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We are 2 days away from the start of our 2013 march to MLS Cup.
Primetime game vs Houston Dynamo at 8:00PM Saturday on NBC Sports.
DeRosario is likely to be suspended for a red card/ejection in a preseason game. GO GO GO MLS. Such bullshit.
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Wait, it's the 9th, right?
No this Saturday. Home opener is the 9th.
Have you guys seen this? It's long, but if you like MLS (and really if you care about soccer in the US) this is pretty awesome. Don Garber is incredibly impressive. When he says MLS is going to be one of the best leagues in the world by 2022, you believe him.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will conduct his March to Soccer address and media availability in an innovative new format. On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. ET, the MLS YouTube Channel will live stream Garber's season-launching remarks, and reporters will ask questions through an exclusive Google+ Hangout.
Garber is the first commissioner of a major sports league to utilize this combination of technology and access to speak to fans, partners and media. The host venue for the event, which comes four days before the opening day of the League's 18th season, is Google's New York City Office.
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Resident RBNY fan checking in. Good luck this season. Think DC will have yet another successful season (always seems to work out that way anyway).
You might like the video I posted. Tons of stuff about expansion and the new potential stadium in NYC. RBNY comes up quite a bit also.
DeRo suspended for first two games for preseason headbutt.
Thanks, will check it out when I have some time. The whole NYC2 team is interesting to me - as an MLS fan I honestly don't think it would be the best option...there are other potential locations that I think could succeed and make more sense, but as a NY soccer fan, I actually want it to happen. RBNY's fan base is generally NJ and some of NY, but not really much of Long Island. The Cosmos have plans to build a stadium right near Belmont Stakes, so they will cater to that Long Island market, which has a 75-80+ club youth soccer league. If NYC2 does happen, there would be no excuses for the MLS to not cater to almost ALL of the NY/NJ/CT market.
Sorry to get off topic - excited for the new season. Hopefully Petke can get some things on the right track over at RBNY and we can actually make a run for a change. At the very least, I have to think he will take US Open Cup more seriously than Backe did.
Such a mickey mouse bullshit call.
I feel like this just adds to the fire the team has because of similar crap last year (red card at Houston, snow game at NYC, etc)
They actually talked about the RBNY fanbase in the video. I think they said only 30% of it comes from NYC. Bringing in the second NY franchise would be to get the rest of that market interested in MLS. The market is 19 million people, of which I think 7 million is in New Jersey. Getting NYC proper to care about MLS would be huge for the league in a of ways. So I guess I disagree somewhat from your opinion on it.
They talked about the Cosmos also. You can tell that Garber is just annoyed by those guys. Multiple times he told people they had to go to them in order to get answers about what they're doing. He said they made a decision to go to the 2nd division and he hopes they do well. They won't be the owners of the 2nd NYC team.
They did also talk about other expansion. At one point he mentioned Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Minnesota as other locations besides NYC that they're working with. In particular Orlando came up a couple more times. They really could get a team even if NYC comes also. They've got good ownership, already have a good fanbase which has helped other cities (Philly, Portland), they have a stadium plan in place and it's in a big market. That's pretty much the magic formula.
Is it possible to take it less seriously? And no offense, but I'd be overjoyed if you guys lost every game, even though I do like Petke from his run in DC.
Kemp, White, and Shanosky are set to play for the Kickers in a friendly tomorrow night. Seems to scream out to me that they'll be three of the four players sent out on long-term loan. I'm betting Willis or Dysktra is the other once Willis gets healthy since the Kickers currently have zero keepers.
CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals start next week. Really hoping MLS shows well. And I'm still really sad that we didn't qualify for 2013-14. Going into the playoffs we had such a good shot. That's one of the things I'm most bitter about how last year ended.
Our depth chart according to Goff....
1. Bill Hamid
2. Joe Willis
3. Andrew Dykstra
1. Chris Korb
2. James Riley
3. Robbie Russell
1. Daniel Woolard
2. (Chris Korb)
3. (James Riley)
4. Taylor Kemp
1. Dejan Jakovic
2. Brandon McDonald
3. (Daniel Woolard and Robbie Russell)
4. Ethan White
1. Perry Kitchen
2. Marcelo Saragosa
3. John Thorrington
4. Lewis Neal
5. Raphael Augusto
6. Conor Shanosky
1. Nick DeLeon
2. Marcos Sanchez
3. Kyle Porter
4. Syamsir Alam
1. Chris Pontius
2. (Kyle Porter)
3. (Lewis Neal)
1. Dwayne De Rosario
2. Lionard Pajoy
4. Carlos Ruiz
5. Casey Townsend
6. Michael Seaton
Feels like we finally have some quality depth for once.
Possibly, although center back looks a little shallow, especially if White is loaned out.
Agreed. Ethan needs to get games in after his injury last year, so it makes sense for him to go to Richmond and play. But the idea of Russell or Woolard at center back for any extended period of time gives me the heebeejeebees.
That is the first RBNY coaching hire since Bruce Arena (which of course the org mucked up) that I thought was a great hire. Mike is one of my favorite ever people in this league, and while he's a truly nice guy, he will also take absolutely no bullshit from anyone and will expect 100% professionalism from literally every single roster player no matter what their name or salary.
So yeah, you guys scare me a bit now.
DCU: Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; DeLeon, Kitchen, Saragosa, Thorrington, Pontius; Pajoy. Subs: Dykstra, Russell, Riley, Ruiz, Sanchez, Porter, Rafael.
HOU: Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Barnes, Bruin. Subs: Marscheider, Ching, Johnson, Creavalle, Camargo, Dixon, Brunner.
Pontius has been dangerous. This squad does not possess the ball well.
(Yes, that was a terrible PK by Davis but)
Is Bill Hamid a GOD?
hamid is the f'n man. what a stud.
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