Allez Alé - Bedoya at Nantes

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  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Temporary I'm sure. Nantes will be rotating a ton since they didn't pick up any new players and Bedoya is good enough to be a consistent starter. No need to worry
     
  2. ckl26

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    FC Nantes @FCNantes · 17m
    La composition pour #FCNASM : Dupé - Cissokho, Vizcarrondo, Djilobodji, Veigneau (c) - Veretout, Hansen - Gakpe, Bedoya, Audel - Bammou.
     
  3. Testudo

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  4. Testudo

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  5. Testudo

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  6. ckl26

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    Jul 21, 2012
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    Went 82 mins in a 1-0 win over Montpellier
     
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  7. Testudo

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    Alejandro Bedoya provided 82 solid minutes of right wing industry as Nantes climbed to fourth place with a 1-0 defeat of visiting Montpellier. The US attacker nearly earned an assist near the quarter hour, only to have Vincent Bessat chip his fine combo set-up just wide. Bedoya then was denied a chance to get on the score sheet himself when away netminder Geoffrey Jourdren managed to push his drive around the post on 31 minutes.
    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...sunderland-fall-epl-john-brooks-starts-hertha
     
  8. BostonRed

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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Been a long long time since his 1st goal and took him forever to notch that 1. Well done to him.
     
  10. BostonRed

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    No Ale today:
     
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  11. Nastrabrahmus

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    Mar 29, 2012
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    Meh. I had just psyched myself up to watch Ale play today. He's one of the only comforts in this miserable YA campaign that has seemed to continue on from last year.
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He's been noticeably weaker than his performances of last year.
     
  13. USAMEX10

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    Bundesliga is the only league that is actually relevant which is pretty good. I like watching Bundesliga now with the few Americans on each team. Attractive football
     
  14. gunnerfan7

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    Jul 22, 2012
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    2. Bundesliga's pretty decent too. A little step above MLS, which is all I need.
     
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  15. ussoccer97531

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    Its a step below MLS.
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Arguable.
     
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  17. gunnerfan7

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    I think the 2. Bundesliga is tactically and technically better and more consistent throughout the table. I think MLS is significantly more athletic, but there's a lot of space all the time, and there always seems to be a couple of boneheaded, stupid mistakes that teams make that remind me that I'm watching a lower-quality league. 2. Bundesliga plays a lot tighter.
     
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  18. The Irish Rover

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    BL2 a step below MLS, you must be f*&#ing joking.
     
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  19. ussoccer97531

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    There are also some top end players in MLS that 2. Bundesliga doesn't have. The level of play isn't that different, but I think MLS is an overall better league.
     
  20. ussoccer97531

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    No, I'm not. I'm sure you are one of those people who hate MLS and refuse to watch it. Its certainly better than a second division in the world.
     
  21. USAMEX10

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    Best MLS teams on par with low teams in Bundesliga, most mls teams however are about the same level as 2. Bundesliga
     
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  22. gunnerfan7

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    Agree first part, disagree second. Is Seattle better than the top 2. Bundesliga teams? Yes, same with SKC, and LAG. But the 2. Bundesliga is, top to bottom, a crisper, more consistent league IMO. Let's agree to disagree here. I'm sure in 5 years MLS will be better, but as of right now, not in my book.
     
  23. ebado

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    May 2, 2008
    Sad that Bedoya missed out because he was sick.

    Random MLS to 2. Bundesliga comparisons are here for why?
     
  24. The Irish Rover

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    #624 The Irish Rover, Sep 20, 2014
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    You're sure about a lot of things, in a lot of different threads, aren't you?

    FWIW I posted the following in the MLS Perceptions in Europe thread back in May. I leave it to others to decide whether it's the kind of post that would be written "one of those people who hate MLS and refuse to watch it."

    (Apologies for the length. It was a thread with a lot of long/detailed posts)


    ----ooo0ooo----

    My 10 cent's worth is that there is a real difference in [European's] perception [of MLS] between the professionals - the players, agents, writers, bloggers and even the posters ;) - and the regular fans.

    Among regular fans, it's still MLS 1.0; it's a minor league. The sort of place where a Keane, or an Henry takes a 3-year deal to be a rabbit-slayer on a glorified exhibition circuit, instead of taking a warrior's 1-year extension as an impact/squad player for Chelsea, or a 2-year starter's deal at Stoke. Their perception has not caught up with the reality of MLS 2.0. Tell even the most knowledgeable that the average attendance is 18.5k and talk about the Sounders or RSL, or the Sporks 20 game sellout streak, and they are genuinely astonished.

    Among the professionals, MLS 2.0 is a "major minor" league. It's the sort of place where the Bradleys, Dempseys or Defoes (regular but not automatic starters) can be a star; where standards on and off-pitch have risen significantly in the last 10 years and will continue to rise in the next 10. They smile when they hear Garber's line about MLS being one of the world's top leagues by 2020, but - and this is the crucial point - nobody is rolling their eyes. A handfull even think it may be possible by 2030. Nobody thinks that the MLS will catch the EPL this side of 2060, but it could be level with Ligue 1 and ahead of the Eredivisie well before then.

    Much of the outsider's problem is that the league is very hard to categorize. Due to the parity-driven salary cap, there are obvious gaps in quality within the various team's squads; e.g., the Red Bulls have genuine big-team players like Henry and Cahill at one end, and Johnny Steele and Luke Rodgers (as relatively important players) at the other, tends to lower the league's standing among those predisposed to dismiss Americans doing football.

    Since I'm interested in MLS and American soccer, I see a fair bit of MLS football and most teams have 2-4 players that are EPL bottom-third squad players, 5-8 Championship starters, 5-8 League 1 starters and a bench of League 2 scrubs. I can't compare that kind of team to a squad in a free-market league.

    The other categorization problem is the difference in intensity/importance surrounding various teams; Europeans see the Sounders the Sporks, RSL, the Timbers and they're impressed. Then they see the Rapids, the Red Bulls or the Revs 1/3-1/2-empty stadiums and they go "see, Americans still don't get football." In this respect, perceptions of the league among a lot of Europeans will be driven by the impact of Miami and NYCFC on the general public in those two cities and in America in general. New York and Miami are world cities. If either (preferably both) have a Sounders-style impact, the rest of the world will sit up and take notice of MLS 3.0.
     
  25. The Irish Rover

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    True. My apologies for my part in that.
     

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