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LA Galaxy - Postmatch

Discussion in 'Matchday' started by NYCFC_Dan, May 11, 2019.

  1. Shwafta

    Shwafta Active Member

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    who in the hell is Shay Facey? XD I recognize every other name.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    He was one of our better CBs in year 1. Not that that’s saying much. Got him on loan from man city’s youth team. Probably could have stayed with the club, but chose to return to Europe to descend into anonymity.
     
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    Annagram Junior Member

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    Another little Freudian slip... where's Eloi Amagat?
     
  4. Ulrich

    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Is he pinned on CFG or Dome? That signing screamed of Dome wanting his BFF coming on board as a trusted player more so than CFG’s identification of a diamond in the rough. I chalk him up the same as that dude Villa brought with him in ‘15 as part of his NYC posse.
     
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    Ah shit, good call. I guess I was successful in erasing his time at NYCFC from my memory. Will add him now!
     
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  6. Schwallacus

    Schwallacus Active Member

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    Pablo Alvarez has also been added to the list. Forgot about him too :tongueclosed:
     
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    FootyLovin No better obsession Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I don't think your ratings are entirely fair. You are applying a starting standard to our subs. I think the valuable question is how do these subs stack up against other teams' subs? By that measure I think fewer of them are trash than what you rated.
     
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    Or Hartford Athletic.... Wonder who will be the home team up in Hartford haha
     
  9. adam

    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    There are no statistics to back up my opinions. Only bias and emotion. But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong ;)
     
  10. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Us, of course, playing in Hartford.
     
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    "Experience NYCFC Open Cup soccer like never before"
     
  12. Kangaroo Jack

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    speaking of open cup soccer. in case u guys dont know, every open cup game is going to be available on Espn + (its a paid subscription)
     
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    dummyrun Active Member Elite Donor

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    Good stuff. The trip to the corner at the 3:25 mark was quite nice.
     
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    Keaton's cross to Mitira at 1:28 is impressive as well. The offensive skills are there and he's strong with the ball as that run to the corner you highlighted showed. Someone needs to teach the kid how to put some bite in his tackles. So tentative coming in to challenge the ball. I know Keaton is mostly an attacking type player and he doesn't need to be Ring but he should be capable of more than the tentative little poke challenges he's showing right now.

    I think the soft tackles were mentioned in a scouting report before he came by I think Midas MulliganMidas Mulligan. Apologies if my memory is wrong and someone else deserved the credit. Hopefully for both NYCFC and possibly future USMNT squads Keaton picks up a few tricks from Ring and Sands during his time with us.
     
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sk...ty-players-tackling-after-defeat-by-leicester
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    I was a big fan of the pass to Heber at 3:18 in traffic. Led to a nice attacking sequence that we unfortunately didn't do better with.
     
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    Keaton's one of those guys who's better at interceptions than tackles. That's not necessarily a bad thing for a team that wants to defend high, but it's made him an awkward positional fit in the 3-4-2-1. We need our defensive mids in the double pivot to make tackles (even if they're delicate ones like Ofori's) and we need the inside forwards to occasionally play as, you know, forwards. Keaton's not naturally either of those types, although it looks like Dome's thinking of him as a backup for Maxi in the central linking role.

    The way I figure it, he was originally brought in to be a center mid in the 4-3-3, then got kind of left out in the cold when that formation turned out not to be a good fit for the squad we ultimately wound up with. But there's a reason we recruited for versatility, and I think he's talented enough to find a place in this system. It just might not be a spot that requires a strong tackler.
     
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    Pep certainly likes to talk in absolutes doesn't he, maybe it helps for clarity in his instructions. While I understand many modern defenses prioritize interceptions and positioning over tackles I find it hard to believe even in the most interception focused systems there aren't situations in which a player needs to be capable of competently attempting to take the ball from a player in possession.

    Maybe it's wishful thinking but tackling seems like a learnable skill if Keaton sets his mind to it. We'd be in a better spot as a squad if Keaton was our first choice sub for both the Maxi spot and the two double pivots. As opposed to sacrificing our offensive balance by playing Roacha in full back pass care taker mode. Keaton is better at everything when compared to Roacha except tackling.
     
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    I was a little glib in just pasting that link.

    I totally agree with you, I just thought that his statement on not coaching tackles was laughably haughty.
     
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