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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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

meet the new team
same as the old team

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

with an FC!

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

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

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

Didn't Chicago almost get called something really lame?

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

Dallas Burn & Tampa Bay Mutiny pretty close behind

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

DC are douches, that is for sure.

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

best NASL team logo

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

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

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

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

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

https://i.imgur.com/6kzYNWV.jpg

alomar lines, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:48 (one year ago) link

Would have been nice if both teams showed up. The MLS playoffs are such a bummer.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:04 (one year ago) link

Lol

Sounders fan?

infinity (∞), Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:20 (one year ago) link

much better game than last year imo

idiot soccer journalists who shit on jozy for his national team performance are eating crow now, he didn't have anyone to feed him passes as good as vasquez

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:24 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

so this Cyle Larin saga huh

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Zlatan. On. Repeat. 🦁 #LAvLAFC pic.twitter.com/vY5KzyYnaW

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 31, 2018

Zlatan remains Zlatan.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 31 March 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

Dwyer had two today in victory. OCSC fans already jumping ship - game wasnt a sellout

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

lol 3 goals in 10 minutes. never change OCSC

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 April 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

Toronto just should forfeit all their games until they're done with their cup run

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 April 2018 04:17 (one year ago) link

They kinda have

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 April 2018 05:16 (one year ago) link

Including the first leg of the final iirc

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 23 April 2018 14:33 (one year ago) link

Lol @nycfc

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

that said, all the insider scuttlebutt I have heard points to this being increasing leverage over Fire ownership to sell to Ricketts & then strong arm their way out of Bridgeview

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Breaking MLS-Chicago Fire news: Joe Mansueto, the executive chairman & founder of investment research firm Morningstar, is acquiring a 49% stake in the Chicago Fire from owner Andrew Hauptman. Hauptman will remain chairman/controlling shareholder. More to come in @sbjsbd

— Ian Thomas (@byIanThomas) July 11, 2018

!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Reminder: The Chicago Fire support went from this (in 2009) to this (tonight in 2018) in 9 years due to the franchise ownership of Andrew Hauptman and the leadership of Don Garber.

(2nd picture from the account of @folsom23) pic.twitter.com/s6zgEsw7eP

— The Nutmeg News (@TheNutmegNews) August 24, 2018

one of those moments when the satire site drops the veil

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 24 August 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

will be called inter miami apparently.
i like the badge.

mizzell, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:21 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...
two months pass...
two weeks pass...

At the All Star game.

100% rooting Atletico.

Lol MLS managed 1 shot, not on frame, first half

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Thursday, 1 August 2019 01:33 (four months ago) link

Such a pointless spectacle

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 2 August 2019 05:38 (four months ago) link

I enjoyed watching Atletico Madrid. Only reason i went

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Friday, 2 August 2019 14:53 (four months ago) link

Is Josef Martinez legitimately good or just better than MLS defenders?

ShariVari, Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

I doubt he's Almiron level good, maybe Mexican league good

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:56 (three months ago) link

Fire's Nico Gaitan:

tackles opposing player, probably should have been a yellow, but is called a red
the red gets VAR'd
ref upholds the red, Nico is sent off (Fire hold on to win 2-0)
today, red is rescinded

tackle: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/08/17/red-card-nico-gaitan-sent-reckless-tackle

WTFVAR

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 22:12 (three months ago) link

If that's a red, Orlando City would finish every match with eight guys

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:20 (three months ago) link

the whole vancouver whitecaps sexual abuse and harassment scandal and being bottom of the league has zapped my interest in the MLS pretty thoroughly

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:27 (three months ago) link

I can imagine!

The current fight with fans over antifascist imagery in stadiums is doing much the same to me… at least to the extent that following a team run by an egomaniac venture capitalist shitstain hadn't already sapped my interest.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

The current fight with fans over antifascist imagery in stadiums is doing much the same to me

yeah that's dumb as hell!

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:02 (three months ago) link

ATL united posted a slightly anti-gun banner after the recent slate of shootings at the last OC match, was a nice touch.

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:07 (three months ago) link

fans I should have said

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:07 (three months ago) link

Yeah and a bunch of them got thrown out and banned for a year because of it

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 23 August 2019 01:22 (three months ago) link

Also I should have said VULTURE capitalist shitstain above… he doesn't have enough money for ventures, which is part of the problem.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 23 August 2019 01:23 (three months ago) link

God i wanna fuck ATL up toni

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 August 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

Ght

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 August 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

HAUPT
MAN
OUT

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 13 September 2019 20:40 (two months ago) link

^^aforementioned egomaniac vulture capitalist shitstain

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 13 September 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

I went to my first mls game of the season today, the latest i’ve left it in years. Weird one. ECS walked out at halftime because their iron front flag bearer got kcicked out. Quiet and sloppy second half, but a sounders win

alomar lines, Monday, 16 September 2019 04:09 (two months ago) link

Nice, y'all are in 2nd, huh?

Got so close to perfect home attendance this year for OC. made the first fifteen games, had to miss last night and will be out of the country for the finale.

Missed a wild one too. I have a feeling next year is our year. Definitely a better squad than a year ago

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 September 2019 04:16 (two months ago) link

how'd I never notice that Houston basically has the same kit as Wolverhampton

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:45 (two months ago) link

GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:47 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Motherfuck our stupid dumbfuck front office.

Sixth season and we will be on our fourth goddamn coach.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 October 2019 15:11 (one month ago) link

You can have Chicago's

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 7 October 2019 17:55 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

oh shii we get to host

alomar lines, Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:09 (one month ago) link

Thank fuck ATL lost.

Their fans were insufferable pricks to my friend who was there with her young kid, telling her to "shut the fuck up" for cheering for OC in our own stadium

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:12 (one month ago) link

ok who is stoked

alomar lines, Sunday, 10 November 2019 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

on my way to watch the WNT play in Jax so I'll miss a lot of this.

pulling Seattle

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Sunday, 10 November 2019 19:47 (three weeks ago) link

hell the fuck yes. never seen the stadium like that. hoarse. WOOOOOOOOOO SOUNDERS!!!!!!

alomar lines, Sunday, 10 November 2019 22:48 (three weeks ago) link


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