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Old March 19 2008, 02:32 AM   #16
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Re: MLS 2008 - where it's soccer, not football!

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^ Is it free to watch matches on MLS.
On that site, yes - on MLS' own site, it depends.

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Nobody - Well, if you live in That-Place-Across-From-Windsor, you could always cheer for TFC!

You could then enter the irony of having Nobody cheer for one of the most well-supported teams in MLS!
I think I will just because of that last line.

Hopefully, my MLS watching is better this year -- I'm really banking on the CBC for that. Go Canada!

So weird to say that.


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Yay!


Update from the CCC - D.C. win 5-0 at RFK (which looks great, by the way) and we'll know who they will face in the semis after Pachuca play their quarter tomorrow evening.


Double yay!
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Old March 19 2008, 03:38 AM   #17
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Re: MLS 2008 - where it's soccer, not football!

Wow, Harbour View showed the ball skills of a three-legged dog. Once they got down by two they really stopped playing defense, and left that poor keeper on his own.

But boy, loved that volley by Gallardo off the free kick in the first half. He's gonna fit in nicely! Looks likely to be Pachuca next; tough opponent, but I've heard that they haven't been as strong in the MFL this year, so who knows.

And a word of warning to anyone looking to get the subscription to MLS' web streaming: it's cheap to get, but of very poor quality, and in the past it hasn't shown any games that are televised nationally in the US; I haven't looked at LAG's schedule, but odds are that the marketing machine has Becks in a lot of national games.
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Old March 19 2008, 09:04 AM   #18
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Go, New England Revolution!

I'm only recently getting into soccer, myself (though even before I started really liking the game, I always got pumped up for the World Cup, for some reason), but I really hope MLS continues to expand and succeed. It'd be great if the US started showing more love for the world's most popular sport.

I think if the United States ever wins the World Cup (I know that's a tall order, but it's not impossible, especially since we seem to have improved a great deal over the last couple of decades), soccer's popularity would explode here.
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Old March 19 2008, 06:50 PM   #19
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Revs fan, eh?


You might like this (poorly-put-together) idea, then:




Not that I support either team, mind you...
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Old March 20 2008, 02:52 AM   #20
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Yeah, I gotta support my hometown team.
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Old March 20 2008, 03:17 AM   #21
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Hell ye, this is the thread I have been waiting for ever since the soccer weekly thread started up :-)
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Old March 20 2008, 07:05 AM   #22
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I really feel quite sorry for Revs fans. Their ownership seems to want to create a team every year that will fall just short. They never make the move to bring in that game-changing player to put them over the top. Time for Kraft to realize that it's not enough to play ugly soccer and compete. Fans want a winner, especially if the team has to play on a gridiron.
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Old March 20 2008, 08:48 PM   #23
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The question is can the Galaxy actually play to the potential they have on paper? The pre-season tour against teams in Asia/Oceania has been dismal with LA getting their hides handed to them by the likes of no-name teams from Hong Kong. What does bode well is the return of Carlos Ruiz, who should be - sorry Landon and David - the most productive player the Galaxy have on the roster. At least he knows where the back of the net is and has always been comfortable in LA.

Becks has been added to the England squad and will likely be handed his 100th cap. There are rumors flying everywhere that he is homesick (if not, there is a real possibility he is burned out from trotting around the globe all year to meaningless friendlies). I hope, as some are speculating, that his getting the cap doesn't kill his motivation to keep working hard and we end up with a half speed Becks trotting around the pitch. I can imagine it was quite dispiriting playing with such a dismal side as LA was last season. But, its the team they put in my backyard (South Cal), so I have no choice but to support this dismal side.

Bold prediction: LA makes the play offs.
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Old March 20 2008, 11:09 PM   #24
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More CCC news - Houston Dynamo got past their own quarter-final, as did Pachuca - so while D.C. will play Pachuca (first in Mexico, then in the US) Dynamo wait to find out the result of tonight's Atlante-Saprissa match to see who they will face in their own semi.

It'll be a tough call for United - not least since Pachuca's home turf is seven thousand feet above sea level! - and either potential opponent for the Dynamo will be tough going for the reigning MLS Cup champions...

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But, its the team they put in my backyard (South Cal), so I have no choice but to support this dismal side.
Well, you do know that the Home Depot Centre hosts this team, too:



And they actually look like they will do pretty well this season!
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Old March 21 2008, 01:15 AM   #25
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True, there is Chivas. But there are many reasons I couldn't support that team, the least of which being I was going to Galaxy games way back - in the Rose Bowl days - long before there was a Chivas USA.
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Old March 21 2008, 01:24 AM   #26
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Well, one team I support has only been there since '07, and the other was one of the originals - so I guess I can have it both ways!


But if you feel like not being too hard done by if CDCUSA beat the Galaxy in the Honda Superclasico this year, I won't blame you, nonetheless...
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Old March 21 2008, 11:45 AM   #27
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But if you feel like not being too hard done by if CDCUSA beat the Galaxy in the Honda Superclasico this year, I won't blame you, nonetheless...
No offense, I respect what the MLS has achieved so far (although some aspects of that league seem very strange to me, like the almost socialist financial structure and the weird transfer system) - but "Honda Superclasico"??
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Old March 21 2008, 02:49 PM   #28
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England are set to play USA in May...

prepare for a good thrashing my dear yank cousins
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Old March 21 2008, 04:33 PM   #29
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Depending on who the US brings, it will be an interesting match. Player for player, position for position, England have more quality. No one can question that. And even in their best players, the US have no one near, say, Rooney or Gerrard. But anyone who has watched England knows what is on paper rarely translates onto the field. And the "Fabio revolution" will not take hold overnight. England are still a pretty direct team, devoid of much creativity, and one that - like every single England team ever - often mistakes hustle and getting stuck in for skill. Of all the teams across the pond, the US - being a side of massive athleticism in place of creativity and skill - matches up the best against England.

Based on no facts or even knowing who will play that day, pulling a prediction out of thin air: Yanks 2 Brits 2. Angry red tops scream Fabio's completely lost the plot, demand resignation.
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Old March 23 2008, 06:48 PM   #30
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But if you feel like not being too hard done by if CDCUSA beat the Galaxy in the Honda Superclasico this year, I won't blame you, nonetheless...
No offense, I respect what the MLS has achieved so far (although some aspects of that league seem very strange to me, like the almost socialist financial structure and the weird transfer system) - but "Honda Superclasico"??
Hey, I didn't name the thing...

...and quite frankly, I wish more leagues around the world were as keen to do something about the rampant inequality you see in various European leagues.

MLS needs to be the way it is to survive, both in the face of very strong rival 'mahor league' pro sports in Northern America, and against the rival soccer leagues in the Americas, Europe and elsewhere.

And while I hope that the likes of the salary cap can go up eventually, I would not want to see it go up farther than the league can sustain financially.

The last thing I want to see is MLS tank the way NASL did.
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