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SFBadger96

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2018, 03:09:37 PM »
How the hell were they so bad until they got hot, won the BTT and got an auto-bid?  Didn't they finish like 6th in the conference?
You have reached beyond my knowledge of college soccer. :-)

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« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2018, 02:56:08 PM »
mls just approved new rule letting mls clubs keep 100% of proceeds from selling player. good move that should have been made from the beginning.

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« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2018, 03:18:33 PM »
mls just approved new rule letting mls clubs keep 100% of proceeds from selling player. good move that should have been made from the beginning.

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How does this work with a salary cap? 

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« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2018, 03:41:48 PM »
How does this work with a salary cap?
i'm not sure, i don't know the mls cap rules and those can make big differences in the effect. i'm barely a soccer novice, much less expert, but i think other leagues, particularly in europe, don't have issue working them together.
as it's been, though, clubs had a disincentive to sell players because they didn't get their value. or rather, other clubs/leagues had disincentive to buy mls players due to having to pay way over value. this kept a lot of players in mls that should have a had a chance at europe, which would further their development.

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« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2018, 01:30:03 PM »
The Concacaf (N American) Champions League gets underway in February, and runs through April.

Here is the BRACKET

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There are 5 MLS teams that will be participating (based on their 2016 accomplishments); 4 from the US and one from Canada.
They are:
-Seattle Sounders FC: MLS Cup Winner
-FC Dallas: Supporters Shield / US Open Champions
-Red Bull NY: Eastern Conference Champion
-Colorado Rapids: Supporters Shield runner up (at large bid, as Dallas snapped up two of the four automatic qualifiers for the USA)
-Toronto FC: Canadian Champion

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Colorado and Toronto will face each other in the opening round of 16. Dallas faces the team from Panama, Seattle faces the team from El Salvador, and New York faces one of the two Honduras teams.

The round of 8 "could" be all USA vs Mexico, IF the four teams from each country win their opening round match up.

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« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2018, 05:14:34 PM »
So while it would appear that the MLS has five Concacaf Champions League spots locked down between the USA and Canada, it is possible that only three would qualify. Both the US Open and the Canadian Championship could theoretically be won by teams outside of the MLS.

In that event there would only be three MLS teams in the field. In theory, the three would be: 1) the MLS Cup Champion, 2) the Supporters Shield Champion, and 3) the Champion of the MLS Conference opposite the Supporters Shield Champion.

However, since Canada's lone bid goes to their Tournament Champion regardless of their MLS accomplishments, there does exist an unlikely scenario where the MLS Cup Champion, the Supporters Shield Champion, and the Champion of the MLS Conference opposite the Supporters Shield Champion could all be left out of the Concacaf Champions League.
-A Canadian Team would have to win each MLS Conference. Let's say Vancouver(West) and Toronto(East).
-One of them wins the Supporters Shield, while the other wins the MLS Cup.
-A non-MLS team (or Montreal) wins the Canadian Championship.

In that scenario, the four spots allotted to the USA would go to the US Open Champion, as well as the top three remaining US-based MLS teams from that season's standings.

The MLS Cup Champion and the two MLS Conference Champions (including the one that won the Supporters Shield) would all be sitting at home watching from their couch.
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2018, 05:51:33 PM »
ussf president election coming up next week i think. i know very little about the process and the candidates. anyone have any insights?

also, hope solo actually does something i mostly agree with. filed a complaint with the usoc about the ussf focusing to much on mls and not enough on other aspects they are supposed to govern. and with some good points. link

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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2018, 06:19:54 PM »
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« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2018, 03:50:18 PM »
The Concacaf (N American) Champions League gets underway in February, and runs through April.

Here is the BRACKET

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There are 5 MLS teams that will be participating (based on their 2016 accomplishments); 4 from the US and one from Canada.
They are:
-Seattle Sounders FC: MLS Cup Winner
-FC Dallas: Supporters Shield / US Open Champions
-Red Bull NY: Eastern Conference Champion
-Colorado Rapids: Supporters Shield runner up (at large bid, as Dallas snapped up two of the four automatic qualifiers for the USA)
-Toronto FC: Canadian Champion

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Colorado and Toronto will face each other in the opening round of 16. Dallas faces the team from Panama, Seattle faces the team from El Salvador, and New York faces one of the two Honduras teams.

The round of 8 "could" be all USA vs Mexico, IF the four teams from each country win their opening round match up.
The second leg of the round of 16 gets underway tonight, in the Concacaf Champions League, and runs through Thursday, March 1st. 
You can see the results of the first leg by clicking on the bracket link in the quote box. Those games were  on Feb 20-22. 
The United States is not off to a great start. All of the teams either lost or tied during the first leg.
Toronto FC was the only MLS team to win, and that was against the Colorado Rapids. 
Red Bull NY is the only team to draw. 
FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC joined Colorado in the loss column. 
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2018, 10:38:50 AM »
fc dallas won, but tied on aggregate and lost on away goals. they're out.

toronto and colorado tied, which puts toronto advancing and colorado exiting on 2-0 aggregate.

redbulls and sounders both play today. redbulls just need a win or 0-0 draw to advance on away goals. sounders need to win by 2 to win by aggregate or win 1-0 to win on away goals.

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« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2018, 05:45:12 PM »
fc dallas won, but tied on aggregate and lost on away goals. they're out.

toronto and colorado tied, which puts toronto advancing and colorado exiting on 2-0 aggregate.

redbulls and sounders both play today. redbulls just need a win or 0-0 draw to advance on away goals. sounders need to win by 2 to win by aggregate or win 1-0 to win on away goals.
Both of those things happened. 
So Seattle, Red Bull NY and Toronto will play Liga MX teams in the Quarterfinal round, which gets underway March 6th.
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Columbus Crew take down Toronto 2-0, week 1 of the MLS Regular Season. 
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« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2018, 02:36:25 PM »
ny rb (2-0), toronto (2-1) and sounders (1-0) all got wins in first leg of the qtrs. ny rb were away.

ny rb and toronto play return matches next tuesday, sounders on wed.

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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2018, 07:07:25 AM »
After a 3-2 win over Montreal, the Columbus Crew move to 2-0 in this, their final season of existence. 
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« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2018, 10:47:50 AM »

So the Champions League Semifinals will be Mexico vs MLS for both match-ups: 

Red Bull NY vs Guadalajara, Toronto vs America

The first leg is April 3rd/4th. The second leg will be April 10th. 

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The Crew remain undefeated in MLS play, posting a big bad scoreless tie vs Philly. 2-0-1
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« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2018, 08:48:06 AM »

Columbus Crew went 3-1-1 in March. 

Second place in the Eastern. 


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Toronto beat America 3-1 on the road in the first leg of the Champion's League Semifinals

Red Bull NY locks horns with Guadalajara at home tonight. 

The second leg games are both on April 10th.
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« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2018, 04:44:12 PM »

The Red Bulls suffered a 1-0 loss at home in their 1st leg game.
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« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2018, 03:09:24 PM »

So it will be Toronto vs Guadalajara for the Championship, and the first leg of the Final is on Tuesday. 

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« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2018, 08:54:41 AM »

Uh oh, Toronto dropped the first leg of the Champion's League Final 2-1 at home. 

The second leg will be on April 25th at Guadalajara. 
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« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2018, 09:37:50 AM »
Columbus Crew - After starting off the season 3-0 the Crew have cooled off going 0 wins - 2 losses - 1 tie in their last 3.

Interesting, Again this year the Crew have the most March and April (Cold Games low attendance) compared to any other team. 

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« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2018, 11:40:37 PM »
So Guadalajara defeated Toronto on penalty kicks in the Champions League Final.

The US Open gets underway on May 6th. The first round is just a bunch of semi-pro teams. 

22 USL teams enter in the second round May 16th

The 20 US based MLS teams don't get involved until the 4th round on June 6th. 
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« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2018, 09:43:18 AM »
damn, forgot about 2nd leg and didn't watch.

uefa cl 2nd leg of semis are today (bayern and real madrid) and tomorrow (roma and liverpool) if you want to catch some high quality soccer.

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« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2018, 10:00:17 AM »
The Crew are 4-3-2 heading into May in this, their final season of MLSoccer.
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« Reply #82 on: May 01, 2018, 01:11:44 PM »
Have fans moved on or are they still showing up?

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« Reply #83 on: May 01, 2018, 01:13:15 PM »
Some are done with it, while others want to soak up one last year of memories. 
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« Reply #84 on: May 01, 2018, 03:27:06 PM »
damn, forgot about 2nd leg and didn't watch.

uefa cl 2nd leg of semis are today (bayern and real madrid) and tomorrow (roma and liverpool) if you want to catch some high quality soccer.
My team is knocked out of Champions, but remains alive in FA Cup, so there you have it...

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« Reply #85 on: May 12, 2018, 10:44:46 AM »
Round 1 of the US Open is completed.

The winners have to play the USL teams in round 2, on May 16th.

2018 Bracket https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_U.S._Open_Cup



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« Reply #86 on: May 12, 2018, 08:50:09 PM »
Just past half time on the Crew Fire MLS game. Crew up 2-0

Local channel 53 The CW, if anyone else wants to watch.

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« Reply #87 on: May 12, 2018, 09:01:04 PM »
Have fans moved on or are they still showing up?
In yet another deceitful / poor practice of Precourt/MLS; 22 teams report tickets sold, Only the Columbus Crew reports tickets scanned at the gate.  But only about 9k die hard fans show up to the game.

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« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2018, 11:52:49 AM »
US Open

http://thecup.us/2018/04/04/2018-lamar-hunt-us-open-cup-schedule-results/

There was actually quite a few semipro teams that took down their USL opponent in round 2. Enough so that there will be two games in round 3 that don't involve a USL team. So at least two semipro teams will make it to the fourth round, where the MLS teams are introduced. There will be five more semipro teams that will be going up against a USL team in round 3. There will also be five round 3 games played between 2 USL teams. 

The winners of those 12 games will be shoehorned into a 32-team bracket with the 20 US-based MLS teams. It will simply be a normal bracket format from that point forward. 

Cincinnati will play Pittsburgh on May 23rd. The two teams have already played once in the USL regular season, resulting in a 2-2 draw. They will play twice more after this. 



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« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2018, 11:58:50 AM »

US Open Cup

The Bracket is set



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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

 

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