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Re: Tri-State Massive: NYRB vs Vancouver June 20th 2015
« Reply #570 on: June 18, 2015, 06:43:11 AM »
None have Trini players, so no, I'm not interested.

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Re: Tri-State Massive: NYRB vs Vancouver June 20th 2015
« Reply #571 on: June 19, 2015, 12:42:55 PM »
None have Trini players, so no, I'm not interested.

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #572 on: July 12, 2015, 02:55:16 PM »
Anybody watching the Toronto vs NYC FC game on ESPN? Goals galore today...

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #573 on: August 27, 2015, 03:54:17 AM »
Current Standings

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Rnk  Team   MP   W   D   L   GF   GA   +/-   Pts   
1  LA Galaxy   27   13   7   7   49   32   17   46   
2  Vancouver Whitecaps   26   14   3   9   38   26   12   45   
3  Sporting Kansas City   24   11   7   6   39   33   6   40   
4  Portland Timbers   26   11   7   8   28   30   -2   40   
5  FC Dallas   24   11   5   8   33   30   3   38   
6  San Jose Earthquakes   25   10   5   10   31   29   2   35   
7  Seattle Sounders   26   11   2   13   30   29   1   35   
8  Houston Dynamo   26   8   8   10   33   34   -1   32   
9  Real Salt Lake   26   8   8   10   29   38   -9   32   
10  Colorado Rapids   25   7   9   9   23   26   -3   30

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Rnk   Team   MP   W   D   L   GF   GA   +/-   Pts   
1  DC United   27   13   5   9   35   31   4   44   
2  New York Red Bulls   24   11   6   7   40   28   12   39   
3  Columbus Crew   26   10   8   8   43   43   0   38   
4  Toronto FC   24   10   4   10   42   41   1   34   
5  New England Revolution   25   9   7   9   34   36   -2   34   
6  Impact Montreal   22   8   4   10   29   32   -3   28   
7  New York City FC   26   7   7   12   37   44   -7   28   
8  Orlando City SC   26   7   7   12   32   46   -14   28   
9  Philadelphia Union   26   7   6   13   33   43   -10   27   
10  Chicago Fire   25   7   5   13   30   37   -7   26   

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #574 on: September 20, 2015, 10:53:15 PM »
Is saw the Chicago's coach, Yallop, got fired today.

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #575 on: September 20, 2015, 11:29:45 PM »
Is saw the Chicago's coach, Yallop, got fired today.

He appeared (via facial expressions) to be a distressed soul. Now that misery has been relieved, but the new one of what-ifs will linger.

What's the play? Montreal's former coach to get a look in for the job?
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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the outgoing president of Croatia, said corruption was so embedded in her country that at school children who cheated in tests were celebrated as “heroes”. A recent Eurobarometer survey found that a majority of Croatians felt affected by corruption.

Sound familiar, T&T?

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #576 on: September 21, 2015, 08:14:19 AM »
Is saw the Chicago's coach, Yallop, got fired today.

He appeared (via facial expressions) to be a distressed soul. Now that misery has been relieved, but the new one of what-ifs will linger.

What's the play? Montreal's former coach to get a look in for the job?
They're going with their TD for the last 5 games of the season.
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/09/20/chicago-fire-part-ways-head-coach-frank-yallop-announce-nelson-rodriguez-new

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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #577 on: September 21, 2015, 11:21:06 AM »
Joevin and Cyrus time to re-buckle down at this time of transition. Make sure you're on top of your game, eager in practice, on time and doing well in general, representin' as best as you could.
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Growth of MLS not only making U.S. stronger, but its CONCACAF rivals too
« Reply #578 on: September 23, 2015, 01:56:49 PM »
Growth of MLS not only making U.S. stronger, but its CONCACAF rivals too
By Noah Davis (ESPN FC)


When the United States men's national team lost a shocker to Jamaica in the semifinal of the 2015 Gold Cup, the Reggae Boyz got goals from Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes. The two attackers play in Major League Soccer -- for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo, respectively -- and so do five of their teammates from the squad that pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the tournament's history.

A growing number of MLSers are making national teams around CONCACAF. Forty-five players appeared in the 23-man rosters for the regional championship with another 18 listed on the preliminary team sheets. Even accounting for the dozen Americans in the 45, that's a record number -- one that demonstrates MLS's growing influence on the national teams that most frequently play the Stars and Stripes. Players from CONCACAF countries who come to the U.S. find an improving league, good pay and excellent conditions. The opportunities, in turn, create stiffer competition for the red, white and blue.

"Yes, 100 percent," said Alvas Powell, a defender for the Portland Timbers who appeared in the Gold Cup along with Mattocks and Barnes, when asked whether having so many players in MLS made Jamaica a better team.

Costa Rica's Waylon Francis agrees. "To be honest, coming here and playing in a different country exposes you to different things and gives you, what I would say, a better edge," the Columbus Crew defender said. "It has benefited our national team in many ways."

Joevin Jones, who played with W Connection in Trinidad and Tobago before joining the Chicago Fire, sees the Soca Warriors benefiting as well. "We are improving because almost all our players play abroad," the midfielder with 38 caps for his country said. "A lot of them play in MLS."

The fact more of CONCACAF's best find themselves in MLS isn't a bug; it's a feature, which is a part of the league's grand plan for improvement. "If we have more players who are playing for national teams in CONCACAF, that's a good indication that we are succeeding," Todd Durbin, MLS's vice president of player relations, told me a few years ago. "We want the best players in CONCACAF to believe that MLS is the best place for them to play, the best place for them to compete and the best place for them to continue their careers."

At the 2003 Gold Cup, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama and T&T had a total of five players who called MLS home with the vast majority of their players playing in their domestic leagues. (Panama and T&T didn't even qualify.) During the 2015 version, 32 MLSers represented those six countries. This season, for the first time in MLS history, more than 50 percent of the league's players were born outside the U.S.

This dynamic creates a conundrum. A better MLS is better for American players, but it also improves the fortunes of the U.S.'s CONCACAF opposition. And more foreign talent limits the opportunities for Americans. There are only so many roster spots, after all.

The question is whether the success in drawing skilled men from around the region negatively impacts the U.S. national team. The short answer is yes because it's helping all national teams improve, especially the ones from smaller countries with a developing soccer program. Panama and T&T, specifically, have seen their Elo ratings rocket from 1367 and 1394, respectively in Sept. 2003, to 1671 and 1579 at the beginning of this month.

This isn't entirely due to MLS, but it's part of the equation. Several of the region's players say infrastructure is better in the U.S. than in leagues in Central America and the Caribbean, and MLS provides a stage for someone such as Honduras' Andy Najar to be seen. If it wasn't for his time at D.C. United, would Anderlecht have come calling? Probably not. Finally, MLS creates opportunities for younger players from CONCACAF countries, which increases the difficulty for the U.S. to qualify for important age-group tournaments such as the U-20 World Cup and the Olympics.

However, it's not entirely a bad thing for the U.S. to face better teams in CONCACAF tournaments. If head coach Jurgen Klinsmann wants competition, he's going to get it as MLS helps other national squads improve. And let's face it: Even increased competition shouldn't lead to losses; the Americans should still be a superior side to all regional opponents with the possible exception of Mexico.

For every Jamaican player MLS gives an opportunity to, it gives at least one and probably two or three to young U.S. talents -- especially as the reserve squads in USL and the development academies gain traction. Three years ago, 56 of the top 100 American players were MLS-based but only three of the top 20. As of August, it's 60 out of 100 and, remarkably, 10 out of the top 20. Aron Johannsson was the only American scorer in the 2015 Gold Cup who doesn't play in MLS.

One thing is clear: the influx won't stop. If anything, it will speed up. As more players from individual countries find success in the league, they open up opportunities for their countrymen and others from around the region.

Jones considers Daneil Cyrus, who had a short stint with Sporting Kansas City in 2011 and is now on loan with the Chicago Fire, one of his best friends. Powell asked Ryan Johnson and Donovan Ricketts about MLS before Powell moved to the Timbers. They told him it was a good league with great young talent. Francis talked to MLS veteran Alvaro Saborio before making his move.

"Luckily, us Ticos have had some success here in the league, and it is good not only for Costa Rica but Central America," Saborio said. "I think that also fires up the guys, the young players that want to go out and take care of their business and come to this league."

Powell agrees: "A lot of young players have already moved to MLS, and a lot of young players would love to come to play in MLS, 100 percent right now."

When they do, the Americans may suffer more defeats like the Gold Cup debacle, giving Klinsmann another reason to express his ire at the domestic league.
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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #579 on: September 23, 2015, 02:55:29 PM »
Good article to read. Thanks Chief.
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Re: 2014/15 MLS Thread.
« Reply #580 on: October 16, 2015, 10:20:24 PM »
Watching San Jose against KC. SJ leading 1-0. Cordell Cato at right back. Not playing badly. Attacking a lot. So if Hart needs  another attacking defender, he has an option in Cato. Alround player.

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Re: Trinidadians in the MLS
« Reply #581 on: March 22, 2016, 07:15:53 PM »
Seattle played vancouver on the weekend. I now see that Jones was contentiously penalised and vancouver got a penalty. Not sure if he actually touched the guy. Then late in the game Jones played a perfect ball into the box and the imps Dempsey put it just wide. That would have been the equaliser.

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Re: Trinidadians in the MLS
« Reply #582 on: March 23, 2016, 09:29:52 AM »
Seattle played vancouver on the weekend. I now see that Jones was contentiously penalised and vancouver got a penalty. Not sure if he actually touched the guy. Then late in the game Jones played a perfect ball into the box and the imps Dempsey put it just wide. That would have been the equaliser.

Watched part of that game. Missed the penalty but word is that Joevin never touched the guy. As for the pass to Dempsey, JJ got to the byline and laid it back for Dempsey at the top of the box(put it on a plate for him really). Dempsey went for the far post and missed just wide.
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Re: List of Trinidad and Tobago MLS players.
« Reply #583 on: May 19, 2016, 03:59:55 PM »
2016 Salary

Cato - $114,166.67
DeLeon - $235,000.00
Joevin - $76,166.67
Mekeil - $85,000.00
Molino - $121,400.00
Gomez - $51,500.04

Sheanon - $171,500.00
Wright-Phillips - $107,500.00


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Re: List of Trinidad and Tobago MLS players.
« Reply #584 on: May 19, 2016, 04:34:25 PM »
Wright-Phillips - $107,500.00. How come he is on this list?

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Re: List of Trinidad and Tobago MLS players.
« Reply #585 on: June 15, 2016, 05:26:21 AM »
Wright-Phillips - $107,500.00. How come he is on this list?

He eligible to play for T&T, woulda be nice to get him, we need more option upfront.



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MLS Playoffs
« Reply #586 on: November 30, 2016, 07:41:24 PM »
This Toronto - Montreal game is all action.

3-2 with 70 minutes gone. 5-5 on aggregate.

I don't watch MLS much anymore, I find it turn into a kick-and-run league. But the Canadian teams and the pacific northwest teams have loud fans who make the games fun to watch on tv.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #587 on: November 30, 2016, 08:00:38 PM »
Enough wild tackle in that game

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #588 on: November 30, 2016, 08:02:50 PM »
Enough wild tackle in that game
Ent!

The ref seem to be giving them leeway in the rain.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #589 on: November 30, 2016, 08:41:02 PM »
Best MLS game I've ever seen

would be nice to see my national team playing with this kind of passion on display by BOTH teams.

Of course....it helps significantly that the crowd DRIVEs the players on.  That's something seriously lacking in our football.  It's just not part of our culture.  We too cool for that kinda ting.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #590 on: November 30, 2016, 08:41:36 PM »
Hard luck dey Drogba.

7 goals in this game. Toronto wins 7-5 on aggregate.

Rediculous, but fun. Montreal choke that away. They should have parked the bus.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #591 on: November 30, 2016, 08:44:04 PM »
damn that reporter with Altidore look like a frizzle fowl

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #592 on: November 30, 2016, 09:10:17 PM »
damn that reporter with Altidore look like a frizzle fowl

Altidore was a beast tonite
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #593 on: November 30, 2016, 09:11:22 PM »
that never-give-up kinda attitude of Altidore (and many others).. boi!

that cold rain would have been ah beast to play in (give me snow anyday)


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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #594 on: November 30, 2016, 09:53:13 PM »
Exciting game for real, goals galore. I missed Empire because of it.

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #595 on: November 30, 2016, 10:13:38 PM »
great game. make up for last season.

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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #596 on: November 30, 2016, 10:32:37 PM »
maxg....come een!  :devil:
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #597 on: December 01, 2016, 08:51:52 AM »
Me and max by de bar drinking a few rounds ;D
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #598 on: December 01, 2016, 09:21:46 AM »
Hard luck dey Drogba.

7 goals in this game. Toronto wins 7-5 on aggregate.

Rediculous, but fun. Montreal choke that away. They should have parked the bus.

Too many old men in the middle of the park. After 90 mins they didn't have the legs.

Would have liked to see Drogba and Mancuso on the field at the same time, but not sure who they would have taken off instead.
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Re: MLS Playoffs
« Reply #599 on: December 01, 2016, 12:20:19 PM »
wicked game ! I live in Toronto and support they teams but will have to be routing for my country man in the final  :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: