takes a lot of attention but his goals have been after the games have been decided in the final minutes of the match. His best play when the game was still in doubt was his work in the box when he passed off to Valentin who was spot on crossing it for Valeri's header to equalize against Houston. I do agree Adi is special, particularly the way the Timbers play with one forward he would be hard to replace.
I think Valeri and Nagbe's play have been outstanding this year and I love the addition of Guzman. I think they will keep improving on defense. They looked tremendous in thtese second half against Houston but it was at Providence. They still need to improve on the road as they were lucky inthe LA game that they only had 10 for the last 60 minutes. The Columbus game Saturday could tell a lot as they'll be fired up evn though they are not a strong club.
I guess Darren Mattocks would play if Adi was not available.
The front 6 are all solid and playing well together, but Adi is the player they can least afford to lose.
with Bridgeview and Toyota Park, but I don't think they have the option to move for a long time.
When they do, it'd be great if they could find space in the city limits to develop. I think the city would support it more now than when they launched the franchise.
Without much wiggle room.
Just a terrible situation.
A club is about a feeling. If you aren't happy with the club, you have to change that feeling first. Once you do that, you have a little time to get the quality on the field correct.
- Give the supporter's group some rigging in the stadium to raise tifos.
- Pay the supporters group money for supplies to make the tifos for each home match. A couple of hundred is well worth the investment each home game.
- Have a safe-standing terrace area and make those tickets dirt cheap. Even better if it competes with the Section 8 guys, but across the field. Different supporters groups trying to impress each other is great for atmosphere.
On a side note, even though RFK is a terrible venue for soccer, it is cool that the main supporter's group is right at midfield. That is unique and looks good on TV.
- Provide fire-safe drums to light off flares.
- Bring in a polka band...something unique to rally behind
- Your jerseys are boring. Pick a new color. Work in Mrs. O'Leary's cow and have a bovine black and white pattern. Nobody has done that. Build a barn on the far side of the stadium and light it on fire when you score a goal...something like the Durham Bull.
- Pick some kind of identity. Bring in three players from Hungary or something weird like that. The supporters can make a game out of it like the Hanson Brothers from Slapshot. This is a safer bet anyway. A big money signing may or may not work. A lower cost signing with a big personality is better for the fans. Or go big name and big personality...a guy with a huge afro like Marouane Fellaini / Carlos Valderrama or the incomparable Mario Balotelli.
If you did those things, the team could still suck, and the fans would come out more and have a better time. Make it look like you are trying to reboot. Then you have a 2-3 year window to build a competitive team.
Took my 3.5 year old to our first NYCFC match of the year. NY had some great chances and missed 3-4 chances inside the 6. Walking out it felt like 2 points lost instead of 1 point gained.
I enjoyed yesterday's Seattle-RBNY match. Two teams that seem to have a good idea of what they are and are half decent at executing management's vision.