As a founding memeber of The Cutlery, I'd just like to say Kenny, I love you.
Georg,If you had read my entire post, you would have noticed that my
primary pride in our team up top occurs when Espindola is a part of the starting
XI. Without him, I will agree, we have been less than stellar... Findley is
great, but he lags a bit too early for a great starter; hence, the perfect
"spark off the bench." And I love Deuchar's skills as much as anyone, but he's a
complimentary player. Espindola was the primary focus of my last post. Sorry I
didn't communicate that well enough.Beltran is young... it's a sorry
excuse, but an excuse nonetheless. Why don't we get him more experience with the
Reserves, then, and put somebody with experience (possibly Russell, since he can
"play seven positions") for the rest of the year. I think Beltran will be a
great player, but the truth is, right now, he isn't. Bye, Bye
Cutler? Can I get a Bye Bye?
Real Cougar; It may be best for you to go back to watching football american
style. RSL does not have a strong group of players upfront, Look at our
scoring output since Espindola went out. As to Beltran he is still a young
player who has shown alot of skill and control, sure he has made some mistakes
but give him a chance he will be a solid part of this team. The only point you
made that I can agree with, is Cutler. He has shown very little and I really do
not see a huge upside of keeping him.
Funny thing about the complaints about Borghetti is that they sound very
similiar about what people said about Blanco prior to him coming to MLS. Sounds
like Chicago is really regretting having Blanco right? Lets face it, Borghetti
would compliment Espindola and Morales well.
is that over-the-hill, undersized Borgetti would be RSL's best forward.
So he can play in Seven different positions? You think he is just a filler? Or
will he land in a specific spot? If I am Joy, or Beltran...I'm a little nervous
right now.Can Beltran play wing?Bye Bye Cutler.
I highly doubt that! Who's blog was it, Ute fan?
Does any one know if one of the three midfield positions he plays is right wing?
That would be ideal. I think Olave can cover up any blunders that Wingert and
Joy make on the outside (they have horrible recovery speed) and I'd like to see
Russell go to town on the right flank and hit crosses TO our forwards. That
would be fun for a change (I'm tired of watching Wingert make "runs" and hit
crosses to no one ).And, as a side note... if RSL management is
listening... please don't sign Borgetti. The league already has too many
flopping and diving old mexican players (Blanco is too much for me). We don't
need Borghetti... and I don't think he is that good a player. I mean, he is
great in Mexico... but he transferred to England and didn't play more than 90
min total while he was their. The refs just didn't put up with his shenanigans
(thank goodness). Please... find anyone else... heck, go to Africa,
there is plenty of talent over there... just ask the Revs, Columbus, even
Portsmouth, Chelsea, and Arsenal have loads of African based talent... just not
Saw a rumor on a blog regarding Jared Borghetti coming to RSL. Hope he is the
guy who is a forward that we have in mind. From what it looks like with
Russell, I am sure we wont be the highest paid player on the team. It will add
more depth to the mid and defense (not that we really need more depth on
defense). Maybe Garth is thinking ahead to the new stadium where on the much
bigger field we will need more speed on defense.
This guy should bring an immediate impact to the field. If he plays midfield
with Findley up front, it is going to be difficult for teams to keep up with
these speedy players. Hopefully, he can service the ball to Dr. Goal. Dr. Goal
is always dangerous, he just needs time to adjust this season. From what I have
heard, Russell is a solid player.
Rather than a new Forward, RSL just needs all of the Forwards to get healthy
again. With Espindola and Deuchar starting, Findley as the usual midpoint
backup, and "emergency" time from Nunez and Movsisyan, RSL has a great forward
attack. I'm as happy as the rest to see a guy with European
experience in the backline. Especially if he can fill in for the disaster that
is turning into Tony Beltran. And if he can take the place of Kenny Cutler, I
think we got a great deal! Now, we've just got to trade this red headed mess!!!
It's NOT a good policy to turn down solid players, that is.
But it's a good policy to turn down solid players who show up at my door. At
worst, this gives RSL tradebait (the guys who will be displaced by Russell for
minutes) if they need it.
We need a forward!
Sweet!!! I have been waiting for some good transfer news. I can't wait to see
him in the line up.GO RSL!!!
Maybe they'll use him as a winger now. I hope
The Fast and the Furious
...down the last stretch, we need a few solid replacements should any of our
starters get lazy, or injured.Also...I think that Garth mentioned
now we can go after the attacking player.Excellent.
...more solid experience.This is a good signing.
Sweeeeet! A fast midfielder. I wonder how well his crosses are. Will he be able
to service the good Dr.'s head?