Recent content by Jimy Hendrix

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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    It's relevant that NWSL is playing in suburban Utah (near SLC admittedly), while MLS (and the NBA) are planning to play in the epicenter of US outbreak problems, in a major tourist destination with double the metro population which happens to be the very same one in which the Pride got sick.
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    Tottenham Hotspur 2019-20: Jose can you see?

    Sanchez/Dier were pretty good since the restart, but were absolute disasters today.
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    Match week 32 gamethread

    It has been a problem for this squad even in happier times. This game offensively reminded me a lot of those troughs of form Spurs would have even in the Good Poche seasons, where they'd just have aimless, thrustless possession for most of the game. The defense has just been a multi-year...
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    Match week 32 gamethread

    The whimsy of bubbles and the sourness of Moyes is a weird mix.
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    Match week 32 gamethread

    I thought they'd hit on a nice rotation now, where they zig-zag between a befuddled European and David Moyes.
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Seems like a guy who should be on the roster for *every* CONCACAF qualifier
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    I dunno if he's got the bend you want on most set pieces, but I think he took some "just kick the shit out it" lessons from Naldo which could be situationally useful.
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    One of the interesting commonalities in Josh Sargent's recent mini-revival and Weston McKennie putting in one of the better 90min I've seen from him this weekend is that they've been pressing like absolute demons. I hope Berhalter's taking notes and continues moving away from the "low block and...
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    I was wondering whether the global market makes a lockout different for players as well as just viewers, but did not know the intricacies of contracts there. That'd be a hell of a thing.
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    Apparently that's not good enough for the owners, who are pushing for a lockout. https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/4104589/lockout-looms-as-mls-push-back-on-latest-offer-from-major-league-soccer-player-association This seems penny wise and pound foolish to me. If there's an...
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    Covid-19 & the 2019-20 season (or, Can a rabona inspire us?)

    I don't have the numbers in front of me from the first few Bundesliga matchdays, but home stadiums don't seem to matter nearly as much given the lack of fans so I don't see the major competitive difference. That said, I also don't see why fans who would congregate outside an empty Anfield (or...
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    Live sports are back!!

    The fact that they seem to have developed a world class left back *and* a promising striker is rude of them, frankly.
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    They must have seen what their own offense looked like last game. Uly may or may not be ready, but they pretty badly need options that are not just lump it to the scrappy big guys.
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    Live sports are back!!

    Well, at least Bremen's abjectness is not Josh Sargent's fault today, but ooof, they are abject.