MLS Thread: 2019 Edition

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

  1. SJSharks39 Registered User

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    The draft hasn’t had a superstar in years. With so many players going the homegrown route, there’s no high quality in the draft. I do understand why they have it though.
     
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    Seattle just drafted Tucker Bone. Telling everyone right now, he will be the next Cristian Roldan. Played against him a couple times, smart and technical player.
     
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    Another example of a very poor kept secret in the MLS. Austin officially granted a new expansion team that starts in 2021.
     
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    The reaction by city receiving an MLS team definitely has more NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB vibe rather than minor league baseball or WNBA.
     
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    Austin FC TO become full fledged member of MLS by 2021
     
  6. Viqsi where we're going we won't need eyes to see

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    Good for them. May they have a chance to thrive and outlive Precourt's ownership - nothing against the fans there, just the owner.
     
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    This is pathetic. "Vamos El Tree" :laugh::laugh:
     
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  8. KallioWeHardlyKnewYe Hey! We won!

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    Don't sleep on the chant that celebrates their city council -- wasn't even a unanimous vote! That is the lamest thing I have seen in a long time.

    I'm sure the people of Austin are nice. I'm happy they'll have a team and, it's not their fault the MLS/Garber and Precourt are scheming, sniveling weasels. BUT boy it'll be fun to root for the total failure of this franchise. It'll suit all those clowns right (leaders, not fans).

    but at a high level, the whole Austin ordeal has been an embarrassment for the MLS and its owners.
     
  9. Viqsi where we're going we won't need eyes to see

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    :facepalm:

    They need capos to coordinate that crap?
     
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    I've been supportive of Garber and MLS expansion, but how they handled Columbus was just disgraceful almost stealing that club. I'm also laughing at the "One of our own" chant considering if the Crew did move, none of those players would've been their own. I'd never root for a team to fail (sans Chivas) except for this.
     
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  11. KallioWeHardlyKnewYe Hey! We won!

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    Don't forget the cities like San Antonio and Detroit and Phoenix who are getting screwed out of an expansion slot. Especially San Antonio. The MLS engaged with that city and encouraged them to pursue expansion knowing full well that it gave Precourt an out to relocate to Austin years earlier. That's the definition of bad faith. San Antonio never had a shot. And now that the MLS so thoroughly bungled its attempt to steal Columbus, Austin has taken an expansion slot, which screws another city (whichever one would have been next in line for this round).
    Garbage business by garbage people.
     
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    And Sacramento.
     
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    Yep.

    And it's funny because Precourt and Austin have gone out of their way to say they're NOT an expansion team since, technically, Precourt was an existing owner transferring ownership. Anyone with half a mind though can see through that spin.
     
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    He was never the same after he came back from the Euros
     
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    I want Sacramento Republic in MLS just to end the stretch of generic garbage team names.
     
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    https://www.tsn.ca/tfc-s-giovinco-to-be-sold-to-saudi-club-team-1.1249734

    Yesterday morning TSN broke a story that said there were rumblings that Gio was leaving TFC, and a transfer to a Saudi team was underway.

    TFC scrambled and insisted Giovinco left camp due to some medical issue, and that they were committed to keeping him around.

    Now this comes out. :shakehead

    Just lost their best player. Hope they've got a great backup plan!
     
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    Yeah a good Plan B is going to be needed hear. Sucks to see Seba go; it was a treat to see someone of his quality in Toronto on a weekly basis so I thank him for that and the trophies he played a big part in winning.

    On the other hand that frees up a lot of money and a DP spot so let's see what this team can do with a new look. Plus @ 32 his best days are behind him.
     
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    Hw is the GOAT MLS player. We were the worst franchise in MLS prior to his signing and he pretty much single handily made them champions. 2015-2017 along with 2018 CWC were fun as hell, not sure if we'll ever reach that peak with Miami, LAFC and other plastic clubs coming in.
     
  19. koyvoo For Badgeholders Only

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    Sad to see him go.
     
  20. Viqsi where we're going we won't need eyes to see

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    Even better; he's claiming via Instagram that he was basically chased out by TFC management.

    Giovinco joins Al-Hilal, slams Toronto FC in exit
     
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    Yup, saw that earlier as well.

    Even though he's getting up there in age, and his play regressed last season - hell, the whole team slumped, first ever MLS Cup champs to miss the playoffs the following year, I believe - it's still sad to see Gio go.

    Best player this team's ever seen, and it's really not close.

    Not sure what TFC or MLSE's next move is here, because now they've got an angry group of season ticket holders who JUST renewed their seats, only to now find out that the team just gave up on its' best player.
     
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    And this doesn't include the possibility of Lucho Acosta leaving DC United
     
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    ^Is that all from players leaving MLS? :laugh:
     
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    "It's only January" strikes me as a little silly given that, y'know, that's when the transfer window is. But still. Nice.
     
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    What do you mean? For example, If NYRB were to sell Kaku in the summer, the fee would be added to that count.
     

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