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Horrid linking play once again from defense to midfield. We give the ball away SO easily, and until we fix that problem teams will just pressure our backline and wait for them to give the ball away. We could have Barcelona's attacking players and we still wouldn't win games with this kind of support play.
Ding ding ding.
Boskovic and Saragosa/Kitchen better figure it out, or they will both be replaced this summer.
BoskOvic rides the pine...
United trots out a 442 with derosario paired with saragosa in the midfield.
Please, we need a result!
Best news I've heard since the national anthems!
Too much open space.......where is our central midfield???
its so awkard knowing the announcers are back in maryland and not in vancouver....
You can already tell how much better we are with DeRo in the midfield.
Waaaaaay to much passing from McDonald to our forwards. Same problem as all year so far
McDonald is ghastly. Maybe sacrifice a bench press set and actually practice passing a soccer ball.
I figured we'd be bad at the back, but our attack is fucking toothless.
Yep, pretty much the exact opposite of what was expected.
Red bulls looking good.
MLS should have thought about having 2-3 teams in NYC, L.A, Chicago and a team in st. Louis with KC being there.
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
The "second team in NYC area" discussion has been out there forever. The Wilpons were heavily involved with that initially, and there is thought that maybe that can start again now that their Madoff case is over. A lot of people like to talk about the Cosmos organization fielding the second NY team, but that org is more of a vanity project, a publicity-seeking joke, than a legitimate sports organization IMO.
LA has two teams, obviously.
Chicago needs to get its first team in order before it can start looking at a second. Biggest problem for the Fire right now is they have a solid, B+ stadium in a D- location.
St. Louis has been getting thrown out as an option for expansion talk for over a decade, mainly because it's a good sports city with as rich a soccer history as a city in the US can have. It would be a very good city for MLS IMO, but it has no serious ownership prospects so it isn't happening.
Right or wrong, St Louis probably wasn't helped by Jeff Cooper and his debacle with first getting a MLS team, and then leading the NASL/USL split only to have his team go under basically halfway through it's first season. Crap like that not only kills the market in the city, but is going to make people more cautious by nature when looking into the same market in the future.
Friday will be my first home game of the season so I am hoping we score a goal!
LOL, aim low!
With what we have seen this season, I don't have any reason to think otherwise..
Last week was a step ahead in that we didnt allow any goals...now lets score one!
Who else is going on Friday?
Me, obviously. I'm bringing the two kegs (going to try to make one of them Oberon) and we're doing a small tifo display so I'll be going in early to help set that up.
I can't come this Friday. Too much stuff going on to get out there by game time. I'll DVR the game and watch it late.
It's not a question of "if" regarding a team in NYC, it's a matter of "when". They're going to make it happen. MLS has a team set up who's sole job is to get a stadium built in the city. Once they get that built, they'll be able to auction off the team to a number of bidders for a minimum of 100 million dollars in expansion fees. And that won't even cover the cost of owning the stadium. That's just the value of the team itself. Wilpon may get back into the picture, The Cosmos may but I think they're kinda done. They were full of bluster just like Jeff Cooper and Mauricio Claure in Miami. They all had a similar tactic of trying to negotiate loudly and boldly through the media. I don't think it will work in this case either. But Garber has said on numerous occasions that they have multiple ownership groups interested. 100% chance it will happen.
I agree about St. Louis. I think there is a stain over that situation and it's too bad. I think they'd be a really nice connector between Chicago and KC. They'd be a rival to both and would really bolster the league in the Middle America. I wouldn't put them at the top of my wish list for expansion cities but they're near the top.
There is a ton of smoke blowing around Orlando City. I think they're getting in. Nothing is set in stone of course but they offer a ton of positives. It's a quickly growing market that will be top 25 soon. There is very little sports entertainment competition. It also helps reach a new region. They certainly wouldn't be left on an island down there by themselves. I think you'd see Atlanta, Miami or Charlotte come along with them pretty quickly. Maybe multiple teams from that list. And the topper to the whole thing would be if Disney buys the team. ESPN would very quickly change it's mindset about MLS. You'd see weekly MLS shows, more highlights and other things like that.
Edit: I forgot one hugely important factor for Orlando. They're getting really great attendance at the second division level. It's reminiscent of Portland before they moved and a bit like Philly with the Sons of Ben Supporters Group offering massive positive influence in the city and to their cause. If you're getting 5k at second division level and get over 10k for a playoff game, you can bet they'll average 20k for MLS, at least at the beginning. It's not always directly proportional, but you can see all the similarities between them and the other well supported expansion teams.
(I'm not just replying to gsterp. his post was just the last in that thread of conversation
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If MLS can get a stadium built in NYC then that would be amazing. I want more stadiums like Seattle. Tailgating at bars surrounding the stadium and then walk a few blocks to the stadium.
I'll be at the game tonight, it's college night so I get to be the creepy old grad student that looks out of place...
Off to tailgate!
Not going. But I'll be watching. I feel like we're going to win tonight. I know I shouldn't feel that way but I think we're going to get it done. And I feel like we might score 3. Maybe 3-1 final.
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