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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #742 on: April 30, 2022, 09:40:24 PM »
On the bright side, not as bad as DC. 

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #743 on: May 02, 2022, 07:55:46 AM »
Heading into May...






So Seattle is 12/14 in the MLS West, and 26/28 overall. Yet since they tied the first leg of the Champions League Final on the road, they get to host a game with a Continental Championship on the line. 
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #744 on: May 05, 2022, 01:40:00 AM »
Concacaf Champions League

Seattle smoked 'em 3-0. First MLS team to qualify for the club world cup. 
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #745 on: May 08, 2022, 09:26:38 PM »

US Open Cup 

Round of 32 gets underway on Tue and Wed, May 10-11. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_U.S._Open_Cup#Round_of_32

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Canadian Voyageurs Cup 

The US Open Cup's little brother gets underway also on Tue and Wed, May 10-11. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Canadian_Championship#Bracket

The only MLS team playing in the opening round is the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are dead last in the MLS. They get Valour, a CPL team out of Winnipeg MB. 
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #746 on: May 12, 2022, 12:17:38 AM »



Canadian Voyageurs Cup

The US Open Cup's little brother gets underway also on Tue and Wed, May 10-11.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Canadian_Championship#Bracket

The only MLS team playing in the opening round is the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are dead last in the MLS. They get Valour, a CPL team out of Winnipeg MB.

The Vancouver Whitecaps prevailed over Winnipeg Valour. They will get the Calgary Cavalry in the quarterfinals, who defeated Edmonton in the Battle of Alberta.

The two amateur clubs were soundly eliminated by the Halifax Wanderers and Hamilton Forge. They will play Toronto and Montreal in the quarterfinals, respectively.

Montreal has the top seed as the defending champion, but their draw is rather brutal. They get Forge right out of the gate, in a match between Canada's two champions league participants. Then presumably Toronto in the semifinals, who is their primary adversary in this tournament as the two teams have combined for 18 of the 19 Voyageurs Cups that have been awarded to date. The Final, should they make it, would be their easiest draw against whoever emerges from the West.

Pacific will host York in the lone quarterfinal match up that doesn't feature an MLS team.

The Quarterfinals will be May 24-26.
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #747 on: May 12, 2022, 12:34:14 AM »
US Open Cup

Round of 32 gets underway on Tue and Wed, May 10-11.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_U.S._Open_Cup#Round_of_32

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There were no sub-MLS upsets of MLS teams this round, but a trio of sub-MLS teams will advance to the Sweet 16 by having not had to play an MLS team this round. Louisville beat Detroit Rock City on penalty kicks. Sacramento Republic defeated Phoenix Rising. Union Omaha got the best of Northern Colorado.

Biggest MLS vs MLS upset was probably Orlando taking down Philly, who sits alone atop the MLS East standings.

Nashville had a huge comeback win vs Atlanta in the lone MLS East vs West match up.

Minnesota vs Colorado had a weather delay, and the match will resume Thursday tied 1-1.

Seattle just won Champions League, but they are also tied with Vancouver for dead last in the MLS with 7 "points." So which team showed up to the US Open Cup? The lost to lowly San Jose on Penalty Kicks. 

California is sitting pretty, with four of their eight teams still alive, including all three MLS clubs. Texas on the other hand has had a brutal showing. They started with 16 clubs, which not only led the nation but it was double the number of the second place state. They are down to just Houston, who beat San Antonio, who beat Austin. Dallas just lost to Sporting KC. 

The Sweet 16 will be May 24-25. The MLS playoffs have 14 teams, with 7 from the East and 7 from the West. So the next round is similarly situated, with 7 teams from the West, 6 from the East, and 3 sub-MLS teams sprinkled in; 2 USL and 1 USL1 (Omaha).
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #748 on: May 12, 2022, 12:48:49 AM »
Caribbean Cup 

In the meantime you have the major Caribbean Club tournament with the group stage this weekend and the semifinals next week. The three countries with Tier 1 leagues, Jamaica, Haiti and the DR each submit 2 clubs to this thing, a champion and a runner up. The three champions will be grouped together in "Group A" while the three runners up will be grouped together in "Group B." The top two teams from each "Group" will advance to the semifinals. 

The four teams that make the semifinals will each be guaranteed at least one more game on the international circuit beyond this tournament. 

  • The Caribbean Cup champion will qualify directly to champions league. 
  • The Caribbean Zone also gets three bids to the Concacaf League qualification tournament with the Central American teams. 


  • The runner up gets the first and most favorable Concacaf League bid as it includes a first round bye, which means they only have to win one game to have a pretty good shot at a champions league bid, or two games to clinch it. 
  • The winner of the consolation game gets the second Caribbean bid to the Concacaf League qualification tournament. No first round bye. 
  • The loser of the Consolation game will play a one game playoff against the Caribbean Shield winner, which was Bayamon out of Puerto Rico, and the winner of that game will get the third and final Caribbean bid to the Concacaf League qualifying tournament. Also no first round bye. 

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #749 on: May 12, 2022, 12:53:38 PM »

Nashville had a huge comeback win vs Atlanta in the lone MLS East vs West match up.
This game was off the charts. Ridiculous weak penalties called, and ridiculous goals called back for imaginary off sides.  

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #750 on: May 14, 2022, 01:08:07 AM »
US Open Cup 

The Sweet 16 match ups are set. 

The three USL teams all have to play MLS teams. So they aren't going to shoehorn one of them into the quarterfinals by putting them up against each other, they have to earn it. Union Omaha draws Minnesota United. Louisville locks horns with Nashville. Sacramento Republic plays the San Jose Earthquakes. 

The two Los Angeles MLS teams will play one another, as will the two Florida teams. The NYC teams are still one round away from playing one another; NYC gets New England, and Red Bull NY gets Charlotte. Sporting KC gets a chance to finish off the state of Texas, playing Houston this time around. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_U.S._Open_Cup#Round_of_16_and_Quarterfinals
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #751 on: May 18, 2022, 01:06:18 AM »
Caribbean Cup

In the meantime you have the major Caribbean Club tournament with the group stage this weekend and the semifinals next week. The three countries with Tier 1 leagues, Jamaica, Haiti and the DR each submit 2 clubs to this thing, a champion and a runner up. The three champions will be grouped together in "Group A" while the three runners up will be grouped together in "Group B." The top two teams from each "Group" will advance to the semifinals.

The four teams that make the semifinals will each be guaranteed at least one more game on the international circuit beyond this tournament.

  • The Caribbean Cup champion will qualify directly to champions league.
  • The Caribbean Zone also gets three bids to the Concacaf League qualification tournament with the Central American teams.


  • The runner up gets the first and most favorable Concacaf League bid as it includes a first round bye, which means they only have to win one game to have a pretty good shot at a champions league bid, or two games to clinch it.
  • The winner of the consolation game gets the second Caribbean bid to the Concacaf League qualification tournament. No first round bye.
  • The loser of the Consolation game will play a one game playoff against the Caribbean Shield winner, which was Bayamon out of Puerto Rico, and the winner of that game will get the third and final Caribbean bid to the Concacaf League qualifying tournament. Also no first round bye.



The group stage concluded this evening. Dominican Republic got both teams in as the host. They have to play each other in the semifinals though, so an all DR Final is off of the table. 

Jamaica had their champion eliminated, and Haiti got their runner up eliminated. 

The Jamaican team that's still alive is Waterhouse. 

The Semifinals are on Thur May 19. 

The Final and the Consolation game will be on Sun May 22. 

The single game playoff pitting the Consolation game loser against Bayamon PR will be on Wed May 25. 
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #752 on: May 19, 2022, 11:26:05 PM »
Caribbean Final  

The Final will be Cibao (DR "Champion") vs Pantoja (Haitian "Runner Up") on Sunday, with a Champions League bid on the line.

The Consolation game will be Waterhouse (Jamaican "Runner Up") vs Vega Real (DR "Runner Up") also on Sunday

Bayamon (Puerto Rico "Champion") will play the loser of the Consolation game on Wednesday for the third and final Concacaf League spot. 

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WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

 

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