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When is the earliest we will know if having games outside of the bubble is a bad idea or not?

Its been pretty quiet testing wise.
couple of weeks i think. although MLB had cases in the first week IIRC. They still have cases going around though causing delays etc.
 

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yea..

i have to admit. it's pretty entertaining watching the many ATL fans losing their heads. lol.

I have to wonder how much josef would improve this ATL squad.
 

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yea..

i have to admit. it's pretty entertaining watching the many ATL fans losing their heads. lol.

I have to wonder how much josef would improve this ATL squad.
Not watching game but doesn’t Atlanta have an interim coach? I guess still bad with all that money spent on Barco/Pity although I do lol at them getting Damm and cubo, those dudes are not going to massively change your Team for the better.

That being said I do think they get massively better with Josef and also with him always getting calls here and there.
 

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Not watching game but doesn’t Atlanta have an interim coach? I guess still bad with all that money spent on Barco/Pity although I do lol at them getting Damm and cubo, those dudes are not going to massively change your Team for the better.

That being said I do think they get massively better with Josef and also with him always getting calls here and there.
To me, it seems like their defense and midfield are their weakest links. going forward, they aren't too terrible. they just get hammered on defense and have no way to get it up the field. Pity has yet to show any consistency as a former south american player of the year. barco also isn't very consistent this year. perhaps they're all still not match fit. who knows.

but those 70,000 ATL fans are probably losing it and that's entertainment in and of itself!
 

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And for good reason, too.

Also LionNYC LionNYC wasn't sure if this belongs in General MLS discussion or Expansion rumors, so I stuck it as its own thread. Feel free to merge it / any other further posts into another thread as needed.
 
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And for good reason, too.

Also LionNYC LionNYC wasn't sure if this belongs in General MLS discussion or Expansion rumors, so I stuck it as its own thread. Feel free to merge it / any other further posts into another thread as needed.
Yeah, I'll merge it to General MLS Discussion. Don't think there will be enough posts for its own thread! Thanks!
 
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tee hee. seeing LAFC getting spanked by the sounders is satisfying. sure, no vela but damn.. they look lost out there.
 

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AFAIK, last night's Miami vs Nashville game was the first where a team made all 5 of its subs at one time.

Miami subbed on 5 new guys at the 75'.
 

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And for good reason, too.
Already after the first story where Andy Williams spoke to the Athletic many more people have started to come forward with complaints about not only Hansen but another executive, Andy Carroll (RSL Soapbox: Employees describe toxic RSL culture: ‘rotten from the top down’), who is now on a leave of absence because of the sexual harassment/hostile workplace allegations.

The Athletic is reporting that they surveyed MLS exec's who think RSL will sell somewhere in the $350-$400 million range (which includes not only RSL, but the stadium, their $78 million training complex, youth academy, the charter school for academy players, etc.
 
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that's the kind of killer instinct we need.
The kind of defending we need from our opponents too!

SJ was godawful last night. Their man-marking system was shredded. I think this was in large part because they didn’t have the pace to keep up with Seattle’s players. When you are man marking a guy and can’t come close to keeping up with him - it’s a problem.
 

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The kind of defending we need from our opponents too!

SJ was godawful last night. Their man-marking system was shredded. I think this was in large part because they didn’t have the pace to keep up with Seattle’s players. When you are man marking a guy and can’t come close to keeping up with him - it’s a problem.
The first goal is the largest example of this. Morris just ran a circle around Dax McCarty who had no chance at catching up with him, and a ridiculously large void opened up in the middle of the final third that Morris just waltzed into.
 

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The first goal is the largest example of this. Morris just ran a circle around Dax McCarty who had no chance at catching up with him, and a ridiculously large void opened up in the middle of the final third that Morris just waltzed into.
pretty sure that wasn't dax. but your point is valid.

man marking can work even if there are mismatches. SJ wasn't this bad last year. seems like they just gave up last night.

The kind of defending we need from our opponents too!

SJ was godawful last night. Their man-marking system was shredded. I think this was in large part because they didn’t have the pace to keep up with Seattle’s players. When you are man marking a guy and can’t come close to keeping up with him - it’s a problem.
yes some slack defending would be nice too. but we're so bad at finishing, i feel like we'd just keep missing the goal and rack up 50 shots.
 

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This is that fine, in depth discussion I’ve come to know and love on these forums.
haha. just gave the short answer. He's no longer good enough to play at the highest level. With no interest from other clubs in europe, he has to come back to MLS. I've never rated him very high as a defender. He's got plenty of pace and that allows him to get up and down the wing quickly. But he is not the best 1v1 defender, his positioning is terrible, and he forgets his man constantly. His pace helped him cover up a lot of this in the past.. guess it's not enough these days.