MLS Thread: Enter Zlatan

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  1. Pouchkine

    Pouchkine Registered User

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    Are they regular dimensions field? Yes. And Europe top flight leagues are not fighting for credibility.

    The synthetic fields are bad enough but the NYCFC 7vs.7 soccer field is simply laughing stock. Makes the MLS look like a parody.
     
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    A club playing in a baseball stadium is a trivial issue compared to the Columbus/Austin debacle. That's an issue that exposes a fundamental flaw in how the league operates.
     
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    But for most casual viewers it's the team playing in a baseball field that makes the league look like a big joke.
     
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    Well its single entity, so they can't say they can't stop owners from moving the team.
     
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    Other than when Wigan and Hull were in the top flight I am struggling to find other examples of that (other than Old Trafford hosting Magic Weekend/ Super League finals, but those are one offs).
     
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    Fro Cheatin on CBJ w TBL

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    Canes go sports

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    Josef Martinez broke the MLS single season goals record tonight in Atlanta's 2-1 win over Orlando.
     
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    Magnificent start for the Galaxy over Fake Chivas!
     
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    Well not the result I wanted, but honestly it was probably the best defensive effort the Galaxy had all season despite the idiotic penalty that we gave up. Felt like we had multiple opportunities to put LAFC away. But good news is that we didn't lost a single game against them this year which 'm more than happy with.
     
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    Scoring for fun now, a goal per game for the whole season seems like it could really happen now.

    And for all of their attacking talent, you could make a case for Gressel being their MVP. Plays multiple positions well without complaint. The swiss army knife type of player every team needs.

    Nagbe and Garza may not make it back (or get back to form if they do) but what a bonus it would be. Like late season transfers adding quality depth.
     
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    When you look at the number of goals Martinez scored for Torino and now for Atlanta it sure tells you everything you need to know about MLS comical defending!

    Sure he probably improved and plays for the best team in the league but still...
     
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    NYCFC blow it. Nuts to this. Sort it out NY.
     
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    Bit different in that it was designed both as a football and RL venue. But that kinda also goes to the main difference that rugby and association football are basically two codes of the same basic idea with similar field requirements..baseball is a very different game and ballparks are designed in a way that makes them very bad fits for anything other than baseball.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    He said that at Torino they played him out position on the wing. He'd score less goals for a different team, although he's still a very good player in MLS.
     
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    Atlanta really have to win the Cup this year.
     
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    Of course MLS has worse defending, that's obvious to those with eyes. And given that Serie A is a more defensively oriented league, kind of a non-starter to point this out.

    He has improved, not to elite levels. Moving to his more comfortable position has definitely helped.

    Compared to the European leagues and their stature, we do take this into perspective/take the record with a grain of salt. But it's still one hell of an accomplishment. Give the man his due.
     
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    BEN OLSEN IS A FOOTBALL GENIUS!!!
     
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    Rhodes 81 grit those teeth

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    It doesn't matter how good he may be relative to another league. It has been a real treat to watch Martinez play in the MLS. He has flash and even if he played for a different team, I think he would still have an opportunity to have set this record. Being the class of the MLS may not mean much in Europe, but it means something in North America. He has played his role beautifully during his time in Atlanta.
     
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    As much as soccer has grown in America and MLS along with it, it's kinda telling though that the MLS 'stars' are basically anonymous. Like Bradley Wright-Phillips is probably still more known in England, primarily for being SWP's brother rather than any playing achievements, than in America. Josef Martinez is just another Latin American in MLS and has zero visibility beyond the league. The MLS players who have some sort of visibility are the foreign retirement stars a la Ibrahimovic and Rooney or perhaps USMNT players who people would know via the World Cup (obviously not so much now given the 2018 absence of the US).
     
  21. Viqsi

    Viqsi where we're going we don't need draft picks

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    Get someone like that to stick around on a team for multiple years, and tell MLS to get its head out of its ass w/r/t its treating any team without "FC" in its name like ****, and that'll probably improve.
     
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    So I looked at Newcastle's XI yesterday as I sat down to watch the game with a friend who is a Chelsea supporter (doesn't watch MLS).
    I told him that Miguel Almiron would be the best player in this XI. I watched the full game and am even more confident in that statement. Am I crazy?

    Side note, they'd also be better served having Josef Martinez up top over Rondon and I think we will see that with Venezuela in this upcoming cycle.
     
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    It’s official, Miami’s new team name is Inter Miami CF.
     
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    Interesting. East Coast Chivas?
     
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    The fake historic names in MLS are hilarious.
     
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