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Discussion in 'Matchday' started by NYCFC_Dan, May 13, 2018.

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  1. NYCFC_Dan

    NYCFC_Dan Senior Member Staff Member Seasoned Supporter

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    New York City FC vs. Colorado Rapids
    Yankee Stadium
    Saturday, May 19 1:00 PM ET
    YES, WNYE 91.5 FM & WADO 1280 AM

    Our next match is against a dreadful Colorado and we need a win after only getting 5 points out of our last 5 matches.
    Hopefully with Isi returning we can get back to winning form.
    Will be interesting if Mata starts this one over Sweat. I think most of us agree he’s lost that job.
     
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    2 away games until late July. We should be off and running by then.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    This is a great opportunity to gain some ground in the East. With NJ at Atlanta, TFC hosting Orlando, and the Revs hosting Columbus, points will be dropped in the top of the table. Need 3 here.

    We've gotten a lot of our toughest games of the year out of the way. Let's move on up.
     
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    More realistically he resigns and appoints Villa Mayor for Life.
     
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    If he does, 1-1 on the Mayor dropping and killing the commemorative pigeon as he presents it to Villa.
     
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    I don’t remember. Was he there for Lampard day?
     
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    Again, the soccer gods are frowning upon us. Seeing anywhere between 60 and 70 with rain for Saturday. For the second year in a row, the first 5 home matches have just been in the worst weather.
     
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    Yeah, this really stinks. Looks like it might be more of a morning thing - let's hope that's the case.
     
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    Do you remember the last time it rained when we played the Colorado Rapids at home? 5-1. I'll take it.

    Also...

    New York City FC v Colorado Rapids
    Yankee Stadium (1PM ET)
    REF: DAVE GANTAR
    AR1: TBC
    AR2: JONATHAN JOHNSON
    4TH: JON FREEMON
    VAR: ALEX CHILOWICZ

    Dave Gantar as only refereed one MLS match in the Vieira era of NYCFC, back on July 6, 2016 when NYCFC defeated New England on the road 1-0. New England received one yellow card and one red card for the DOGSO by the GK, outside the box (so it would still stand under current rules). No cards issued to NYCFC.

    Based on my assessment of this referee assignment, he's less utilized with 6 games done in 2016 and a high of 12 in 2014, so MLS/PRO is considering this to be an easy one.
     
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    until Howard starts shoving Tmac
     
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    Join us on May 19th as we celebrate David Villa’s 400 career goals for Club and Country:
    • The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a captain’s armband.
    • Fans are encouraged to write a congratulatory message to David on a special mural in Fan Zone until the end of the 1st half. The mural will be delivered to David personally post-match by a lucky City Member.
    • Fan Zone will also include special photo opportunities celebrating the 400 goal milestone.
    • Be in your seats early as we pay tribute to David’s accomplishment with a special pre-match ceremony.
    • 11:30 AM: Doors open to the general public.
    • Stop by the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. for City Beats pre and post-match performances.
    • Be sure to stop by the Fan Zone, now located on the Masterpass® Deck for free face painting, balloon artists, and a GIF station.
    • 12:20 PM: Your Boys in Blue take the pitch for warmups.
    • 12:50 PM: Be in your seats as pre-match ceremonies begin and we announce the starting XI.
    • 12:56 PM: Have your scarves ready as the Tunnel of Honor leads NYC’s team onto the pitch.
    • 12:59 PM: Join in with members of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York as they perform the National Anthem.
    • 1:01 PM: We pay tribute to David Villa’s accomplishment of 400 career goals for Club and Country with a special pre-match ceremony.
    • 1:06 PM: Get set for kickoff as we ceremoniously set off the smoke stacks.
    • 1:08 PM: Kick-off!
     
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    Weather trending towards "dry" for gametime. Showers at 11am and 3pm.
     
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    Been looking at some recent Colorado games and—how do I do a spoiler tag?—they're just not a very good team. Their 3-5-2 has no idea what to do with possession, to the point that Sporting KC's off ball approach the first time they played was to hang around in a low block and send Khiry up to hassle the three center backs by himself. But Opara and Besler were too far back and left some pockets of space on the flanks that game, so when they met again in Kansas City, Sporting pushed up to a medium block to put just enough pressure on Castillo and Colvey to keep the wingbacks facing the wrong way. The Rapids created absolutely nothing from open play and finished with 0.53 xG.

    I'm not sure NYCFC has that kind of defensive patience. Choosing not to press is pretty foreign to us (although that didn't stop RBNY from holding back and inviting Colorado into their half, kind of an unnecessary tactic against a defense that's sloppy whether or not you catch it in transition). Making our fullbacks and center backs move up and down as a line, dropping our wingers into midfield defensive duties, and generally trusting in the numerical advantage that Colorado's three-man back line gives us aren't really what we're about, but SKC showed that they're effective against this team.

    I don't know, I'm not sweating it. Maybe we'll line up in our own goofy 3-4-3 or whatever we're calling that thing and throw roundhouses like that wild second half against LAFC. In the end tactics shouldn't matter that much, right? It's the Rapids.
     
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    This match is tied for our highest winning probability this season at 66% on FiveThirtyEight along with the 2-0 win vs. Orlando earlier this season.

    Next comes at 65% vs. Montreal and vs. Vancouver.

    I want a rout like RSL this season, just banging goals and keeping a clean sheet.
     
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