MLS Thread: 2019 Edition

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Lshap, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Pouchkine Registered User

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    They only think short terms. They want the expansion money in their pocket now.
     
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    If you split the expansion money it really isn’t a lot.
     
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    Another late Altidore goal making today's game slightly less frustrating..
     
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    Another ****ing own goal costs us more points. Frustrating game getting a red card 5 minutes in and still playing well enough to get the win and then not seeing it out.
     
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    and of course its skjelvik being in the wrong place at the wrong time. every game i watch he just looks completely lost out there
     
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    That own goal was entirely in Bingham.
     
  7. Terry Yake Registered User

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    i wouldn't blame bingham. any goalie would've come out to try and play that ball

    especially knowing skjelvik was beaten on D for the millionth time
     
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    Agreed any goalie would have tried but they wouldn’t have done that crazy diving header when he could have stayed a yard back and caught the ball safely.
     
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    it would've worked

    skjelvik just happened to be in the worst possible place and the ball hit him in the head. as fluky as it gets
     
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    I don’t think you can blame Skjelvik though because he has to go for that and try to disrupt Morris.
     
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    I think MLS would be far more likely to essentially split the two conferences into separate leagues and have a super cup at the end of the season to be MLS “champions”. It wouldn’t really be that much of a change, you’d just eliminated inter conference games during the regular season. You could still have a combined all-star game or something where a European squad comes over to play against them.
     
  12. Viqsi where we're going we won't need eyes to see

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    Speak for yourself. :rant:

    Having way too many "this is what we saved?" moments this year. :(
     
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    What stupid Euro or South American team name will St. Louis have? An Italian influence would actually make sense with The Hill and the 1950 team.
     
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    MLS expanding this fast will only hurt the league

    give the newer teams time to set a foundation before expanding more. not to mention the league is just getting more and more watered down talent wise. that's now 4 more teams that will be added by 2022
     
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    Damn, so they're moving to Phoenix.
     
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    If new teams come in and bring in talent like Atlanta and LAFC have, then it won't be an issue. If they try to rely on local and American players, then it'll be a problem.
     
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    I disagree with the talent being watered down part, MLS is already in that 2nd/3rd tier of leagues and staying small isn't going necessarily improve the talent level.

    Like, if you have a bell curve of all the soccer players out there ranked by talent, EPL, La Liga, Series A, Bundesliga, etc gets those elite players on the tail of the curve. MLS is pulling players from the meatier center of the bell where more players are closer in skill level. I don't think adding players from MX or 2nd tier Euro leagues is gonna water down the talent in any significant way.
     
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    I dunno, I wouldn't hate making Josh Sargent our big signing. Ibisevic is probably too old by then. Mark Pais could do a spell as keeper. Will Bruin is solid MLS talent. Tim Ream would be older by then, but still able to play. There's some decent STL talent out there
     
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    True, not saying you can't have a team led by local or American stars, but for the league, it just needs the most talent it can get. For Sargent, I hope he stays in Europe, but comes back after he's had a good career over there.
     
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    If not him, they definitely need to get a Bosnian or two.
     
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    Soccer is one sport where watering down talent isn't really an issue.
     
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    Always someone ready to go up the pyramid.
     
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    If Josh Sarget is back in MLS before he is 30 that will not be a good sign for him personally or US soccer.
     
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