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The Revolution are going to the Championship Match
Posted 06 November 2005 - 07:45 PM
Info on today's One to Nil victory over the Chicago Fire in front of 18K fans
Posted 07 November 2005 - 09:10 AM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 05:55 PM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:35 PM
Me, I don't get it.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:36 PM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:37 PM
1. The fans don't behave as you expect from soccer fans.
2. The players are one or two clicks slower than players of a mediocre european league.
Did a search on the salaries .The highest paid makes 500,000$. That's money dished out on really bad leagues in Europe...
MLS has a lot of ways to go.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:45 PM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:49 PM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 07:08 PM
No sense defending soccer here, people in the international football thread know what's up. MLS is definitely a weak version of the game, but it would be silly to pay declining international talent more just to have a better domestic league. Let MLS stay as it is, keep building soccer-only parks to seat 24,000, and let the best US players play the prime of their career in Europe against the best competition. South America seems to do ok in worldwide competition even though their domestic players go to Europe. Likewise, countries like Holland, France, and the Czech Republic do not have top-tier pro leagues, but their national sides do not struggle as a result.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:16 PM
The problem is MLS isn't that great with creativity. It wouldn't be the worst idea to spend judiciously on importing talented European playmakers to teach the Americans a thing or two about creating goals.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:22 AM
MLS will stay a notch below most European leagues primarily in accuracy of kicks and ball contol. Too much out of control booting in the MLS. After watching some of the Bundeliga games, I'm not sure how much below. The Bundesliga looks pretty weak in general. Stuttgart v. M'gladbach made the MLS look good.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:28 AM
It wouldn't be the worst idea to spend judiciously on importing talented European playmakers to teach the Americans a thing or two about creating goals.
That's a fallacy. It didn't happen in NASL or early MLS days, no reason to think it would happen now. Skill is developed at a young age. Not through osmosis.
It was a poor game. Nothing happend for the first 80 minutes, then LA came close to scoring a few times.
The Revs really didn't do anything on offense. The few crosses they attempted were for the most part poor.
The better team won.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:27 PM
Not most long distance events -- running, biking, America's Cup (is that a sport?), where you can't see what's going on from one location. Even Golf, unless it's a small enough event where you can follow your favorite golfer through all 18 holes.
Isn't this true of all sports, though?
TV is also better for sports like bowling where you can just turn the damn thing off.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:40 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:26 PM
You can also make a case that baseball is better on television.
There are very few seats in the ballpark that allow you to get a sense of pitching like you can at home. That said, there are also all kinds of things the camera almost never shows you in terms of defensive positioning and other aspects of the game that you can pick up from almost anywhere in the ballpark. Beer is cheaper at home.
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