Brilliant move by RSL to sign Olave. Olave is the best player in MLS when it
comes to defending the air with his head. The guy seems to clear everything
sent in.I really like Pope, but let's not get carried away with his
praise either. I could put together a RSL-Pope blunder tape that would make
Olave's mistake in the playoffs look like the Defensive play of the year. Pope
had some good games here, but he had some really bad ones also. I
am already anxious for next season to start and it's been what 8 days.
Good move RSL!!! Hopefully Seattle doesn't pick up Andy, Dema, or Ian. Would
like to see those guys come back.
Olave is a wonderful player and I'm glad we secured him, but anytime you speak
the name of Eddie Pope aloud you better make sure you are on your knees, eyes on
the heavens. Eddie was the smoothest defender in the history of MLS. The only
centerback I've seen in recent times who could match him for positional sense is
John Terry at Chelsea. Eddie is a legend in this country. Olave is an excellent
centerback who has a long way to go before becoming Eddie Pope.
Whoa...let's not get carried away thinking that Olave is the second coming of
Eddie Pope. He may be bigger, stronger, and faster, but better is a little
extreme. He is a great defender, and will get better, but don't forget what
happened in the finals. He finished a close second for New York's "man of the
match" only narrolwy being beat out by the goal posts. Olave will be a good
anchor defender for RSL, but he needs to work on his decision making a little
awesome move for Olave. I have to point out that the RSL staff has made some
great moves as far as getting quality players together. some of the players that
we've aquired have been question marks at first (beltran, johnson) but they have
panned out and it seems that the RSL staff can usually be counted on to bring in
quality players that work well with the team (the jury is still out on mathis).
Good ridance to Besagno, i can't believe that kid was being paid over $100,000!
you know who was being paid less than that? williams, movsisyan, rimando,
findley, among others. what a waste! Now just bring in a quality striker please!
Super excited for next year!
Olave has the skills, there's no doubt about that. The reason I think Borchers
got the DoY award is because he plays a lot more organized than does Olave.
Olave can make up for a stupid mistake by shear skill where as Borchers has to
be more consistent to be effective. The two together make an awesome duo.
Thank you RSL!!! Olave is a world-class defensive player. He makes mistakes at
time, but he saves our butts most of the time. I have been waiting for this day
to come. RSL is really building a long-term team. The next few years will be
I am extremely disappointed that Olave didn't get team defender of the year.
Obviously he has had some big mistakes. but I think his big time saves with his
speed and size back there have been much better than the shortcomings
underatted player we have ever had. He is what Pope was supposed to be. Except
his is bigger, faster, stronger, & better. Olave is a huge part of our scoreless
streak. This is wonderful news.
Yeah! Christmas comes early. More Olave and no Nikky B and the red haired
wunderkid! Finally the legacy of bad player personnel choices by Ellinger has
finally come to an end.
Whoa, Besagno is released? Our first-ever draft pick. What a long and tortuous
saga of waste--money and time. This deserves a bigger story.
This just made my day. I love Jamison. He is vital to our team. We should be
pretty dang good for at least 4 more years now. Great move RSL
Great news. Despite the periodic gaffes, he's a great shut-down center back with
tremendous size, strength, and speed. Hopefully our coaches can help with the
mental errors he is prone to, but overall we're in good shape with Olave on
Awesome move, Olave has been fantastic for this team