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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 pm

Toronto is in preseason form

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:49 am

Old Man DMB with the nice game winner. Last international goal at the club level ...12 years ago
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Post by LucioLas » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 am

Does Toronto stand a chance for a good result this season? I've been out of the loop with MLS for a couple of seasons.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am

So Toronto goes out of CCL but extend Jozy A.
The Other MLS sides move on...KC over Toluca, Red Bulls move on,Houston through, and Atlanta comes back with a 4-0 win to move on.

Regular Season kicks off this weekend.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am

Regular Season kicks off this weekend.
At 9 months, the MLS season is perhaps 3 or 4 months too long.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:42 am

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am

Regular Season kicks off this weekend.
At 9 months, the MLS season is perhaps 3 or 4 months too long.
Outside of the NHL is there a league where this is not the case? Maybe not 3 or 4 months, but most leagues need to tighten up or get creative for in season value

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Post by tennbengal » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:49 am

Nine of first ten for FC Cincinnati are against playoff teams from a year ago, and first two are on the road at Seattle and at Atlanta. For a team that has built kinda a weird roster heavy on 6s but lacking a real option at 10. It's gonna be...rocky for awhile, I think. Still, they have 20,000 season tickets sold, so the fan buy-in continues to be awesome. Looking forward to Saturday - they are national against Seattle.

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Post by phxgators » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:15 am

We'll be at the Rapids opener tomorrow. Supposed to be around 25 degrees at kickoff and should be snowing throughout the game, starting a couple hours before game time. I'm looking forward to it, my wife not so much.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:11 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:42 am
Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am

Regular Season kicks off this weekend.
At 9 months, the MLS season is perhaps 3 or 4 months too long.
Outside of the NHL is there a league where this is not the case? Maybe not 3 or 4 months, but most leagues need to tighten up or get creative for in season value
Guessing you mean the NFL.

And you are absolutely right. NHL and NBA are played indoors so it doesn't seem quite so ridiculous. But Toronto plays its first two games in Philadelphia and Toronto - in March. Couldn't the league have had the Northern teams play against indoor teams or in the south or west?
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:23 pm

MLS shortened the season by a month in 2019
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:23 pm
MLS shortened the season by a month in 2019
This.

I've always been ready for the season to start in the spring, and in the fall I've never felt impatient for it to be over.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:10 pm

Nick Rimando just announced this’ll be his last season.

Damn.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Giff » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:30 pm

The Dynamo kit sponsor is the hospital where my wife works. Pretty cool.

ETA: up yours, Steve!
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Post by phxgators » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:28 am

So, yeah, it was cold. Coldest game in MLS history, 18 degrees at kickoff. The wind blowing in through the north end of the stadium was the worst part though. If it was just the cold and snow it would have been ok. My beer was getting slushy and the lettuce sticking out of my burger froze before I could eat it... Down a man and down 2-1, and with my 7 year old near tears he was so cold despite all the layers, we bailed at halftime. Made the right choice, but did regret it a little when I saw how the end of the game went down.

Tried to watch the second half on ESPN+ yesterday, and the replay stopped with 2 minutes left, before they even got to extra time. Thanks ESPN...

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 pm

Giff wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:30 pm
The Dynamo kit sponsor is the hospital where my wife works. Pretty cool.

ETA: up yours, Steve!
I'll take a road point to open the season, thanks.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:18 pm

Hamid has been saying he is the best goalie in the usmnt pool. Then he said he was better than Guzan in the lead up.to the game yesterday. Hard to disagree after the 2nd goal. It was moving but Guzan should be all.over that ball.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:33 pm

phxgators wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:28 am
So, yeah, it was cold. Coldest game in MLS history, 18 degrees at kickoff. The wind blowing in through the north end of the stadium was the worst part though. If it was just the cold and snow it would have been ok. My beer was getting slushy and the lettuce sticking out of my burger froze before I could eat it... Down a man and down 2-1, and with my 7 year old near tears he was so cold despite all the layers, we bailed at halftime. Made the right choice, but did regret it a little when I saw how the end of the game went down.

Tried to watch the second half on ESPN+ yesterday, and the replay stopped with 2 minutes left, before they even got to extra time. Thanks ESPN...
I was in town to visit my daughter who’s at DU. Special to see Andre the rookie from there score the 3rd goal.
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Post by phxgators » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:33 pm
I was in town to visit my daughter who’s at DU. Special to see Andre the rookie from there score the 3rd goal.
Yeah, it was cool to see him and Bassett get playing time. Bassett came out for Price after the red card, I'm guessing for someone with more experience given the circumstances. I'm still pretty much a novice when it comes to pro level soccer, but they did seem to play more aggressively on offense than last year, even when they were down a man.

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Post by Giff » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:34 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Giff wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:30 pm
The Dynamo kit sponsor is the hospital where my wife works. Pretty cool.

ETA: up yours, Steve!
I'll take a road point to open the season, thanks.
Are you thanking me or the refs?
Muh.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:48 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Hamid has been saying he is the best goalie in the usmnt pool. Then he said he was better than Guzan in the lead up.to the game yesterday. Hard to disagree after the 2nd goal. It was moving but Guzan should be all.over that ball.
That was a pretty bad goal. I thought maybe he was screened, but watching multiple replays... Nope. You have to account for a swerving shot when the guy over the ball is quality. Bad bad goal.

That said, shut up Hamid. That's some bush league, Hope Solo-level bullshit. You don't talk about other goalies, period.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 am

Giff wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Giff wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:30 pm
The Dynamo kit sponsor is the hospital where my wife works. Pretty cool.

ETA: up yours, Steve!
I'll take a road point to open the season, thanks.
Are you thanking me or the refs?
I couldn't watch the game - what was the controversy?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Giff » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:09 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 am
Giff wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Giff wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:30 pm
The Dynamo kit sponsor is the hospital where my wife works. Pretty cool.

ETA: up yours, Steve!
I'll take a road point to open the season, thanks.
Are you thanking me or the refs?
I couldn't watch the game - what was the controversy?
The offside call on what would've been the go-ahead goal was iffy, IIRC. I was watching at a bar with the sound off. This is just the first time I've talked shit about an MLS game live.
Muh.

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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 am

Zelalem on a free transfer to Sporting KC. Hellllll yeah.
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Post by tennbengal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Wooo!

That’ll do for first ever MLS point - on the road against the defending champs.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:00 am

My 15yo daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia on Wednesday.

On Saturday, I took her to RSL's home opener, in 40 degree weather.

I can't figure out if I'm the worst dad ever, or the best.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:34 am

Quality in the MLS continues to go up...which is why it kills me about the fiasco that is DC's local TV coverage. I won't pay for the FloSports access and as a result won't have TV for most games. And after the news about yesterday's broadcast, I am not sure why anyone would signup....

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:12 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:34 am
Quality in the MLS continues to go up...which is why it kills me about the fiasco that is DC's local TV coverage. I won't pay for the FloSports access and as a result won't have TV for most games. And after the news about yesterday's broadcast, I am not sure why anyone would signup....
Well, FCC just destroyed their good vibes week of their home opener by announcing today that they too have inked a deal with that outfit. I am unaffected because I can still use ESPN+ for the FCC games since I am out of market, but it's fuckawful for the fanbase they are trying to grow in Dayton, Lexington etc. Just dumb. There is an over-the-air option for those in Cincy proper but it's a shitty station and signal for those without cable (Star 64). Just moronic.

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Post by tennbengal » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:24 pm

They got the good vibes back. 3-0 ass-kicking in their home opener as an MLS club over Portland.

10 goals allowed in 3 games for Portland by the way - that seems sub-optimal.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 pm

Nick Rimando's farewell tour did not go so great last night. 5-0 drubbing on his last visit to DC (where he started his 20 year MLS career and met his wife who played for the women's pro team..Ben Olsen married them). Wayne Rooney hat trick and a nasty volley were helped by a red in first half injury time and a second yellow (for a red) in the 2nd half.

Would have been fun to watch if the game was not on FloTV.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:02 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Nick Rimando's farewell tour did not go so great last night. 5-0 drubbing on his last visit to DC (where he started his 20 year MLS career and met his wife who played for the women's pro team..Ben Olsen married them). Wayne Rooney hat trick and a nasty volley were helped by a red in first half injury time and a second yellow (for a red) in the 2nd half.

Would have been fun to watch if the game was not on FloTV.
Or, not quite so much.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:07 am

FC Cincinnati appears to be getting the hang of the MLS thing. First road win, 2-0 over a reeling Revolution. Did it missing five starters from the 11 who started against Portland (four due to international duty and Adi due to injury). Impressive depth for the expansion club, frankly.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:39 am

Kenneth Saief is a great pickup. Interesting, just assumed he was Jewish because of his association with Israel...but he is Druze.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:45 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:39 am
Kenneth Saief is a great pickup. Interesting, just assumed he was Jewish because of his association with Israel...but he is Druze.
His motor and decision making is another level. He was the one who made a perfect pass to set up their equalizer in Atlanta after he came on late, and this was his first start. They are gonna have to make room for him, not sure who sits (hopefully not Alan Cruz) but Saief needs to be starting.

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Post by phxgators » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:27 pm

Being announced today that Arsenal will be playing a friendly against the Rapids in July.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:19 am

so a 7-1 and 5-0 game this weekend.

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Post by Baloney » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:26 am

phxgators wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Being announced today that Arsenal will be playing a friendly against the Rapids in July.
Who will Stan cheer for?

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 am

Baloney wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:26 am
phxgators wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Being announced today that Arsenal will be playing a friendly against the Rapids in July.
Who will Stan cheer for?
ticket sales

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Post by mister d » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 am

How do I start a Dome out campaign?
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Post by phxgators » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:25 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:19 am
so a 7-1 and 5-0 game this weekend.
And a 4-1 game with 2 own goals...

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