*****Austin FC 2023 Thread*****

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cityagboy
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We are 3 games into the MLS season which is where our focus should be. We are 2-1 following an amazing season last year. While that tourney appearance is disappointing I really don't care. Move on to our focus on a long MLS season
JCRiley09
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cityagboy said:

We are 3 games into the MLS season which is where our focus should be. We are 2-1 following an amazing season last year. While that tourney appearance is disappointing I really don't care. Move on to our focus on a long MLS season

Agreed!






but maybe let's get out of our group in leagues cup
cityagboy
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We are here!!
JCRiley09
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Not great
Furlock Bones
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The problems are real.
cityagboy
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Yeah it has been rough… I still believe in this team and think they will pull it together. There isn't some huge problem

-Rigoni is playing well but has the yips with his shot
-***undez needs to be more fit
-Getting Cascante back for the second half of the season will be HUGE
-I think Lima needs to play of Zan
-hopefully we can add a couple decent players during the next transfer window
Beef Cheek
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Houston having fresh legs coming off the bye week really killed us, while we played 3 matches (traveling the DR and back) in that same stretch
JT88
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Agree that Kolmanic isn't helping on offense and is a liability on defense.

Rigoni needs to get that first goal and then relax - on offense. He needs to be better on defense. That second goal was largely his fault.

Get well soon, Julio.

Need Danny and Owen on together in midfield - unless/until Alex can help.
fig96
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Felt unlucky to lose that one but would've felt lucky to win it. The pen was probably the technical correct call but was unintentional and just unlucky.

Not having Owen in hurt, Valencia just doesn't offer a lot going forward and connecting the attack. And I know it's popular to hate on Zardes, but he does a lot of the target forward dirty work that Urruti just isn't great at.

This tweet illustrates the differences between Wolff/Zardes in vs Urruti/Valencia, really interesting stuff.



I'm not worried yet but hope things start clicking soon.
Furlock Bones
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We signed a body it seems.

Maybe we need to hire a new experienced sporting director asap.

https://www.austinfc.com/news/austin-fc-acquires-defender-aleksandar-radovanovic-on-loan-from-kv-kortrijk
fig96
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Right now we need a body, Leo is on international duty this weekend so we have Ring and somebody at centerback. We signed this guy on a short term loan with an option to buy, seems like a good low risk deal given our current situation.

Also worth noting our hit rate on European players is very good (especially relative to our South American signings).
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Furlock Bones
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This team is a disaster right now.
AgRyan04
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That was rough.

Stuver was outstanding....and unfortunately he had to be.
JCRiley09
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With Wolff and Vaisanen out, that was honestly better than I expected
JT88
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Stuver w flashbacks to 2021
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JT88
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Ouch.

Really out of ideas at this point.
For the offseason, Vaisanen for Gabrielsen (not our idea, family reasons etc.) = a push.
No other move has yet given reason for hope.
And some of the 'non-moves' are real head-scratchers.

At this point, i would take Djitte over Urruti or Zardes. At least he was big and strong and caused defenders anxiety, cannot say the same for any other forward on the team.

Gallagher has been a sole massive bright spot, but when we bring him forward offensively, we suffer defensively.

LAFC abused Nick Lima in the playoffs last year and again today.

AgRyan04
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Zan Kolmani out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL he suffered in training.
fig96
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Well crap. Luckily we've got a bit of depth there, Lundkvist suddenly looking like a critical signing.
Cowboy Curtis
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JCRiley09
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So frustrating
AgRyan04
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Man oh man, that sure looked like a goal just before half.
AgRyan04
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This one sucks. Again.


And they said ***undez didn't travel because he's out 2-3 weeks with a groin injury
JCRiley09
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This team is broken. Not sure what the fix is
AgRyan04
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***undez has not been himself at all this whole season.....and Ring has transitioned from midfield to the back line. But the rest of the team is pretty close to what we had last year. I just can't believe that is the difference in the play we saw in 2022 v 2023
AgRyan04
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And Chicharito is still a little ninny bi***.
JT88
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Ring back to MF makes a huge difference (once Cascante or Radavavovich can fill on the back end). Toothless still at striker, though. Middle of the pack and maybe qualify for playoffs looks like the ceiling right now without some kind of threat from Urruti or Zardes.
Beef Cheek
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::pukes::
AgRyan04
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FINALLY!

RIGONI!
JT88
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Ok who had Redes assisting Rigoni for the 1st A/G for either?!
AgRyan04
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annnnd there is regular Rigoni
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JCRiley09
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Hey y'all. Austin beat Seattle.
JT88
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…and Toronto!
Josey Wales: Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
 
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