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Brutus Buckeye

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« Reply #784 on: October 02, 2022, 11:31:34 PM »
Heading into the final week of the regular season



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« Reply #785 on: October 04, 2022, 07:26:52 PM »
What do y'all think of the Yates NWSL report (1) in general; and (2) how it will impact the players in their big match this weekend at Wembley?

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« Reply #786 on: October 09, 2022, 08:39:33 PM »
The Bracket is set in stone. 





Winner gets the final champions league bid. Unless of course the winner is LA, Philly, Orlando or Montreal; in which case Austin gets the final USA bid. 

The Crew miss the field, after leading the league in draws by a pretty good clip. Blech. 
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« Reply #787 on: October 09, 2022, 08:42:12 PM »
Go broccoli!


Brutus Buckeye

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« Reply #788 on: October 23, 2022, 11:10:08 PM »
The Conference Finals are set. 



Austin would have already clinched a champions league bid if it weren't for NYC upsetting Montreal, but NYC would have to win the whole ball of wax as the lowest remaining seed in order to prevent it at this point. 
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« Reply #789 on: October 28, 2022, 10:05:21 AM »
not our usual, but bama ladies soccer just beat auburn to finish 17-1-1 (10-0-0 in sec) in reg season and is currently ranked #1 in nation. very proud of the ladies. to say it's historic for the program would be a massive understatement. now to win the sec tourney and have a big showing in ncaa tourney. roll tide.

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« Reply #790 on: October 31, 2022, 12:04:46 AM »
The MLS Cup is set with the 1 seed from each Conference, LA vs Philly. 

Austin was eliminated, but Philly's win over NYC back doors them into the worst of 4 USA Champions League bids, whereas they would have gotten the top USA seed had they won the MLS Cup. 

The MLS Cup is Sat Nov 5.

The 2023 MLS Champions League bids are MLS Cup finalists LA and Philly, along with Orlando, Austin and Vancouver. The tournament doesn't get underway until March. 

Then of course Seattle gets to play in the 2023 Fifa Club World Cup, having won Champions League in 2022. That doesn't appear to have been scheduled as of yet. 

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« Reply #791 on: November 06, 2022, 10:22:05 PM »
LA is now the undisputed champion, having won both the Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup


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« Reply #792 on: November 18, 2022, 09:29:06 PM »
In a surprise reversal, Qatar announced a ban of alcoholic beer at the eight stadiums hosting the World Cup. That leaves fans with just one “beer” choice — albeit one that isn’t boozy.

Soccer fans will still be able to purchase Bud Zero, an alcohol-free lager that Anheuser-Busch says tastes similar to its best-selling alcoholic beverage.

One serving of Bud Zero has 0 grams of sugar and 50 calories. The beer, which is Bud’s first ever zero alcohol beer, launched in the United States two years ago, targeting a growing trend of people choosing non-alcoholic beers.


Qatar is a Muslim country that is considered to be very conservative, and tightly regulates alcohol sales and usage. In September, officials said ticketed fans would be able to buy alcoholic beer three hours before kickoff and for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the match.

“Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeter,” said FIFA, soccer’s governing body, in a statement Friday.

FIFA noted that the decision will have “no impact” on sales of Bud Zero.

Budweiser tweeted, “Well, this is awkward,” though the social media post was quickly deleted.

“As partners of FIFA for over three decades, we look forward to our activations of FIFA World Cup campaigns around the world to celebrate football with our consumers,” an Anheuser-Busch InBev spokesperson said in a statement. “Some of the planned stadium activations cannot move forward due to circumstances beyond our control.”

It is indeed slightly awkward for AB InBev, which is a major sponsor of the World Cup, and was planning to selling regular Bud. Just a few days ago, reports showed World Cup workers moving beer tents into less visible areas of stadiums.


AB InBev paid $75 million for the sponsorship, according to multiple reports. So, the decision throws a bit of a wrench into their marketing plans since the decision dramatically reduces its presence for thousands of fans at the World Cup. However, arguably the bigger part — its TV advertisements with football royalty Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. — won’t be affected.

“Qatar’s decision to ban all alcohol around the grounds for the upcoming FIFA World Cup just days before it begins presents an illusion that FIFA is not in control of its own tournament and risks alienating Budweiser—a key sponsor and long-term partner of the governing body,” said Conrad Wiacek, head of sport analysis at GlobalData, in an email.


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« Reply #793 on: November 20, 2022, 01:40:08 PM »
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, to see Qatar look out of their depth in this tournament

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« Reply #794 on: November 21, 2022, 08:43:15 AM »
England looks absolutely locked in in their opener

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« Reply #795 on: November 21, 2022, 08:52:39 AM »
And now the score reflects that

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« Reply #796 on: November 21, 2022, 10:46:14 AM »
that game had the most stoppage time i've ever seen. +14 in first half and +10 second.

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« Reply #797 on: November 21, 2022, 11:21:30 AM »
Not to be sparky but this WC logo looks like a rubber band.

 

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