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    Delighted to see San Jose eliminated. They are coached by Matias Almeyda who coached Chivas when they beat us in CCL. That loss still stings.

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    5 games so far in these playoffs, and all 5 hosts went through to the next round.
    Do you guys think it's just coincidence?

    Need to add that all were "real" hosts, playing in their real home stadiums, not like TFC will do.

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    Officiating crew from the Orlando-NYC game will not ref any other games in the playoffs
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/...t-work-another

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    Rapids Bench might be familiar

    Clint Irwin

    Drew Moor

    Steven Beitsahour

    Collen Warner

    Nicolas Benezet

    & 4 other guys not connected to TFC

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    And Robin Fraser

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    Benezet now on for the Rapids.

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    Respect to all our TFC alumni but Colorado has no business being in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    Interesting note on the Fox Sports broadcast today. Alan Chapman and the crew from ORLvNYC will play no part in the rest of the MLS Cup Playoffs as result of the shitshow that was the PK shootout.
    Its hilarious because they were singing his praises until about the 75th minute on the broadcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaceyWinger View Post
    Its hilarious because they were singing his praises until about the 75th minute on the broadcast.
    Yes, the broadcast teams covering this league seem to have issue expressing an independent opinion. We all know that was a crappy outing but Moreno and Twellman offer little more than mealy mouth responses where they seem to acknowledge how wrong things went but canít help but try and let the league off the hook in some small way.

    Letís just say what it was: a debacle and embarrassment for the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    Summary of the penalty shootout shenanigans and referee errors:
    I say watch the video before reading this. It's well worth the 20 minute watch




    Orlando goalkeeper makes save to win the game, however, Penalty called back by VAR for keeper not having one foot on the line.
    Correct call by rules (VAR made this call, not Allan Chapman and the linesman, but harsh and I wouldn't call it)

    Referee gives keeper a yellow (which is his second yellow of the game)
    Incorrect call by rules - first offense is a Verbal Warning. Second offense is a yellow. Warning was never given.

    Referee initially allows Orlando to make a substitution for a new goalkeeper during the penalty shootout.
    Incorrect, but later corrected and substitution reversed. (Never should have happened, so I label this as an error, since VAR were the ones to correct it not Chapman)

    Sean Johnson makes save on Nani. Johnson's right foot advanced, but he maintained his left foot on the line.
    Correct call (keeper needs one foot on the line as of 2019-20)

    Schlegel makes save on the first penalty of the second round of sudden death. Score still 5-5. Referee blows whistle three times to indicate game over.
    Obviously incorrect. Still a tie and he called the game over. VAR had to tell him game was not over.

    All in all, a horrendous showing by Allan Chapman and the officiating crew (since they were all involved, especially the 4th official with allowing the substitution). VAR had to correct him multiple times
    Wow I just watched it. How can you mess up penalties as a referee? LOL!

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    just watched that on youtube, what a shitshow, if that was in a movie about football you'd describe it as far fetched.The commentators on the link I watched, were nearly as bad as the ref, they kept showing the NY keeper save and said his foot is over the line, yes only one foot has to stay on the line, they didn't seem to fathom that and kept saying the save would be overturned.

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    All these matches being settled by penalties.. as a TFC fan the last reminder we needed was that you don't want to let it get there. Worst way to lose. I'd rather give up a counter attack goal in extra time knowing we were pushing to end than see some team fluke into a win like that again.

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    I feel a bit more confident going into penalties with Pozuelo, Piatti, Mullinho and Westberg on the team. I still would be paralyzed in fear though from past trauma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    I feel a bit more confident going into penalties with Pozuelo, Piatti, Mullinho and Westberg on the team. I still would be paralyzed in fear though from past trauma.
    Let's get a couple of disguises and masks for Pozuelo, and he takes all 5 penalty kicks.

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    As long as they don't hang him back for the 5th kick, like SJE did to Wondo & Orlando did to Nani.

    You want Poz on #1 - set the tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    I feel a bit more confident going into penalties with Pozuelo, Piatti, Mullinho and Westberg on the team. I still would be paralyzed in fear though from past trauma.
    Why Mullins? Is he a prolific penalty taker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auzzy View Post
    Let's get a couple of disguises and masks for Pozuelo, and he takes all 5 penalty kicks.
    I think the opposition would catch on after the third Panenka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NK Toronto View Post
    Why Mullins? Is he a prolific penalty taker?
    100% success rate for his career!

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    Watched the Dallas v Portland PK's & the SKC vs SJE PK's.


    Apart from Tim Melia being very adept at figuring out footing, the biggest difference between teams doing well in PK's & teams not is placement of the ball.

    Guys I don't want anywhere near a PK?

    Bradley, Delgado, Mavinga, Endoh

    Guys I do want there

    Mullins, Akinola, Jozy, Poz, Osorio, Piatti, DeLeon

    Unlikely to have the first 3 because they are unlikely to finish a 120 minute game together.

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    No double for Philly this season

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    I was skeptical Tajon Buchanan was going to amount to much in this league but has this kid ever turned up the heat.

    Heís going to be a real force if he can clean up his play in the box a bit.

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    Minnesota hosting NER is going to be not worth watching...

 

 

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