Wednesday 9 Oct 2019

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't
    https://www.espn.co.uk/football/maj...ff-teams-could-lift-mls-cup-and-why-they-wont

    MLS on ESPN Scores Viewership Increase for 2019 Regular Season
    https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-...-viewership-increase-for-2019-regular-season/

    Questions abound for San Jose Earthquakes after failing to make MLS Cup playoffs
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/sa...owski-matias-almeyda-futures-contract-status/

    Impact brass leaves Wilmer Cabrera twisting in wind at post-mortem
    https://montrealgazette.com/sports/...ilmer-cabrera-twisting-in-wind-at-post-mortem

    How Colorado’s Robin Fraser is breaking ground for black coaches in MLS
    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...aser-colorado-rapids-african-american-coaches

    With James O’Connor Out, MLS Firings Outpace NFL, NBA And MLB
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianqui...nnor-out-mls-firings-outpace-nfl-nba-and-mlb/

    Fire say goodbye to Bastian Schweinsteiger, hello to Soldier Field
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/1...ansueto-lori-lightfoot-bastian-schweinsteiger

    As Chicago Fire Relocates To Soldier Field, Franchise Looks To Revitalize Fan Interest Under New Leadership
    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/1...revitalize-fan-interest-under-new-leadership/

    'TOUGH TIME SLOT': TFC prez gets league to move playoff kickoff
    https://torontosun.com/sports/socce...ll-manning-found-the-lunch-time-playoff-slot-hard-to-swallow-and-so-he-pushed-mls-to-change-it

    WATCH: Zlatan on scene as Malmo unveils 9-foot Ibrahimovic statue
    https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2019/1...e-as-malmo-unveils-9-foot-ibrahimovic-statue/

    Ignacio Piatti's future with Impact shrouded in secrecy
    https://montrealgazette.com/sports/...iattis-future-with-impact-shrouded-in-secrecy

    Emmanuel Ledesma, FC Cincinnati in negotiations for 2020 MLS season
    https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/spo...nati-negotiations-2020-mls-season/3906557002/

    Report: Vancouver Whitecaps contact World Cup champ Olivier Giroud
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...tecaps-contact-world-cup-champ-olivier-giroud

    Nashville SC will get dibs on returning MLS players
    https://www.nashvillepost.com/sport...gets-top-spot-in-mls-allocation-ranking-order
     
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  2. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    Miami, Washington or Chicago! How about that? Nice to see they are broadening their horizons! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Crooked

    Crooked Member+

    May 1, 2005
    London
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definitely a good move for the Revs. I've seen far too many young players--guys who had potential, but weren't quite ready to get significant minutes with the first team--whither on the vine Training is all well and good, but there is no substitute for actual competitive games. :thumbsup:
     
  5. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed, my only complaint is the lame name and playing at Gillette Stadium (if you think it's cavernous NOW just you wait...); definitely a win for developing their players though.
     
  6. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Semi soccer related, anyone remember the controversies in 2007 when the Chinese National Team toured the U.S. playing MLS/USL teams and demanded fans remove banners and get kicked out? Now the NBA is feeling the same pain.
     
  7. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Chinese government are such candy-asses when it comes to this stuff. As anyone who has been a fan (never mind a player) in a hostile crowd, people want to see you lose! Suck it up and deal with it! Let the haters hate, and shut them up by beating their team.
     
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  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. wantmlsphilly

    wantmlsphilly Member+

    Aug 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is funny that those woke coaches that are social justice warriors and speak freely about Donald Trump and how he is bad for America, swallow their voice on social justice for money from the government of China. Yet Trump is the one fundamentally changing the United States? Can't even support people in Hong Kong that mach for democracy waving an American flag. Hippocrates!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. jeffclimbs

    jeffclimbs Member

    Real Salt Lake
    United States
    Jul 29, 2014
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Um, okay, but what does the "father of modern medicine" have to do with all of this?
     
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  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In my view, you're mostly right. However, if I may put forth a mild defense of them, there's a difference between speaking out about America, and speaking out about another country. Further, it's easier for someone like Steve Kerr to be informed about, for example, the Muslim ban, than to be informed about the genesis of the Hong Kong protests.

    But that's a mild defense; after all, how hard could it be to say something like, I don't know enough to have an opinion of the demands of the protestors, but the right to protest is a universal, human right?

    I read an interesting blog post making the argument that rather than the Western world importing pluralistic, small d democratic values into China, China is exporting authoritarian values to the West. (At least the US.) Hard to disagree....
     
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  12. Gotberg

    Gotberg Member

    Nov 14, 2002
    Chicago
    I'm not quite following your point - maybe others are....?
     
  13. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped!
    [although I think poor ol' Hippocrates wonders what does a doc have to do get respect around here on BS ;) ]
     
  16. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Here's the Hong Kong national flag. If the Iron Front flag is okay as a non-political symbol of human rights acceptable for waving at MLS games, than so, too, is this one.

    hong kong national flag.png
     
  17. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the Tibetan flag should be as well. But MLS already has a history on that front.
     
  18. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003
    Nope. Same here.

    All I see is some rationalizations to fit a narrative.
     
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  19. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS has also gotten paid every time this has come up, tho. It's more of a "cost of doing business" thing for MLS at this point. Every few years someone will make a stink about team options and make comments about wanting to move on. After a few weeks of "OMG, is this the end of team options!?!?" the league transfers the player, the uproar dies out, and MLS continues to exercise team options and include them in new contracts like nothing happened.
     
  20. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Couldn't one just get clever and hold up an NBA Filtered sign of FREE KONG HONG. Then when the usher arrives tell them that it is a demand to the coach for more playing time for the new guy on the bench in preseason.
     
  21. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    YVAN EHT NIOJ
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Oh man, there's a league blast from the past right there...
     
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  22. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    I see we are back to the whole idea that the Court of Arbitration for Sport can somehow get involved with a legally binding collective bargaining agreement. Particularly since that CBA already has an option for these grievances to be heard. The CAS can only get involved if the parties agree to abritration or mediation. From their website: "These Procedural Rules apply whenever the parties have agreed to refer a sports-related dispute to CAS. Such reference may arise out of an arbitration clause contained in a contract or regulations or by reason of a later arbitration agreement (ordinary arbitration proceedings) or may involve an appeal against a decision rendered by a federation, association or sports-related body where the statutes or regulations of such bodies, or a specific agreement provide for an appeal to CAS (appeal arbitration proceedings)." However, the CBA cover all of that.
     
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