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  1. Congratulations to former Zips GK, Tor Saunders who spent 4 years with the Zips...
  2. Yes. I told my friends this via text last night. Van Horne should go with him. He has been the constant through all of this and past miserable hires.
  3. March 21 is after the end of regular season basketball. Perhaps a baseball game. Baseball and soccer cannot be played at the same time due to the proximity and possibility of foul balls entering the soccer stadium.
  4. 2021 MLS Colorado Rapids - Jon Lewis Columbus Crew - Evan Bush, Darlington Nagbe FC Cincinnati - Saad Abdul-Salaam, Ben Lundt Houston Dynamo - Zarek Valentin Minnesota United FC - Wil Trapp Nashville SC - Tor Saunders New England Revolution - Teal Bunbury, Scott Caldwell Orlando City SC - Joao Moutinho Toronto FC - Richie Laryea Vancouver Whitecaps - David Egbo
  5. With 2020 coming to an end (yay), i think it's time to start this thread. I posted this one elsewhere, but it belongs here... SIGNED | Columbus Crew SC acquires goalkeeper Evan Bush via trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC Louisville City FC goalkeeper Ben Lundt moving on to MLS' FC Cincinnati, https://www.fccincinnati.com/post/2020/11/09/fc-cincinnati-announce-roster-decisions-2021-season Colorado Rapids sign winger Jonathan Lewis to new contract
  6. Interesting. I don't get the point of keeping them "under wraps" once letters of intent are signed. I would think there really isn't much secrecy within coaching circles. [Not applicable to Wyatt Webb's days ... but less so now with social media.] Seems like the student athletes should be introduced to the fans and vice versa...helps build the interest of the "casual" fan. I miss the old "meet the team events". I know that won't happen with COVID ongoing, but I'd love to see them come back when we get beyond this pandemic.
  7. I know UA has cut back significantly on communications staff, but it sure would be nice to get an official announcement of both the 2020 and 2021 Men's Soccer recruiting classes. WMU just identified their 2021 recruits via Twitter 2 days ago. Those who have committed to Zips Men's Soccer deserve to have their commitments in the spotlight and to be officially introduced to ZipsNation. Just another example of President Miller's unimpressive leadership. Communications and perception are always critical.
  8. Fun exchange between Bernie Kossr and Drew Carey (part owner of Sounders FC) ...
  9. From the perspective of former Zips Men’s Soccer great, Steve Zakuani... https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/12/13/mls-cup-2020-three-takeaways-and-little-more-steve-zakuani
  10. Not a Zip, but this former Hoosier deserves kudos and respect for his performance stepping in so well for Darlington...
  11. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/12/13/mls-cup-player-ratings-perfect-night-lucas-zelarayan-caleb-porter-greg-seltzer These 3 stood out to me: ... Aidan Morris (7) — I won't lie. I figured Columbus would not be able to cover for the loss of Darlington Nagbe. Morris proved me wrong by doing many of the things Nagbe does. He scooped up loose balls, worked out of trouble and made the simple pass to get the team away. Nothing fancy, just good work. Kudos to the youngest player to ever start an MLS Cup. Lucas Zelarayan (10) — I'm just going to say it: This performance has to be on a very short list for the greatest individual whistle-to-whistle display in MLS Cup history. Zelarayan kept possession alive with some insane touches, he won a small bushel of free kicks and he even checked back to offer defensive help to Morris. And when it came to to make the big plays, Zelarayan did it with style, as if the game was moving much slower for him than it was for everyone else. Each of his finishes was a proper peach, and his assist was just as good. Take a bow, champion. ... Coach Caleb Porter (10) — I was thinking, hey man, don't be so generous with the perfect grades. But really, what could I ding Porter for? He played this game like chess, starting with the lineup calls to replace Nagbe and Pedro Santos. He pushed his lines of confrontation so high in the first half that Seattle couldn't build with their usual precision until they were down two goals. And just when it looked like the Sounders might gain rally momentum, he urged the team to get on the ball, which led to the coffin nail of the third goal. Sounds flawless to me. ...
  12. Not sure what’s funny about my post. Good people lost their jobs while these guys keep making stupid, wasteful decisions with regard Zips Football with little personal repercussions. UA is a mess.
  13. Larry Williams and George Van Horne.
  14. Can’t. It will cost too much money. Fire the incompetent ones who hired him.
  15. Congratulations to former Zip Darlington Nagbe on winning MLS Goal of the Year.
  16. https://www.maxbetsport.rs/uspesan-debi-amerikanac-pogurao-backu-do-boda-237716/
  17. Nothing would make this soccer and basketball supporter happier than to see UA athletics leadership get their heads out of their collective butts and make good decisions for the Football. I used to enjoy going to games until iCoach and the later Bowden years. ..the product on the field is less than unwatchable as was it last season under iCoach2...I mean Arth. Either put a watchable product on the field or fire each AD who continues to stupidly waste millions on those who cannot. It's a damn shame that Akron Basketball is still playing in an arena that isn't even as good as some high school gymnasiums while AD after AD fails with Akron Football. Stop playing around with these stupid committees and replace Williams and Van Horne with people who have a clue. I guess the problem is that those doing the replacing also need to have a clue.
  18. Thanks. I remember this, too, but when I looked at their roster, he's not shown. I realize now, though, that no Freshman appear on their roster. So, they must not be including their new players on the roster yet. At any rate, best wishes to Kai. Notre Dame College has a great DII men's soccer program. I think Kai can do well there. https://notredamefalcons.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Gabriel Ramos to East Tennessee St University. https://www.etsubucs.com/msoccer/roster/ Other transfers: Bradley Chick to East Tennessee St University. https://www.etsubucs.com/msoccer/roster/ Mani Austmann to UNC Greensboro. https://gomason.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Ricky Ceballos to High Point. https://highpointpanthers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Tor Saunders to Coastal Carolina. https://goccusports.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Joe Bowles to Grace College. https://gclancers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Nicolas Alt to George Mason University. Marko Gasparac ? Jonathan Boothe ?
  19. Top Takeaways: On goal-line play, Nagbe’s brilliance and playmaker void | Steve Zakuani https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/08/20/top-takeaways-goal-line-play-nagbe-s-brilliance-and-playmaker-void-steve-zakuani ...The 2020 Crew look really good and that’s mostly because of the form Nagbe is in. He’s not a great goalscorer but he’s certainly a scorer of great goals. The only player I’ve ever seen score a similar goal to the one he did vs. Chicago is Thierry Henry — that speaks for itself. Darlington is someone I’ve known since he was 16. It can be hard to explain what makes him so good because the things he does, don’t fill up the stat sheet. But show me someone else who never loses the ball, can run past anyone when he wants, tracks back defensively, plays for the team and can produce the type of goal he did tonight. You can’t show me someone else because that person don’t exist. ...
  20. 2. Look for Jonathan Lewis to continue to make an impact. Jonathan Lewis’ effect through five games in 2020 has been undeniable and has reportedly drawn interest from overseas. He leads the team in scoring with three goals in a mere 74 minutes played. This has him averaging 3.65 goals every 90 minutes, which is by far the highest average in MLS among players with three plus goals this season. He is also the league-leader in goals among players without a start. “His effect has been remarkable,” Fraser said. “Every time he comes on, he’s involved in a number of attacks. Certainly has scored some really important goals for us. His work rate has been great.”
  21. https://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-is-back-tournament/best-xi-presented-bodyarmor
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