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Norrin Radd

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  1. If only you'd been a little more patient with that post!
  2. I didn't see the game but watching the highlights he did appear to be playing as the left side CB. He also played as a CB last week for about 50 min after one of the starters came off due to an injury. I can't recall if he played as a CB in the Gold Cup. He played there very early in his CMNT career. I think that was largely due to the fact that he was a CB at the U20 world cup where he was selected to the tournament's best XI. As far as I can tell any decline in his performance has been in the current calendar year. There were a few Besiktas games last fall where he was in absolute beast mode performing as well as I've ever seen him play. His role changed a bit in the second half of the season with Souza playing in front of the back four and Atiba moving further up the pitch. He seemed somewhat less effective after that point. I'm not sure if that was due to playing a different role or if it was just the grind of the season as he was the team leader in minutes played until the final month when he missed a couple of games.
  3. Looks like Atiba played as a CB again today. I wonder if Herdman might consider using him there if we run into injury issues in upcoming windows. It may actually suit him better at this stage given the decline in his mobility.
  4. Looks like he's been called up for Egypt's upcoming training camp. https://www.kingfut.com/2021/09/19/marmoush-morsy-libya-egypt/
  5. Besiktas with a big 3-2 comeback win today. Larin started on the bench and came on at the half when they were down 0-2. He's been credited with an assist on their first goal. Atiba started in midfield but it looks like he shifted to CB when one of their defenders had to come off in the first half. Neither Vida or Welinton were even on the bench (as best I can tell they are both still with the team) so they may be dealing with multiple injuries on the back line. I wonder if we could see more of Atiba at CB.
  6. Colorado win 2-1. Kaye with the winning goal.
  7. His coach is going to be former Russian NT striker Kerzhakov, who was also his coach at Tomsk last year. Given the coach knows him and wanted to bring him into his new team it probably bodes well for his chances of getting playing time right away. Kerzhakov is probably not a bad mentor to have either.
  8. His stats show 9 dribbles completed in the match. Can't wait until he shakes off the rust.
  9. Play him in the 1st and 3rd games. He doesn't even need to travel with the rest of the team to the US. Just leave him in Toronto to recover.
  10. I hope the loan becomes a transfer and he doesn't return to TFC. He's getting his chance at Columbus and he should stay there.
  11. Finally got around to watching the medal presentation and it was fantastic to see McLeod receive her medal as the final player on the platform. I’m absolutely delighted for her. Another veteran of that 2002 U19 team that finally gets to stand atop the podium.
  12. According to whoscored this was his first start at CB for Columbus. Didn't see any of the match but his game stats look solid with 5 clearances, 1 interception, 2 tackles and a 94.5% pass completion rate.
  13. And TFC only needed 10 minutes to overcome a two goal deficit. The team looks so much better without Altidore and Bradly.
  14. TFC are down 2-0 to NYCFC and both Altidore and Bradley are subbed out at the half. Is this the start of a new era?
  15. Liam Fraser is in the starting lineup for Columbus tonight. MLS site show him playing as a CB.
  16. And I bet she did it with a smile.
  17. Great question. He signed a GA contract which is typically 3 years plus 2 additional years as club options. He is in his third year so he could potentially pull a Larin and leave at the end of the season with the view that the club options are non-binding. If NE want to optimize their return they probably need to sell him now.
  18. Richard Hastings won that award in 2000. Doesn't look like it was given out again until 2015.
  19. Appeared to be playing on the left. He's subbed out at 42' when Klagenfurt go down to nine men after their second red card.
  20. In the 2007 edition we lost to the US due to incompetent officiating. That's also something that has been repeated in 2021.
  21. It should also be noted that this is his first MLS season playing as CB. He was used predominantly as a LB in Orlando. I think he has a lot of room to learn and grow over the next couple of seasons.
  22. He's slowly putting together a solid tournament at the GC and is becoming an important part of our depth for the WCQ.
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