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Soccer/Football general thread by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:53:59 EST ID:DfDt3gCY No.27137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions! Which country will become the 2018 World Cup champion in Russia? General discussion of everything soccer/football related.
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Sidney Pippernodging - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:09:03 EST ID:d3ziQt2i No.27138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27137
the 2018 World Cup champion will be Putin
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Lillian Tootford - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:35:22 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.27151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I bet we can make this thread last 4 years until the next cup.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:55:10 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27163 Report Quick Reply
So who are your guys' favorite teams? DC United and Borussia Dortmund for me.

>>27151
I think it's a possibility given how slow this board is.
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LOLBISCHOFF !!Q8h8Yrl3 - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:01:58 EST ID:j/ZM6O8h No.27165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27163
Seattle Sounders FC. Don't really follow international football too much.
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TheMcD !iYk4bFjGwk - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:27:53 EST ID:cEC0+J0B No.27166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27163

Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin. Both sitting somewhat tight in their division, tending downwards. Oh well, I can wait.
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DashingCN - Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:33:55 EST ID:POV/QJWY No.27167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27163

Liverpool and Lazio.
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Legs - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:07:45 EST ID:MO5XmSRq No.27174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Spain striker Diego Costa has completed his move to Chelsea. His former club, Atletico Madrid will receive £32m ($54.8m US) for the Brazilian born player.
Costa played in two of Spain's World Cup games, failing to score in either.
Last season Chelsea struggled to score goals consistently, manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping that this new signing will be able to solve that problem.
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Jack Sonnerbury - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:19:19 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.27179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>27163
Celtic, Liverpool, Portland Timbers
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Edwin Chunkinway - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:44 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.27189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I miss the FIFA 2014 thread already... ;_;

It's been a great year guys. Best 420chan world cup celebrating ever. Thread shoulda been preserved, but too bad /sport/ gets ignored so much.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:42:40 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27190 Report Quick Reply
>>27189
Yeah got bumped off unfortunately, which is why we could use a higher post count on here.I think it was the biggest thread we've ever had on this board. Maybe we can make this thread last longer than the other one.
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Polly Billinghood - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:33:01 EST ID:nvL5E2EX No.27192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27190
> Maybe we can make this thread last longer than the other one.
To rights we can
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Beatrice Piddlelock - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:09:26 EST ID:BI4DzPD2 No.27193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27190

Is page count figured automatically by post rate or is it set manually for each board?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:52:27 EST ID:O2ixBCsY No.27196 Report Quick Reply
>>27193
set manually. I know because /mtv/'s post count got up about a year or so ago.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:59 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27204 Report Quick Reply
Looks like Las Vegas may be the location of the MLS' next expansion team - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/07/21/thinking-long-term-mls-preliminary-discussions-over-expansion-franchise-las- . Dunno how I feel about this given how Las Vegas doesn't even have a major pro sports team because of the issue of sports betting and how they would do attendance wise. Personally I feel like the San Antonio Scorpions or Sacramento Republic FC should be in MLS because they already have strong fan bases and potential future plans for new stadiums.
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Faggy Chublingstock - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:48:04 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.27205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27204

Yeah, Vegas doesn't seem right for an MLS team. I don't think locals would embrace the team as well as a smaller market that would fully embrace a professional sports team because of not much else going on in the region; see: OKC with the Thunder, Seattle with the Sounders FC, and really most MLS teams not in major metropolises.
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Cyril Nindertet - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:08 EST ID:xZmC1oCs No.27234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27204
>>27205

Where would be good for an MLS Franchise? I mean where do you guys reckon would react most positively to it?

Also seeing as this is football general, based football league starts in less than 2 weeks, Oldham don't have kits, Blackpool don't have players, glorious league https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_tYbFdbzz4
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Cornelius Cligglestone - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:34:09 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.27235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27234

Miami is definitely a good place, I also would like to see an MLS team in San Antonio since I think the lack of an NFL & MLB team in San Antonio would help boost the potential fanbase for an MLS team also the proximity to the border could help draw Latino fans.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:35:41 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27239 Report Quick Reply
>>27205
I don't think they could either along with sports betting being an issue and trying to build a soccer specific stadium.

>>27234
>>27235
David Beckham is trying to bring an MLS team back to Miami, that is of course being able to find a stadium location and have it approved. As for San Antonio, the Scorpions are probably the best choice for being selected as the next expansion team - http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/article/San-Antonio-vying-for-MLS-24th-franchise-5652053.php
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Fanny Clobblehut - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:50:51 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.27241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27239

Coincidentally enough the Raiders might be moving to San Antonio if they can't fleece Oakland taxpayers to pay for a new stadium. I wonder if they would share the stadium like how the Sounders play at CenturyLink Field.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:20:50 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27245 Report Quick Reply
>>27241
Scorpions already have their own stadium they can easily expand unless they decide to play at the Alamodome temporarily while their expansion is being done and can also use for big games like the Impact do with Olympic Stadium. I'm not surprised the Raiders want to relocate there instead of LA though.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:56:38 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27310 Report Quick Reply
Nice win by the MLS All Stars against Bayern Munich. That goal by Bradley Wright-Phillips was pretty good. Definitely a contender to win the Golden Boot.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:59:02 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27312 Report Quick Reply
Also Landon Donovan is retiring at the end of this season. He's definitely cemented his legacy as one of the greatest MLS and US players of all time - http://m.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/08/07/landon-donovan-announces-he-will-retire-after-2014-major-league-soccer-seaso
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Hannah Sollerson - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:18:43 EST ID:Atw2XKdK No.27353 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27163
My favorites are Arsenal, Everton, Bayern Munich, Hajduk Split, AC Milan, and SSC Napoli. Despite being an American I don't really care for the MLS but if I had to
pick one of those teams it would probably the Chicago Fire or Sporting Kansas
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:41:49 EST ID:ZzXNk15Y No.27379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Damn Columbus whipped LA's ass. Also this banner is pretty awesome.

>>27353
Sporting KC is the best team in MLS right now and they're last year's MLS Cup champions so they're probably worth following.
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Jack Ficklelod - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:06:14 EST ID:yrfYQyny No.27382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>27379
Sporting is great, I'm glad they kicked Real's ass last cup.

You want good MLS, follow the Portland/Seattle rivalry, both teams are sweet.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:30:50 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27446 Report Quick Reply
Looks like the New England Revolution got Jermaine Jones in a luck of the draw against the Chicago Fire. Hope he can help them finally win an MLS Cup.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:56:06 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.27829 Report Quick Reply
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MLS revealed their new logo. Apparently the slash in the logo refers to soccer's "speed and energy" beginning outside the perimeter and driving upward at 45 degrees to show the "nonstop nature of the game and rising trajectory of the league". The three stars represent club, country, and community. The shield's division is also meant to represent the two halves of a soccer game, the open white space "brings you in and out of the MLS world"
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Eugene Blackwell - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:44:29 EST ID:39geFd8f No.27849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27829
What does any of that even mean? They probably spent more time coming up with that bullshit to justify how much they were getting paid than actually designing it.
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Sophie Fullymud - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:46 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.27854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27829

I think it looks fine, but the white space in the shield looks off. Maybe it's clashing with the white background but it literally feels empty to me. Maybe a nice shade of blue in that white spot would look better.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:27:58 EST ID:mjkZ2AzL No.28007 Report Quick Reply
So a group of investors headed by Los Angeles Dodgers investor Peter Guber and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan agreed to purchase Chivas USA from the MLS for a fee over $100 million. That would mean Chivas USA would become the third MLS team to fold, with a new LA team coming in 2017 with a new stadium in Downtown LA. I'm not surprised but at least I got to go to a game in their final season. Dunno where Erick Torres will end up since he's their star player. It also means that Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo will have to move back to the Western Conference, after winning the last two Eastern Conference Championship games, so each conference has 10 teams each with New York City FC and Orlando City SC joining MLS next season.

Also fuck yeah DC United being the first team to clinch a playoff spot. What a turnaround from last season.
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Augustus Fuvingham - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:59:28 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28007

That sucks, I was hoping Chivas USA would move down to San Diego. Honestly, if they aren't going to keep the Chivas name then they should move the team out of LA and into a place like Anaheim to try and catch all the rich, trendy white people in the area looking to get on the soccer bandwagon.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:21:56 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28017 Report Quick Reply
>>28008
But much like Miami's future MLS team, it's all dependent on getting the city's approval for their new stadium.

>>28009
I always thought San Diego would be a good city for expansion especially for Chivas USA relocating but the problem is the stadium situation and investors funding a team. If the Chargers are able to get their new stadium, maybe they could get the rights to an MLS expansion team if the team's ownership chooses to do so like the Vikings and Falcons have. Atlanta is already getting a team in 2017 and Minneapolis is a frontrunner for MLS expansion aside from Sacramento, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
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Jarvis Goodhall - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:09:19 EST ID:LeUjBJma No.28018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28017
How long does it usually take city's to approve construction and permits and stuff like that to get a new stadium built?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:20:33 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28029 Report Quick Reply
>>28018
I'd say about a year or two, maybe more, depending on how long the process takes.
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Shitting Dunningfuck - Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:06:42 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, what an absolutely embarrassing game for the U.S.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:52:51 EST ID:BWWCl2Yv No.28061 Report Quick Reply
>>28058
Especially being Landon Donovan's last international game.
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Shitting Dunningfuck - Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:36:16 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28061

How that one shot by Donovan around the 20-ish minute didn't go in was absurd.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:32:42 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28118 Report Quick Reply
Good to see the United clinch the Eastern Conference and #1 seed. They've made an incredible turnaround this season from worst to first. Let's hope this success can translate in the playoffs.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:38 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28189 Report Quick Reply
Well Chivas USA folded and the new team to replace them in LA is Los Angeles Football Club - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/10/30/major-league-soccer-awards-new-team-los-angeles
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Eugene Sungertore - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:58:23 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28189

Huh, weird name considering there's already an LA "football club" called the Galaxy.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:48:51 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28191
and there's already an NY "football club" called the Red Bulls. Having 2 teams in the two largest US cities isn't anything new in sports and plus NYC FC and LA FC both have huge ownership groups backing them.
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Eugene Sungertore - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:11 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28194

Ah, I completely forgot about NYC FC. That's silly, too.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:09:53 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28215 Report Quick Reply
Lets hope DC can score 3 goals on Saturday and move onto the Conference Final on Saturday.

>>28195
The MLS has always wanted to have a team in the city so this is their chance. With the Yankees and Manchester City as co-owners, they could easily become one of the top teams in the league and bring some popularity for pro soccer in NYC.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:42:52 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28216 Report Quick Reply
Anyone watching the UEFA Champions League? Cira Immobile has been great for Borussia Dortmund. That breakaway goal he scored against Galatasaray was incredible. While they may have lost their last 5 Bundesliga games, they sure as hell have been great in UEFA CL so far.
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Shit Wenningnune - Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:46:16 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28216

My dad's a big Liverpool fan so I somewhat pay attention to them when I remember to. I feel bad for them because they keep getting smoked in CL matches.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:39:24 EST ID:HSK/qZtU No.28220 Report Quick Reply
>>28217
Yeah they got shut out by Real Madrid yesterday so RM is also in the knockout round now with Dortmund.
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Edward Blackgold - Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:15:12 EST ID:oDNEzhFf No.28237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28217
>>28220
I'm a major Liverpool fan and this season is making me physically ill. We're likely to end up in the bottom half of the table at the end of the weekend after this loss to Chelsea.

Fuck you ref that was a clear penalty. Cunthill can't claim innocence after matrix diving to the side on a shot that had plenty of approach time.
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Fanny Honeyridge - Sat, 08 Nov 2014 15:35:32 EST ID:NVQtlb3o No.28243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, if you thought the Qatar World Cup looked shady before...
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/nov/07/north-koreans-working-state-sponsored-slaves-qatar
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Ernest Wommerhat - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:08:32 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, Mexico is pushing the Netherlands' shit in.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:01:31 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28262 Report Quick Reply
Well it sucks the United got knocked out. Maybe next year. I'm pulling for a Sounders-Revolution MLS Cup.
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Cornelius Ferryspear - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:01:25 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Exciting game! Surprised New England won, I figured it was heading for a draw and now New York is in a serious hole. Looking forward to LA Vs. Seattle in a bit.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:05:55 EST ID:fXLu7D4M No.28328 Report Quick Reply
Tough break for Dortmund against Arsenal today.

>>28314
The next legs should be good.
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Hedda Grandshit - Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:50:47 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
God damn, dat goal by Juninho. Just like that the tone of the match has completely changed.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:44:38 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28366 Report Quick Reply
It's Galaxy-Revolution in the MLS Cup. I wouldn't mind seeing Landon Donovan win the title in his last game ever but at the same time, New England could win its first ever title in its 5th MLS Cup appearance.
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Hannah Fogglehet - Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:36:43 EST ID:4Ewb8BC+ No.28376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28366
Hey Higgs I was wondering if you could help me out, why is it in always sunny in Philadelphia frank has like a massive mental decline as the show goes on? I mean at the beginning he is like a business man, and then later he's pulling guns on grease fires and living in garbage, and is incolved in all kinds of illegal bullshit. When did the change happen? I know this isn't sports related but I wanted to ask you directly
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:11:34 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28377 Report Quick Reply
>>28376
you could have just asked me on /mtv/ or IRC. It's just cause as the antics get crazier, Frank's mental state deteriorates? I dunno it's just a comedy with little continuity.
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Augustus Bugglestone - Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:22:50 EST ID:J9aRWks6 No.28385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28376
i think living with Charlie rubbed off on him.
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Phyllis Chacklechadging - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:03:52 EST ID:q+eCq5hT No.28388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Arsenal are shit, Wenger not buying players has fucked the season once again.
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Polly Brirringshit - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:44:47 EST ID:4qycGq/c No.28389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28376
A long slow decline into drug abuse and sleaze. Early on he quits his business life because its boring and moves in with Charlie because he thinks Charlie's insane lifestyle is cool.
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Clara Snoddale - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:13:42 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28390 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MLS Cup today, get hype!
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Clara Snoddale - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:43:33 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28392 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, Galaxy just got away with a hip check in the box.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:14:58 EST ID:xIRSyl6p No.28399 Report Quick Reply
Well the Galaxy can now call themselves a dynasty and now the first team to win 5 Cups. Sucks the Revolution now have lost another MLS Cup and now are 0-5. Also Don Garber announced that Las Vegas, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Sacramento are in the running for expansion teams.
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Ebenezer Crenkinwill - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:35:04 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28399

It was a hell of a game, so it wasn't all bad. Landon Donovan always seemed like a prick to me, but I still feel he got royally dicked-over by Klinsmann when he got left off the WC roster so it was cool to see him go out a champion.

Sacramento possibly getting an expansion team is really intriguing to me. I'm not sure how vocal and populated their soccer/football fan contingent are, but considering they only have one pro team (the Kings in the NBA) it would be neat if they could get completely behind a MLS team and create a rowdy atmosphere for home games.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:20:24 EST ID:kV/vvlj1 No.28401 Report Quick Reply
>>28400
Without a doubt Donovan has solidified himself as one of the greatest American soccer players of all time. I've never had a problem with him and him not being on the WC team sucked but I'm glad he got to go out as champion in his final game on top as well.

Sacramento Republic FC debuted this past season in USL Pro and not only won their league's championship in their first season but set the league record for average attendance. They actually have a large fanbase and vocal supporters and pending if their plans for a new stadium go through, no doubt they'll get a team.
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George Cindlelon - Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:25:27 EST ID:q+eCq5hT No.28416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The MLS blows
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Nigel Pinderforth - Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:03:19 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28417 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28416

Ripping commentary, old chap.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:24:26 EST ID:N9+lYOMB No.28440 Report Quick Reply
DC United finally got their new stadium deal approved by the city council. Really happy that it's finally happening after all these years of playing in RFK Stadium since day 1 - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/12/17/dc-council-unanimously-approves-development-dc-united-stadium

Also Las Vegas city council approved a public subsidy for a new stadium, which means the stadium will be built pending MLS awarding them an expansion team - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/12/17/las-vegas-city-council-approves-public-subsidy-soccer-stadium-clears-hurdle-
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Augustus Debbledale - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:10:18 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28441 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28440

Aw, rip in peace, RFK. I'll be sad to see Qualcomm/Jack Murphy go within the next couple of years, too.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:45:05 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28442 Report Quick Reply
>>28441
I have a lot of good memories going to DC United and Washington Nationals games there. I'll definitely have to go to a United game or two over these next two seasons before they leave for their new stadium.
Apparently Dan Snyder want to tear down RFK Stadium and build a new domed stadium on top of it but because the stadium is on federal land, anything having to do with RFK has to pass Congress first. With the whole Redskins' name controversy right now, I doubt that will happen anytime soon.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:57:28 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28560 Report Quick Reply
RONALDOWINSLOL - http://www.espnfc.com/real-madrid/story/2240733/cristiano-ronaldo-wins-ballon-dor-for-second-straight-year
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:31:43 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28593 Report Quick Reply
So Toronto FC landed both Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco. Since the team has 4 DPs with Michael Bradley and Gilberto and under the current CBA, Toronto would have to ensure the club has three DPs on its roster prior to their season opener on March 7.

Also St. Louis has now entered the MLS expansion race - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/01/15/mls-commissioner-don-garber-gives-update-potential-expansion-cities-includin
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Fuck Hennersore - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:51:32 EST ID:m2GTPLlm No.28611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28593

Gilberto is on his way out for sure. Funny how this year's DP infusion didn't get the massive PR campaign the Defoe/Bradley signings got.

I'll miss Gilberto tho. I'll never forget that game at NYRB where he snatched the ball out of Defoe's hands on a free kick and banged it low and hard for a goal, in his first game back from injury. Defoe was so cheesed, it was awesome. Fucking Yido cunt... Shoulda never gave that nigga money.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:51:08 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28643 Report Quick Reply
>>28611
To be fair, Altidore and Bradley are USMNT players hence why they got all that publicity. I'm also glad DC gave Fabian Espindola DP status now because he has really helped turn the team around this past season.
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Beatrice Drinkinfock - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:29:06 EST ID:G+PoK+xd No.28710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>27137
Germany will win WC2018, AGAIN
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:36:47 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28748 Report Quick Reply
http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2306213/fifa-are-set-to-confirm-that-the-2022-qatar-world-cup-will-take-place-in-november-and-december

November and December of 2022? FIFA should have really given the World Cup to the US.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:49:39 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28805 Report Quick Reply
Looks like MLS is headed for a lockout unless they can strike a deal with the players union before Friday - http://screamer.deadspin.com/all-signs-pointing-to-mls-work-stoppage-1689244812/+billyhaisley
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Angus Smallwell - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:28:57 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28813 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28805

I was so hype for the MLS season last weekend when I saw the commercials for the upcoming kickoff on ESPN and FS1, and now this news really sours my enthusiasm. I hope they work something out so the season can start on-time.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:37:43 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28819 Report Quick Reply
>>28813
Well you won't have to worry, they struck an agreement on a new CBA today - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/03/04/major-league-soccer-mls-players-union-reach-agreement-principle-new-cba
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Martin Goddlestack - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:39:58 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28819

Huzzah!
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:22:41 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28838 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Glad to see the United win their first home opener since 2011. Even if Fabian Espindola is suspended for the first six games of the season, I think they'll be alright till he's back.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:28:32 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28880 Report Quick Reply
This could be interesting - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/03/17/report-cristiano-ronaldo-plans-play-mls-beginning-2018
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Angus Sinnerman - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:28:29 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.28884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28880

Neat. I don't mind aging international stars coming to the MLS to wind down their careers. I think it's good to give young players a chance to play with former stars without having to throw them into the shark-infested waters of international play so that they can grow as players and help them towards taking that leap.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:40:33 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28884
Good point. It also does help boost MLS's profile on the world stage having more big name players come to the US and play.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:24:58 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.28993 Report Quick Reply
Looks like Minnesota United FC is MLS's next franchise. At least it's not the Vikings who have a team playing in a huge stadium like the Atlanta MLS team.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:59:18 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29114 Report Quick Reply
So Club America and Montreal Impact tied 1-1 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final. The 2nd leg on Wednesday should be interesting as Montreal could become the first Canadian team to win the Champions League.
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Cyril Hemmerbanks - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:17:49 EST ID:gXhtMb3d No.29131 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29114

Never thought I'd do it but I'm pumped for Montreal. A win would also enter them into the the Club World Cup, pitting them against the winners of Champions league, Cope Libertadores etc. Pretty serious acheivement for Canadian soccer. Also considering the went into the Azteca faced 100,000 fans flashing laser pointers at 1.5 miles above sea level and come out with a draw, some kinda miracle.
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Basil Blenkindure - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:59:11 EST ID:PNxZZg7S No.29133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29131
They almost walked away with an improbably win, too, until like the 85th minute I think. Still, a draw at Azteca is an amazing accomplishment for Montreal and MLS in general. I'm praying they can seal the deal at Olympic Stadium and book their ticket as the first MLS club to the FIFA Club World Cup this December in a long time.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 03 May 2015 15:43:09 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29209 Report Quick Reply
Fabian Espindola is back! Glad to see that the United are off to their best start in franchise history.

>>29133
Well looks like they came up short but they put in a good effort. Oh well.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 04 May 2015 18:27:41 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29223 Report Quick Reply
Looks like Chelsea are EPL champions for the first time in 5 years with 3 games left to go. Hard to believe it's only their 5th title in franchise history yet its their 4th in 11 seasons.
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Barnaby Crundledock - Tue, 05 May 2015 21:45:57 EST ID:PNxZZg7S No.29229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29223
It's amazing what Russian oligarch oil money will do to a franchise. In all seriousness though, EPL is a snorefest--it's basically 3-4 teams fighting for the title every year. Southampton was my great hope for the year after a fantastic first half, but then they faded, as teams with a substantially less salary cap are wont to do.
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Nigger Goddlestut - Thu, 07 May 2015 15:24:17 EST ID:HR5mEPh6 No.29236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has announced an indefinite suspension for all domestic football in the country beginning on May 16.

>The decision has been made due to a dispute with the government over issues including television rights. A statement on the RFEF’s website on Wednesday said it was unhappy with receiving less than 5% of pools revenue.

Reports are that they are just going to outright cancel the Copa del Rey final too
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Sophie Hammlepet - Sat, 09 May 2015 15:06:33 EST ID:s/2w4pQL No.29256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29236
From what I've seen the Spanish league is going ahead as per usual. Unless I imagined watching Espanyol v Eibar last night.
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Sophie Drickleduck - Sat, 09 May 2015 17:19:37 EST ID:3b0r8Xq3 No.29260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29256
It's not 16 may yet
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Emma Hecklenack - Sat, 09 May 2015 20:01:40 EST ID:s/2w4pQL No.29262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29260
Yeah I just read that this is the last round of games before the suspension starts, my bad.

On the subject though, it seems like a fair strike. Why should two clubs receive half of the revenue when there are more than enough fans for a great deal of other clubs in the league?
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Sophie Pockbanks - Thu, 14 May 2015 07:46:22 EST ID:s/2w4pQL No.29302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29236
>>29260
Looks like the strike's off already

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32696425

>"The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish after the week-long Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) suspension and players' strike were lifted by Spain's national court."

Barça for the treble!
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 15 May 2015 10:19:57 EST ID:SXlr5FQo No.29317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's the latest MLS expansion news:

>The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Monday that MLS Atlanta owner Arthur Blank is hoping to reveal his club's name before the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals this July. A club spokesman confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that is indeed the case, but provided no other details at this time. The two Gold Cup semifinals matches are set to take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on July 22, meaning that the club's announcement could come any time in the next two months.

>Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and other MLS leaders will visit St. Louis next Tuesday to meet with area elected officials, business leaders and members of the local soccer community to learn more about the city’s potential as a home for an MLS expansion club, according to a press release issued on Wednesday by the St. Louis NFL stadium task force. Garber and other MLS officials will meet with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and Dave Peacock, who co-leads the governor’s task force charged with advancing plans for a new stadium along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis. According to the press release, plans for the new stadium include accommodating a FIFA regulation soccer field. Garber, representatives from USL side Saint Louis FC and other local soccer figures will meet with the public at 5 pm ET next Tuesday in St. Louis’ Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium.

Well whatever the Atlanta teams ends up being called, hopefully it won't be generic like Atlanta FC or something. As for a team in St. Louis, it depends on if that stadium deal gets approved but I'm skeptical about teams sharing stadiums with football teams unless it's like the Seattle Sounders that draw large crowds. I sitll think Sacramento should be one of the MLS' next expansion teams.
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Eliza Trotway - Wed, 27 May 2015 00:42:16 EST ID:8vXizvft No.29362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
14 FIFA executives just got arrested and extradited to the US on charges of enterprise corruption. Lol, make sure when you accept bribes and launder money that you don't use US banks to do so. American's must be really pissed all that 'lobbying' (bribery) they did for the 2022 bid failed.
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Fanny Ballerchet - Wed, 27 May 2015 02:45:03 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.29363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29362
>American's must be really pissed all that 'lobbying' (bribery) they did for the 2022 bid failed.

Americans as a whole give collectively no shits about a failed bid for the world cup. Some companies and probably some politicians might, but almost nobody in America gives a shit. Not saying it wouldn't have been commercially viable to hold a World Cup in a US city, but pretty much everyone in the US are bandwagon soccer fans.
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Samsara Siddhartha - Wed, 27 May 2015 08:37:09 EST ID:UNBRIZLT No.29365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29362
Perhaps this is the beginning of a domino effect against corrupt rich folks.
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Lillian Doblingford - Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:51:39 EST ID:dg5ZS4HJ No.29390 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sepp Blatter is stepping down apparently.
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Lillian Doblingford - Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:58:48 EST ID:dg5ZS4HJ No.29391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29390
http://www.espnfc.us/fifa-world-cup/story/2476623/fifa-president-sepp-blatter-resigns-amid-corruption-scandal
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 16:13:21 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29403 Report Quick Reply
Looks like Russia and Qatar could both lose the World Cup if there's evidence of bribery to host - http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33041467
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Samuel Pimbleladging - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:09:13 EST ID:hebQaq+7 No.29407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Juve made the finals interesting on Saturday. I was hoping they could pull off the upset, but I knew deep down that Barca is just too strong.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:25:09 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29410 Report Quick Reply
DC United's stadium deal is finalized - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/06/08/officials-united-district-reach-final-terms-on-stadium-deal/

Hopefully everything goes according to plan and the stadium opens by the 2018 season. They really needed this deal or else they would have moved to Virginia, which wouldn't have been good for Dan Garber's whole downtown stadiums initiative and it would have been bad transportation wise.
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Esther Blibblesitch - Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:01:28 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29410

Be sure to take one last squeege in RFK while you can before they implode it.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:00:53 EST ID:U1Wj6jQ4 No.29424 Report Quick Reply
>>29412
lol not at RFK but I would like to attend their last game at RFK.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:32:43 EST ID:12B7xInL No.29512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
US is back in the Women's World Cup finals. If Japan wins against England, perhaps we'll see a rematch between the two.
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William Lightfoot - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:39:19 EST ID:RZcqiDdK No.29518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29512
that own goal was brutal, but it just makes for a better redemption story for the US.

#wewant3
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Martha Snodstone - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:27:10 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29522 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29518

Absolutely horrible. I hope that there won't be as many yahoos in the UK that will make her life a living Hell moreso than it is already simply because it's Women's Football and barely any men even care about it compared to the Men's sport.
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Edward Wendlelock - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:52:43 EST ID:hebQaq+7 No.29532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The anthms of the WWC finals are playing now!

Also, grats to Chile on their win. I hung out with a lot of chileans at the world cup in brasil. their squad has a great fanbase.
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Edward Wendlelock - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:13:18 EST ID:hebQaq+7 No.29533 Ignore Report Quick Reply
HOLY SHIT.

No one was expecting this. 4 - 0 16 minutes in, USA.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:26:26 EST ID:ouLwkJVd No.29534 Report Quick Reply
>>29533
Japan getting bombarded by all these goals
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Colin Mochrie - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:47:58 EST ID:/wW2xvNw No.29536 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>27137
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:13:59 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29537 Report Quick Reply
US dominated that game. Glad they're champs again.
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Polly Pickstone - Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:40:56 EST ID:fjtDSl6Y No.29540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone gonna be watching pic related? Tournament kicks off tomorrow with Panama vs. Haiti at 7ET followed by USA vs. Honduras at 9:30ET. Runs from July 7-26. Link to schedule: http://www.concacaf.com/category/gold-cup/schedule-results
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Cyril Benkinshit - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:46:27 EST ID:5IvkJTw/ No.29541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
America must be the only country that gives a fuck about wiminz football.
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cole1114 - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:57:28 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.29543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29541
We have I think 43% of all women's football players in the world. Thanks to heavy funding for women's sports, along with every other country being way less women-friendly, we genuinely are the only country that cares.
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Hannah Blovingnedge - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:18:57 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29544 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29540

I don't have any Fox channels so I likely won't be watching much unless I feel like watching some 240p 1strow or vipbox stream. I'm kind of curious if the USMNT will ever click under Klinsmann.

>>29541

Pretty much, but even today Americans stopped giving a shit about the USWNT, and won't give a shit until 2019.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:30:31 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29545 Report Quick Reply
>>29543
Title IX is pretty much the main reason why women's sports in the US have advanced as much as they have but at least we're one of the best at something internationally speaking.
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cole1114 - Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:04:30 EST ID:VgT/pkQb No.29546 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29545
It's one of the things Title IX is really, really good for.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:30:36 EST ID:RtEZuxQm No.29551 Report Quick Reply
>>29546
That and a lot of other countries don't invest as much in women's soccer and have professional soccer leagues. Here's a good article Julie Foudy wrote about the women's game - http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/2015worldcup/article/13224279/fifa-do-more-develop-women-game-globally
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Matilda Fobberlock - Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:23:31 EST ID:PNxZZg7S No.29552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29544
People shit on Klinsmann for tinkering with the lineup too much while simultaneously forgetting that the majority of these changes are for friendlies that don't matter and are for experimenting anyways. He's planning for the long-term, courting players in Europe and Germany in particular, and I think the relatively high payoff of the last World Cup (made it to the knockout round from the "Group of Death," held Belgium to extra time) will be replicated in the future.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:30:31 EST ID:lo5M7JUM No.29621 Report Quick Reply
So after LAFC's stadium got approved, now the future Miami MLS team apparently now plans to build their stadium next to Marlins Park but there's still stuff to work out - http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article27488947.html
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Hugh Turveywater - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:42:38 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29630 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What an embarrassment for the U.S.
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Archie Ducklock - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:04:39 EST ID:PNxZZg7S No.29640 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29630
More like for Mexico. The only reason they've advanced over the past TWO games is because of dubious penalty calls in extra time. Atrocious officiating hellbent on Mexico making the final? Horrendous fans showering trash on players, shining laser pointers in opposing team members' eyes, using vile language? No wonder CONCACAF is considered the backwater of the soccer world. The US deserved to lose, but what happened in the Mexico games is far more egregious and needs to be punished by CONCACAF/FIFA members.
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Martin Mepperbetch - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:13:17 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29646 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29640

The thing is, though, is that Mexicans aren't embarrassed by that. It's a trash country. That type of behaviour/corruption/bullshit is par for the course for Mexico. The U.S. should never lose to Jamaica on home soil short of a catastrophic disease outbreak across the team the day of the match.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:44:17 EST ID:16JRtZqL No.29757 Report Quick Reply
Forbes released its list of the most valuable MLS teams from this past year - http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2015/08/19/major-league-soccers-most-valuable-teams-2015-2/
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Cedric Cumblebanks - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:57:06 EST ID:i56w8NBn No.29790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29757
Lots of Pacific northwest on that list. Wasn't expecting that.
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Lydia Gegglebire - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:42:20 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29790

The Sounders fucking fill their stadium up with every home game, I'm not surprised at all to see them up there. I'd love to attend a match there, but even on television Sounders home games come off as something else compared to just about every other MLS team. Cool to see the Timbers on the list, too. I was surprised to see that Toronto FC made the list.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:24:06 EST ID:Cq5+djcG No.29801 Report Quick Reply
>>29791
Soccer has a huge following in the Pacific Northwest and the Timbers and Sounders regularly sell out crowds. Even the Timbers' sister team Thorns in the NWSL has the highest attendance out of any women's professional soccer team in the world.
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Augustus Suttingbut - Tue, 08 Sep 2015 22:13:09 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.29858 Ignore Report Quick Reply
USMNT getting blown the fuck out on home turf.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:47:03 EST ID:bNmdzD8t No.29949 Report Quick Reply
Goad to see Chris Rolfe stay with the United. They have a real chance to make a run at the title this year - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/09/24/chris-rolfe-signs-contract-extension-remain-dc-united
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:24:14 EST ID:NAeervzu No.30020 Report Quick Reply
Like the Washington Nationals, Chelsea is also having problems with their manager after their collapse this season as well - http://screamer.deadspin.com/chelsea-players-starting-to-rebel-against-jose-mourinho-1734028778
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Reuben Grimham - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:36:09 EST ID:VOH+rZNi No.30103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone think Klinsmann will be fired during the US' World Cup qualification cycle? Gulati has stuck behind him and said publicly that he's not going anywhere, but who knows what's going on behind the scenes. I've never been sold on Klinsmann, but I can't think of anyone who would serious consider the job at the moment. And both Arena and Bradley would be a step back
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Hedda Bullerpeg - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:17:17 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30103

I don't see Klinnsmann being fired during qualifying unless he fucks up so bad the U.S. somehow doesn't qualify. If the U.S. doesn't make it out of the Group stage in the WC he'll get fired, and if they only win their first game in the knockout round then he'll get fired. He needs to show progress otherwise they'll go in a new direction without him following the 2018 WC.
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Martin Cunnerfuck - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:08:15 EST ID:VOH+rZNi No.30106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30104

I think this is what will happen as well. Despite crashing out of the Gold Cup, losing the Confederations Cup playoff game, and probably not qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, a vast majority don't give a shit about any of that. Only the World Cup matters, and so if Klinsmann can get us out of the group stage and even win a knockout game, then he should stay on as a "sign of progress." Whether or not there's actual progress in the player-development system, Major League Soccer (where the majority of national team players will eventually come from), and the technical/tactical instruction remains to be seen. But national team coaches have been fired for much less (*cough* Miguel Herrera *cough*), so Klinsmann should thank his lucky stars that he has someone (Gulati) so enamored with him that he'll keep him on despite an incredibly uneven record.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 06:21:28 EST ID:MvBNEp4Q No.30110 Report Quick Reply
Interested to see how Jurgen Klopp does with Liverpool and now his assistant from
Borussia Dortmund will now be by his side. By all means I wish Klopp the best of luck because he's a great manager - http://www.espnfc.us/liverpool/story/2662755/jurgen-klopp-assistant-zeljko-buvac-joins-liverpool

>>30106
I don't see Klinsmann getting sacked before the 2018 World Cup given he's contracted through then but if they don't make much progress past the group stage and knockout round, then he'll be gone. Dunno who else would be a good candidate to replace him.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:39:52 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30151 Report Quick Reply
Minnesota United FC got their stadium deal so now that they and LAFC both have plans in place, they should be on track to make their debuts in 2018 - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/10/23/minnesota-united-fc-announce-plan-new-st-paul-stadium

Also I hope DC United can clinch that first round bye against Columbus on Decision Day on Sunday.
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Charles Drirrypet - Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:51:35 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
rip in peace DC United

I'll pour a forty out on your behalf, Chiggy
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Nigel Barddale - Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:49:58 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell of a match between Columbus and Montreal.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:29:25 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30206 Report Quick Reply
So here's an article of the 100 best soccer stadiums in the world that's a cool read. 4 MLS stadiums made the list - http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/fourfourtwos-100-best-football-stadiums-world#:b-WtgJ1JdyHETA

>>30196
Sucks they lost but oh well. Gonna root for Portland now.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:53:50 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30277 Report Quick Reply
Well it's Portland vs. Columbus for the MLS Cup. Hope the Timbers finally win their first cup. Avenge DC for me.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 13:25:36 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30306 Report Quick Reply
MLS Cup is today at 4pm EST / 9pm GMT! Also here's some big expansion news going into today's championship match:

>Sacramento Republic FC reveals its stadium renderings - http://builtforsacramento.com/

>MLS plans to expand to 28 teams - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/12/05/mls-announces-possible-plans-expand-league-28-teams-scheduling-updates

>David Beckham finally lands a site for his expansion team in Miami - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/12/04/david-beckham-ownership-group-announces-deal-miami-stadium-site-overtown
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:22:31 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30308 Report Quick Reply
Not even 7 minutes in and Portland's scored 2 goals!
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 08 Dec 2015 02:43:31 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A well deserved win by Portland although Columbus got screwed by some bad calls. Anyone else watch the game?
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Paddy - Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:05:54 EST ID:X8QDa0rU No.30365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lads help, i'm drunk and managing a football team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH5jmsHXrgY
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:00:36 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30435 Report Quick Reply
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LAFC's logo was revealed this past week along with Will Ferrell being part of the ownership team.
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Martin Druzzlestock - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:19:43 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30435

Looks really similar to the Galaxy logo to me. I don't mean exactly, but I was hoping for something quite different.
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Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:44:11 EST ID:G19buowM No.30441 Report Quick Reply
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>>30436
It's a homage to the Los Angeles Aztecs' logo especially the wing and Art Deco style lettering.
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Ebenezer Sarrygold - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:03:58 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30441

Neat. I still don't like the color scheme on the new logo, though. The gold, while not the exact same shade, still reminds me of the Galaxy, and especially of their alternate black kit.
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Charlotte Famblefoot - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:08:01 EST ID:A4ccVGr4 No.30515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30435
Looks decent enough. Whatever its final incarnation, LA FC will be infinitely better than that piece of garbage Chivas USA, and I think ownership seems committed. It'll be interesting to see where MLS goes in the next 5-10 years, I think it'll keep expanding but I don't even think Garber knows for how long.

Also, stoked the season's only like ~5 weeks away. MLS has one of the shortest downtimes of any league I know, and I love it.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:16:50 EST ID:JLNQtxn2 No.30521 Report Quick Reply
>>30515
The ownership definitely is committed with all the celebrities and athletes that hold a stake in the team. There's plans to expand the MLS to 28 teams within the next decade and while attendance is up, it hasn't translated into good TV ratings. Still The MLS has come a long way in its past 20 years of existence.
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Martha Nussleforth - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:01:19 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn, no Capital One Cup on Fox, NBC nor ESPN for Yanks. Anyone watch the match? How the hell did Liverpool blow three straight penalties?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 17:48:27 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30590 Report Quick Reply
Opening day for MLS is today. Gonna watch the Galaxy-United game tonight. Hard to believe that it's already been 20 years since the MLS first started.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:55:24 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30595 Report Quick Reply
Not a good way to start off the season conceding 4 goals in the second half after having the lead in the first. Olsen can't have the United fall apart like that.
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Phineas Blythehood - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:31:44 EST ID:A4ccVGr4 No.30596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30595
Tell me about it. I'm an RSLfag and the two stoppage time goals were hideous. Back line just falls apart at the end of games sometimes, and Rimando can only do so much. Need much more composure, although the offense is looking good with Burrito.

Seems like DC's in permanent rebuild mode, although with that new stadium coming in I'm sure things are looking up.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:33:13 EST ID:JLNQtxn2 No.30604 Report Quick Reply
>>30596
Yeah they're definitely in rebuilding mode and with a new stadium on the way in about 2 years.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:43:44 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30635 Report Quick Reply
Posted on /n/ but I figured it would be relevant here - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/women-national-players-wage-discrimination-lawsuit-against-us-soccer-federation/

What do you guys think?
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Eugene Clayville - Sun, 03 Apr 2016 03:53:02 EST ID:5QpQGPKQ No.30636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30635

If they generate the revenue then I don't see why they shouldn't be paid more. They're definitely the better and more accomplished team compared to the USMNT, but their pay really depends on the advertisers. If they're going through with a lawsuit, though, then I'm guessing they have some sort of evidence of chicanery in regards to pay being lowered for no good reason. I read Landon Donovan saying that player wages for both the USMNT and the USWNT are determined via collective bargaining, though, so if they agreed to this pay and then decided to file a lawsuit then I'm not sure they have a strong case to stand on.

Also holy shit, Leicester City might win the EPL.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:35:49 EST ID:uPRb4HAS No.30697 Report Quick Reply
Looks like Detroit is throwing its name into the MLS expansion hat with an effort by both owners of the Pistons and Cavaliers - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/04/26/nba-owners-tom-gores-dan-gilbert-partner-bring-mls-team-detroit

And Detroit City FC, which is the city's predominant minor league soccer team, it supporters aren't too happy with the announcement.
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Albert Sullypitch - Mon, 02 May 2016 17:05:12 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So I told Leicester City to win the Premiership..they actually did it the absolute madmen hahahahahaha!
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 02 May 2016 18:02:02 EST ID:oaTtinij No.30722 Report Quick Reply
>>30721
They really overcame all the odds to win the Premiership. Congrats to them.
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Isabella Gunderville - Tue, 03 May 2016 10:14:57 EST ID:356Mkqxp No.30724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30721
is this really "the greatest moment in sport" as the BBC world news radio program would have me believe? can someone put this into perspective for me? is it really a bigger moment than USA hockey beating the russians in the olympics in 1980? i mean, leicester city are still pros. has an amateur ever won an open golf tournament? has a 3rd tier team won the FA cup?

i mean, i get it's an underdog story, but is it important enough to lead an international news program with 20 mins of domestic soccer talk? if they win the champions league, OK, but damn. maybe it's a slow news day, but there's an american election and shit going on in syria...
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Isabella Nannerman - Tue, 03 May 2016 21:46:16 EST ID:eCoOWHoz No.30728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30724

It's pretty incredible. It's hard to compare to American sport in terms of unlikeliness, but think of it if the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA Championship this year, or the San Diego Padres won the World Series, or the Cleveland Browns won the Super Bowl, or the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 05 May 2016 23:36:38 EST ID:S+6HEeeK No.30731 Report Quick Reply
>>30728
It really is considering the promotion and relegation system in almost every soccer league outside of the MLS and A-League.
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Beatrice Sobberway - Fri, 13 May 2016 19:56:37 EST ID:aq08HL20 No.30737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30724
If you believe the bookies it is. The odds for the Miracle on ice were 1,000 to 1; the odds of Leicester taking the premier league title were 5,000 to 1.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 23 May 2016 11:22:30 EST ID:JLNQtxn2 No.30762 Report Quick Reply
Damn NYCFC got blown the fuck out by the Red Bulls 7-0. So much for the Hudson River Derby.
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Rebecca Civingcocke - Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:56 EST ID:A4ccVGr4 No.30765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30762
Fabricated trash, just like NYCFC itself. If the Eastern Conference weren't such a dumpster fire they'd be dwelling in the basement like they deserve. I think it's gonna take some time for Manchester City Group or whoever owns the team to realize that dumping over the hill European stars into a team does not make it a good team. Only team I can think of that takes expensive European DPs and churns out championships is LA, and that's because they have a top 3 coach in Arena.
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Lillian Forrystock - Thu, 26 May 2016 14:19:35 EST ID:BYXWyO4q No.30770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30724

It is amazing and completely unprecedented. Like someone else said it's hard for American sports fans to understand because of the communistic sports structure over there.

Before Leicester won it, out of the 47 clubs that have competed in the Premier League since it's inception only 4 have won it (Man United, Arsenal, Blackburn and Chelsea) and they all had massive financial advantages over the majority of other clubs in the league.

Leicester barely survived relegation last season. If you had told an English football fan you thought Leicester would win the league before the start of last season you would have been laughed at and your opinions dismissed as nonsense.

Believe it or not Leicester are more likely to win the Champions League next season than they are the Premier League. The CL is a hard trophy to win but it can be fluked, teams will often get an easy route to the final and there are always surprise results in football. But a team cannot win the Premier League unless they are the best team over 38 games, it's impossible.

I'm a Man United fan and the Prem is the most important trophy. If I had a choice I'd take the league over the european cup every season. I would even prefer for my club to win the league over England winning the world cup. THE LEAGUE IS EVERYTHING. I think this is the same for most English football fans.

Leicester were easily the best team in the league this season and I honestly think that is the greatest achievement in any sport ever.
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Lillian Forrystock - Thu, 26 May 2016 14:32:54 EST ID:BYXWyO4q No.30771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30770
I Forgot to mention the financially doped Islamists: Manchester City from my list of PL winners, make that 5 clubs.

TBF City are a joke of a club that no one could give a shit about. They might as well be a blank space in the league table, no wonder I forgot them.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:58:17 EST ID:uTPMyWbe No.30801 Report Quick Reply
>>30765
The Eastern Conference is pretty weak compared to the West and even after that loss NYCFC is still a point behind for being tied for second.
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Ernest Puckleford - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 18:53:56 EST ID:s5KEbmbA No.30823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING
FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME
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Barnaby Crarringsuck - Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:52:35 EST ID:HrHb5GY+ No.30838 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30823
JEWELS REMAIN STILL GLEAMING
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Hamilton Gittingfog - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:22:54 EST ID:uUO1JB0+ No.30842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope the gay English get beat up by Russians and French Ultras again and get thrown out the tournament for doing nothing wrong haha
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Phineas Cablingdock - Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:12:03 EST ID:no4YZWHG No.30843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>30842
>MRW three Russian ultra fans got two-year jail sentences for chimping out at the fucking ENGLISH
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LOLBISCHOFF !!Q8h8Yrl3 - Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:32:46 EST ID:j/ZM6O8h No.30849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
RIP Mexico
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:08:38 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30867 Report Quick Reply
Damn USA got rekt by Argentina, not that I'm surprised really.
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Alice Subberked - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:05:50 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.30884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So stoked for tomorrow's England-Iceland match.
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Barnaby Poppertid - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:19:39 EST ID:4T+i8adT No.30885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Chile won FIFA.
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Thomas Pubblebadge - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:55:43 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Iceland 2-1 at the half over the fucking ENGLISH

awesome
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Thomas Pubblebadge - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:58:27 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30886
and they won!

bongs blown out
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Phyllis Packlefield - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:35:33 EST ID:tbADcFC4 No.30888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well they wanted out of Europe, didn't they?
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George Nickledale - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:49:29 EST ID:seR8vMCi No.30889 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>30887

Crazy match. Decided before half of the first round was over. GG Iceland.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:08:37 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30891 Report Quick Reply
>>30885
and Argentina lost Messi.
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Shit Ponningmut - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:19:06 EST ID:fzRDyXOG No.30899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30889
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yr61C2MBHA
that's you mate
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Angus Hecklekog - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:47:43 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hmmmmmm, those PKs to end the Portugal v Poland game were exactly why everyone hates PKs most of the time. the announcer made a point that the refs were going to be strict about not allowing stutter-step runs and then pretty much everybody was trying to fake the goalies out anyway. kind of stupid.

they should really make a formal rule about that and start straight up disallowing goals when players do it, it's the only way to change the culture. can a pitcher throw a head-fake at a batter in baseball? nope. ice hockey players have to keep the puck moving towards the goal in shoot outs. it should really be the same in football, I mean come on the goal tenders are already at a disadvantage, all the stuttering fake out stuff is just unfair.
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Fuck Hullerhall - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:06:12 EST ID:5MqVbFNG No.30918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So Wales beat Belgium 3-1 in an another upset in these games. Belgium has really underdelivered a lot, in 2014 they barely beat USA in their best game of that tournament and got rekt the next round. In between these tournaments they somehow rose up to #2(?) in the FIFA rankings (yeah, FIFA ranking are bullshit but still)

And now? One impressive victory against Hungary and then beaten by WALES. Oh I'm absolutely happy that Wales is still in, but Belgium was really disappoiionting considering all the hype they've gotten (at least in these parts).

The dream of Wales/Iceland final lives another day... until Iceland gets destroyed by France or Germany
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Jenny Sonderwill - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 15:43:34 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
welp France is up 4-0 before the half, the Iceland dream seems to be over.

GO WALES
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Angus Nicklehall - Sat, 09 Jul 2016 02:34:26 EST ID:5MqVbFNG No.30934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know I'm a couple of days late but

FUCK YOU PORTUGAL
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Jarvis Gindlefuck - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:10:46 EST ID:MzTmxr5r No.30936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
was that a streaker on the field or something else?
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Edwin Davingshit - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:17:21 EST ID:Z5KUcjeu No.30937 Ignore Report Quick Reply
they both played it kind of safe but it was still fun to watch. grats portugal i guess.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:53:57 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30938 Report Quick Reply
This is absolutely ridiculous - http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/07/09/nwsl-criticized-match-small-field-pitch-megan-rapinoe-alex-morgan?xid=si_social
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Sophie Conningdale - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:58:54 EST ID:1zHmkRj5 No.30939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30938
Football needs smaller pitches anyway. It'd be way more fun to watch if players didn't need to book flights to get to the otherside of the pitch
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Shitting Pippersut - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:12:17 EST ID:356Mkqxp No.30941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30939
i think it would be made immediately more exciting if they added a "backcourt violation" type of foul like in basketball. i.e., once once an attacking team has passed midfield with the ball, they can't willfully bring it back to their half of the field.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:56:16 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.30980 Report Quick Reply
Damn a $99 million transfer fee for Gonzalo Higuain? Hope it's well worth Juventus' money.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:48:02 EST ID:QSdGuuiZ No.30995 Report Quick Reply
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At the DC United-Montreal Impact game tonight. First United game in like 8 years.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:45:38 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.31015 Report Quick Reply
>>30995
and it ended in a 1-1 tie. Really thought United had it but they let their guard down and let a goal slip away. Drogba getting red carded was funny to see though.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 31-07-2016 22:46:17
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Martha Crungerdotch - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 11:12:23 EST ID:dQ/aMg1g No.31050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this guy right here tho

none better in MLS

none
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:04:27 EST ID:gX5znqPX No.31061 Report Quick Reply
>>31050
Giovinco is a beast. Toronto FC are without a doubt one of the best teams in MLS right now.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:37:47 EST ID:vyFHowrl No.31109 Report Quick Reply
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Minnesota United FC is joining Atlanta United FC as the next two expansion teams to join MLS next season. They'll play at TCF Bank Stadium until their new stadium is built. Not sure how I feel about there being three Uniteds but I guess having the same team name is not uncommon in soccer.
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Albert Dockleville - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:27:50 EST ID:356Mkqxp No.31110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>31109
>DC United
>Minnesota United FC
>Atlanta United FC
Can these MLS teams get any less creative or interesting with their team names? it really comes off as bush league. simply "City Name FC" would have been classier, even with a bunch already in the league.

Like, what, exactly, did these teams, or even cities, unite? i'd be more inspired by a team named after a day of the week...
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Edwin Siblingfot - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:51:41 EST ID:2UkxatwG No.31111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31110
tbf to Minnesota I think "united" is a reference to the "union" between St. Paul and Minneapolis, much in the same way that the MLB Twins represent both cities. It's not a fantastic reason to call the soccer club "united," but that name does have some history in the club, so it's not just totally thrown in there. I agree though that "united FC" tacked on to a lot of these clubs is pretty lame; at least Orlando had the balls to use "SC" to refer to the word we actually use in the U.S./Canada to refer to soccer. The only "united" in MLS will only ever be DC, because as an MLS oldfag it's one of the original bad boys.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:19:43 EST ID:SLgn9ACw No.31112 Report Quick Reply
>>31110
There's five clubs in the Premier League and Football League Championship that have United in their name. It's not new in soccer to have multiple teams with the same name. Soccer teams could use more variety in their names especially in MLS.

>>31111
Yeah the name has a history in Minnesota compared to Atlanta but the only United I'll ever root for will be DC.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:23:49 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31296 Report Quick Reply
In MLS stadium news, much as Minnesota United FC will be playing at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium next season, Atlanta United FC will be playing at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium for its first few home games until Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens.

Columbus Crew are going to start investigating the possibility of building a new stadium in downtown Columbus - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/10/17/columbus-crew-sc-begin-strategic-planning-possibility-new-stadium

And DC United's new stadium has run into a hitch over its stadium design and zoning - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2016/10/13/escalating-feud-over-stadium-design-threatens-d-c-uniteds-plans/
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Fuck Gedgekare - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:30:54 EST ID:Lt1FzKUb No.31313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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MLS Decision Day! Any one gonna be watching? The East is more set but the West is so close that even the #4 team could end up missing the playoffs lol. I'll be working, but I thought a bump for the soccer thread/MLS playoffs was in order.

>>31296
Columbus's stadium probably needs an upgrade, but at least they have one, unlike New England. Kraft really should just sell that team; he's done fuckall with it.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:30:39 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31313
I was watching the DC-Orlando game. Sucks they lost but at least Montreal lost so DC has homefield advantage. Hope they can get the win this time after they tied at the game I went to in July.

New England has been trying to get a new stadium in downtown Boston but I doubt they'll do it if the city doesn't want to help and Kraft owns the team and they can still play in Gillette Stadium.
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Phyllis Gibblestock - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:34:05 EST ID:BQDqgPG6 No.31400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2016/11/21/us-mens-national-soccer-team-coach-jurgen-klinsmann-relieved-of-duties/94232862/

Who should take his place?

I'd pick Tab Ramos or Piojo Herrera.
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Martha Bepperchadge - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:52:17 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31400

I thought it was pretty much a forgone conclusion that Bruce Arena was going to be rehired.
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Barnaby Gockleworth - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:06:11 EST ID:A4ccVGr4 No.31404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31402
And so it is. I think it's a solid if uninspiring choice, and pretty much known that he'll be gone after the 2018 World Cup for a more audacious pick (e.g., Peter Vermes, Oscar Pareja, Miguel Herrera, etc.).

That being said, the amount of salivating over this story by MLS fans and pundits like Matthew Doyle et al. has been pretty awful. As if there's a silver bullet to take the US to the semifinals of the World Cup and win every CONCACAF tournament. Only person I've seen with an ounce of reason is Shaka Hislop, who summed it up well by saying Klinsmann overpromised, underdelivered, and needlessly/carelessly pissed off everyone in the US soccer structure/MLS along the way, besides Gulati. It was time.
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Reuben Dartson - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:14:12 EST ID:7uNkSrUH No.31421 Report Quick Reply
This is tragic. It's Penn State and Jerry Sandusky all over again - http://www.theweek.co.uk/football-abuse-scandal/79147/football-sex-abuse-scandal-who-is-coach-barry-bennell
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Simon Drabberpock - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:37:39 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31421

All of that terrible shit he's done in the past was known already, I thought.

Speaking of tragedies, jesus fuck that plane crash in Columbia that wiped out almost an entire lower division Brazilian team.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:19:30 EST ID:XhcViBE4 No.31424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31423
Chapecoense was a lower division team up until two years ago when they got promoted. They were playing in Brazil's top division and were like Leicester City up until last year of their division being a small market team that never has won nor even had a chance of winning a title. They were supposed to face Athletico Nacional, who won the Copa Liberatores and is one of the best teams in South America, in the finals for Copa Sudamericana. They were on the precipice of what could have been their biggest moment in the club's history in these finals but mow people will never see it happen.
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Shitting Fadgelock - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:03:45 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31424

Ah, that's right. I forgot that they were playing in two different divisions. They were about to the play in the finals for the lower one and they already finished like 9th (which was still incredible and their highest finish ever) in the top division, right?
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Eliza Negglestock - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:56:10 EST ID:Yq7z9Nff No.31445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31421
What the fuck is up with britain and sex scandals?

>Operation Yewtree
>Ian Watkins
>Now this
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:41:27 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31447 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MLS Cup is on tonight. Gonna pull for Seattle but I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto wins.
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Cyril Gabberhore - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:26:43 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's an "This is Awesome" chant. Toronto, home of shitchants.
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Cyril Gabberhore - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:03:04 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31447
And it ends on PKs for Seattle.
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Shit Pepperdale - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:00:18 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Championship ends in PK's

Ugh, I wish this would change. To an extent I understand it's about player safety, but it's the goddamned final game of the season so there has to be a better way of settling the championship.
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Molly Mubbermone - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:47:10 EST ID:Lt1FzKUb No.31456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31453

>Seattle wins without registering a single shot on goal
>TFC squanders away another title
Poetry.
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Matilda Durringdock - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:53:15 EST ID:TpbbQvO/ No.31457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31453
they played enough soccer to prove they are evenly matched at soccer. you gotta find something else to crown a champ.
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Sidney Fuckingman - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:32:01 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
FIFA is officially expanding the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. That sucks, but maybe competition in the world will improve over the next 8 years so that the Group Stage isn't nothing but one-sided affairs. I really hate the idea of 3-team groups, though.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:50:25 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31516 Report Quick Reply
The NFL's loss of San Diego is MLS' gain - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/14/mls-commissioner-don-garber-sees-expansion-opportunity-san-diego

They're already one of the ten cities in the running for future expansion teams but it's a good market for soccer.

>>31499
I don't really like the idea of expanding the World Cup either. Sort of oversaturates it as well as making teams play more games.
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Ebenezer Clarryridge - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:22:22 EST ID:iqjJ06sW No.31524 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31516
who cares about even competition? think of that additional TV revenue!
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:04:19 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31528 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The MLS expansion bid deadline is today and here are the 12 markets vying for the next four MLS teams after Los Angeles FC and David Beckham's team in Miami: The following cities and ownership groups are vying for the award next four new teams:

>Charlotte (Marcus Smith)
>Cincinnati (Carl Lindner III)
>Detroit (Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores)
>Indianapolis (Ersal Ozdemir, Mickey Maurer, Jeff Laborsky Mark Elwood, Andy Mohr)
>Nashville (John Ingram, Bill Hagerty)
>Phoenix (Berke Bakay, Brett Johnson, Mark Detmer, Tim Riester, David Rappaport)
>Raleigh / Durham (Steve Malik)
>Sacramento (Kevin Nagle, Meg Whitman, Jed York)
>St. Louis (Paul Edgerley, Terry Matlack Jim Kavanaugh)
>San Antonio (Spurs Sports & Entertainment)
>San Diego (Mike Stone, Peter Seidler Massih and Masood Tayebi, Steve Altman, Juan Carlos Rodriguez)
>Tampa / St. Petersburg (Bill Edwards)

>The MLS Expansion Committee and Commissioner Garber will now review the nominations and meet prospective team owners and prospect market officials in person. These meetings will take place during the first and second quarters of 2017. The candidates provided documents focusing on the following three areas:

  • Property - Property structure and financial information.
  • Stadium - Details of the proposed site, financing plan, required governmental approvals and support from public authorities.
  • Financial projections, business support and the soccer community - Business plan, financial projections and letters of commitment for the naming rights of the stadium and the main jersey sponsor. The candidates also provided an overview of the support of the soccer community.
  • After reviewing the new team nominations and meetings with each group of owners, Major League Soccer will announce the assignment of the new teams in pairs, following the following schedule:

>Two new teams by the end of the year 2017. The 25th and 26th teams will start play in MLS by the 2020 season. Two additional teams will be awarded at a later date. The timing of the choice of the 27th and 28th clubs will be set later this year.

>>31524
Well it would be a lot of additional revenue with more games.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:42:19 EST ID:XhcViBE4 No.31570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Today is a good day - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/02/28/dc-united-break-ground-audi-field-target-june-2018-opening
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Betsy Songerladge - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:12:50 EST ID:QwsrvWo5 No.31572 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31570
Good news. I know it's been a very long time coming, so I'm glad they finally got it done. I guess that only leaves New England without a soccer-specific stadium either existing or in the works. Don't know if that's ever going to change lol.

Also, bump for MLS opening weekend. Wonder how Minnesota and Atlanta will fare this year.
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Henry Bruvingshit - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:20:09 EST ID:XA7t65kS No.31573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31572
>I guess that only leaves New England without a soccer-specific stadium either existing or in the works.

Vancouver doesn't have one.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:29:32 EST ID:IvvOHGGK No.31574 Report Quick Reply
>>31572
Yeah I'm glad that they're finally building their own stadium. As much as I'll miss going to games at RFK Stadium and it has a rich soccer history there, the United should have gotten out of there a long time ago. New England has been trying to get a stadium built but there hasn't been a lot of progress other than exploring their options.

>>31573
Vancouver was looking to build a soccer-specific stadium on the city's waterfront but because of protests opposing building the stadium on one of the last undeveloped parts of its waterfront and affecting the historic Gastown district, team ownership committed to staying at BC Place instead.

Seattle, New York City FC, Minnesota and Atlanta also don't have soccer-specific stadiums either but with Seattle, NYC FC, Atlanta (which will move into Mercedes-Benz Stadium in July) as well as New England, they are all owned partially owned by owners that also own and operate the stadiums they play in. Minnesota is already building a new soccer-specific stadium in St. Paul that will be completed next year.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:58 EST ID:JLNQtxn2 No.31608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This year's MLS All Star Game will feature Real Madrid - http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/04/15/real-madrid-announced-2017-mls-all-star-game-opponent

This will definitely be a ratings and attendance draw.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 04 May 2017 10:09:43 EST ID:uPRb4HAS No.31638 Report Quick Reply
After St. Louis got their stadium proposal rejected, Tampa Bay Rowdies got its stadium renovation proposal passed so that's one step closer to getting one of the expansion bids - https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/05/02/mls-releases-statement-after-st-petersburg-votes-soccer-stadium
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 13 May 2017 20:13:28 EST ID:V2IcJpR1 No.31658 Report Quick Reply
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At the DC United-Philadelphia Union game tonight. I wanted to at least go to one more game at RFK before they move to Audi Field next year
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:53:26 EST ID:xfdFUMEF No.31697 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Miami approved the sale of land to David Beckham and his future MLS team in Miami - https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/06/06/miami-commissioners-approve-sale-land-david-beckham-ownership-group

Once they get everything approved, MLS should be able to admit them as the next expansion team,
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Archie Hibblepot - Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:01:20 EST ID:O1A+I26k No.31716 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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GERMANYWINSLOL
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Archie Hibblepot - Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:12:47 EST ID:O1A+I26k No.31717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 21:18:39 EST ID:xs31gvi2 No.31718 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31716
>>31717
I'm not surprised. They've been pretty dominant in world competition.
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Basil Trotforth - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:21:24 EST ID:CDEc7d4S No.31728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
USA WINS FIFA!
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Molly Turveystone - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:52:26 EST ID:bh/BaWKB No.31729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31728

That was an exciting match. It's nice to see prodigal son Bruce Arena return to lead the USMNT to glory.
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Lillian Bibbleham - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:50:01 EST ID:wPtx5hmb No.31848 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's better if the US doesn't qualify to this world cup.

I have this feeling that there will happen something bad.
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George Simmlecherk - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:52:40 EST ID:gCMNvxdr No.31849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31848

This is probably going to make a serious dent on soccer/football's popularity in the US, which is a damn shame because of all of the inroads MLS and the NASL have made to bring professional soccer to American fans in spite of the USMNT's failures.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:05:04 EST ID:tcN1UUPg No.31863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Today marked the final DC United game at RFK Stadium. While I'm glad they're finally moving into a new stadium next season, I'll miss going to United and Nats games there.

>>31848
Well Bruce Arena's gone so there's that.
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Hannah Churrydale - Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:13:46 EST ID:PaBx3vhS No.31872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>31849
MLS attendance has been going up and the league is expanding despite the USMNT not being in the world cup the previous 4 years.


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