U.S. National Team Part VII

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  1. Elliman

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    I've been reading this site for over 10 years and this post has to take the cake. Seriously? Disgusting.


     
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    Not even close.
     
  3. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Yes, fans going to matches are going to be less diverse. But that's also on purpose because many of the stadiums they want to use for matches are housed in areas with less diversity. Heck, if the US played a Latin American side in DC, LA, NY, Chicago and other big metropolitan areas, they would be out drawn and basically have to play away matches.

    So they put matches against Honduras, El Salvador, or the like in places with lower immigrant community populations.

    You also have the sheer economics of who can afford to go. Sporting events across the spectrum are typically attended by middle and upper class white people because they have the disposable income. That's not completely true across the board, but that is where much of the population still is who attends sporting events. It also doesn't help that the vast majority of the 'new' fan base for the sport in the US is typically educated, young, and middle class. that means nothing for the players themselves, but that's where it is for fans. But that's also somewhat of who the US Supporter groups are trying to attract. They don't want the wine and cheeser market. They want people who are going to come, have a good time, get a bit rowdy, and support the side. It's much more fun to go to matches when people are into it.




    On the MLS comments, I think it's easy to crap on what's a pretty bad league. but then again, if some of the young players for the US went abroad, they might end up like Julian Green or Jozy when he want, cast between multiple clubs with no playing time. At some point, staying home isn't the worst option if you're not getting playing time. It's easy to say Pulisic, Pulisic, Pulisic, but for every kid like him who has actually gotten some playing time, there's another 40-50 (way more actually) who have not gotten any look or sniff at playing time. It also isn't because they weren't talented or what have you. There's still a stigma against some American players.
     
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    FWIW, that top photo is at Soldier Field. Not sure of the opponent, though.

    EDIT: Never mind, that's a World Cup watch party.
     
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    Will it be a live firing?
     
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    More like “hey sorry we ****ed up qualifying hope you’ll forgive us! By the way nothing is going to change and we are going to continue business as usual cause we were so close!”
     
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    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    He'll probably announce that they're going to refocus efforts. That we were oh so close.

    Don't mind me while I cash some checks.
     
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    "We wanna thank Bruce for doing the job on such short notice and let you know we're starting a very diligent search for a new manager today."

    He's probably announcing that he's not seeking re-election in Feb.
     
  10. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Sunil says he isn't sure about running again, but some people have said he's asked them about nominating him.

    More of the same. #GulatiOut
     
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    The irony is Sunil's staying on for power/money under the guise that he's managing 2026 and making in roads with FIFA.

    He's no better than the clowns in FIFA that were charged with corruption.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    The game suffers for the business.
     
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    He doesn't actually get paid that much being USSF president. It's a power thing for him.

    He won't leave till he knows he can get the 2026 bid across the line.

    They need to nominate someone else and take power from him.
     
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    Eurosnob: MLS is terrible because they brought in the best American players and hurt the national team.

    Eurosnob after MLS stops bringing in the best American players: MLS is terrible because all the best American players are playing in Europe. That's why I watch real football like the European leagues and wouldn't piss on MLS if it were on fire.
     
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    MLS is terrible, no matter the narrative. Don't fool yourself.
     
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    To steal a line from Jim Cornette: Thank you very little for your ridiculous opinion, you're welcome even less.
     
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    Personally I hope they hire LVG so he can hear him say "Hey you.. fat man." referring to Tim Howard.
     
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    LVG's United tenure scars me. It's terrifying.

    Watching U17 world cup right now in my PJ's at home. 2-0 USA 57th minute.
     
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    USA looks ****ing DOMINANT against Paraguay. Sargent with a goal, Weam scored too, 4-0. Surely through now.
     
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    5-0!

    Weah hat trick!

    Clown pounding!
     
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    Now they’re going to use this result as a positive for pay-to-play.
     
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    I had to go to class after Weah's second goal (which was awesome btw) and to much delight saw the score. They'll play either Japan or England in the quarters. Jadon Sancho got recalled by Dortmund from the England squad, but England still has a lot of depth.
     
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    I hate to say it because I'm an MLS fan but I don't think it's a coincidence that ever since the US big names started coming to MLS (Howard, Dempsey, Holden, Guzan), USMNT have gone downhill.
     
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    If you look at the nations that produce top quality players they tend to export their talent to other leagues. MLS isn't really doing that. In fact they're doing the opposite by bringing the American players back to MLS.
     
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    I am completely fine with MLS continuing to be a feeder league for Europe and a safety net for former stars who can't cut it in Europe anymore. I mean what the heck is Altidore doing here? He should still be in Europe. Not necessarily in La Liga (whers he failed) or the Premiership but in other European leagues like Eridivisie (where he flourished).
     
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