2021 Roster Discussion

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Once these new guys are fully integrated into the team, who do you think starts and subs going forward?

Depends on the formation to a great extent. Here is a 3-4-1-2.

Striker: Castellanos - Talles Magno
Forward: Talles Magno - Medina, Andrade, Shradi

Attacking Mid: Moralez - Santi

Left Wingback: Admundsen, Thorarinsson, Gloster
Central Mid: Parks - Rocha, Haak
Central Mid: Morales - Acevedo,
Right Wingback: Tinnerholm, Jasson

Left Centerback: Callens
Centerback: Sands
Right Centerback: Chanot
(backups for each centerback spot - Ibeagha, Gray
Crazy to say this (and I know this is addressed in your 4-3-3) but it's pretty tough at this stage of the season to leave your team's leading scorer out of the starting 11.
 

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Magno, Castellanos, Medina / Thaigo, Tajouri-Shradi
Parks, Moralez, Morales / Santiago, Acevedo
Admundsen, Sands, Chanot, Tinnerholm / Thorarinsson, Ibeagha, Gray

Inactive: Heber, Callens
 

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We're contenders for the Wooden Spoon. MLS pundits predicted we'd miss the playoffs. We don't have enough time for all these players to gel. Ronny doesn't speak Spanish or Portuguese.
MLS Digital is now talking about NYCFC “breaking out” and is a contender for a trophy. We’re Dooooooooooooooooooomed. 3 losses and a Ronny meltdown incoming.
 

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MLS Digital is now talking about NYCFC “breaking out” and is a contender for a trophy. We’re Dooooooooooooooooooomed. 3 losses and a Ronny meltdown incoming.
David Gass is wearing an NYCFC shirt. Hell is going to freeze over.

 
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MLS Digital is now talking about NYCFC “breaking out” and is a contender for a trophy. We’re Dooooooooooooooooooomed. 3 losses and a Ronny meltdown incoming.
Integrating this many new players mid-season is going to be tough no matter how talented they are. Add in that most of these guys are very young and it wouldn't be surprising to see some of them take a while to adjust to the league. I'm optimistic that by the end of the season this team could do some damage in the playoffs but I'm preparing for a possible bumpy start.
 

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Integrating this many new players mid-season is going to be tough no matter how talented they are. Add in that most of these guys are very young and it wouldn't be surprising to see some of them take a while to adjust to the league. I'm optimistic that by the end of the season this team could do some damage in the playoffs but I'm preparing for a possible bumpy start.
Our 3 new players have appeared a total of 22 minutes. I'm optimistic, in part because that's more fun, but we have no clue how they will perform here, and none of them have really broken out into stardom anywhere yet.
 

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Loved this quote from Sands earlier today on the new signings:


ETA: Also that video from Kevin is fantastic.
That is a very good comp video. It also made me realize something about G+. His top 2 G+ passes were close to goal but otherwise unremarkable, while some of the lower ranked ones were 2 and 3 line breakers and field switchers that took more vision and skill to pull off. That's not a flaw in G+ because it is measuring what it is meant to measure, which is how much does any given play make it more likely a goal is scored. But I had not considered how it would value a short pass into the box more than the longer ones that are harder to pull off.
 
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That is a very good comp video. It also made me realize something about G+. His top 2 G+ passes were close to goal but otherwise unremarkable, while some of the lower ranked ones were 2 and 3 line breakers and field switchers that took more vision and skill to pull off. That's not a flaw in G+ because it is measuring what it is meant to measure, which is how much does any given play make it more likely a goal is scored. But I had not considered how it would a short pass into the box more than the longer ones that are harder to pull off.
berhalter still won't bring him into the gold cup squad... :/
 

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That is a very good comp video. It also made me realize something about G+. His top 2 G+ passes were close to goal but otherwise unremarkable, while some of the lower ranked ones were 2 and 3 line breakers and field switchers that took more vision and skill to pull off. That's not a flaw in G+ because it is measuring what it is meant to measure, which is how much does any given play make it more likely a goal is scored. But I had not considered how it would value a short pass into the box more than the longer ones that are harder to pull off.
Not disagreeing with you on that point, but perhaps (usually) the shorter passes into the box are harder to pull off because quite often you have a more compressed defense with more bodies in the way?

That last one that Sands makes isn't technically difficult as he has a straight path to Medina there, but perhaps usually it is more difficult in those cases because defenders may be there. But counter to that, maybe Sands makes it an easier pass to complete because he one times it and does so very accurately and quickly and doesn't allow any Cincy defenders to get in the way.

ETA: I feel like this whole post is just me arguing with myself.
 

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Sebastian Blanco tore his ACL on September 6 and returned yesterday. Héber tore his 17 days later on September 23. Of course the tears are different, they heal different, etc. And for all we know Blanco came back too soon.
But it's an interesting point of comparison and optimistic take Héber comes back soon.
 
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Sebastian Blanco tore his ACL on September 6 and returned yesterday. Héber tore his 17 days later on September 23. Of course the tares are different, they heal different, etc. And for all we know Blanco came back too soon.
But it's an interesting point of comparison and optimistic take Héber comes back soon.
Wonder if Heber would have finished both of tatys clear chances yesterday....
 
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