Should MLS operate an indoor league during winter

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  1. Luis_Rancagua

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    After watching NASL and MISL indoor soccer on YouTube, I was wondering if MLS should operate an indoor league during the winter. I know that the NASL did it during the 70s and 80s, competing against the MISL. Will this be a good idea??? Would it be a huge risk of a money loss??? Or would you say indoor soccer sucks all together.

    On another note, someone told me that the NASL-indoor (of the 70s and 80s) should have work together with the MISL during the winter as a one indoor league entity, rather than competing with one another. Now that the NASL has been resurrected, why don't they work out a deal with the USL that has recently bought the assets of the MISL. It will be nice to see NASL and MISL working together for the cause of indoor soccer.


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  2. krudmonk

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    No, they'd lose money on rent, which is what they've been working against for over a decade.
  3. Roger Allaway

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    What would be the point? The NASL did it to defend itself against competition from the MISL. MLS doesn't have that problem.
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    Which was probably a gigantic mistake, and only hastened, if not flat-out caused, their demise.


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    Oh I didn't know that.

    Oh I didn't know that.
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    No. Over my dead body.
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    I'm not playing anymore.
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    Oh HELL no. Indoor soccer is supposed to fix everything that Americans find objectionable about real soccer, and still no one watches it.
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    Is there really anyone (aside from the person who started this thread) asking for more indoor soccer in the US? The second iteration of the MISL is really all we need.
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    Never again. Just forget indoor soccer ever existed.
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    Nope. PISL GO SIDEKICKS!
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    Awful, just like arena football!
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    I'll just add another NO. No point to it. It's not soccer, it's hockeier.
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    NO...but with a question: Would more Futsal/Indoor Soccer cross-training somehow help the development/ability of your average MLS player?
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    No! The Bundesliga tried and it failed.
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    Are there any outdoor leagues that have also had a successful indoor league or vice versa?
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    I love that people are just now finding this asinine 6 month old thread and commenting on it!

    It's a testament to how truly bad this idea is.
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    Its the season. :p
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    What are your thoughts then on the control/technique benefits (if any) from more MLS guys playing futsal and non-traditional forms of soccer? Smaller field of play, more concentrated action in midfield, making better control of the ball essential. Might help:



    :D
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    Never mind that teams would probably like to focus on those proficiencies themselves, in a controlled, practice environment. Instead of, you know, increasing the contract lengths of all of their players, exposing them to further and much greater risk of injury, and drastically increasing their operating costs and staff sizes.

    I love indoor soccer. It's what I end up playing most because of the small team sizes and easy access to adequate facilities. I'll also be the first to admit that it's improved my control of the ball and the fluidity with which I play (with certain teams). But the notion that this is the only--or even the best--way to improve these skills is just plain stupid.
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    I should've specified that I meant in the off-season, cross-training as a form of maintenance and fun. I live in California: What purpose could it possibly serve for the Galaxy to run an indoor team when they can pretty much play outdoors 365 days of the year in their own stadium? :D

    Plus, considering the intensity with which these guys train on outdoor fields (turf at times), playing a few other guys indoors on what is basically a gymnasium floor doesn't seem that much riskier, especially given that conditioning-wise, professional footballers are already physically sound to begin with, barring acute injuries or illness.
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    what would be the point of that?

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