1. BarryWhite

    BarryWhite Well-Known Member

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    Enjoyed watching Columbus beat NYRB. Higuin is joyous to watch play.

    Atlanta vs NYCFC was brutal to watch on that postage stamp of a field. Such a shame with the talent available to both teams.
     
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  2. astroevan

    astroevan Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, how long does it take to build a stadium? Was that not part of the deal for awarding the team? The pinnacle of greed in MLS.
     
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  3. sacffc

    sacffc Active Member

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    It's the guys with the big money, so the rules are different for them.
     
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  4. timmyg

    timmyg Well-Known Member

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    Funny how the "you must have a SSS" requirement disappeared when the big money owners of the Sounders, NYCFC, Atlanta United (and probably forgetting a few others) wanted in on the cabal.

    Hot take: it wouldnt surprise me if the search for the stadium is fruitless and Yankee Global Enterprises withdraw their 20% ownership stake. Pack up the moving vans...
     
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  5. sacffc

    sacffc Active Member

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    They screwed Sacramento out of the franchise they'd promised because they found people with more money. And now there are 2 teams in NY and 2 teams in LA, and the league is showing all the signs of becoming big-city-centric. I haven't watched a minute of the MLS playoffs, another sign that my interest is MLS is waning, particularly after our "local" team, the Earthquakes, were so awful this year. It's also pretty clear that under the current setup, the Earthquakes will continue to have no chance against the big-money teams. Why bother? There's better football elsewhere.
     
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  6. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    Sac, I certainly understand how you feel when your city gets their ducks in a row then gets hosed. That said, Portland, Columbus, & Real Salt Lake are still playing and aren’t big money teams. The Quakes do well in attendance and just hired a good manager. They should be able to compete in MLS if run properly.

    As far as the playoffs are concerned, the best rivalry in the league continues tonight as the Timbers and Sounders play their 2nd leg (Portland leads 2-1 on agg.). Vamos Rose City!!

     
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  7. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    Portland hosting KC right now (0-0 early on) in the Western Final.

    Atlanta thrashed the Energy Drinks 3-0 in their first leg. Tata is said to be off to manage El Tri, but could there be another country making a run at him? :rolleyes:
     
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  8. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

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    This not just in - Atlanta is a joy to watch and should close out the season with the title. Portland has it all to do in KC, SCJ. I'll be pulling for the Timbers (at least they didn't concede an away goal) so that probably provides to them the kiss of death. Someday, my Quakes will return to the league (in my mind they've been relegated the past two years and should be playing in USL 2)...
     
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  9. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    2nd legs tonight, should be a cruiser for the ATL, and would gladly take a 1-1 final in KC (the first leg should’ve been 2-2 w/all the chances both created).
     
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  10. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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  11. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

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    Nice win by Portland...and I think the same referees from the recent Italy/US matchup were in charge of deciding the amount of extra time to be added. I like the match-up, but can Portland blunt Atlanta's attack?
     
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  12. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    Atlanta the heavy favorite at home for the final on Saturday night. The Timbers Army weren’t happy w/the 1300 ticket allotment which sold out in 4 minutes. Sounds like there will be close to 70K in attendance. Fingers crossed Portland adds to the city of Atlanta’s rich history of their pro teams choking.
     
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  13. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    More then 73K at The Benz to watch the best team in the league deservingly win 2-0. Bad giveaway led to the first goal, a quality save by Guzan followed right after. Early goal in the second and that was that. I know the MLS has their share of screwups, but moving the Final to the home of the highest seed wasn’t one of them.
     
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  14. jumpkutz

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