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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject:

Not sure how successful an SD franchise will be....Out of all the pro sports San Diego only gave a damn about the Chargers and thats gone.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Not sure how successful an SD franchise will be....Out of all the pro sports San Diego only gave a damn about the Chargers and thats gone.


That is why it has a good shot.

Only Padres to compete with and large Hispanic population.

Immigrants would probably rather follow Xolos but those born here will probably follow MLS San Diego.

My dad watches Liga MX. I do not.

We are both watching Galaxy Home opener right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject:

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Relegation works in England because they live and die watching footie....fans riot, etc, whatever fanaticism you think of Americans have for pro football, they have many times over for soccer over there. They don't care about MLB, NBA, NFL or whatever sport to keep them busy during the year...its pretty much soccer over there. Considering they pretty much invented the game and have hundred plus years of history invested into club soccer its not a surprise. In the USA, we don't have anything close to that, which is why relegation will probably never work here.


Book recommendation: Soccernomics

Some of the sections of this book are sort of BS (like the argument that the competitive balance in the NFL is no difference from the competitive balance in the EPL), but a lot of the discussion is fascinating. In particular, the book shoots down a lot of the myths about the fanaticism of English soccer fans. When you cut through the mythology, English fans sound pretty much the same as American fans. There are hardcores, casuals, bandwagoners, etc.


I've read this book. It is indeed fascinating.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject:

Here is ESPN's player poll.

http://www.espnfc.us/major-league-soccer/19/blog/post/3073497/2017-mls-anonymous-player-survey

A lot of the answers are interesting or entertaining, but the one that jumped out to me is that 49% thought that the officiating was getting better. That's good to know. Even though the Dynamo were a poor team last year, there were a few games early last season that really made me suspicious of the referees.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject:

Minnesota United hosted Atlanta United in the first matchup of these year's expansion teams which Atlanta won 5-1. Second straight 5-1 defeat by Minnesota to open the season, while Atlanta looks like a dangerous team that will capitalize on their opponent's defensive miscues.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject:

I thought it was 6-1. I listened to the end of the demolition on Sirius while driving. I feel for all those people who in Minnesota who braved the cold and snow to see their team get humiliated.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject:

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I thought it was 6-1. I listened to the end of the demolition on Sirius while driving. I feel for all those people who in Minnesota who braved the cold and snow to see their team get humiliated.


I stand corrected. I didn't realize Atlanta had a penalty in stoppage time because I already flipped the channel over to FS1 to watch the Galaxy match. And you're right. The fans showed up to the game but their team put on an absolute stinker.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject:

For everyone who missed it, here is what opening day in Minnesota looked like:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/03/12/minnesota-united-fc-home-opener-clocks-coldest-ever-mls-game
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
For everyone who missed it, here is what opening day in Minnesota looked like:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/03/12/minnesota-united-fc-home-opener-clocks-coldest-ever-mls-game


And Don Garber said that it was "everything they imagined."
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject:

Galaxy off to an 0-0-2 start.

How long before a Galaxy Tank thread?

SuperDraft! SuperDraft!! SuperDraft!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject:

Meanwhile, the Dynamo are 2-0-0. When do the playoffs start?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject:

DeeAgeaux wrote:
Galaxy off to an 0-0-2 start.

How long before a Galaxy Tank thread?

SuperDraft! SuperDraft!! SuperDraft!!!


Only two games into the season.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject:

this is why im an LAFC fan... we are still undefeated.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject:

marga86 wrote:
this is why im an LAFC fan... we are still undefeated.


http://us.as.com/us/2017/01/18/futbol/1484700266_530802.html

I can't actually read any of that, but you'll like the picture.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject:

http://www.espnfc.us/story/3086948/bastian-schweinsteiger-set-to-join-chicago-fire-from-man-united-reports

Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United for the Chicago Fire. Rumored since before new year I'm surprised he didn't leave sooner given how he's been frozen out by Mourinho.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
For everyone who missed it, here is what opening day in Minnesota looked like:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/03/12/minnesota-united-fc-home-opener-clocks-coldest-ever-mls-game


I know these games are scheduled far in advance but there was a brand new indoor stadium that just opened last NFL season and probably wasn't in use that day....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject:

Isaiah wrote:
http://www.espnfc.us/story/3086948/bastian-schweinsteiger-set-to-join-chicago-fire-from-man-united-reports

Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United for the Chicago Fire. Rumored since before new year I'm surprised he didn't leave sooner given how he's been frozen out by Mourinho.


The Fire are acting like they're tired of being a doormat.
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