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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetrotter View Post
    Sure. One would look at the opponents strengths and weaknesses, and areas to exploit. If there's game footage that clearly shows that one of the more successful ways to gain advantage on Toronto is to use incredible speed on counters, and to clog the backfield when defending - then you work with that sample size... particularly if all the other scenarios looked at lead to much more catastrophic results. Call it cherry picking if you will - but that's what you do; you isolate what you're looking for and plan with that.


    Cake walk... not a chance. Seattle hasn't allowed a goal since October 1st. In those last six games, they won 5 (all 2+ goals scored), and tied 1 playoff game on the road 0-0.
    I think we're more or less saying the same thing, in my case sans the Sounders fanboy stats. =P

    Allez les Rouges!

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    fiiiiiiiiight!!!.......and wiiiiiiiin!!!!

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    Seattle haven't played a decent side in three months, so not surprising their stats look good on paper. Meanwhile we had two difficult sides in the playoffs, on top of Atlanta away, etc as the season wore down.

    The whole league hates us. Hate Michael. Hate Jozy. The motivation couldn't be higher. I like our chances.
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    Agreed. Everyone is going to think Seattle has some momentum based on the preceding games but I think that will evaporate quickly once the whistle blows.
    No one likes us, we don't care.
    You saw me standing alone, without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.
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    4PM start vs night game last year. Pitch may be slightly less frozen.

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    So who takes a pk in regular time ??? Could be three guys.

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    Lol fanboy stats.

    Prepare for the worst, prepare against weakness'. If you can execute against it, you're in good shape. If their hot streak is fluff - then they can be exposed and they'll have some scrambling to overcome... big advantage to us.

    A lot of fluff can go a long way to building enough confidence to slay Goliath. Will be tense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonc View Post
    So who takes a pk in regular time ??? Could be three guys.
    Giovinco. And you go right side or right down the middle. No more of his bottom left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetrotter View Post
    Giovinco. And you go right side or right down the middle. No more of his bottom left.
    Yeah, I say give it back to the main man.
    Toronto FC baby...best team everrrrrrrrrr -Jozy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonc View Post
    So who takes a pk in regular time ??? Could be three guys.
    Jozy. Most unpredictable of the three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetrotter View Post
    Giovinco. And you go right side or right down the middle. No more of his bottom left.
    But doesn't Giovinco almost always go bottom left?

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    It was absurd to let Vasquez take his first PK in one of the biggest games. Complete fail.

    Seba > Jozie > Vasquez is the way it should be.



    As for Seattle..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside16 View Post
    We have waited a year for this. The boys have all the motivation they need. I fully expect this to be a war. They have a long shut out streak that I hope gets them over confident. These next 8 days will seem like an enternity.
    Justin morrow is going to score. Redemption.

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    We're going to win this one.

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    Unfortunately for them, they don't have Nelson Valdez this time around to flop around all over the ground.

    That was sadly pathetic from him last year

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    anyone know when tickets are going to go on sale? usually I get some sort of email about it but; nothing yet this year figured I'd hear after the game yesterday.

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    Does anyone remember a photoshopped photo if the fight and win guy from last year. I remember seeing it and thinking it was hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealG-TFC View Post
    But doesn't Giovinco almost always go bottom left?
    99% of the time - so keepers will expect it. Gio can go back there over and over because if he's accurate (which he is most times) and he hits it fast enough, the placement is unstoppable. Any keeper can cheat in that direction and maybe get a hand on it. Frei isn't amazing at PK's, but he would absolutely have to bet the house to pick that corner to dive towards.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    It was absurd to let Vasquez take his first PK in one of the biggest games. Complete fail.

    Seba > Jozie > Vasquez is the way it should be.
    How so? He was 4 for 4 this season. I think everyone in the stadium (or city) was hoping Vasquez would take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    It was absurd to let Vasquez take his first PK in one of the biggest games. Complete fail.
    It wasn't his first. It was his third of the season, and his stats were 3/3.

    Vazquez was def. the best choice – Zack Steffan is just really good at saving penalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz View Post
    anyone know when tickets are going to go on sale? usually I get some sort of email about it but; nothing yet this year figured I'd hear after the game yesterday.
    Dude, where have you been. Check out the massive thread dedicated to that.

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    Nope. Giovinco is still #1 in mls on PK's. Go look at the stats, its not even a race.

    This was Vasquez first PK in mls and he missed.



    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    It wasn't his first. It was his third of the season, and his stats were 3/3.

    Vazquez was def. the best choice – Zack Steffan is just really good at saving penalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    Nope. Giovinco is still #1 in mls on PK's. Go look at the stats, its not even a race.

    This was Vasquez first PK in mls and he missed.

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    Cherry picking stats. Go look at the big numbers.



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    Uhhhhh I can think of three matches where Vazquez took a penalty and scored: At home against Columbus in May, away at NYCFC, and at home against NYRB when we clinched the shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    Cherry picking stats. Go look at the big numbers.
    Dude you said that Vazquez has never taken a penalty in MLS. You are wrong on the number of attempts he's had alone. Not to mention that he scored all of his previous attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Dude, where have you been. Check out the massive thread dedicated to that.
    opps.. "league event" didn't scream where the hell are ticket sales to me I had just ignored that one... I also just saw the email... it was hiding in my spam folder for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    Nope. Giovinco is still #1 in mls on PK's. Go look at the stats, its not even a race.

    This was Vasquez first PK in mls and he missed.
    You're confusing PKs with free kicks. Gio is #1 at free kicks. As you can see above, he has been pretty poor on PKs this season.

    Also ... it's not 'cherry picking' stats to post the exact, appropriate stat relevant to the discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronzilla View Post
    It was absurd to let Vasquez take his first PK in one of the biggest games. Complete fail.

    Seba > Jozie > Vasquez is the way it should be.



    As for Seattle..

    it wasn’t his first PK. He has scored several PK’s for us, I think he was 3 for 3 before this.

    it was poor. Not struck with authority.

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    Now we need the stats for pk attempts on the north end net. Seems cursed this year.

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    How Vanney manages training around PKs this week is a big deal. It's in everyone's head, for sure.

    97% of us would have subbed Jozy off, so Vanney earned the right to pick Vazquez, and he has earned the right to make his pick next Saturday.

    My chirp from the cheap seats: having gone to Vazquez, I think he should go back to Vazquez.

    There is nothing to choose between any of them, Vazquez is good at them, they all can do it.

    But Gio and Altidore may well not be around for PKs after 120 minutes, if we get there again. Vazquez will be. It's Vazquez's confidence in PKs that is the thing I want to shore up.
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