The All-Encompassing Pro/Rel Thread on Soccer in the USA

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by bigredfutbol, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. CoachP365

    CoachP365 Member

    Business Metrics SC
    Apr 26, 2012
    Wherever he played between 12 and 23.

    https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/s...pensation-and-solidarity-payments-in-football

    Makes it interesting if he was dual rostered, like they allow in my state so kids can play in select programs at the same time as their community travel programs.
     
  2. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Cincilluminati
    Club:
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    Yeah, a lot of people are going to suddenly become anti-training and anti-solidarity once they realize that MLS stands to make the most from it.

    I wouldn't be surprised if one sunny day the rules were revised so that schools and business which charge for instruction are explicitly ruled out of these things, too.
     
  3. Doesnot that depend on the quality they provide in comparison to mls outlets?
    I've no clue about quality levels of mls academies and PTP clubs, though FC Dallas is rumoured to have a very fine one.
    Is St Louis Scott Gallagher SC a PTP club?
     
  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes.
     
  5. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. kinznk

    kinznk Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Just saw on the ESPN bottom line that Barcelona will be playing Napoli a couple of times this summer, once in Ann Arbor. Get your cameras ready for a pro/rel photo op at Michigan Stadium.
     
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  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the inaugural two-legged "La Liga-Serie A Cup". It flows off the tongue.

    Juve presumably declined.
     
  8. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What league will Napoli be relegated to after this series?
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The current club started life playing 'grass roots' soccer in Serie C a mere 15 years ago, often in front of less than 50,000 fans.

    A real rags to Big House tale.
     
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  10. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    I will merely lol that people pay $$$ to watch these kind of pre-season warmup games.
     
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  11. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But it's a competitive game!:giggle:

    How else will we know if Serie A or La Liga is best???
     
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  12. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    #21637 M, Jun 20, 2019
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  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Especially given how the clubs themselves often treat the games as a chance to give the reserves some playing time.
     
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  15. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Next month the Rapids are hosting Arsenal. Two days prior to that the Rapids have a MLS match in Portland. 2 days after the friendly Arsenal is playing Bayern in LA.

    What are the odds we see anyone of note for either team for more than a 10 minute token appearance? Yet they're charging over $50 for my normal (season ticket) $22 seat. Hard pass.
     
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  16. DanGerman

    DanGerman Member+

    Aug 28, 2014
    New York City
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're going to get casuals on this BS but most informed soccer fans won't pay their prices and its beginning to show in the stands. I think last season a lot of games were sparsely attended and it definitely had to do with the crazy prices that were charged.
     
  17. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a STH I was allowed to buy my ticket plus up to 6 others. I have a friend who's a die-hard Arsenal fan. Last year he moved from Denver to Park City, UT. I told him I wasn't going but I'd be happy to buy him tickets if he was coming back to Denver for the game. Not only did he buy my ticket but he asked me to buy all 7 tickets I was allowed to buy for some friends as well.
     
  18. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I get the cynicism, but I really enjoyed Real Betis playing at Chattanooga FC.
     
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  19. :D
     
  20. owian

    owian Member+

    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah that's how I am. Yes costs a lot of money and at best your going to see guys play 45 minutes but still worth it for me. Went to the Liverpool - Chelsea game a few years ago up in LA. It wasn't so much about the 90 minutes but the events, both official and unofficial, around the match. Meet and greets, tailgates, panel stuff were all fun. Even just walking around downtown Pasadena nodding at everyone else in Liverpool gear made it worth it.

    I personally am not going to fly across the country to watch one of these but actually understand when people do just to meet other supporters.
     
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  21. Wow, FIFA has taken control over the affairs of the African confederation. They're under supervision of FIFA from August until Januari.
     
  22. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently because of corruption? That's actually hilarious, given that it's FIFA we're talking about...
     
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  23. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For at least 70 years, American promoters have been telling would-be ticket buyers that games like this are not really friendlies. And, as attendances show, a sufficient number of people believe them, so they keep doing it.
     
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  24. Potowmack

    Potowmack Member+

    Apr 2, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA is disappointed in their amateurish approach to corruption, and will use the time to teach them how to be better grifters.
     
  25. owian

    owian Member+

    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this is a little unfair. My guess is most people over the age of 12 at these games understand what they are. Yeah $80 is a bunch but it's nothing compared to a transatlantic plane flight, which is the only other way you can see most of these players live.

    Now not saying there aren't some delusional types, once saw a poster claim that the ICC (football not cricket) would make the European domestic leagues irrelevant. :rolleyes:. But in my experience that is very much the minority.
     
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