I should preface this- Portland's game was one of the few I DIDN'T watch this weekend. So I strolled over to mlssoccer.com to read the recap of their draw, and their main man Urruti's name was nowhere to be seen (this may sound malicious of me- but huge relief to see he didn't make much of an impact on the match).
Now I know I shouldn't be reading too much into this- it's only game one of the season. That being said, I then curiously "control-F'd" and searched for our former coulda-been on the page, and it dragged me down to the comments section. And oh boy, the posters there are none too happy about their flashy argentine finisher.
13 hours ago
Is it just me but every time I see Urruti play I'm just not too impressed. I'm also not a big Kah fan, seems like he's so aggressive that he's a red waiting to happen. I don't watch Portland all the time so I may be off base.
13 hours ago
I'll agree with you on Urruti. I have big concerns for our forward finishing. Has been an issue since 2011.
I agree on Urruti. He reminds me of Darren Mattocks. These guys call themselves strikers and they don't score goals. Poor finishing and poor first touch control is unacceptable. Urruti also doesn't look like he can kick a hard shot. His movement is also poor. These guys aren't strikers, they are pretenders.
3 hours ago
it's not just you on Urruti. sorry to say but far too often Urruti looks like a jogger that got lost and somehow ended up on the pitch in the middle of a soccer game.
Now again, I know it's only game one, and the day he scores a brace or a hat trick all these doubting portland fans will pull a 180 and heap words of praise and glorification on li'l maxi. But til then, looking good for TFC's braintrust- now let's keep hoping these fans are correct and that Nelsen and the Tims WERE in fact better talent appraisers than Mr. Payne. Almost time to see what this gilberto fellow's made of...