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#287357 - 01/24/13 04:31 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: HooligansFC]
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As an experienced GK he may come in as the confirmed #1.

Or, as the #2 if Van Ooooooo comes back and can hold on to what he has carved up last year in MN. Van Oooooo obviously thinks there is greener grass somewhere else in America. So you need a plan B. Hildebrandt is good, but still young.

If Sattler comes in with just a chance to be #1 at his age, he is worth picking up and paying a good salary to because he knows D2 and may also be needed in helping to develop the next #1 for MN, after Van Ooooo finds his greener grass. If he does become the #1 he will have to keep his job by playing exceptionally well all season long...?

Remember that MN Stars has never hired a real keeper coach. Having a group of keepers (one who is an experienced senior player/GK coach) is a great way to never have a problem with the spot in the goal. Why hire a GK coach when you can hire an experienced GK still capable of playing in games?

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#287360 - 01/24/13 06:16 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: jw7]
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Goalkeepers have more of a mental than physical job. It's best to have someone who has a lot of experience standing around alone doing nothing for a long time (while not getting distracted by a bunch of jackasses constantly yelling at him), and have the experience and reflexes to suddenly respond instinctively and correctly, in a fraction of a second.

32 year old field players have already started deteriorating, but that is a prime age for a goalkeeper.
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#287363 - 01/24/13 09:12 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: HooligansFC]
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Originally Posted By: HooligansFC
I've always thought keepers get a few more years more than say a striker. Oliver Kahn retired at 39 (tho he looked 50 when he did)can't say i know of too many field players to make it that long. (except giggs)


Brad Friedel is 86 years old, fact.

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#287364 - 01/24/13 09:14 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: Fordprefect]
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I think if there is one thing DC United needs is a second good GK. I think MVO would be a good fit. He is also from eastern Virginia so it would work for him.
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#287372 - 01/25/13 01:42 AM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: Soccer Boy]
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For the record, Dykstra is back from Europe. So they have Hamid, Willis, Dykstra and VO in camp.

I'm told first cuts are coming soon.

http://www.dcunited.com/news/2013/01/dc-...r-training-stin
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#287384 - 01/25/13 02:18 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: bq]
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http://www.dcunited.com/news/2013/01/dc-...ee-to-part-ways

DC United's GK coach Pat Onstad just left the team, so there may be more going on than meets the eye...

He was Bill Hamid's mentor?

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#287385 - 01/25/13 02:41 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: jw7]
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Originally Posted By: jw7
Pat Onstad



speaking of ancient, geez.

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#287393 - 01/25/13 07:24 PM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: jimcrist]
Soccer Boy Offline
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I got some inside info on some of the unsigned Stars players from the 2012 roster. Nobody really cares what I have to say so keep speculating and provide other bloviations.

I am closing my law firm and leaving MN in a few weeks. Hopefully I will see you guys at some Stars matches this year. Cheers!
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#287399 - 01/26/13 07:28 AM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Good luck on your future endeavors soccer boy

here is a link to Manny being on CCO last night with Eric Nelson

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it's in the 9pm hour segment and kicks off pretty much at the beginning

edit it add: I guess there wasn't much roster speculation in the interview so sorry for plopping the link in this thread but still pretty good listen


Edited by matthew (01/26/13 07:33 AM)
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#287402 - 01/26/13 11:41 AM Re: 2013 Roster Speculation Thread [Re: matthew]
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"I hope you can see it in my voice..."

There's a great Mannyism.
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