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      Reply #475: Oct 21, 2019 06:09:46 pm
      I know there is not much f**k given about MLS but there were some real good footy played over the weekend,https://www.mlssoccer.com/?quicktabs_1=2,highlights should be here if not geoblocked.
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      Reply #476: Oct 22, 2019 03:54:05 pm
      The video I've just seen on Sky for the Sacramento Republic franchise (hate that word in football) with Gerrard, Keane, Landon Donovan and Tom Brady was just a little bit cringey!!
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      Reply #477: Oct 22, 2019 05:07:55 pm
      The video I've just seen on Sky for the Sacramento Republic franchise (hate that word in football) with Gerrard, Keane, Landon Donovan and Tom Brady was just a little bit cringey!!

      Just about everything involved with MLS is cringey.
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      Reply #478: Oct 22, 2019 05:47:37 pm
      The video I've just seen on Sky for the Sacramento Republic franchise (hate that word in football) with Gerrard, Keane, Landon Donovan and Tom Brady was just a little bit cringey!!
       

      There's already a team in the usl called Sacramento Republic but hey pay10's/100's of millions of dollars and you get to play in MLS,f**king franchise football is the worst.There is a pro/rel movement but it's got little if any chance of breaking the monopoly.Even at the lower level it's about shitty franchise fees and regional exclusivity.Our"local"npsl team was whining about another team being allowed to move in on it's Boston territory,they play like 6 or 7 home games a year!And neither are actually based in the city.It's a sh*te set up.
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      Reply #479: Oct 24, 2019 03:51:13 pm
       

      There's already a team in the usl called Sacramento Republic but hey pay10's/100's of millions of dollars and you get to play in MLS,f**king franchise football is the worst.There is a pro/rel movement but it's got little if any chance of breaking the monopoly.Even at the lower level it's about shitty franchise fees and regional exclusivity.Our"local"npsl team was whining about another team being allowed to move in on it's Boston territory,they play like 6 or 7 home games a year!And neither are actually based in the city.It's a sh*te set up.

      There will never be pro/rel in MLS with like USL though with the amount of expansion and cities looking into buying a team at some point they might have to look at changing the format to a MLS1/MLS2 or could have it like baseball (before inter league play) with two separate leagues then have the winner of each play in a cup final.

      As for playoffs Toronto FC make it to the eastern final with a 2-1 win in New York with an injury time pk from Pozuelo. Looking forward to see who we meet (I think it will be Atlanta) and with the momentum we have now and hopefully Altidore coming back no reason why this side can't get back to the MLS cup final. 

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      Reply #480: Oct 30, 2019 02:37:56 pm
      LAFC is on the long list of teams who won the supporters shield but were not able to win MLS Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Seattle. It is amazing that either Portland or Seattle have been in the last 5 MLS Cup finals considering how many other good side from the west there was over that period. I only caught 2nd half of the game last night after work and Seattle played the perfect away game by defending well not letting LAFC get behind them and took their chances on set pieces and the counter.

      Toronto FC playing Atlanta tonight which should be an interesting match, I think we are going to have to hope to deploy the same game plan as Seattle where we can hit on the counter or maybe nick a goal from Pozuelo set piece. I just think Atlanta attack might be too much for our defenders but never know.
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      Reply #481: Oct 30, 2019 02:47:12 pm
      At least it's a good kick off time tonight,i completely forgot about the game last night.
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      Reply #482: Oct 31, 2019 02:51:57 pm
      Atl beaten at home,nice winning goal! Seattle v Toronto in the final on sunday nov 10th,rematch of the 16 and 17 finals.
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      Reply #483: Oct 31, 2019 02:57:51 pm
      The rubber match in the Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders trilogy only this time the final will be in Seattle instead of Toronto. Very excited for the prospect of winning the Cup in what was a up and down type of season with new players and injuries.

      As for the game last night Toronto did what Seattle did to LAFC in defended very well for major periods of the game and score to great goals when given a sniff from Benezet and DeLeon (who been a great pick up from DCU). I felt the side had the ability to make a deep run and were going into good form into the playoffs so why not. It is impressive considering doing this without Altidore who is  big piece to the side. If we can have him fit enough for the final it would be a real boost.
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      Reply #484: Nov 11, 2019 04:04:18 pm
      Disappointing result for Toronto FC in the final, despite being the better team for long period of the match we couldn't find a goal or create many clear chances then a fluke OG really turned the tide around for Seattle and with the home supporters behind them ran away with it in the final 30 minutes to win the title.

      It was great second half from the guys who went on club longest unbeaten run and to make it to the final after what was a horrible 2018 season. Going into the season after selling Giovinco and Vazquez combine with the GM leaving for Columbus there wasn't much expectation with this group but management did well with bringing in Pozuelo, DeLeon, Laryea, Benezet and Gonzalez who all improved the squad and once Vanny found the right mix we made a run for it.

      All in all was decent season though would of been nice to have some hardware to show for it but I think we can keep this group of players together we can be a good MLS for the next couple of seasons.
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      Reply #485: Nov 12, 2019 06:25:50 pm
      I stopped watching when the second goal went in,wasn't much of a game for the neutral.
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      Reply #486: Nov 13, 2019 04:51:46 am
      I stopped watching when the second goal went in,wasn't much of a game for the neutral.

      I would agree, very cagey for long periods of time with Seattle defending and Toronto FC not craving out many chances despite having so much of the ball. Ref was letting a lot go in terms of tackles and physical play which also hampered the game a little.
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      Reply #487: Nov 14, 2019 07:46:56 pm
      loved ibrahimovic's goodbye to mls remarks.https://twitter.com/Ibra_official.ya know there will be some uber yank fume about it.
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      Reply #488: Nov 14, 2019 10:54:06 pm
      loved ibrahimovic's goodbye to mls remarks.https://twitter.com/Ibra_official.ya know there will be some uber yank fume about it.

      An ego like no other, but he's one funny f**ker.
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      Reply #489: Nov 15, 2019 04:53:30 am
      Ibrahimovic had the combination of power and skill which MLS level defenders didn't know (or couldn't) defend on a regular basis. From the games I seen of him he would just over power defenders with power. Though I do enjoy some of Ibra's talk but it got old pretty quick while he was in North America. It's still nice to see veteran players who come over from Europe for a last pay day or taste of North American lifestyle play hard and produce as we seen so many players simply just mail it in and enjoy the trip.

      Also of past players Montreal Impact hired Thierry Henry as the coach for next season after failure of Remi Garde
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      Reply #490: Jan 31, 2020 06:12:28 pm
      MLS in preseason,opening day is Feb 29th.Revolution go to Montreal playing in a dome,bit of a buzz about the revs this season.Did see LAFC sold out a preseason game early this week,https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/01/26/lafc-supporters-steal-show-teams-2-0-preseason-opening-win-vs-penarol.
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      Reply #491: Feb 04, 2020 04:35:26 am
      I do think given their squad that New England should make the playoffs but MLS is pretty wide open when it comes to teams making it to the playoffs.

      Toronto FC losing Bradley for a few months is going to sting, doesn't move around much but his ability to move the ball and pick up the right pass will be missed. I think we should be a top 4 side in the east if we stay fit (which I think will be a real concern) but we have flexibility with DP and a few international spots to fix holes if something comes up. I am going to be in Toronto in March and got tickets to see them play Nashville which fingers crossed won't be too cold.

       
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      Reply #492: Feb 07, 2020 04:21:13 pm
      I'm not a shirt nerd but f**king hell the mls kits,all generic adidas sh*te.
      https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/05/2020-official-mls-jerseys.
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      Reply #493: Feb 09, 2020 12:46:33 pm

      The league has a deal with adidas, which produces all the teams kits, looking like for the coming season they're going for a retro early 90s look.
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      Reply #494: Feb 20, 2020 03:44:14 pm
      https://www.espn.com/soccer/fc-cincinnati/story/4055287/fc-cincinnati-coach-ron-jans-resigns-amid-racial-slur-investigation.Not a good look,a week or so before the new season kicks off.Be interesting to read what really went on.
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      Reply #495: Feb 21, 2020 12:17:22 am
      Especially not a great look for a league who supporters seen as more left wing and very inclusive.

      MLS clubs have started with their pursuit of the Concacaf Champions League with Atlanta  and Montreal drawing and LAFC losing 2-0 in Mexico. Seattle and NYCFC begin their games tonight. Given how much league as improved it would be nice to see one of the MLS sides make a deep run

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