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    Default Match Day 9 - TFC @ ATL Wednesday May 8 7pm - I Was on Georgia Time

    The OTHER Ray Charles Georgia song




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    Seems like we'll need some squad rotation for this game.

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    Atlanta sucks... 3 easy Points

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsYNWA View Post
    Atlanta sucks... 3 easy Points
    Jinxed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stegosaurus View Post
    Jinxed it.
    Yeah, this will not be an easy game by any stretch. But if we did win ... wow we'd be in a good spot after not playing sensationally thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsYNWA View Post
    Atlanta sucks... 3 easy Points
    Dude, you must be drinkig something really good (or just really strong).
    Send me some of that stuff, thanks in advance!




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    Quote Originally Posted by stegosaurus View Post
    Jinxed it.
    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaEatingYeti View Post
    Dude, you must be drinkig something really good (or just really strong).
    Send me some of that stuff, thanks in advance!



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    I'd take a draw but anything more then 3 points for a southern road swing over 4 days is gravy.

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    If Atlanta loses tonight and we beat them next weekend... odds FDB still has a job? I would think low.

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    They have 8 games between now & June 1 then the Gold Cup break.

    SKC away
    TFC home
    Orlando home
    Vancouver away
    NYRB away
    RSL away
    Loons home
    Chicago home

    He won't be canned until after that, if then.

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    With a win tonite Atlanta are 1 point below the line with 3 or 4 games in hand on most. Given the injury and slow start for Pity and the other big changes I don't know why they'd be panicking yet. It's admittedly shocking to see the drop in form but all you have to do is look at San Jose to see it can change pretty quick

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    Atlanta needs to figure out a way to get Pity Martinez going or they might have a way more costly Aketxe on their hands. League record transfer fee and no goals or assists still on the season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    They have 8 games between now & June 1 then the Gold Cup break.

    SKC away
    TFC home
    Orlando home
    Vancouver away
    NYRB away
    RSL away
    Loons home
    Chicago home

    He won't be canned until after that, if then.
    I don’t think they’d wait quite that long. The away stretch provides a decent opportunity for a coach to take over outside of the scrutiny of home games. Expectations are low and non-results could be excused. That’s normally when you want someone new to step in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthesun View Post
    Atlanta needs to figure out a way to get Pity Martinez going or they might have a way more costly Aketxe on their hands. League record transfer fee and no goals or assists still on the season...
    Let’s hope they don’t

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    fDB vs GV this should be a tactical beauty.

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    And Atlanta lambaste SKC tonight 0 - 3.

    Let's hope they have a let down game on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    And Atlanta lambaste SKC tonight 0 - 3.

    Let's hope they have a let down game on Wednesday.
    I take that result with a grain of salt. SKC's roster is even more injury ravaged than ours last year. They couldn't even train during the week.

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    And that was Barco's last game with Atlanta for a while, off to the U20 WC with Argentina.

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    Kansas City's injuries are significant, but Atlanta dominated that away game by even more than the scoreline suggests. Atlanta had another 3 totally open chances that they should have converted. Atlanta looks like they're starting to figure things out again after a dismal start to the season. Too bad TFC didn't face them earlier this year. Still a doable game, but Vanney & the boys better play it tactically smart.

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    I expect Pozuelo to struggle Wednesday. He is a technical player and the bounces and ball speed on turf are going to be so different.

    Seba was ineffective on plastic during all of 2015 (iirc, he didn’t score at all). It took him a while to learn to play on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I expect Pozuelo to struggle Wednesday. He is a technical player and the bounces and ball speed on turf are going to be so different.

    Seba was ineffective on plastic during all of 2015 (iirc, he didn’t score at all). It took him a while to learn to play on it.
    He played on it in Seattle and did fine.

    There is a team in the Belgian league that plays on the fake stuff too. And I bet if you dug into the Europa league games he's played, there would be a few games in Eastern European or Scandinavian outposts where he's played on it.

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    One of the Europa games we were all watching was on plastic, IIRC.

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    I expect a sort of B lineup for Wednesday night so we can go full throttle vs. Philly and DCU at home.

    -----------Boyd-----------Hamilton
    Chapman----Bradley----Fraser----Laryea
    Morgan----Zavaleta----Ciman-----Auro
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    I don’t think he will rest both Oso and Poz. One of them, likely, yes.

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    We have a little more than 24 hours extra rest vs Atlanta on Wednesday. We were in ATL essentially a day before ATL was even there (they played late last night in KC).
    If anything we should have an advantage so hopefully we still put out a good line up.

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    We rested a bunch of guys at the same time using a B team last year when we had CCL congestion. Looked how that worked out for our MLS results. We are not that deep to field a B team. There will be some rotation of a guy or two though I am sure but I can't see wholesale changes for this game. I have heard MLS players say they would take a midweek game over a week of training anytime and they have no issues with it. If these guys are not carrying a knock I don't see many A team guys sitting.

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    I think we see rotation because the 2 home games that follow are slightly more of a priority. Home Eastern games are pretty much all must wins every time if you want to be in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I think we see rotation because the 2 home games that follow are slightly more of a priority. Home Eastern games are pretty much all must wins every time if you want to be in the playoffs.
    frankly i think TFC has the opportunity to go into Atlanta and win, i think they should take that opportunity and go for at least a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    I take that result with a grain of salt. SKC's roster is even more injury ravaged than ours last year. They couldn't even train during the week.
    Ah, good point. I forgot about that.

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    Please stop the ...lets throw the game narrative because ... load management bullshit. We need to send a message to last year’s MLS Champs that we are better than them. Put the best 11 out and try to win the game. Rest them if the are injured. We have played less games than anyone in MLS other than Atlanta.

 

 

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