15 responses

  1. Tim F.
    April 4, 2014

    The midfield is stocked. I might give him a shot at outside back; could he be worse than Eckersley?

    • slowleftarm
      April 4, 2014

      Having seen him play there several times in 2012, the answer is yes. Which is surprising, consider how poorly Eckersley has played.

  2. Ferbear
    April 4, 2014

    Must be tough to climb anything, much less a depth chart, when you’re three feet tall.

    • Skee-Lo
      April 4, 2014

      I should write a song about this guy.

  3. Dainja
    April 4, 2014

    I’ve always been a big Connor Lade fan, and not just cuz he is a local kid playing for RBNY.

    He is super quick, very skilled with the ball, so i’ve been waiting for an article like this for a year or so now to find out…what the heck happened to him?? So thanks for writing this SBI/Franco, well-written.

    I don’t think central midfield though is the best use of his skill set though. It wastes his pace. I don’t understand why he hasn’t been tried as a wide midfielder?? This way, he has the space to run but yet not as much defensive responsibility as fullback. This kid is too good to sit on the bench. i’ve always liked the idea of him on the opposite flank as Lloyd Sam, both of them blazing MLS defenses. Keep your head up CL and keep trying!

    • slowleftarm
      April 4, 2014

      Are you sure you meant to write this about Connor Lade?

      • MLSsnob
        April 5, 2014

        What? Is he not “American” enough for you, too?

  4. Becks
    April 4, 2014

    How is this even a story? Slow day?

  5. Vic
    April 4, 2014

    He’s not that good. The bench is an appropriate place for him.

  6. Jay
    April 4, 2014

    This is why RBNY wants that USL Pro team so bad. He is a perfect case for it. Give him real meaningful games and keep him in house. Other MLS teams better get on board because I think it’s going to make their teams much better.

    • Tim F.
      April 5, 2014

      Is USL Pro the same as PDL? If not, what’s the difference?

      • Gerald
        April 5, 2014

        USL is a higher level of play. College players join up in the summers

  7. michael f. sbi mafia original
    April 4, 2014

    I always liked his speed and commitment. But in 2012 I always thought he was out of his depth and wondered how could NYRB not have any better outside backs. In the end he’ll prabably have to find another team. I don’t think that Petke is a big fan unless he’s in the reserves and that says it all.

  8. Scott A
    April 4, 2014

    He’ll get CONCACAF Champions League or US Open Cup minutes, at the least.

  9. rigoberto
    April 6, 2014

    The fact that this kid ever got a call-up to the National Team is the most bizarre thing about his career

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