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Arena The Old Title Was Way Too Long: US Soccer/MLS Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth McClain, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    holy ****
     
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  2. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    san jose's keeper is worse than kepa.
     
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  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol @ Atlanta
     
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  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i just saw the goal (a beauty) and the red card. two tough ones for united.
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    it's all there for Columbus now in the group. Win tonight against RBNY and the group is ours!
     
  6. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, this tournament was a disaster for Atlanta. We should have just stayed home and practiced.
     
  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Another good win for Columbus last night. Already qualified for the knockout stage, and in prime position to win the group. Plus, they did it with good squad rotation, three players making their first starts last night (including Gregg Berhalter's son, Sebastian)
     
  8. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    el trafico is a mess thusfar.

    although i had no idea lafc had vela (rostered), rossi, and wright-phillips. holy hell, what an embarrassment of attacking riches to play in this league.
     
  9. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The most MLS thing ever is the VP of Brand and Community for LAFC predicting - and calling for - the end of the name "El Trafico" because he"thinks" the fans will want something more authentic such as the "LA Derby" ... When El Trafico was a name created by the fans
     
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  10. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    yo inty

    the crew look good. nagbe 43/43 passing accuracy in 80 min. ^:)^
     
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  11. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    To go through the group undefeated and without conceding a goal, while doing heavy squad rotation, and playing some young academy kids? That's phenomenal.

    I think Porter has in his mind that MLS is Back Tournament might be the only meaningful games in MLS this year - we may not resume the season in any meaningful way. And, so, I think he's going for broke to win the tournament. It makes sense, and it's exactly what I want him to do. There's no guarantee of matches in a month's time, so win the matches in front of you and try to get some silverware.

    The one concern is injuries. Vito Woomgoor (MLS player, not a Tolkien character I am surprised to find out) got injured in the first game against FC Kentucky, and when he went to get evaluated by a doctor and left the bubble, he was declared ineligible for the rest of the tournament. I suspect the same will happen to Youness Mokhtar, with the injury he picked up last night.
     
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  12. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_not_talking]
     
  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed. Considering everything this year has encompassed and the sports drought on top of it, I felt horrid for Atlanta fans.

    I reacted like a child was born after the Union went for the third in their undefeated streak. I wish all sports fans could get some of that under these circumstances.
     
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  14. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  15. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    little closer to duke royal blue than carolina blue, but not terrible. will be cool to have another team in the southeast (i don't count anything in florida).
     
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  16. Rew

    Rew Force Ghost star 5

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    I guess it’s time for me to start taking an interest in soccer now. :p
     
  17. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    LOL, I can’t.
     
  18. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    “Charlotte FC” isn’t a bad name, I like simplicity for soccer / football team names. But that logo and the “minted” thing... yeah, not great. Anyway, welcome to MLS.
     
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  19. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I suppose it could be worse. I don't know how. But I imagine it could. The minted bit really is ghastly.
     
  20. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kinda wish MLS is Back was more like NWSL Challenge Cup - with seeded knockout stage - than a Group Stage with pre-determined pairings from Group results to knockout stage.

    Columbus Crew's reward for going undefeated in group play? A knockout stage match with Minnesota United, meaning two of the four teams to not be defeated at all (during MLS is Back or during the brief regular season) will square off in the round of sixteen. Seeding after the knockout round would put Columbus on pace to face one of the wildcard teams - likely NYCFC or Houston Dynamo.

    Okay, but can you start a grassroots movement locally to have one of the supporters groups be the "YASS QUEENS BRIGADE", wherein the entire section is drag queens cheering on the team from the queen city?
     
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  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    inty, that blows. i am sorry to see it, had a good run.
     
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  22. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Penalties are a cruel way to end any tournament run.

    But hey. One less thing to care about
     
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  23. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    On the bright side, FC Kentucky also lost last night, meaning we don't have to deal with them advancing further in the tournament than we did. Thankfully.
     
  24. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    BTW, does the winner of this tournament get the legit MLS title or is it something else?
     
  25. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i think it's a unique trophy, not the mls cup. they will qualify for concacaf champions league next year, though.