OT: Montreal Impact thread: Tha Isolated Market Of MLS... Edition

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  1. Emanresu Wen

    Emanresu Wen Registered User

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    Anyone else expecting a blowout friday night?

    Late late game @ LAFC (10h30 pm kickoff), without Piette and possibly Browne

    But then again, IMFC has shown that they surprise us in such cases (see game @ NYRB)
     
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    I expect a blowout as well. LAFC are scary good. They are this year's Atlanta United/the 2017 TFC.

    Here are a couple of charts that display how dominant they have been.

    On the first, if you're on the middle line, you are as good as your results. If you are above you are overperforming and if you are below you are underperforming. The Best team is the one that is the most to the right.

    On the second chart, it's a bit easier to read but it's roughly the same, you want to be on the right side of the graph (maximize expected points). If you're above the X axis, you are overperforming (lucky) and below the X axis you are underperforming.

    On the third chart, you want to be on the top left. Again LAFC are not conceding much and score a plenty. You could say them, Seattle and the Union have been the three best teams in MLS according to that graph.

    In Chart 1 & 2, LAFC are the best team, and their play as been as good as their results, which is effin' crazy.

    This won't be pretty. Maybe Nacho pulls out a few magic tricks, but other than that, we won't touch the ball much.





     
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  3. Pompeius Magnus

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    Nacho is gonna need some time to really get his legs under him, I don't know how much of a difference maker he'll be against LA. He does attract a lot of coverage though so just having him on the field helps the others a ton.
     
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    Hugo Sham My attitude stinks, my hockey bag is even worse

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    i expect impact to get blown out friday too - or they park the bus and still lose 3-0
     
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    I have never seen someone describe this team so well
     
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    Yeah I'm not holding my breath. At least it will be good experience for the youngsters, to face such a great squad.

    I'm really looking forward to see how Marc-Anthony Kaye plays. He has been praised all around MLS and has the production to back it up, but I haven't seen him play a full 90 minutes yet personally. It adds to the pleasure that TFC let him walk for free.
     
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    Would you sign Larin to a TAM contract? He's Canadian so no international spots required, we need a goal scorer like him IMO. But the question is whether he would cost too much in transfer. Besiktas will probably want to get some money back from the fee they paid to Orlando.

     
  8. ArtPeur

    ArtPeur Have a Snickers

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    YES! I would not mind having him as a DP for a year
     
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    Ghetto Sangria Pura Vida

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    He has proven to be productive in the MLS and would compliment Piatti/Urruti very well as a Target Man. No Intl spot required is a huge bonus!
     
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    ArtPeur Have a Snickers

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    I am expecting a 5-3-2 on Friday

    Sagna - Diallo - Camacho - Raitala - Lovitz
    Shome - Azira - Taider
    Urruti - Piatti
     
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    2-0 Impact. Piatti x2

    Possession: 85% LAFC. Counterattck heaven
     
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    Hugo Sham My attitude stinks, my hockey bag is even worse

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    someone's been dipping into that legalized cannabis
     
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    Naw man, he has to be on illegal stuff to expect a win :sarcasm::laugh:
     
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    inb4 LA parks the bus and we don't even cross the halfway line
     
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    Predictions for tomorrow?

    I see a 2-0 LAFC.

    Vela and Rossi with the goals.

    My starting 11

    Piatti - Urruti - Okwonkwo
    Shome - Azira - Choinière
    Lovitz - Raitala - Diallo - ZBG
    Bush

    with Sagna coming in at 60th for Brault-Guillard and our residential penguins fan's favourite Ken Krolicki coming in at the 65th for Choinière.

    That's my wish though. What will probably happen is a boring 5-3-2... with Camacho... against LAFC.

    Yikes.
     
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    2-1 LAFC

    Vela x2, Piatti's magic
     
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    So, they'll park the bus in our zone, is that it? ;)
     
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    @ahmedou 2-1 LAFC, Vela and Rossi for LA, Orji for IMFC.
     
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    @ahmedou
    4-4
    Vela, De Rossi, Kaye
    Piatti, Orji, Urruti
     
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    6-0 LAFC
    Vela x3
    Rossi
    Ramirez
    Zimmerman
     
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    Hollywood FC vs Hollyweed FC
     
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    1-1 away draw
    Piatti and whoever
     
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    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    I'm not sure I'll be able to stay up for the game :(
     
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    It’s Friday, and Piatti is apparently starting!
     
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