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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2018, 09:47:14 PM »
The Rangers beat Tulsa 2-0 tonight to secure the second seed in the conference playoffs and their first-ever home playoff game.  Tulsa finishes as the third seed, so the two team will play again at WMS in the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday night at 7:00.

I didn’t make it to the game tonight, but I watched the live stream on the Rangers’ website.  The guy on the broadcast is so terrible at it that you’re actually entertained, somehow.  That said, I’m not sure he knows anything about soccer.  If he does, he keeps it to himself.

Last night’s goals:



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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #126 on: July 08, 2018, 01:16:05 PM »


Final regular-season conference standings:


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #127 on: July 10, 2018, 01:24:34 PM »

The Rangers begin their playoff push tomorrow night at 7:00 at WMS.  Here's what the road to the NPSL championship looks like for them.  This playoff format doesn't give much time for rest between games.


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »
Rangers win 1-0 tonight on an 89th minute goal.  FC Wichita beat St. Louis Club Atletico 4-0, so the conference final will be Saturday night in Wichita.

Great crowd at tonight’s game.  Probably the biggest I’ve ever seen at a Rangers game I’ve been to.  I waited in line for about 10 minutes to get tickets.  Here’s the ticket line before the game:

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #129 on: July 12, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »

From what I've read, a win Saturday over FC Wichita would likely earn the Rangers a berth in next year's US Open Cup. 

Also, here's last night's game winner.




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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #130 on: July 12, 2018, 10:23:18 AM »
Three things

Decent camera work, nice that they have ground level replays

Just looks awful on the football turf

That's the worst annoucing I've ever heard. 


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #131 on: July 12, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
Every Rangers highlight I catch, that dude is saying "back of the onion bag" on every goal.

1. I've never heard that anywhere else before.
2. That's fucking dumb.
3. Why does he say it for every fucking goal?
4. That's really fucking dumb.
5. That's really, really fucking dumb.

I’ve never experienced anyone working at CFA being a jerk or rude but yesterday I encountered a guy in the drive thru who was not only rude but a jerk. When I finally had my order and he didn’t even say my pleasure I yelled “thanks for being a jerk” and drove off.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #132 on: July 12, 2018, 01:39:02 PM »
Every Rangers highlight I catch, that dude is saying "back of the onion bag" on every goal.

1. I've never heard that anywhere else before.
2. That's fucking dumb.
3. Why does he say it for every fucking goal?
4. That's really fucking dumb.
5. That's really, really fucking dumb.


You never watched a game where Tommy Smyth was the color commentator?

That's been his catchphrase for years.


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #133 on: July 12, 2018, 03:09:36 PM »

You never watched a game where Tommy Smyth was the color commentator?

That's been his catchphrase for years.

I don't know.
This dude says it on every single goal, though.

I’ve never experienced anyone working at CFA being a jerk or rude but yesterday I encountered a guy in the drive thru who was not only rude but a jerk. When I finally had my order and he didn’t even say my pleasure I yelled “thanks for being a jerk” and drove off.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #134 on: July 12, 2018, 03:14:20 PM »
I don't know.
This dude says it on every single goal, though.


The guy on the Rangers' broadcast is terrible at it, mostly because he evidences little to no soccer knowledge, but also because gets caught up on catch phrases that he just can't let go. 

Back when ESPN had the Champions League TV rights, Smyth was their regular color commentator.  He's from Ireland, and one of his catchphrases when there was a goal scored was about putting a bulge in the back of the old onion bag.  I did a little searching, but for some reason couldn't track down a video example online anywhere. 

The Guardian was not a Tommy Smyth fan. 

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #135 on: July 13, 2018, 08:16:15 AM »
Yeah, it's stupid.

I’ve never experienced anyone working at CFA being a jerk or rude but yesterday I encountered a guy in the drive thru who was not only rude but a jerk. When I finally had my order and he didn’t even say my pleasure I yelled “thanks for being a jerk” and drove off.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #136 on: July 14, 2018, 02:02:32 PM »


Here’s the link to the livestream for tonight’s conference championship game in Wichita at 7:30.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=u-CG5FXB-y0


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #137 on: July 14, 2018, 10:11:18 PM »

Here’s the link to the livestream for tonight’s conference championship game in Wichita at 7:30.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=u-CG5FXB-y0

About to decide the game on penalties after 120 scoreless minutes.

Update:  The Rangers win 5-3 on penalties to win the Heartland Conference and advance to the South Region semifinals on Tuesday!!!

The Rangers will travel to Laredo to face the Lone Star Conference champions Laredo Heat.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #138 on: July 15, 2018, 06:26:06 PM »
Two big moments from last night’s shootout here.

First, the save by Walid Birrou in the third round of kicks:



Second, the winning goal by Donald Benamna in the fifth round:



Their next opponent, the Laredo Heat, are 12-0 on the season and, I think, the #1 overall seed in the NPSL playoffs.  In addition to only two days of rest, the high in Laredo on Tuesday will be 106.  It’s about an 11-12 hour bus ride from Little Rock to Laredo.


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #139 on: July 17, 2018, 12:45:48 PM »


There's a watch party for tonight's game at Dugan's Pub in Little Rock.  They'll be showing the live stream.

https://twitter.com/duganspublr/status/1019104800162623488


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #140 on: July 17, 2018, 07:51:53 PM »

There's a watch party for tonight's game at Dugan's Pub in Little Rock.  They'll be showing the live stream.

https://twitter.com/duganspublr/status/1019104800162623488

For those who want to watch at home, here’s the link to the live stream for tonight.

Game starts at about 8:15.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #141 on: July 17, 2018, 10:53:17 PM »
Rangers win 2-1 at end of 120min. LR scores off a set piece in 110th minute for the winner.

That was not a good team we barely beat at home.  We seriously may not win another game this season. - BASS January 20, 2018, 07:40:43 PM

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #142 on: July 17, 2018, 10:55:00 PM »
Rangers win 2-1 at end of 120min. LR scores off a set piece in 110th minute for the winner.

That was a helluva game!!! 

Next game is Saturday night in Miami against Miami FC 2.  They beat the Atlanta Silverbacks tonight 2-1 in the other South Region semifinal.

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #143 on: July 17, 2018, 11:14:56 PM »
That was a helluva game!!! 

Next game is Saturday night in Miami against Miami FC 2.  They beat the Atlanta Silverbacks tonight 2-1 in the other South Region semifinal.
I saw the link you had and clicked on it in 97th minute. LR goalie had 3 or 4 great saves in the time I watched including one in a 1 on 1 breakaway.

That was not a good team we barely beat at home.  We seriously may not win another game this season. - BASS January 20, 2018, 07:40:43 PM

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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #144 on: July 17, 2018, 11:33:33 PM »
I saw the link you had and clicked on it in 97th minute. LR goalie had 3 or 4 great saves in the time I watched including one in a 1 on 1 breakaway.

The Rangers’ keeper, Walid Birrou, was definitely their player of the game tonight.  He made spectacular saves the entire game. 


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #145 on: July 18, 2018, 08:45:18 AM »
That was a helluva game!!! 

Next game is Saturday night in Miami against Miami FC 2.  They beat the Atlanta Silverbacks tonight 2-1 in the other South Region semifinal.
Is Miami FC 2 a farm team for the country of Brazil or Argentina?


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #146 on: July 18, 2018, 09:02:40 AM »
Is Miami FC 2 a farm team for the country of Brazil or Argentina?


Not quite.

However, I was wrong when I thought it was Miami FC's reserve team.  It's actually a professional team, made up primarily of players from Miami FC's NASL franchise who are playing on this team while the NASL is on hiatus this season.  This will be a pretty daunting task for the Rangers, who are basically an amateur/semi-professional side. 
 


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #147 on: July 18, 2018, 09:26:23 PM »
I saw the link you had and clicked on it in 97th minute. LR goalie had 3 or 4 great saves in the time I watched including one in a 1 on 1 breakaway.

Highlights from last night, courtesy Univision Arkansas.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=940116886172454&id=122465987937552


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #148 on: July 21, 2018, 09:42:47 AM »
Link below is for the live stream of tonight’s South Region Final (national quarterfinal) against Miami FC 2.   The game starts at 6:00.

Depending on certain results from other games today, it’s possible the Rangers could host a semifinal next weekend at WMS if they win tonight. 

https://portal.stretchinternet.com/miamifc/


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Re: Little Rock Rangers SC
« Reply #149 on: July 21, 2018, 09:15:27 PM »

The Rangers’ playoff run cane to a 3-0 end tonight in Miami.  They ran into a superior team and the final score reflects it.