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Am currently watching the Chicago Fire vs. DC United in the first round of the playoffs. Does anyone else on ILX follow the MLS?

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

PS Fire 1, United 0 at the half.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

We've all totally lost interest because our glorious hero David Beckham is no longer involved. Sorry.

Just got offed, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, that's right, my team kicked his broke ass out on Sunday.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:56 (twelve years ago) link

Any excuse to watch this again.

Just got offed, Friday, 26 October 2007 02:09 (twelve years ago) link

is blanco playing? soccernet isn't working for me right now

gbx, Friday, 26 October 2007 02:27 (twelve years ago) link

Golaso de De Rosario

Blanco started, but he hasn't had much of a game thus far.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 02:40 (twelve years ago) link

i'm marginally interested. when my town, seattle, gets a team in '09 i'm sure i'll be way more into it

jergïns, Friday, 26 October 2007 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

Some friends of mine saw (the US) Chivas this last weekend. Said it was straight bollocks.

admrl, Friday, 26 October 2007 04:31 (twelve years ago) link

Welcome, shit-talking British people.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 04:40 (twelve years ago) link

The game ended 1-0. DC put in their goal-scorers in the second half but they didn't do much of anything either. Leg 2 is in a week in DC.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:39 (twelve years ago) link

Also, it occured to me that Brits ought to know "bollocks" football when they see it, considering their national team.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:39 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, the British National Football Team has a long and varied history.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

"Brits" = the English. No Scots would call themselves "Brits".

everything, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:51 (twelve years ago) link

Sorry, you're right.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

First round:

Chivas over KC
Revs over NY
Houston over Dallas
Fire over DC

After that, I don't know.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

Any excuse to watch this again.

Great free kick, not sure about this "upper 90" term instead of the traditional "postage stamp" or even "top corner".

Is that Tim Lovejoy MLS show still on?

onimo, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

Conference finals are set:

✧✧✧@✧.✧.
K.C.@Houston

NE looked assy in their 1-0 win over New York. Aside from the fact that the Fire have to play in their huge, empty stadium, on turf, I think they have a great shot of breaking the playoff curse vs. the Revs. Houston should roll over KC.

dan m, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

Stupid ILX, those aren't email addresses

Chi AT N.E.

dan m, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:03 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

So the season starts tomorrow, does anyone care?

dan m, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, I'm going to New Jersey to watch like 7 hours of MLS tomorrow, since our first game isn't until Apr 5.

Laurel, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/powerranking?cc=5901

dan m, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:33 (twelve years ago) link

lol: Riquelme to MLS?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-spw-soccer9apr09,1,6870991.story

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

Similarly, if Riquelme plays for Argentina in its June 8 friendly against the U.S. at Giants Stadium, all it will take for him to reject any move is one look at the dreadful, patched-up, threadbare, NFL-logoed carpet that passes for a soccer field at the Meadowlands.

ahahahahaha

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

Seattle Alliance, Seattle Republic and Seattle FC beaten out by popular opinion. New Team:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2008/04/07/2004333628.jpg

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

meet the new team
same as the old team

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

with an FC!

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

Dan kind of sold me on Emerald City FC, I don't think it got a fair chance...but good for them, anyway. Nice work chucking the proverbial monkey wrench in the league's plans.

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

Although I did read a decent rejoinder from a Seattle fan somewhere who said they were happy that E.C.F.C. didn't get picked b/c they'd be spared all the teasing and the stupid jokes (especially when KC came to town).

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

even though i voted for just seattle fc, i'm happy with the name.

jergïns, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

pretty uncringeworthy as far as u.s. professional soccer team names go, historically speaking, anyhow

dell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:52 (twelve years ago) link

Didn't Chicago almost get called something really lame?

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

Oh god, I'm not sure since I haven't followed the team for that long, but I remember reading a reference somewhere online to calling the team the "Rhythm"? GAG

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

YES, that's what I was thinking of. Can you imagine? SO MANY JOEKS, I CANNOT DECIDE

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

The K.C. Wiz has to be stupidest ever, even taking the NASL into account.

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

Dallas Burn & Tampa Bay Mutiny pretty close behind

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:01 (twelve years ago) link

still, i don't sneeze at their rhythm method-inspired offsides trap

all football strategies should take cues from dodgy birth control methods

like the d.c. united 7-up douche corner kick formation

dell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:03 (twelve years ago) link

worst logo
http://web.mlsnet.com/imgs/logos/t102_md.gif
it looks like the label on some weird 90s era mirco brewed soda.

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

DC are douches, that is for sure.

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

i first read that as "micc10 brewed soda"

step away from computer, dell

but yeah, that's a fitting description

either that, or the failed irish-amer hip hop band that lost it to house of pain

dell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

best NASL team logo

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

ESPN talking heads going off on streamers being tossed at games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pgexephJM&eurl=http://theoffsiderules.blogspot.com/

dan m, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 20:10 (twelve years ago) link

i was watching that game on the telly. i thought the streamers fiasco was pretty funny. Actually it was a pretty decent game, although I'm perfectly aware that the "open" style of play was down to no defending on either side whatsoever.

Whoever the guy in that video was ranting is a total fuckwit.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

My girlfriend and I were thinking about going to a Revolution match this season. Any suggestions on which? Neither of us follow the MLS closely. LA is out as its sold out.

Allen, Friday, 13 June 2008 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

HAI GUISE I M GOING TO DC TOMORROW. Wish ush luck.

Laurel, Friday, 13 June 2008 13:19 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

LOL:

In a pair of sweeping changes brought about by a Major League Soccer season in meltdown, the Los Angeles Galaxy today removed Alexi Lalas as team president and general manager and Ruud Gullit as coach.

In its official statement on the changes, AEG, which owns the team, said that Gullit had resigned "for personal reasons" and that Lalas' contract was up at the end of the year and that the team decided to part company now rather than wait.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

that's what you get for spending all your salary cap (plus some lol) on three players

dan m, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

I'm so happy, really. They deserved the boot.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
LOVE YOU
WE LOVE YOU
WE LOVE YOU
AND WHERE YOU PLAY WE'LL FOLLOW
WE'LL FOLLOW
WE'LL FOLLOW

Congrats to NY for completely stuffing DC yesterday and making a lot of people very happy.

Laurel, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

Lalas is such a tool, really. I remember hearing him say, in all earnestness, that the Gals would be the first MLS "superclub".

dan m, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:44 (twelve years ago) link

On my way to opening day

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:14 (six months ago) link

me too!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:57 (six months ago) link

fun opening game in Nashville. I think the team will be solid this year once they get more time to gel.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 1 March 2020 14:20 (six months ago) link

Josef Martinez torn ACL. damn

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 2 March 2020 03:26 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/mls/major-league-soccer-resume-play-tournament-1.5605884

I'm going to watch the hell out of this

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 18:57 (three months ago) link

will be weird (no crowds) and possibly bad

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 18:57 (three months ago) link

Oh it's going to be really bad

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 22:31 (three months ago) link

im entirely too starved of fútbol at this stage. I am a desperate man

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 22:36 (three months ago) link

i'll watch the hell out of it.

looks like what I paid for season tickets is gonna roll over to next year since we won't be able to see many (if any) games in person this year.

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 22:40 (three months ago) link

the draw for this has massively rigged energy

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:07 (three months ago) link

as long as NYCFC are all eaten by a bear on live tv i'm game

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 June 2020 22:38 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Bubble is going well.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 19:07 (two months ago) link

It's the tournament Garber deserves.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 19:41 (two months ago) link

truly

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 20:45 (two months ago) link

That wall of ads is so distracting. I feel a little guilty watching this because it's stupid and dangerous yet, as with most things MLS, it's such a dumb crazy spectacle I can't look away.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 July 2020 00:39 (two months ago) link

lol at Dwyer whiffing in front of an unguarded net

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 00:55 (two months ago) link

when your feet are too rusty to score, try fisting it in

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:11 (two months ago) link

what a garbage goal, any squad with a slightly above average defence should have broken that up. sigh

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:44 (two months ago) link

never like to see a player with his hands around his throat like that. stretcher coming

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:48 (two months ago) link

ugh. that was ugly. hope Reyes is ok.

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:53 (two months ago) link

Goal!

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:05 (two months ago) link

Tesho Akindele scores a lot of goals for a guy who doesn't look like he was made to play this game.

which probably explains why he so horribly whiffed on that one

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:11 (two months ago) link

Dwyer should have had like two yellows before he crushed that guy's throat.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:31 (two months ago) link

Dwyer should perenially always have two yellows, he's a reckless player in general

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:32 (two months ago) link

Naniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:33 (two months ago) link

lol 2-0 already OCSC

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:33 (two months ago) link

of course they'd play a match like this when nobody can be there to watch. 3 goals!

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 02:02 (two months ago) link

I didn't see it, but apparently the Quakes/Vancouver game tonight was complete lunacy.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 16 July 2020 03:24 (two months ago) link

have they just decided every 2nd half is going to have 10 minutes of stoppage now? cos they scored the winner in the 9th minute of stoppage tonight, Orlando had 10 minutes of stoppage last night, which seemed absurd considering the drink break wasn't THAT long, and only one goal, typical number of substitutions, a few short injury stops.

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 July 2020 03:31 (two months ago) link

i mean if u wanna get technical about, we HAVE been stopping play for months until now, thats a lot of time to make up

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 16 July 2020 06:08 (two months ago) link

really bad job guys pic.twitter.com/GNzlIijYGE

— watke (@watke_) July 16, 2020

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 16 July 2020 12:41 (two months ago) link

Was thinking about crossposting to amazing goal thread but nah

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 16 July 2020 12:41 (two months ago) link

of fucking course, the first Orlando City squad that looks like it might be quality happens during a global pandemic ;)

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 01:42 (one month ago) link

woohoo, on to quarterfinals. this OC team is legit, just still need a more solid striker at the back. also Nani has been kind of off his game.

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 July 2020 14:16 (one month ago) link

Nerve-racked for the second half vs LAFC

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Saturday, 1 August 2020 00:36 (one month ago) link

OH MY FUCKING GOOOOD

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

semi-finals against Minnesota. weather delay. meh

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 August 2020 01:16 (one month ago) link

FINALS BABYYYYYYYYYYYY

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 August 2020 03:26 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

TV coverage not realising Orlando had scored until a full two minutes after play had resumed - the MLS is back, baby.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 29 August 2020 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

That made me so fucking mad

pass the cur's dossier (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 August 2020 23:28 (three weeks ago) link

But HEY WE BEAT ATLLLLL

pass the cur's dossier (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 August 2020 23:29 (three weeks ago) link

It's a pretty regular thing ime, the broadcast will be f-ing around with a replay or some BS and a goal will be scored off-screen.

Fire had about 15 mins of good play tonight and that wasn't nearly enough, even though it seems like nycfc is mostly bad too. Them playing at Red Bull arena is hilarious.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:57 (two weeks ago) link

Also to save money the away team broadcasters (well, for the Fire at least) are rarely on site even in non pandemic times.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:58 (two weeks ago) link

amazing what having to play on a real field does to the Pigeons

pass the cur's dossier (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 August 2020 04:03 (two weeks ago) link

mega LOLs today with Brad Guzan failing to save a ball shot directly at him and appearing to shit the ball into the goal

pass the cur's dossier (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 August 2020 04:10 (two weeks ago) link

It was a bizarre situation. Junior Urso scored and the ref seemed to have ruled the goal out, so he started complaining and play restarted off-screen. The commentators were discussing why it might have been chalked off and were told later that it had counted. idk how they got all the players back in their own halves and kicked off again in the time it took to show a replay.

The referee was appalling. An Atlanta player was kicked by a high foot hard enough to leave stud marks in his neck, while in the penalty box - the ref gave nothing, was told to look at it again on screen, and still gave nothing. Orlando deserved to win overall, though.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 30 August 2020 05:24 (two weeks ago) link

I'm not used to my boys being good. Enjoying this while it lasts

Neanderthal, Thursday, 3 September 2020 01:28 (two weeks ago) link

Blowing a lead in both the last two games and leaving 4 points on the field...fuck.

Against Atlanta's awful team even worse. They had zero attack but it just takes 1.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 September 2020 02:26 (one week ago) link


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