Friday 22 Nov 2019

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's official: MLS All-Stars to play Liga MX stars in L.A.
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/socc...jor-league-soccer-all-star-game-liga-mx-stars

    Contract Deadline Day 2019: Stay up to date with all the moves around MLS
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/11/21/contract-deadline-day-2019-stay-date-all-moves-around-mls

    LA Galaxy announce roster decisions ahead of 2020 MLS Season
    https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2019/11/21/la-galaxy-announce-roster-decisions-ahead-2020-mls-season

    Orlando City SC Announces 2019 End-of-Season Roster Decisions
    https://www.orlandocitysc.com/post/...sc-announces-2019-end-season-roster-decisions

    Sporting KC announces roster moves ahead of 2020 MLS season
    https://www.sportingkc.com/post/2019/11/21/sporting-kc-announces-roster-moves-ahead-2020-mls-season

    Ignacio Piatti returns; Montreal Impact announce roster moves
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/mo...turns-montreal-impact-season-roster-mls-2019/

    LAFC picks up options on 4 players, cuts another 4 as core remains intact
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/lo...20-contract-options-signed-declined-core-mls/

    Breaking down the Portland Timbers roster heading into 2020
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/po...-2020-squad-cuts-contracts-analysis-salaries/

    Atlanta United exercises contract options on Leandro González-Pírez, Julian Gressel
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/at...s-2020-julian-gressel-leandro-gonzalez-pirez/


    Chicago Fire re-brand with new logo, colors, name
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/chicago-fire/chicago-fire-rebrand-new-logo-colors-name-2019-mls/

    Chicago Fire FC arrive as part of major rebrand
    https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2019/11/21/chicago-fire-fc-arrive-as-part-of-major-rebrand/

    Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas shares latest on coach and preseason training camp sites
    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/article237615604.html

    New Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna promises global search for talent
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/ex...ing-director-claudio-reyna-global-talent-mls/

    Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey quashes rumors of interest in move to Chicago Fire
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...wey-quashes-rumors-interest-move-chicago-fire

    No Rooney, no Zlatan, no Schweinsteiger, but does MLS need Europe's aging stars anymore?

    https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/no-...-but-does-mls-need/16gftmzss0nsw1cumj4nr3gkcd

    New York Red Bulls decline captain Luis Robles’ option, announce roster moves
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/ne...line-luis-robles-option-wright-phillips-2019/

    Montreal Impact get Romell Quioto from Houston Dynamo for Victor Cabrera, GAM
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/mo...cquire-romell-quioto-victor-cabrera-mls-2019/

    Darwin Quintero is ready to get to work with the Houston Dynamo
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/houston-dynamo/darwin-quintero-houston-dynamo-tab-ramos-mls-2019/

    Toronto FC confirm they are in talks with Michael Bradley, Nicolas Benezet for return
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...-talks-michael-bradley-nicolas-benezet-return

    How England’s mavericks and misfits of the 1970s found their place in the NASL
    https://theathletic.com/1396751/201...s-of-the-1970s-found-their-place-in-the-nasl/
     
  2. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not that Fire fans should care one bit what a Crew fan thinks, but the new badge is awful.

    The old one was one of the best, if not the best, in the league.
     
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  3. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    http://www.insideworldfootball.com/...-32-teams-headlines-soccerex-usa-opening-day/

    "MLS commissioner Don Garber, speaking at the Soccerex convention in Miami, said that the league’s “30th team will be announced before the end of the year” and that while there will be further expansion, the MLS is in no hurry to make it happen."

    "Citing the 60-70,000 mile players have to travel a year as a reason to put a brake on expansion, he said that “32 teams will happen at some point but it is not happening any time soon.”"
     
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  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Depending on where they go I'd wager expansion will likely reduce travel by increasing the volume of teams closer to one another, no?
     
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  5. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    I think so, but that is yet to be seen. I have said it several times. This year's schedule will tell us a lot about MLS plans for scheduling going forward. I think we will see the first time in league history that teams don't play every other team at least once. At least, I don't recall that every happening before.
     
  6. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Conference/division alignments and scheduling formats have more affect on the travel burden than the raw number of teams does. Speaking of that, why haven't they announced a 2020 conference alignment and schedule format yet? Where does Nashville go? Usually these are things that are announced during MLS Cup week.
     
  7. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    One theory had been they would put Nashville in the west but I never thought that would happen. Someone posed on reddit that they saw on Nashville MLS website they were in the east but I can't find that reference. I think Chicago will move West and Nashville will be put in the East.
     
  8. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Barring a change that completely revamps the current system, they just need one of Chicago or Nashville to be in the West for one year before switching to the East to make room for Austin. If I were running things I would give Chicago the choice due to seniority, but in any case they need to announce something.
     
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  9. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    Technically nobody has to move when Austin enters because there will be an uneven number of teams so one conference is going to have more teams no matter what.
     
  10. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Time to reintroduce the Central Conference/Division ;)
     
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  11. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Fire rebrand is a big, wet fart.
     
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  12. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    My great fear is that Chicago and St. Louis will eventually be in different conferences, which would really suck for the team that would otherwise be the closest geographical rival. Plus, the new StL stadium has better rail access from the Chicago Loop than Bridgeview did.
     
  13. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From a poster on the RSL board:

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    @RSLer
     
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  14. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    this was the best thing on Fire reddit today (which has been a dumpster fire).

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Diarrhea
     

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