SS into midseason.... and then fell off a cliff, roughly coinciding with the departure of the manager and most of his staff, and arrival of replacement staff.

    (Not to take anything away from your overall post, which is awesome and much appreciated)
     
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    dummyrun Active Member Elite Donor

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    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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  10. adam

    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Poor guy. But it will still be very hard for them to fall to 6. I can see them swapping with CLB and DCU 6. My prediction for playoff seeding:

    1. ATL
    2. NJ
    3. NYC
    4. CLB
    5. PHI
    6.DCU

    I really don’t like the idea of hosting DCU for our wildcard match.
     
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    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    DC is playing a crap ton of games, more than any other team moving into a new stadium in the history of MLS. They have been and will be playing 3 games every 7/8 days. At some point, Rooney hits a wall.
     
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    Rooney is the one guy I wouldn’t bet against. He’s rejuvenated and playing inspired football right now and considering where he came from regarding crappy form at ManU and Everton, this season at DC is a fountain of youth of sorts. I think he’s so strong willed that his psyche alone is gonna keep his form tip-top until they get knocked out, and that won’t be because he’s gassed. He may never again hit this form and he’s not gonna let go of it.

    Edit: the rest of DC..... they’re riding his wave.
     
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    He's also used to playing 3 game weeks for most of his career with United, and with the lack of a mid-season break in England, he's used to the constant sludge of games for months straight.

    Edit: If there's a stretch of the season Shrek was built for, it's this part right now. He doesn't need days off, those just slow him down. Give him games and give him a swamp, just look at him go!
     
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    And tomorrow, Lucho's making waffles!
     
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    canchon Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    We can all see the slow, plodding pace of NYCFC’s offense where NYCFC controls the ball 65% of the time, outshoots DCU 23-3 and loses on a Rooney/Acosta counter where the back line makes some stupid error.
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    You forgot that those 23 shots will not be on goal.
     
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    I like our chances with Herrera if Dome can get out of his own way and let the team play to its strengths. I would kill to play ATL in the next round.
     
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    Hmm. NJ is the hotter team right now. And we might match up a little better vs ATL. But I think I'd still rather face NJ in the next round and have the team not board a plane for 2 months. Also, not play on turf and in front of ATL's crowd. I think we can fill up half of RB Arena in Blue for a 2nd leg playoff match, especially if we're leading. Also, we still have not lost to NJ under Dome, even drawing with 9 men (a match we should have won with 9 men!). Take out the USOC matches and we're 4-2-2 vs them since the RBW. Then again, does it really matter? I'm more worried about this team getting it's mojo back more than who we play. If we can somehow do that though, then I want NJ.
     
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    23 shots, 2 on target.
    13 “hands to the face” groans by NYCFC players after blowing chances.
     
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