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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #600 on: December 02, 2016, 10:11:26 AM »
Saw the first half. It was really good.

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #601 on: December 06, 2016, 09:02:01 PM »
Tickets booked for the finals this Sat.  Once tickets came available to the public, they sold out in three minutes. 
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #602 on: December 10, 2016, 08:04:04 PM »
I feeling cold just watching this game.

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #603 on: December 10, 2016, 09:34:43 PM »
Save bai!
Frigid extra time, we go see who fit and who not.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #604 on: December 10, 2016, 10:03:59 PM »
Not bad at all. Boss penalty by Joevin and a winners' medal to boot. Congrats

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #605 on: December 10, 2016, 10:05:00 PM »
Congrats Joevin. Boss penalty too :applause:

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #606 on: December 10, 2016, 10:20:23 PM »
Greetings massive. Give thanks to Allah all the time. Well me and the crew, we don't have the time to post. However, we does still take a quick read as a guest and then push out. Well the entire crew just watched the game in my house and everyone was supporting JJ and the Seattle. Well done JJ and the rest of the team. Yuh had meh nervous, when it was your turn to kick the penalty, but you handled it with no worries at all. That yute is cool, calm and collective. HIGHLY BLESSED.
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2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #607 on: January 12, 2017, 04:50:10 PM »
MLS releases full 2017 schedule, including break in July for Gold Cup
BY DOUG MCINTYRE (ESPN).


MLS unveiled its 2017 season schedule on Thursday, and for the first time it includes a break for the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The domestic league will go dark for almost two weeks during a major international tournament for the third time in four years, with no games scheduled between July 7-18.

MLS also took time off during the last two World Cups and for last summer's Copa America Centenario. Last year's hiatus for the U.S.-hosted Copa had no negative impact at the gate or on television viewership, as MLS set attendance and viewership records last season.

But as much as the move shows how the league has evolved over its 22 seasons -- MLS played through the World Cup in 1998, 2002 and '06 -- it's also a practical matter. With so many players from around the CONCACAF region now dotting MLS rosters, many teams would have struggled to put a quality product on the field during the competition.

However, MLS will continue to play with a reduced schedule through most FIFA windows.

Six teams -- Columbus Crew SC, Minnesota United, the New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers -- have games slated for March 25, one day after the U.S. national team faces Honduras in a high-stakes qualifier for next year's World Cup in Russia, and three days before another pivotal qualifier in Panama.

A half-dozen clubs will also play games during June's international window, in part because the schedule is so packed.

The arrival of Minnesota and Atlanta United as expansion teams brings the total number of regular-season matches to 374, an all-time high. Each club will play 34 games in all, the same as last year. The two newcomers will face off on March 12 and Aug. 13, with ESPN networks broadcasting both meetings.

MLS announced the home openers for each team three weeks ago. The season opens March 3, when Minnesota travels to Portland.

Among the other key matches are a March 5 tilt between Orlando City and New York City FC that will serve as the curtain-raiser for Orlando's new downtown stadium.

Atlanta will christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home it is to share with the NFL's Falcons, on July 30 against Orlando, while the defending champion Seattle Sounders will meet Toronto FC May 6 in a MLS Cup rematch.

The league has also taken steps to reduce the number of games played during the day in blistering summer temperatures. Just nine matches will be held on early summer afternoons, down from 15 in 2016.

Five of those games will be played in cooler northern climates in Minnesota, Montreal Portland, Seattle and Toronto. Another is set for Atlanta's new digs, which will feature air conditioning under its retractable roof.

The final weekend of the regular season -- dubbed "Decision Day" -- will again feature all clubs kicking off simultaneously, with one small change from last year. Because expansion swelled the Eastern and Western conferences to 11 teams each, one inter-conference matchup -- between the Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo on Oct. 22 -- was necessary.

That anomaly could last more than one season, as LAFC is currently the only guaranteed newcomer in 2018.

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Re: 2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #608 on: January 14, 2017, 06:22:10 AM »
Round 1

Pick   Team   Player   Pos   College
1 (1)   Minnesota United   Abu Danladi   F   UCLA
2 (2)   Atlanta United   Miles Robinson   D   Syracuse
3 (3)   NYCFC (pick acquired from Chicago)   Jonathan Lewis   M   Akron
4 (4)   Portland Timbers (pick acquired from Houston)   Jeremy Ebobisse   F   Duke
5 (5)   Columbus Crew SC   Lalas Abubakar   D   Dayton
6 (6)   San Jose Earthquakes   Jackson Yueill   M   UCLA
7 (7)   Vancouver Whitecaps   Jakob Nerwinski   D   UConn
8 (8])   Atlanta United   Julian Gressel   M   Providence
9 (9)   Columbus Crew SC   Niko Hansen   F   New Mexico
10 (10)   Houston Dynamo   Joe Holland   M   Hofstra
11 (11)   Chicago Fire   Daniel Johnson   M   Louisville
12 (12)   D.C. United   Chris Odoi-Atsem   D   Maryland
13 (13)   Real Salt Lake   Reagan Dunk   D   Denver
14 (14)   Sporting Kansas City   Colton Storm   D   North Carolina
15 (15)   Colorado Rapids   Sam Hamilton   M   Denver
16 (16)   NYCFC (pick acquired from Seattle)   Kwame Awuah   M   UConn
17 (17)   New York Red Bulls   Zeiko Lewis   M   BC
18 (18)   FC Dallas   Jacori Hayes   M   Wake Forest
19 (19)   Montreal Impact   Nick Depuy   F   UCSB
20 (20)   New England Revolution   Brian Wright   F   Vermont
21 (21)   Toronto FC   Brandon Aubrey   D   Notre Dame
22 (22)   Seattle Sounders   Brian Nana-Sinkam   D   Stanford

Round 2

Pick   Team   Player   Pos   College
1 (23)   Minnesota United   Alec Ferrell   GK   Wake Forest
2 (24)   Colorado Rapids   Liam Callahan   D   Syracuse
3 (25)   Philadelphia Union (pick acquired from MInnesota)   Marcus Epps   M    South Florida
4 (26)   Chicago Fire (pick acquired from Toronto FC)   Stefan Cleveland   GK   Louisville
5 (27)   Chicago Fire (pick acquired from Toronto FC)   Guillermo Delgado   F   Delaware
6 (28)   San Jose Earthquakes   Lindo Mfeka   M   South Florida
7 (29)   Vancouver Whitecaps   Francis de Vries   M   St. Francis
8 (30)   Houston Dynamo   Jake McGuire   GK   Tulsa
9 (31)   New England Revolution   Napo Matsoso   M   Kentucky
10 (32)   Portland Timbers   Michael Amick   D   UCLA
11 (33)   Philadelphia Union   Aaron Jones   D   Clemson
12 (34)   D.C. United   Eric Klenofsky   GK   Monmouth
13 (35)   Real Salt Lake   Justin Schmidt   D   Washington
14 (36)   Houston Dynamo   Danilo Radjen   D   Akron
15 (37)   FC Dallas   Walker Hume   D   North Carolina
16 (38)   New York City FC   Jalen Brown   F   Xavier
17 (39)   New York Red Bulls   Ethan Kutler   F   Colgate
18 (40)   FC Dallas   Adonijah Reid   F   Canada Soccer
19 (41)   Montreal Impact   Shamit Shome   M   FC Edmonton
20 (42)   Minnesota United (pick acquired from Philadelphia)   Thomas de Villardi   M   Delaware
21 (43)   D.C. United   Jo Vetle Rimstad   D   Radford
22 (44)   Seattle Sounders   Dom Oduro   M   Youth international

Rounds 3 and 4 will take place via conference call on Tuesday.


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Re: 2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #609 on: March 07, 2017, 04:00:07 PM »
MLS players weigh in on expansion, pro/rel, Beckham and playoff structure
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MLS players are split on whether the league should expand past 24 clubs -- though many think the target of 28 teams is too low -- as well as instituting promotion and relegation, a survey conducted by ESPN FC shows.

On the condition of anonymity, ESPN FC asked 140 current MLS players from 21 teams (New York City FC declined to participate) what they believed was the ideal number of teams.

At 25 percent, the most widely selected answer was 24 clubs, with another 27 percent choosing fewer, 44 percent choosing more and 4 percent declining to answer.

"I think there are certain markets that aren't up to par, and I think 20 is the ideal number for a single-table format, which I think would work best," one Eastern Conference player said.

The addition of Atlanta United and Minnesota United this season puts 22 teams in MLS, and LAFC and David Beckham's plans for a Miami club will bring the number to 24.

In January, MLS received bids from 12 different markets hoping to be among two more teams that will join the league by 2020, with another two to follow after that, for a total of 28.

While 19 percent of players thought 28 teams was an appropriate number, 21 percent thought that the league could afford to move to 30 or more in the years to come.

"It's kind of unlimited," one Western Conference player said. "The U.S. is a special country. You have 50 states. There are a lot of people trying to get a professional soccer club at the highest level. 32 maybe? We have the capacity to have a couple divisions of top quality soccer in the United States."

One midfielder went even further, saying: "I'd like to see 70 top-class teams. Why not? Every state should have a team, and the big cities should have two. There are 72 pro teams in England, and it's tiny. This is a huge country. Look at all the markets that are popping up. Business people wouldn't invest if there wasn't a demand. This sport is growing like crazy."

Promotion and relegation

As the league expands, 54 percent of MLS players say they would be in favor of instituting promotion and relegation, with just 40 percent against and 6 percent declining to answer.

"I think it just adds to the competitive nature," a Western Conference player said. "Teams on the bottom have no incentive to get better. It will spark owners to get more interested in their clubs, or get new owners who have a passion for the game."

The results are a reverse from last year's survey, when 51 percent said they would be against a pro/rel system, though it's more in line with the 2015 survey that showed 64 percent in favor.

"I don't think there are enough strong teams to do that and if I put myself in the owners' shoes I would not want to add that sort of risk to my investment," another Western Conference player said. "Maybe down the line in 10 or 20 years, but not yet."

Beckham's Miami plans

With so many cities competing for so few spots, players were also split on whether Beckham's quest to start a Miami club will ever come to fruition.

Beckham and his partners first announced their plans in 2014, but after a number of failed efforts to find a stadium site, only 48 percent of MLS players asked said they believe the club will ever play, while 45 percent said it would not and 7 percent declined to answer.

"There are too many hurdles. It's just not a good sports town," an Eastern Conference player said. "I don't think it was smart from the beginning and I think there are a lot of other cities that are more deserving, more prepared and would do better for the league."

A number of players noted the difficulties the NBA's Miami Heat had selling out games even when LeBron James was on the team, though one midfielder thought the new club's star power would make a difference, saying "If anyone can get it done, it's Beckham."

Schedule and playoff length

The current playoffs format features 12 teams and last year's postseason lasted from Oct. 26 to Dec. 10 with an international break built in.

A majority of players -- 68 percent -- believed those six and a half weeks were too long for a team to maintain momentum, but an overwhelming 84 percent still viewed winning the MLS Cup as more important than the Supporters' Shield for the top regular-season record.

"No one remembers the Supporters' Shield winners," one player said.

But players aren't aiming to reduce the length of the season at the expense of their national teams, with 82 percent against the league continuing its policy of playing through international breaks.

MLS will take a two-week July break this year during the CONCACAF Gold Cup but a limited number of games will still be played on dedicated FIFA dates throughout 2017.

While many players noted it wasn't fair to clubs to play without their top players, one defender said it helped to level the playing field.

"It adds some flavor to the league," he said. "For younger guys who are looking to make it, it's a good opportunity. And I think it shows who the best teams are, who has the best depth."

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Re: Minnesota (6-1) lost
« Reply #611 on: March 12, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
This team would struggle to get to mid table in Central America leagues

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Re: 2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #612 on: March 13, 2017, 08:31:02 AM »
so wait nah....6 goals and we boy ent score one self  ;D

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« Reply #613 on: March 13, 2017, 08:47:33 AM »
One would have thought in a place like Minnesota where blizzards are common that the facility will have a plow or blower for the field. At the beginning of the second half the filed was completely white apart from the lines which were blown by shoulder mounted blowers. 
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Re: 2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #614 on: March 13, 2017, 11:09:58 AM »
so wait nah....6 goals and we boy ent score one self  ;D
We boy get two pigeon sweat so far, and Atlanta attack already working without him. We mightn't be seeing he too often.

Minnesota look like they might need him, though. Better hit Nashy on WhatsApp.
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Re: 2017 MLS Thread.
« Reply #615 on: November 28, 2017, 08:48:35 AM »
MLS clubs off-loading T&T players like hot bread.
By Inshan Mohammed.


Since this country's 2-1 victory over the United States in last month 2018 World Cup qualifying match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, things has been going soar for T&T players who ply their trades in the U.S at a rapid rate.

The T&T defeat subsequently meant a lot as it resulted in the Americans being knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, a first since re-entering the tournament in 1990 and now, T&T players seems to be paying the price?

Ironically, back in 1989 it was the Americans doing the damage when they sneezed past T&T 1-0 in Port of Spain that dashed T&T hopes of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup finals, instead USA were the ones going to Italy. The United States have participated at the 1930, 1934 and 1950 World Cups but did not see another one until 1990 which came at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago.

To start things off, Kenwyne Jones were first to be dumped by his club Atlanta United, spending only one season with the MLS team in it's inaugural 2017 season. Jones, 33, played 17 games and scored 2 goals for them since joining the club on the 15th of July, 2016. Last week the giant striker also announced his retirement from the game.

Former W Connection right-back Shannon Gomez, 21, also made way after his club New York City FC had his options exercised for the 2018 campaign. New York City FC initially signed Shannon Gomez as a Discovery Signing on loan from W Connection on March 3, 2016 before making the move permanent in the off-season. Gomez joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds on loan from NYCFC for the 2017 season on June 29.

Colorado Rapids announced yesterday that they too will not exercise contract options on Mekeil Williams. The 27-year old T&T defender had signed for the Colorado based club on the 4th of February, 2016, he played in 38 games for them. The well traveled center-back played for a couple of clubs in T&T including Ma Pau and W Connection, he also played in Denmark, Poland and Guatemala before going to the U.S.

Last but not least, Cordell Cato became the latest T&T player to be expelled by his employers. San Jose Earthquakes said they will not exercise options on the speedy winger for the upcoming 2018 season. The Carenage-born player, made 111 appearance for the club, racking up 7-goals. Cato was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes on March 1, 2013, by his parent club, Seattle Sounders. The former San Juan Jabloteh and Defence Force attacker, still, only 25-years of age should not have any problems finding another club with his talent and experience.

Joevin Jones however got one over his club Seattle Sounders when he refused to renew his MLS contract after spending a season long with the club and instead opted for Germany to join SV Darmstadt 98. Jones emerged as one of the leagueís best left backs in his first season with the Rave Green. He scored 3 goals, made 63 appearances and is on the verge of creating history with the most assist for a defender, Jones, currently at 11 already for the season. The talented defender also played a monumental part in the club's push for back-to-back MLS titles. Sounders won the MLS Cup for the first in it's club history in 2016.

Meanwhile, with still roughly 14 T&T players left in the USL and NASL leagues and one in MLS (Kevin Molino) time will tell if indeed T&T players are really paying the price for what is considered by the Americans as their most embarrassing defeat in it's country soccer history.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #616 on: November 28, 2017, 09:04:43 AM »
Those decisions were not surprising.....most were kinda expected. Don't think any of them had anything to do with the USA loss to TnT.


But hey it makes for a good story(sorry Flex)

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« Reply #617 on: November 28, 2017, 06:44:43 PM »
Those decisions were not surprising.....most were kinda expected. Don't think any of them had anything to do with the USA loss to TnT.


But hey it makes for a good story(sorry Flex)
and usually the reverse is true, because we beat them they would normally seek out TT players. However, note, none of these players played a part in that or a few games. Speaks as to those players present quality. Hopefully they land on their feet and get back to achieving their full potential and goals.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #618 on: November 30, 2017, 10:48:14 PM »
Half time of the Seattle game and they're leading 1-0, 3-0 on agg. Looks like a repeat final from last year.

EDIT: 2-0 now, JJ with the assist
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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #619 on: November 30, 2017, 11:58:57 PM »
The Panamaian defender for Seattle (can't remember his name) real cracking me up in the trophy presentation, my boy was suspended for this game and in street clothes but celebrating the most....jump and wave like super blue and ting yes

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #620 on: December 09, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
Game on now....Toronto have Seattle under pressure in the first 15mins

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #621 on: December 09, 2017, 03:53:10 PM »
Yep, TO applying plenty pressure right now.

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« Reply #622 on: December 09, 2017, 05:06:47 PM »
Seattle lose is coach fault, but any player smart to have some kinda Trini woman, I have to say he real good. Besides the fact that he know certain ppl defensive weaknesses
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« Reply #623 on: December 09, 2017, 05:26:24 PM »
Seattle just did not have it.

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« Reply #624 on: December 09, 2017, 05:29:48 PM »
Hard luck deny Seattle, Toronto was the better team and they showed it.

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« Reply #625 on: December 11, 2017, 08:28:22 AM »
Seattle lose is coach fault, but any player smart to have some kinda Trini woman, I have to say he real good. Besides the fact that he know certain ppl defensive weaknesses
 ;D

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/12/10/how-vanneys-surprise-tactical-change-propelled-toronto-fc-past-seattle

In addition, Seattle coach all of a sudden played JJ, a regular attacking force as wing back. He therefore had to be coming from to far back to often. He should have had the same strategy as the semi - or most of the season. The pipe was still stronger, but with TO adjustment , the strategy brought more pressure. We all know what pressure does.. buss pipe, for those that forget.

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« Reply #626 on: January 02, 2018, 01:29:19 PM »
I see the MLS  signing lots of south american players  :o
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« Reply #627 on: January 04, 2018, 03:51:06 PM »
What's the status of the other fellas? Mekeil Williams, Cordell Cato etc? Have they found new clubs? Or in the process?
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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #628 on: June 12, 2018, 11:05:57 AM »
I real glad for the Washington Capitals. They finally won the Stanley Cup after making their debut in 1974. But boy, DC United won 4 MLS cup. But according to the sports media, this Capitals win is the biggest thing since Redskins beat Buffalo in the Super Bowl in 1991. But the Caps parade is real impressive. They deserve every minutes of it. A hearty congrats from a sports jumbie.

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Minnesota United's Collin Martin becomes second openly gay MLS player
« Reply #629 on: June 29, 2018, 12:10:06 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mls/minnesota-uniteds-collin-martin-becomes-second-openly-gay-mls-player/ar-AAzlnGl?ocid=ientp

Coinciding with LGBT pride month celebrations across the world, Minnesota Unitedís Collin Martin made a big announcement that could have positive ramifications across all sports.

In a message posted across his social media platforms, the 23-year-old publicly came out as gay, becoming just the second player in MLS history to do so, following former U.S. Menís National Team winger Robbie Rogers. Since Rogers retired after last season, Martin is the only publicly gay player in the league.

The announcement comes ahead of Minnesota United

 

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