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Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:10 am

Who is drawing the most MLS buzz from this years' team? Is Irwins' son, Frankie Lopez, or anyone else grabbing the attention of the league?

By the way, did anyone catch Conor Casey's recent hat trick for Colorado? That was impressive.

Go Pilots! Suspect

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Post by Stonehouse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:18 am

Honestly I have no idea, but Collen Warner is the best player on the field for the Pilots. He would definitely get some serious interest if he left after this season... likely from European clubs as well.

Lopez is really talented but is a bit small and is young too... he probably could get signed somewhere though. He's legit.

The other big prospect on the roster is Austin Guerrero the goalie. He's a pro for sure, and I high-level one at that. I think he's terrific.

Bryan Irwin..... not sure about him. He's got size and heart, but isn't tremendously talented. Have to wait and see on that one.

Leeland Wright could have a chance with his speed... Logan Emory is also a solid player.

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Post by ohhh_yeah on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:38 am

as of right now i think it would be warner and lopez...

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Post by footyfan on Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:30 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Honestly I have no idea, but Collen Warner is the best player on the field for the Pilots. He would definitely get some serious interest if he left after this season... likely from European clubs as well.

Lopez is really talented but is a bit small and is young too... he probably could get signed somewhere though. He's legit.

The other big prospect on the roster is Austin Guerrero the goalie. He's a pro for sure, and I high-level one at that. I think he's terrific.

Bryan Irwin..... not sure about him. He's got size and heart, but isn't tremendously talented. Have to wait and see on that one.

Leeland Wright could have a chance with his speed... Logan Emory is also a solid player.

Actually for Europe he's not too young at all or too small..I haven't seen Lopez play this year.. Stevie Churundolo..5'6". Bundesliga player, Everyone knows how well he's doing..Matty D. is 5'6" and 145 and playing in Europe..He's seen two 1st team bundesliga (friendlies) this year and playing regularly for the Arminia Bielefeld reserves.. 2 goals and 6 assists in 9 games. Alex Elliot..5'8" maybe...playing in Europe too.

I know the push is for bigger players, especially in the MLS...Bu there will always be a place for the smaller, quick players who produce. Spain had one of if not the smallest team in the Euros.

As for the other players..There seems to be a pretty good network of guys (especially in Germany) who are getting trials for UP players who are interested in testing the waters in Europe.

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Post by Stonehouse on Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:01 pm

Nice to hear that Dallman is doing so well! I'm not surprised... I thought he was an excellent player that kind of got overlooked while at UP. I think if he would have still been on the team last year they could have done a lot better. Actually... imagine this year's team with Elliott. Sigh.............

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Post by footyfan on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:00 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Nice to hear that Dallman is doing so well! I'm not surprised... I thought he was an excellent player that kind of got overlooked while at UP. I think if he would have still been on the team last year they could have done a lot better. Actually... imagine this year's team with Elliott. Sigh.............

I know it was an issue with both players..They wanted to be there, but both had European hopes and knew that waiting until after graduation would almost kill their hopes. It's basically impossible for a field player (not keeper) to get on a team as a rookie pro at 22 in Europe.

So if you go the graduation "on time" route..and you have the capability to play at the next level..you're kinda stuck with the MLS. And when you sign in the MLS..They own you for 4 years at crappy wages.

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Post by Stonehouse on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:50 pm

Oh yeah... I totally understand. I mean, they've got to do what they've got to do, especially if they want to have an opportunity to play at the highest levels.

It's just mere wishful thinking on my part. I mean, if you think about all the talent that UP lost in the 2000s... this is just off the top of my head, but guys who left early:

Heath Pearce
Connor Casey
Kelly Gray
Nate Jaqua
Alex Salazar
Matt Dallman
Alex Elliott
Josh Simpson

I'm sure there are more...

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:35 pm

Chris Sanders...

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Post by footyfan on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:11 am

an impressive list..They all had pretty big contributions (numbers) to the teams they played with.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:15 pm

Great list, Stonehouse. I'm impressed with how well you keep up with UP soccer as well as basketball. I would tend to agree that guys like Churundolo are kind of rare now... I would absolutely love to have another UP player join Kasy for the FC Sounders when that action starts. I put forward the idea of having the Seattle chapter of the alumni club go to a few games, and it looks like that's going to fly.

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Post by ragingplatapus49 on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:48 am

S**ttle sucks......

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:32 am

How eloquent. And if they "suck" remind me how the T***ers did this year...

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Post by Stonehouse on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:12 pm

Now now... the Timbers do have a great collection of wannabe hooligan fans. Wink

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:19 pm

At least they have hardcore fans at their matches...

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Post by SciFi on Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:40 pm

Hmmmmm. . . Portland Pilots. . . Portland Timbers. . . Clive Charles. . . Shouldn't there be some local loyalty here??? Personally, I am a Pilots and Timbers die hard. I can't and won't support a Seattle club, EVER.

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Post by Stonehouse on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:02 pm

Oh I would never, ever support a Seattle team. Mariners, Seahawks, Sonics... oh wait... HA HA! Sounders too.

On the other hand, I do kind of roll my eyes sometimes at the Timbers Army... it just seems a little... not sure what the right word is... contrived. If we actually had an MLS team I'm sure I would feel differently... I do hope that somehow they can swing a deal to get one here, though I really don't know how I feel about a AAA baseball park at Lents Park.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:23 pm

I can't stand the Huskies, T-Birds, or Seahawks. It's the Mariners only for me. They're the closest MLB team, have a beautiful stadium, and I actually like going up to Seattle to visit. Live there? No way.

Don't worry about baseball in Lents--I'll believe it when I see an actual stadium there.

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Post by SciFi on Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:41 pm

I'm still on the fence about a baseball park in Lents. On one hand Lents could use a revitalization; yet, on the other hand, could a revitalization really be triggered by building a ballpark?

As far as MLS in Portland, I'm on the fence about that one, too. I'm not particularly fond of the way things are ran in that league and I worry about its future. On the other hand, there are things that I don't particularly like about the USL, either (Bush league reffing is a big one for me.)

I guess for me it really comes down a simple question: Will things really be that much better in the MLS? Personally, I'm not so sure. . . confused Suspect

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:00 pm

and I'm sure 15,000+ deposits on season tickets constitutes not having fans...

Haha UP and the Blazers are the only "local" love I'll ever show to any team from Oregon...

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:07 pm

SciFi--

So, once a UP player like Keller moves outside of the city of Portland, you basically don't support him anymore? ...or you support the player, but, not the Seattle team?

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Post by footyfan on Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:51 am

SciFi wrote:Hmmmmm. . . Portland Pilots. . . Portland Timbers. . . Clive Charles. . . Shouldn't there be some local loyalty here??? Personally, I am a Pilots and Timbers die hard. I can't and won't support a Seattle club, EVER.

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I tend to agree..Clive was a quality person as well as on Pele's NASL Hall of Fame team. Biggs was a Timber too.

I had another thought..Thinking about the players of the past few years..I think it was four years ago the men made it to the second round..beating UW then traveling to New Mexico (who went to the final that year) I wonder had everyone returned the next year..and Sander had been healthy and The big center back not been booted (and went to New mexico), Pearce and Salazar stayed for their senior season..How far that team might have gone?? I "think" the only starter that would have graduated was big Paul..

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Post by Stonehouse on Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:16 am

Really good point, FootyFan. That was indeed a good team... if they could have kept Josh Brown (the back who went to UNM), Pearce and Salazar and had a healthy Sanders... damn. They could have been pretty dang good.

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Post by SciFi on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:26 pm

athleticjames wrote:SciFi--

So, once a UP player like Keller moves outside of the city of Portland, you basically don't support him anymore? ...or you support the player, but, not the Seattle team?

Fair question. Though it hurts to see Keller go to the Sounders, I still support him and hope he does well. I just don't support the club he will play for. And by the way, when I said I will not support any Seattle club, I meant that I will not support any Seattle soccer club in any league.

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Post by Auto Pilot on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:53 pm

I am a newcomer to the men's team but it took me all of about one half to see that Collen Warner is international caliber. Frankie Lopez has plenty of size for the pro leagues in Europe. Leeland Wright and Logan Emory could definately cut it in MLS. Those two might need a couple years to get on a first tier team in Europe. Guerro will be the next great U.S Goalkeeper to play overseas. Another addition to Bill Irwin's lineage of petigree GKs.

I should mention though that I thought they really underachieved against Seattle. Big Un just walked off the field after the game straight to the locker room. No words for anyone he looked pissed. All his players gave him a wide swath I noticed too. These guys could be a lot better if they brought some fire in the belly. They looked a little bored for some reason.

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Post by Auto Pilot on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:00 pm

As for Kasey I had heard he was homesick for Portland for a long time now. Seattle is close enough I guess. I wonder if he will keep his castle in Germany for a vacation home?

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