PBP: MLS 2019 Season Week 25 Game Thread [R]

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the dog days of summer, and the MLS playoff race is heating up!! Week 24 saw things get even tighter for those last playoff spots in the East and the West. It also saw the champs take over 1st place in the east. What will week 25 bring??? Well it's the league's self proclaimed "Rivalry Week" for one thing, so there's that. With that comes 5 straight days of nationally televised MLS games too!!!

    All game times are eastern, and National TV games are noted. Non-National TV games can be seen on ESPN+. Keep it neutral in these parts.

    Wednesday, August 21

    NYC vs CBS 7:00PM
    DCU vs NYR 8:00PM UniMas / Twitter
    LAX vs SJE 10:30PM UniMas / Twitter

    Thursday, August 22

    SKC vs MNU 9:30PM ESPN

    Friday, August 23

    ORL vs ATL 8:00PM ESPN
    POR vs SEA 10:00PM ESPN

    Saturday, August 24

    NYC vs NYR 7:00PM ESPN
    NER vs CHI 7:30PM
    PHL vs DCU 7:30PM
    TFC vs MTL 7:30PM
    RSL vs COL 10:00PM
    SJE vs VAN 10:00PM

    Sunday, August 25

    FCC vs CBS 6:00PM FS1
    FCD vs HOU 8:00PM FS1
    LAX vs LAG 10:30PM FS1
     
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  2. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's Pissbeer Manufactured Rivalry Week! YAAAAAAAAAY!
     
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  3. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    unimas midweek games. I'm definitely going to forget that.
     
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  4. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    9 of the 15 games on National TV.
     
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  5. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    *grabs curly novelty straw*

    Aw yeah, now I'm ready!
     
  6. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Should not be overlooked at all. Manufactured hype or not, middling ratings or not, a US pro soccer league has got a lot games across major networks and that's a good thing.
     
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  7. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    ********. It's a home game for DC. I'm a season ticket holder. FFS.
     
  8. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    ********ing why, though.
     
  9. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TAM?
     
  10. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't watch the game, but Tigres and America are about to start penalty kicks in the Leagues Cup.
     
  11. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LA showing where their priorities are.
     
  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    after a late own goal
    Yet it's 1-1
     
  13. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Yeah, and I don't blame any of the MLS teams this year for their line-up choices. The season started the same time as last year but there was a two or three week break for the Gold Cup and the season ends a month earlier. They have had to compact a 34 game season plus Open Cup into something like 30 weeks this year. (maybe less with international breaks). For comparison the EPL runs for something like 40 weeks. Starting two weeks earlier and not having the Gold Cup next year should allow teams to play stronger line-ups in these games. Now will they? No clue. But this year they get a pass from me since they need to rotate their line-ups at some point.
     
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  14. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    metros tonight? I cant even...

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  15. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Castellanos scored again for NYCFC (while none of us were watching apparently); that guy is on fire.
     
  16. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Kaku puts NYRB up 1-0 in the first 5 minutes or so.
     
  17. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    And Rooney gets tossed for an elbow.
     
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  18. Soccerglue

    Soccerglue Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This DC v Red Bull game could end up 5-0.
     
  19. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    It is MLS so it could end up pretty much anything.

    Also, that isn't a hand ball. It is a 50/50 and the contact causes the player to be off-balance and the ball bounces off the hand inadvertently.
     
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  20. Soccerglue

    Soccerglue Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is true especially with Elfath running center .
     
  21. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely. I am a DC fan and that isn't even close to being a pk.
     
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  22. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish we had just let him go when the UK window was open. He has checked out. We need to stop running to Europe to pick up an old "star." Enough is enough.
     
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  23. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It has been almost exactly a year since Rooney made that amazing play to sprint back and steal the ball from Will Johnson, dribble back upfield and play in that amazing pass for the winning goal. I stated then that I would not question him or his commitment or his effort again; he demonstrated it 100%. But this last week especially have shown a very different perspective; he's stealing money from DCU at this point and needs to go now, or be benched. His pending departure makes it almost certain he'll be the guy we've seen recently rather than the guy we saw before.
     
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  24. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Several really good runs by both teams in the NYCFC/Columbus game.
     
  25. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How long is Room's contract? He is a pretty good player.
     

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