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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. DarthIntegral

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

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    it's basically taking the place of the US Open Cup, which won't be held this year

    Fan art of MLS is Back Trophy:

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  2. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    blaise matuidi to inter miami from juve, wow. that's a big get for MLS.
     
  3. DarthIntegral

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

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    BeCkHaM eFfEcT
     
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  4. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I thought I posted this before, but Frank de Boer is out and Atlanta has a new interim head coach now. We've lost a lot of the players that helped with our earlier success, but hopefully a new coach and Josef Martinez returning can turn things around.

    The MLS Cup is December 12th. Here's the schedule for the regular season after the tournament finishes tonight: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020/return-to-season

    Speaking of the tournament final tonight... I'll have to root for Portland, because they're playing Orlando.
     
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  5. DarthIntegral

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

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    I have completely forgot about this tournament since Columbus was eliminated.
     
  6. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    I forgot about this tournament after Portland won the yellowcardathon against Philly. But, only because of the blackout level drinking.
     
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  7. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Timbers MLS champions again? Weeeee!
     
  8. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Technically, no, since being MLS Champions means winning the MLS Cup... which this tournament wasn't. The MLS Cup for 2020 is happening in December.
     
  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    "st louis city sc"

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  10. DarthIntegral

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

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    More like For the Loo
     
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  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    it took me at least ten minutes to figure out what the **** "the lou" is. i thought they were somehow trying to reach out to the louisville fanbase.
     
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  12. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    "City" is getting to be almost as overused as "United".
     
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  13. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    we should all aspire to be the san jose earthquakes. best name in mls. no fc/sc/real/city/united/inter/sporting - just an absurd, tacky nickname fitting for american soccer.
     
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  14. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't mind the short, simple, European style names... I just think City is getting overused like United already has been, and Real makes no sense in Salt Lake. I actually think some of the older MLS clubs' mascot-style names are worse. If St. Louis followed some of those examples, they'd be the Arches. :p
     
  15. DarthIntegral

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

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    I've just been waiting for them to copy other Euro clubs instead of just FC, United, and City.

    Couldn't they have done St Louis - Saint Germain? Or Lokmotiv St Louis?
     
  16. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Atl├ętico St. Louis
     
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  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    We dodged a bullet with a name as simple and digestible as "Union". We could just as easily have been the Real Philadelphia City United.
     
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  18. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    "Union" is close to "United", but yeah, it's different enough and sounds pretty good. Even though I love the team, I wish "Atlanta United FC" was just Atlanta FC or FC Atlanta. There are lots of "FCs", too, but in that case it's really just the city name that counts. Everything from FC Barcelona to FC Dallas. And our current logo could still have been used, with just some tweaks to remove and space out lettering.
     
  19. DarthIntegral

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

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    Oh

    my

    Nagbe

     
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  20. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    the stones to even try that from so far out. what a player, mix of efficiency and flash.
     
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  21. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    :(
     
  22. DarthIntegral

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

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    TIL Ray Hudson is on Inter Miami's broadcast team and suddenly I was jealous of soccer in Miami for the first time ever.

     
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  23. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    it's been a while since i've heard that voice, lost beinsports a few years ago. he is one-of-a-kind.
     
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  24. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    So recently Atlanta has had our first ever loss to Orlando, and tied Miami (who has yet to win any games)... uggh. At any rate, the first game with the new coach was a win (against Nashville), and we're still early in his run here.

    Also, apparently we're selling Pity Martinez to a club in Saudi Arabia for $18M, which means a profit is being made after he was brought here from River Plate a couple seasons ago (and has had mixed results here).
     
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  25. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    can do quite a bit with that kind of money in mls.
     
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