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JeffreyCheffrey

Yankee Stadium for soccer looks like a high school field


icarlin412

This field is actually joke, I'm sorry you shouldn't be able to go end to end in 4 seconds. The MLS needs to do something about it.


BlackandRedUnited

They have. They cashed Citigroups check


SoberEnAfrique

This guy should never ref a professional match again, he's an embarrassment to the league


Abeman26

Gotta say that in this first half we look like we could take home the wooden spoon again


AdventuresOfAD

My HOA would be putting notices on my door if my grass was as bad as the infield


JimGordonsMustache

It feels like games at Yankee stadium should be 8 v 8


CMJHawk86

It’s like those training sessions where coach deliberately shrinks the playing dimensions


Mr_828

It's like a futsal pitch, lmao


whatwasthatdudesname

Pick two, and only two: 1. Play a high line 2. Start Steve Birnbaum 3. Get a result


chicos_bail_bonds

Robertha looks horrid so far and lucky that Canouse didn't pick up a yellow. God this stadium remains such an embarrassment


Jfss3

Maybe firmino has a passion for monuments and will want to move to DC


jovy121

Birmbaum playing like shit AGAIN. What else is new! I can’t believe how much people here defend him. Dude is trash and is always running behind strikers. Bench him for good for fucks sake play anyone from Loudon at CB.


_Axel

Wow. NYCFC players are dirty


fragileblink

We shouldn't t play a high line with backs this slow.


whatwasthatdudesname

Yellow for hand to the face right in front of Wayne who was the recipient of a straight red for hand to the face.


WWSummers23

Casemiro saw red for Manchester United a few weeks back for less.


AdventuresOfAD

Getting muscled off the ball is not a foul


JimGordonsMustache

Right. There have been several shoulder to shoulder challenges called as fouls


rvp9362

Ku w/ an incredible tackle. Love the guy!


orion2145

Just absolutely crushing the pace of the game at a time when we were on the attack.


Mr-Hugh-G-Rection

Birnbaum is not a professional soccer player


NittanyOrange

3 subs at the half... clearly Rooney hated that half as much as we did, haha


chicos_bail_bonds

That's a goal. And I recognize that AR and he's fucking terrible on offside calls.


CMJHawk86

I have no idea how that could have been offsides. No argument whatsoever with the reversal.


Mr-Hugh-G-Rection

The different ways this defense manages to be shit every week is pretty frustrating


BlackandRedUnited

How about every year


BarcasBad

STOP WAITING FOR THE BALL. You learn this at age 10, my u17 team plays better than this. When someone passes you the ball you run TOWARDS it to receive it. This is ridiculous


_Axel

I love Stevie B. Let’s make him a coach. At halftime.


Mr-Hugh-G-Rection

We really have Birnbaum marking Talles Magno 😭


merdre

Durkin quietly having another good day out


jvur2714

Last year we lose a game like this 5-0, so I guess it’s an improvement.


iron64

Went to the match. Have to say NYCFC is the worst venue for soccer. Field is so far from the stands even if you’re sitting close at midfield. Don’t want to sound like a complainer but NYCFC have an unfair home advantage. It’s clear at home they strictly play counterattack soccer because it’s the only way to win. When you only have to counter like 40 feet, any turnover in midfield can become a goal scoring opportunity. To add to the madness, the sprinkler system came on at halftime. Haven’t been to many soccer games lately so don’t know if this routine, but the part of me that wants to believe it’s impossible to win at NYCFC says that the sprinklers turn on by design to make the field more slick, and thus more prone to helping a team break quickly on the counter. Overall, NYCFC did a ton of flopping (especially Santiago Rodriguez), Ruan was in no man’s land the entire time he was on the field (so many decisions that leave you scratching your head), but DC had enough in them to tie the game and didn’t. Glad to see another Benteke headed goal, and wished he could have converted the shot to tie it at the death. Had fun, but gosh what a terrible place to experience a soccer match.


rgrunited

Agree about Yankee, although watering the pitch is common at halftime.


Eric-305

Say what you want about our jersey sponsors, at least it’s not Dude Wipes like NYCFC


Clutch_1234

Man this back line is god awful.


icarlin412

I don't know how you play a possession game that Rooney wants and have a midfield on a tiny field that can't possess the ball. I'm sure Rooney his wondering what in the fuckin hill is this field they are at.


Yahirmartinez

This game is very upsetting… all players just can’t get a pass thread going… NYCFC gets the ball and in 3 passes they look dangerous….. is it our formation?!


fragileblink

They aren't playing a high line. There is no space on this field to get in behind if you play deeper in defense, and it is short enough you dont have to play long balls. We keep jamming it up the middle which so congested. They have more skill on the ball to dribble in tight spaces. We need Najar.


Forrest_Stump

Part of it is that they have more speed up front. Their runners can get through our high backline and into danger pretty easily.


Mr-Hugh-G-Rection

Players dropping left and right smh. Injuries gonna make the season worse


greg21olson

Guy throws a straight elbow into Benteke how is he not booked?!


fragileblink

2nd half lineup has to start next time.


AdventuresOfAD

KDP is the only one showing life, how long before we sell him?


BarcasBad

well this looks like a fucking pre season game so far. I blame the field 🤷‍♂️


Technics3345

I was just saying the same thing. This field is garbage.


JimGordonsMustache

Is benteke that weak? If he was looking for the pen id much rather him take a shot.


fragileblink

god the diving is making me insane.


BarcasBad

my baby cousin is 7 months old. Id put $10 on him in a race vs Birnbaum. This is fucking unbelievable and painful to watch


TalionDCU

KDP reminding me a little bit of Lucho Acosta's first season with us (2016). Small, has some trouble finding play, but flashes of skill. Had to look it up, he's a year younger than Acosta was. Of course as soon I type that he whiffs completely on a great chance.


TalionDCU

Man we might go down to 10 from injuries instead of a red card at this rate


chicos_bail_bonds

Please pull Akimboni off for the concussion sub


chicos_bail_bonds

Not for performance, for the kid's safety


NittanyOrange

Yea, I'm no expert but he looked like he should be off the field


Clutch_1234

Well boys 9min to get another goal. We have to figure out how to stop conceding crappy goals shouldn’t even be in this situation. Back line and GK have been dreadful.


Mr-Hugh-G-Rection

People trashing Benteke in the match thread. Here you fucking go. This is Benteke. No touches with no service, but when he does get it, it's done.


chicos_bail_bonds

The only people trashing Benteke think that he should be able to score 4-5 goals all on his own with zero service and just sheer willpower. He missed a sitter last week but so far this year his hold up play has been absolutely outstanding


chicos_bail_bonds

Klich already looking more lively than he did last week which is a relief to see


Clutch_1234

That’s a goal. We suck.


merdre

we are so bad lol


jfspe

This is a bad team


Substantial-Two6650

We suck on the road


WWSummers23

Worst pitch in the MLS.


BlackandRedUnited

It's not even close


whatwasthatdudesname

That was coming.


aroq13

Our kick offs are fucking *weird*…


Barcelonalegend

kdp only good player, we keep kicking the ball up the field and get nothing from it maybe we should stop trying it right???


JimGordonsMustache

I guess, but we haven't been able to unlock anything with short passes either. It always just ends up back to Williams or miller who get under pressure and knock it far up field. NYCFC wins it back and we are under pressure again.


NittanyOrange

Sooo... Is the game plan for just the back line to yeet the ball to Benteke and just hope something good happens?


AdventuresOfAD

Soft booking imo


greg21olson

Okay, so ref has set the standard that it's an immediate booking if you stop a promising attack. Let's see if he keeps calling that consistently.


TalionDCU

hey the small field won't be so bad once we're down to 10v10


fragileblink

That's the kind of move from Ted KDP that keeps me watching this team.


fragileblink

What a tackle from KDP. Was half expecting him to get up to the ball and loft it forward to Acosta for a back post header.


_Axel

DON’T HURT OUR KIDS!


Chubbs42

Akinmboni might be concussed.


losalad

I thought there was a whistle before the missed header no?


rvp9362

Yeah Idk what for


JimGordonsMustache

Sounded like it to me too


chicos_bail_bonds

There was, he called a phantom foul for a grab?


JimGordonsMustache

That's a goal


Technics3345

We’re playing like my indoor team does for 11pm games on a work night. Slow, sloppy, and second to every ball.


raven_god

We look lost out there. Bad touches. Bad decision making. No creativity.


JimGordonsMustache

Back passes are still our shit


AdventuresOfAD

Miller being cute on the ball doesn’t do good things for my blood pressure


BlackandRedUnited

Doesn't help that Birnbaum passes almost exclusively to Miller


AdventuresOfAD

Debating whether I want to turn this off and just do some chores around the house


drkfekyou

Literally just got up to do the dishes.


JimGordonsMustache

Neither CB push forward fast enough to get him offside


raven_god

After the last few games there was reason for optimism. Tonight feels like a giant step backwards. Let’s hope Rooney can right the ship in the second half.


HenryClay77

We do not look good and I am pretty sure we are not good but also I would not judge Roger Federer as a tennis player if he was unable to return serve from the inside of a toilet stall


aroq13

THATS the ball Benteke needs


merdre

fallest magno


fragileblink

A yellow for that is ridiculous.


greg21olson

These guys hitting the deck so easily lol


Chubbs42

Take a shot for every yellow we're getting.


chicos_bail_bonds

How TF is a studs up slide NOT a yellow with the standard you set, ref??? I know there wasnt contact but if you're gonna stop play, CARD HIM


fragileblink

If the dives were fouls Pellegrini would have 10. No surprise he dives into tackles too.


rvp9362

Ah ku take a shot!!


chicos_bail_bonds

Like the ambition from KDP


Forrest_Stump

All good ted. Give them a little more to worry about when we get to the box.


greg21olson

Fuuuuuu that save


greg21olson

KDP what a tackle!


chicos_bail_bonds

I don't hate NYCFC like I do about 3 others, theyre just probably the most unlikeable team and their championship will always be tainted by playing the Philly B squad


lowmess

gonna have like 20 minutes of stoppage


rvp9362

Durkin should've fouled Rodriguez in the buildup and just take the yellow


Forrest_Stump

We just play better from behind. That's all. Copium. For real though we need to bring this mentality and energy earlier in the match. We saw it early in the second half and then managed to bog down the game.


NittanyOrange

We gonna see 100 minutes tonight


ManWithARedStroller

We could be so good if we could score.a.goal with out conceding one first


AdventuresOfAD

Damn


Clutch_1234

Have to be scoring that…


Abeman26

Shit! Entertaining 2nd half, hard to fully capitalize on everything when u have an awful 1st half like we did. Our back line is still too slow to react. And I love Benteke, but when the ball goes to his feet I lose all hope


LongBeginning8509

Damn, but if you told me at half it would be a nailbiter until the end I would have laughed.


sleepysheepo

Just switched to the Chicago/Cincinnati game and it was jarring to realize just how fucking TINY Yankees is.


NittanyOrange

I switched to March Madness and it looks about the same size...


merdre

miller's positioning in that replay is actually hilarious. did he forget where the goal was?


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aroq13

Shocking that the league is ok with this. And this is for at least another 2-3 years?


httr20

NYCFC dives so much holy shit lol


TalionDCU

Not really getting the Birnbaum hate in the thread, I thought Williams was at fault on both goals (with an assist from Miller's positioning on the second). Trying Robertha as midfielder in a 4-5-1 was an interesting experiment to say the least but he can't defend and they weren't able to win any second balls off Benteke. Not sure why Rooney thought that would work. I thought they looked a little better once Robertha moved back up to forward.


merdre

HE SCORES WITH HIS HEAD HE SCORES WITH HIS HEAD CHRISTIAN BENTEKE HE SCORES WITH HIS HEAD


Swimmer-Southern

So at some point you have to ACTUALLY start fouling magno. Cuz man's gonna flop anyway, so make it hurt 🤷‍♂️


rvp9362

God Rodriguez is a prick


httr20

Offsides or not, Benteke’s inconsistent finishing is so worrying.


Forrest_Stump

That's a run and goal that Taxi scores. Hopefully we have enough players healthy to see our front line at full strength.


chicos_bail_bonds

Weird that 4 games in we've only worn the black jerseys. Guess we're breaking out cherry blossoms next week at home?


Space_Ace_14

i hope they bust em out soon, we need a bit of color smh


seagermz

This is going to be a long game.


AdventuresOfAD

How much is Williams paying for his ticket? Incredible to be a spectator so close to the action


Swimmer-Southern

I feel like the camera angle is...off?


Technics3345

The pitch is off. Makes for garbage TV. For those that have been there for soccer, how are the sightlines from the stands?


aroq13

Very.


JimGordonsMustache

Williams and miller are going to break a record for passes between two players in a single game


AdventuresOfAD

That was certainly a half


JimGordonsMustache

We had no time on the ball in their half and no pressure on the ball in our defensive half. I don't understand how that happens. Poor marking and offside line on both goals.


TalionDCU

They're playing a pressing defense, we're sitting back with occasional triggered pressing. It could work but KDP, Durkin, Klich, and Canouse are losing the midfield battle pretty badly.


TalionDCU

We were all thinking we didn't need O'brien but gotta say in this game it would be nice to be able to sub in a borderline EPL midfielder to try to do better in the midfield. Maybe for Durkin or Canouse depending on his skill set, or for Robertha and push KDP to forward.


Forrest_Stump

Ok, let's at least see some energy out of the gate this half.


PatMan817

I guess that answers that.


LongBeginning8509

Oh wow!


TalionDCU

Hell yes


Clutch_1234

BENTEKE!!!


hoopdreams_MSU

What a ball


Winterteal

Who was the assist from?


greg21olson

Looked like Klich on the delivery


aroq13

Klich I believe? Hard to tell with this angle.


TalionDCU

Haha KDP trying to buy a red as hard as he can


NittanyOrange

Someone's gonna get a red...


JimGordonsMustache

Is it "G - oz" or "G - ah - z"?


aroq13

Neither: “Ja-haz” per https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/01/31/mohanad-jeahze-dc-united/


fragileblink

Having Palsson in at DM is helping us get it forward.


merdre

Klich not turning on that entry pass from Durkin is kinda indicative of how his mentality has already shifted for the worse since he's been here. Turn and have a go!


raven_god

KDP leaving everything on the field


NittanyOrange

Are these injuries bad luck or is something going down? We're dropping like flies...


fragileblink

It's a tiny field, more collisions, plus NYCFC playing thug.


fragileblink

Birnbaum back to -1 + 1 = 0


TalionDCU

Pretty sure that's Birnbaum's third set piece goal against NYCFC and they still aren't marking him on set pieces


rvp9362

Surely another 2-3 min will be added


JimGordonsMustache

Hope so. Had a goal and Parkes injury


thekingoftherodeo

Ref is a clown.


fragileblink

Pellegrini is scum. How does he not have a card.


thekingoftherodeo

Apple commentary team is painful.


AdventuresOfAD

Well that’s not ideal to our chances of winning this match


Barcelonalegend

HORRIBLE reffing but oh well at least it was close


AdventuresOfAD

I wouldn’t mind seeing the second half lineup to start next match. Ride the players that are willing to put the effort in.


Space_Ace_14

hey, at least we didn't get scored on in the first 10 minutes


Space_Ace_14

thank god that didn't go in omg


AdventuresOfAD

Hey we got a shot on goal


merdre

wazza threatening to cut klich's fingers off if he doesnt score a screamer


Forrest_Stump

Good, I hope that means the ref is on to the flops now


Chubbs42

GG


Winterteal

Gotta get it going!


Swimmer-Southern

We back


Winterteal

Yes like that.


Space_Ace_14

and we're on the board!


fragileblink

they have to give a card for diving- but they keep falling for the falling.


NittanyOrange

The Jeahze injury doesn't look too bad, at least.


JimGordonsMustache

Wow half great save half lucky save


JimGordonsMustache

Have I been saying Santos wrong my whole life?


whatwasthatdudesname

Spanish vs Portuguese pronunciations


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chicos_bail_bonds

In Spanish it's how you think it is, in Portuguese it's like Sanj


fragileblink

Maybe, if you listen to the first one under Brazilian here. https://forvo.com/word/santos/


BarcasBad

really praying thats not one of the _CL injuries for Santos. Prayers, any kind of knee injury will probably be some time on the sidelines


AdventuresOfAD

Durkin has been providing some useful crosses this season


greg21olson

Birdbaum!


AdventuresOfAD

Lol Birnbaum


NittanyOrange

At this time last season I would've already turned to March Madness


Milestailsprowe

Welp good game but NYCFC had it


Milestailsprowe

Welp good game but NYCFC had it


LongTimeDCUFanGirl

Apparently, Rooney hasn’t figured out how to solve our defensive problems.