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MLS IS BACK BABY!!!! USA! USA! USA!

Discussion in 'General Worldwide Football Discussion' started by Marty_LFC, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Achtung!

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    Isn't Florida known as the "retirement paradise" in the US? So it's only natural that these (near) retirement players now come to Florida.;)
    Inter Miami, isn't that the club from this Beckham guy?

    Wow, never thought that this could ever happen in the US. But as you wrote it's unlikely that this will ever be adopted in the Major League but at least a(nother) good sign imo.

    What status has the USL? Is it something of a minor league or is it a completely independent league with no "feeder" function to the MLS, like we know it from the Major League Baseball for example


    btw: Young American players coming over to Germany to play for Bundesliga clubs have a good reputation here although there were exceptions like Bobby Wood or most recently Ricardo Pepi who couldn't impress at Augsburg and was soon in the Dutch Eredivisie, first on loan and now permanently. But overall they played some good football like Pulisic and later Reyna in Dortmund.
     
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    It's looked at as a "minor league" but it doesn't necessarily have a direct line to MLS like the baseball structure. It's recognized as its own league by the FA.

    And yeah, our history of bases in Germany creates a pretty robust overlap in talent dating back to the Tim Chandlers and Jermaine Jones and John Brooks who were key parts of Klinsmann's tenure in the US. There was "controversy" back then that he was picking German-based players more than US-based ones... my response... the Germans were better :laugh:
     
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    They dont do things by half do they? I remember Haaland signing for City and there was just a couple of blokes asking him to sign their shirt. And they say the americans dont care about soccer lol.
     
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    You'd be surprised that the main feedback I've seen about this was they didn't go big enough :laugh:.

    And yeah, I think that while the sport isn't really the biggest sport in the country, the support it does have, isn't insignificant, especially in certain cities/states.
     
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    Given the population of the states you dont need to have a high percentage of interest to fill out big stadiums every week. Someone did tell me its mainly those of immigrant parentage that are the ones going to watch the matches??
     
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    That was a pretty big presentation as expected though. Should've picked a better song for the intro though. Maybe something classic that messi and most would recognise
     
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    Our chairman is Florida based & goes to occasional matches & I think he said it worked out around £60 to watch a match whereas Italian chap at work reckons tickets for Messi's 1st game were being touted at around $1000 so I'd doubt many migrant families would be able to afford that , if true , oh , & Busquets also signed today .
     
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    It certainly over-indexes in our Hispanic/Latino population.

    The day the Messi news was assigned, the tickets went from about $20 to well over $300 for all Inter Miami games home and away.

    For context, I'm looking at prices for the New York Red Bulls. Tickets to the derby against DC United starts at $23, and the match with Miami a week later starts at $350.
     
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    That's actually a joke.
     
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    i wasnt talking about miami games, general tickets for MLS are very cheap.
     
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    who else?
     
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    It was written in the stars wasn't it, if he couldn't be more loved in Miami he's just managed it.
     
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    Yes, who else. It has to be him.

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    He still bites and delivers when it counts.

    "The Pink Panther" :D

    btw: First I thought this was a friendly encounter between a mexican and an US team. But it seems that it is a competition, Leagues Cup (with plural s)?
    I just read other results from this Leagues Cup and there was a match Club Leon (Mexico) vs Vancouver Whitecaps, that ended 2-2 after regular time. And it went directly to a penalty shootout (the match ended then 16-15!!!! :laugh:).
    No draws allowed (again)?

    I'm old enough to remember the days of the (defunct) NASL, when Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer played together at Cosmos New York. Because a draw isn't "liked" the NASL has installed a (more Icehockey like) Penalty shootout to get a winner. Back then this wasn't FIFA approved and in Germany we mocked the NASL as an "Operetten-Liga" ;).
     
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    Probably a true statistic. Football is huge in Latin America.
     
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    No there are draws but like lots of cup matches throughout the world pens are taken instead of replays, which I totally agree with.
     
  18. Biff Tannen

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    He's no Danny Dichio.
     
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    Just a small boy version of Christine Sinclair, tbh.
     
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    All kidding aside, in a fight I'd take Sinclair all day.
     
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