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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 (thirteen years ago) link

PS Fire 1, United 0 at the half.

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

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

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

Any excuse to watch this again.

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

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

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

Welcome, shit-talking British people.

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry, you're right.

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

Stupid ILX, those aren't email addresses

Chi AT N.E.

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

four months pass...

So the season starts tomorrow, does anyone care?

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

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

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

meet the new team
same as the old team

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

with an FC!

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

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

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

Didn't Chicago almost get called something really lame?

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

Dallas Burn & Tampa Bay Mutiny pretty close behind

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

DC are douches, that is for sure.

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

best NASL team logo

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:32 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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

Nashville is America's Team.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:00 (five months ago) link

lol at nut-kick with studs not being a red card

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:04 (five months ago) link

also lol at Philly

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:04 (five months ago) link

this holds, my boys get an unexpected 2nd round home match

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:05 (five months ago) link

I like Jim Curtin (former Fire player from when I was first getting into following them) and I really hate New England (olde tyme Fire rival from that same era)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:27 (five months ago) link

That said if Bruce Arena can win with New England, that's a definite accomplishment

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:28 (five months ago) link

Philly choked. wow. my boys get an unexpected 2nd home playoff match. a winnable one!

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:14 (five months ago) link

i think we coulda taken PHilly too tho

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:14 (five months ago) link

Philly was so bad, very surprising

I think the only team I have left to root for is Minnesota, maybe LAFC if they win tonight

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 04:13 (five months ago) link

A friend who bets on MLS (lol) pointed out that New England has the best away record in the league, which this year is saying something given the way teams fly in and fly out on the same day

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 04:14 (five months ago) link

yeah, Orlando's first road game post-restart, they looked completely zonked due to the 4 hour same day bus ride to Miami

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 04:31 (five months ago) link

ugh.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 28 November 2020 02:58 (five months ago) link

Yikes

pic.twitter.com/2tWLwzBQP3

— MLS Images That Preceded Unfortunate Events (@ImagesMls) November 29, 2020

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 29 November 2020 22:04 (five months ago) link

Idk what the fuck he was thinking

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 29 November 2020 23:08 (five months ago) link

Fuck's sake Minnesota

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 04:53 (five months ago) link

Good to see the Loons join the long tradition of Minnesota sports failures.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 15:03 (five months ago) link

i'm still crushed by our choke session against New England, but happy we had such a good year

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:58 (five months ago) link

Seattle, what a boring result

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:58 (five months ago) link

For me it's like

Fuck these guys, they deserve it

Vs

Fuck these guys

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Sunday, 13 December 2020 03:40 (five months ago) link

lol otm. I don't hate the Crew like I did years ago, but mehhhhhhhhh.

I didn't realize it was on, but damn, shellacking.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Sunday, 13 December 2020 03:42 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

cheap owners see a chance to get cheaper

From ESPN colleague Austin Lindberg...MLS informs #MLSPA that it will invoke force majeure clause to terminate CBA - source. https://t.co/qmwRgrOEOx

— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) December 29, 2020

I'm really getting sick of this fucking league

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 20:10 (four months ago) link

they'll charge $250 million for a new franchise but screw giving the players a penny. so gross.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 21:41 (four months ago) link

i make more money than some of the players. and i'm not risking permanent, life-altering injuries daily like they are.

it's fucked

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:35 (four months ago) link

Statement on Force Majeure Notice: https://t.co/b4tsOy7nSB pic.twitter.com/dLMMTrmfdd

— MLSPA (@MLSPA) December 29, 2020

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:11 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

With pick #60, @ChicagoFire select midfielder Mitch Guitar from @BadgerMSoccer. #SuperDraft pic.twitter.com/UCHdpCnPqS

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 21, 2021

calzino, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:29 (three months ago) link

I heard this guy is Bobson Dugnutt's cousin

calzino, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:31 (three months ago) link

He's no Hunter Jumper tbh

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:11 (three months ago) link

A guy named Ketchup got drafted, too. MLS has some underrated names.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 22 January 2021 17:05 (three months ago) link

When I heard about that one I was reaalllly hoping he was a Brazilian here studying and playing at a university, and that was his mononym… but alas

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Friday, 22 January 2021 17:23 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

this is some accurately funny shit

Generic MLS starting XI Attack:

LW: 3 caps for a bottom-half CONMEBOL national team, Young DP
ST: Big $ DP signing, still scores less than Gyasi Zardes
RW: Signed from a random lower European league, announcer always mispronounces their name

— Scruffy Jack (@BeardedJack) March 8, 2021


Generic MLS starting XI Midfield:

CAM: ~Classic~ Late-prime Argentinian No. 10, DP
CM: mid-20s Homegrown, fringe January Camp material, probably a fan favorite/cult hero
CDM: Forever-underrated MLS-Lifer, Max salary hit

— Scruffy Jack (@BeardedJack) March 8, 2021


Generic MLS starting XI Defense:

LB: Top Caribbean player, low key your best player
LCB: Central American you hate to see in WCQ
RCB: Jan Camp Stud, Chad Marshall Wannabe
RB: Former USL player or Superdraft pick, very affordable
GK: "Would love to see him get a USMNT callup"

— Scruffy Jack (@BeardedJack) March 8, 2021


Generic MLS Subs off the bench:

1: Youth national teamer already linked to Europe
2: MLS-Lifer who's more of a "locker room guy", former draft pick
3: Someone you traded $400K in GAM for
4: Re-entry Draft signing
5: Old player who isn't 90 mins fit anymore

— Scruffy Jack (@BeardedJack) March 8, 2021

like if I took an average of the last 3-4 years of Fire lineups every single one of those would have at least one applicable player, and some 2 or 3 deep

hahahaha that is perfect

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:45 (two months ago) link

weirdly though our LWs/RWs have had more SuperDraft players over time, as opposed to the beginning, when we were signing players from lower level Columbian squads hoping we struck gold

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:47 (two months ago) link

*Colombian

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:47 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Fire preview from the Athletic:

Chicago Fire

Most important player: Gaston Gimenez

Season in a word: “Resignation” -@barker_cm

In my estimation, the most interesting thing about the Chicago Fire is that they have two separate players named “Jhon” on the roster. This team hasn’t qualified for the playoffs since 2017 and haven’t made it out of the first round since 2009. The war heroes that constitute the Chicago Fire fanbase deserve better. It doesn’t matter how good manager Raphael Wicky looks in glasses. It’s time for the Chicago Fire to give everyone reasons to care again. Maybe that’s going to come down to Gimenez at the base of their midfield, or maybe that’s going to be teenager Jhon Jader Duran, “one of the best talents in world football”. I don’t know. But if Chicago can’t compete this year, it might be time for them to reset. Again.

This is damning enough on its own, but the author omits that Duran is too young for an international transfer so he won't actually be able to play this year. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

i feel like with all of the regional focus this year is going to be another weird one.

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:22 (one month ago) link

hoping Pato kicks ass for us.

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:22 (one month ago) link

Xp yeah, and to add to that, Fire and MN don't even play each other once

we had some weird blind spots like that last year too, I think with DC United, and the Revs (until the playoffs).

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:30 (one month ago) link

IT'S PATO TIME

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 April 2021 19:00 (four weeks ago) link

The opening Fire goal was quite nice, and it seems like they will have quite the offense this year, along with a shambles of a defense. Four goals a game will not be out of the ordinary, I'm sure.

Four one-touch passes 🥵 pic.twitter.com/hhnwR3yxOx

— Chicago Fire FC (@ChicagoFire) April 18, 2021

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Sunday, 18 April 2021 19:33 (three weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

^^^ the only nice moment from the Fire all year

also did the Cbus management not get the memo on dumbass pointless rebrands from last year's Fire? wtf

In Columbus, we forge paths for others to follow.

𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐬. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐰.#Crew96 pic.twitter.com/oN2sOWrBS9

— The Crew (@ColumbusCrew) May 10, 2021

They should have ditched the Columbus part and kept the Crew

EZ Snappin, Monday, 10 May 2021 19:52 (five days ago) link

I cackled loud enough at this to wake the dog

MLS absolutely bangs because every week, a 17 year old named Cayden Brayden-Grayden will pull some world class shit out of nowhere and then literally Gonzalo Higuain will miss a sitter

— Tyler (@WhiskeyTy) May 13, 2021

Also salaries were released today:

https://mlsplayers.org/resources/salary-guide

Time to see who the most ridiculous disappointments are… Beric and Gimenez this means u

Nani making way less than I thought

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:01 (two days ago) link

Pato surprisingly low. Sebas Mendez, a good but not necessarily excellent midfielder, getting 550,000.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:03 (two days ago) link


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