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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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

PS Fire 1, United 0 at the half.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Any excuse to watch this again.

Just got offed, Friday, 26 October 2007 02:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

gbx, Friday, 26 October 2007 02:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

admrl, Friday, 26 October 2007 04:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Welcome, shit-talking British people.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 04:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Dom Passantino, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

everything, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sorry, you're right.

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stupid ILX, those aren't email addresses

Chi AT N.E.

dan m, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

So the season starts tomorrow, does anyone care?

dan m, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

dan m, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol: Riquelme to MLS?

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

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 15:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

meet the new team
same as the old team

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

with an FC!

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

jergïns, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

dell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Didn't Chicago almost get called something really lame?

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dallas Burn & Tampa Bay Mutiny pretty close behind

mizzell, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

DC are douches, that is for sure.

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

best NASL team logo

dan m, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 18:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Laurel, Friday, 13 June 2008 13:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

A touch of class, Schweinsteiger with the reporter who asked him about Chicago's world cup chances, after yesterday's home game

https://twitter.com/derekhenkle/status/848354230066872320

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 2 April 2017 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Almost game time in O town

http://i68.tinypic.com/2rm33gi.jpg

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Holy wow the City - Galaxy match

Neanderthal, Saturday, 15 April 2017 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

lol at shitty Montreal deflection goal beating Villa's actual amazing goal

http://www.dirtysouthsoccer.com/2017/4/20/15376022/mls-goal-of-the-week-award-is-broken

Neanderthal, Saturday, 22 April 2017 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

welp the goal was to fill the bowl at the Pride match today, and despite Marta arriving and actually playing in the second half, didn't come anywhere close. 14,452, nowhere near the 23,403 record we set last year. even despite running a ticket promotion where you bought one ticket and got two 50% off.

disappointing af. entertaining match though. I got to do the rally tunnel.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:42 (one year ago) Permalink

lotsa Orlando-ites smugly wagging their fingers at me today saying "It's Earth Day Birth Day" (a "legendary" Orlando concert series with terrible bands), only to forget that the opener where the record was set was opposite EDBD too last year (and it went opposite the headliners!).

Neanderthal, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Yankee Stadium reduces soccer to pinball.

Larin just got his 5th goal. Christ he will be gone soon.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

And there's 6

Neanderthal, Sunday, 23 April 2017 19:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Rivas and Kaka!

idk how much of our fortress at home is us being great vs seemingly every game being in 95 degree weather at 4 pm (in the old stadium we had a lot more night matches) but I'll take it.

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 April 2017 22:55 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I thought this article was fairly spot-on across the league: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2017/05/how-each-mls-club-strives-and-struggles-to-find-authentic-identity/

The Fire seem to be lurching forward like some oddly constructed soccering Frankenstein, but against the odds their shadow Buying Club approach appears to be working in 2017. Snapping up Dax McCarty and Juninho and then paying top 5 MLS money for Bastian Schweinsteiger is just the sort of thing an LA Galaxy or an NYCFC would do, which means we maybe reconsider the Fire as a *gulp* Buying Club if this becomes a trend. Their roster doesn’t appear to have any unifying approach to it, and it certainly doesn’t value any one thing over the other, but the Fire don’t seem particularly concerned with longevity at the moment. They’re built for about a two or three-year title window before starting over.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 15 May 2017 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

This is so awesome; DC United's opponent in the 4th round of the Open Cup tonight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christos_FC

Christos FC is an American soccer team based in Baltimore, Maryland that competes in the Maryland Major Soccer League, an affiliated league of United States Adult Soccer Association. Founded in 1997, the team is composed of ex-professionals and local college players in the Greater Baltimore area. The team colors are green, gold and black. The team takes its name from Christos Discount Liquors, a liquor store owned by businessman Nick Christopoulos who serves as the club's main financial backer.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Christos scores, the crowd goes wild. This is great.

Uhhhh the beer league guys just scored. Mayhem pic.twitter.com/lweUW2egqP

— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) June 14, 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:37 (one year ago) Permalink

thats legendary

nice cage (m bison), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:16 (one year ago) Permalink

lol tweet I didn't see during the game

Announcers shocked that Christos FC is cramping up in the second half like they haven't already admitted they drink heavily & don't exercise

— Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank) June 14, 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:16 (one year ago) Permalink

(Christos lost 4-1)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kaka just scored a cracker from distance while he knew Guzan wasn't expecting it and kinda looked at Guzan like "lol this is why you suck" afterwards.

so abrupt that Fox fucking missed it in real time.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20171017/crew-sc-owner-without-downtown-stadium-team-is-moving

oh wow it is extremely surprising that this dickhead owner is playing the "give me a free stadium or we're leaving" card

just weird the target city is Austin

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Austin Villa please https://t.co/biqshxf6aL

— inflation, sorry (@EuroBigMacs) October 17, 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:35 (one year ago) Permalink

why do you think Austin is a weird choice? don't know much about it, but it's a big city with no pro sports team, and i can see an owner thinking that Austin could develop a supporter culture like Portland. Plus, lots of Latinos.

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Just that it's a smaller market than Columbus and they've already folded one lower-division team there.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

have to think that austin will overtake columbus soon (though i don't know how the size of market is determined). it already has a larger metro area population and while growth has slowed down since 2000, it's still the fastest growing city in the country.

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Ffs no one is relocating a team to Austin bc of latinxs, it's flush with white tech brother money

professor of postmalonial studies (m bison), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I should note: I fucking hate the Crew. Some of the worst moments of my soccer-watching life have taken place at Crew Stadium. I still think they're being done dirty by their owners and it's indicative of larger problems with the game in this country.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i mean im no leafs/toronto fan but this shld be good

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/08/toronto-fc-mls-cup-final-seattle-sounders

infinity (∞), Friday, 8 December 2017 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

it wasn't last year.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 8 December 2017 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

But Toronto FC are better than they were last time. They have improved over the course of 2017, showing a willingness to progress and develop almost as soon as they’d suffered defeat in last year’s MLS Cup game. “To be completely honest, I think we can use a little bit of a more creative player,” Altidore reasoned after the 2016 loss to Seattle. “I think we’re a very good team. But if we have another piece that is creative, whether it be a winger or a creative player that can kind of, on his own, help us decide games as well, that would be great.”

And so Vazquez was signed to be that creative figure, giving Toronto FC the extra dimension in the final third that Altidore spoke about.

There is a clear-headedness to everything TFC have done in recent years, which is in stark contrast to the scattergun, scatterbrain approach of the past. That is illustrated by the strength of their 2017 campaign to date.

infinity (∞), Friday, 8 December 2017 21:02 (one year ago) Permalink

That's nice and all but they've looked the same as last year's playoffs for most of this year's playoffs.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 8 December 2017 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Is it too late to root for a giant meteor to hit BMO field?

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

LET'S GO METEOR!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 9 December 2017 03:37 (one year ago) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink

Lol

Sounders fan?

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

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) Permalink

four weeks pass...

so this Cyle Larin saga huh

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol 3 goals in 10 minutes. never change OCSC

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 April 2018 23:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

They kinda have

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 April 2018 05:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Including the first leg of the final iirc

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 23 April 2018 14:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lol @nycfc

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

mizzell, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:21 (three months ago) Permalink


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