27 responses

  1. Nate Dollars
    November 25, 2013

    good luck to barklage, always liked him, even when he played for rbny.

  2. Brain Guy
    November 25, 2013

    Not surprising. Petke has made it clear that RBNY needs more from its fullbacks. Carney was mediocre even when he played at his best, and prone to bad defensive errors. Barklage was better, but I applaud RBNY’s refusal to settle.

    • Joamiq
      November 25, 2013

      Indeed, looks like NY is committed to upgrading at both fullback positions.

  3. Kid Presentable!!!
    November 25, 2013

    If the RBNY FO are smart, they are offering the galaxy some cash for sean franklin

    • Eric viva galaxy
      November 25, 2013

      Please take him!

      • Phil B
        November 26, 2013

        It wasn’t his best season, but it’s clear that the right midfield experiment with AJ behind him and Omar paired with (insert healthy CB here) doesn’t work…

  4. Runawray
    November 25, 2013

    Bring barklage back to dc if he’s healthy again!

    • Helium-3
      November 25, 2013

      +1. He never got a fair chance (playing) with being injured most of his time here. Come back to DCU; can’t be any worse already finishing last.

  5. Sam
    November 25, 2013

    Not Barklage! He was always one of my favorite players on the team. All heart and work. :(

  6. Older & Wiser
    November 25, 2013

    RBNY should find a way to keep Barklage. He can overlap with speed and crosses well. Carney won’t be missed except perhaps as Tim Cahill’s drinking buddy.

    • BrianK
      November 25, 2013

      Agreed. I thought Barklage was nice pick-up and contributor when he was on the field. Signing Carney seemed like a miss.

      However, I agree with the observation that it appears that RBNY are not willing to “settle” for talent.

  7. JD
    November 25, 2013

    Sorry to see Barklage go. Tremendous athlete, if not the greatest soccer mind. I’d vote to keep him for depth and wonder where this leaves a guy like Connor Lade?

    • CeezNYRB
      November 25, 2013

      Lade is cheap. There is lots of development left for Lade but at ~55k, I’m ok with keeping Lade.

      • adam
        November 25, 2013

        what do you think barklage was on?

      • CeezNYRB
        November 25, 2013

        Barklage was at 70k. Not a big difference but there are obviously other variables involved which we don’t know about.

    • AcidBurn
      November 25, 2013

      I’m sure Connor Lade could be Titi’s personal valet.

  8. RBNY
    November 25, 2013

    Maybe Hulk starts playing right back more often now. Olave and Sekagaya in the middle. Miller wide left. Hopefully they go and get more athletic wing backs to cover them on the bench, we’ll need it across all competitions.

    • Brain Guy
      November 25, 2013

      Perhaps, but I don’t see Holgersson as the kind of speedy, aggressive fullback that Petke craves. He filled in admirably at RB when needed, but I see him as a fill-in RB rather than a steady starter there.

  9. Joe Timbres
    November 25, 2013

    Please, PTFC, pick up Barklage. We need some more speed and he is young compared to Jewsbury who is valuable for depth but not as quick and good at overlapping than Barklage.

  10. michael f. sbi mafia original
    November 25, 2013

    Love that they are pushing to get better. But I could see Barkladge as a valuable, serviceable back-up. He only makes 71,429K/year. He’s the perfect player for that salary. Unless they feel they can get the same in the draft and pay 35K/yr, than it’s good biz.

  11. AcidBurn
    November 25, 2013

    Scratching my head a little at Barklage. He was serviceable, played hard, and was relatively cheap.

    Carney on the other hand…gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. Thanks for helping blow that series against the Dynamo and almost blowing the shield with that gaffe against the Revs. Enjoy the frequent flyer miles on the way home.

  12. MetroChris
    November 25, 2013

    not gonna miss carney at all, but seeing Barklage go hurts a little. A hard worker who gave his all for metro. I get that we need better from our fullbacks, but we should try to keep him for depth.

  13. Sabella
    November 25, 2013

    Won’t miss Carney for all the reasons already stated. No doubt Barks didn’t have the year he did in 2012 but i still think he had a lot to offer. I wonder if the “competition” for playing time worked against him this year. Players need minutes to find the groove. I would take Barks over Kimura any day of week…..

    • JD
      November 25, 2013

      This.

  14. Tony
    November 25, 2013

    Loss of barkladge first mistake. He is better than Kimura. In any case all left backs should get dropped miller is no better and mistake prone. Don’t see him faring well in concacaf. He will be skinned alive by most Mexican teams

  15. Gary Page
    November 26, 2013

    Agree with all the comments about Barklage. Whenever I saw the Red Bulls play I thought he was very good. Somebody should snatch this kid up, he shows a lot of promise. His main issue in the past seems to be been with injuries. Although not comparable, I remember when New York gave up on a young player who seemed to do well for them. He was traded to the Galaxy and then they traded him in one of the worst trades ever. Mike Magee is now finally getting the recognition he deserves. How long before Barkladge gets a chance to really blossom?

    • Sean
      November 26, 2013

      Not sure I agree. I know you said, “not comparable” but then you went on toe make the comparison and ask the question about how long it takes before he really gets his chance to blossom?

      Barklage was pretty solid for a mid range player. But, comparing him to Mike Magee is a big stretch. Barklage has two fewer years to reach the level that Mike Magee did as he is already 27.

      I think, at best, Barklage will be a solid pickup for depth and compete for a starting spot, perhaps winning out. Beyond that, I don’t see him becoming a Mike Magee. Still, I think it’s pretty damn respectable. Few had ever heard of this guy and he comes in and starts to make a name for himself. Good on ya, mate!

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