Weekly MASL game on Watch ESPN?

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  1. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    Here's some webcast news for this Saturday and Sunday. This weekend's three exhibition games will be webcast live on golivesportscast.com

    GAME 1
    Saturday October 18th in San Diego at 8:00PM Pacific Time (New York 11PM - London Sunday 0300)
    USA Arena Soccer National Team vs Mexico Arena Soccer National Team:
    http://golivesportscast.com/?p=20639
    GAME 2
    Sunday October 19th in Ontario at 1:00PM Pacific Time (New York 4PM - London 20:00)
    USA Arena Soccer National Team vs Las Vegas Legends (MASL):
    http://golivesportscast.com/?p=20753
    GAME 3
    Sunday October 19th in Ontario at 3:00PM Pacific Time (New York 6PM - London 22:00)
    Mexico Arena Soccer National Team vs Ontario Fury (MASL):
    http://golivesportscast.com/?p=20753
     
  2. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    It wasn't that special the year Cris Vaccaro scored SIX goals (when there was no three-line violation).

    The trick was always to throw the ball into the goal while getting it to bounce before the yellow line.

    I don't have a big preference either way, but I think play is more attractive when the ball stays on the carpet and under control. In the original MISL the ball was rarely bouncing out of control. No one was making wild 170 foot passes in the air.
     
  3. SoccerMan25

    SoccerMan25 Member

    Jun 28, 2014
    So let me get this straight. Because of the internal political lines drawn over which scoring system to use, the most successful clubs should not be highlighted on the "Game of the Week" package (AT HOME)???? This makes absolutely no sense at all. The BLAST is the most successful team on and off the field over the last 10 years. The Baltimore Arena has seated more indoor fans during that time, so tell me how does you plan make sense. Over the last few seasons, Rochester has led the league in attendance. How does you plan make sense?

    Hundreds of thousands of fans paid good money each year to watch MPS. More than any other indoor league. Therefore, the debate is settled. Now, you may prefer SPS, and I respect that, but in a democray, you would be on the losing side.

    If this ESPN3 deal comes to fruition, teams like BALTIMORE, Rochester, ST Louis, KC, Dallas, San Diego*, Milwaukee*, and Seattle should be showcased. If stablizing the MASL is somewhere on the agenda, than putting an accent on your markee teams is the only way to go. Case in point is the NFL. That league ALWAYS find ways to get Dallas, Washington, New England, Manning, Pittsburgh, Green Bay on its national games. Even when those teams are having down years. It's called good business for the majority of your customers.
     
  4. Scooge

    Scooge Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS
    Having four teams using a different scoring than the other nineteen is a league embarrasment and should not be promoted. Showcase the Blast, Heat, Knights and Lancers on road games only...and if those teams don't like it, tell them to conform.
     
  5. balthrop

    balthrop Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    Plano, Texas
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    That would require both backbone and consistant leadership on the part of the Commisioner.
     
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  6. jay melquiades

    May 19, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    when it come to this subject...this will screw up the player scoring leader list and of course the stat keeper for the masl will have to put further time to do so
     
  7. EdD.

    EdD. Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Dallas, Texas
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    Seattle? How did an expansion club which has never played a single game suddenly join the elite of arena soccer?
     
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  8. Scott717257

    Scott717257 Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    #33 Scott717257, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
    So I am currently watching replay of last nights USA-Mexico game and can say I am very happy with the feed they used. I had never heard of golivesportscast.com before now, but it seems to be very good. I have yet to see lag or any kind of issues. The announcers are very good, and the crowd is amazing.

    Hopefully more of this is to come and MASL will surprise a lot of people. My only complaints or criticism would be:

    - need to add game clock
    - need to show replays quickly

    The game itself has been amazing so far, I am currently at half time and it has been a fantastic game as far as excitement goes. Some nice stuff too, kinda like an all-star game.
     
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  9. IndoorSoccerNews

    Nov 28, 2010
    Maryland
    Country:
    United States
    It would be more of an "embarrassment" to have the game of the week be the Baltimore Blast playing at the Detroit Waza in front of a crowd of a couple hundred people rather than showcasing the Detroit Waza at the Baltimore Blast in front of thousands of fans. Just think about it from that perspective.

    Also, it looks like GoLiveSportsCast will at least be covering games for Baltimore Blast, Brownsville Barracudas, Dallas Sidekicks, Detroit Waza, and S.D. Sockers, as they have their broadcast schedules listed on that site. The thing I don't get is on Detroit's page it says, "THE DETROIT WAZA IS THE HOME TEAM OF GO LIVE SPORTS CAST." What exactly does that mean?
     
  10. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Country:
    United States
    They're from Seattle, duh. :D
     
  11. mng146

    mng146 Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Sound business logic has no place in these thread discussions. Now stop that! :D
     
  12. Scott717257

    Scott717257 Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Well...their 2nd broadcast has started with "technical difficulties" and the game will be joined in progress when it's fixed.

    They are 1 for 2 so far, that's .500, pretty good for indoor soccer.
     
  13. dcunitedTV

    dcunitedTV Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    USA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    I got news for you a more realistic scenario is what you saw today from Ontario. Horrible camera angles, low resolution video due to low band width, and technical problem all over the place because the people running the arena side of the feed are either un paid. low paid or completely clueless of anything IT/Production. The exceptions will be Detroit, Some ex-MISL teams (Comets and Wave always do a fantastic job), Dallas and San Diego.
     
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  14. Sgt. Soccer

    Sgt. Soccer Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Wichita, KS
    I tried to tell people this same thing when all of this first came out. Your viewing experience is going to be totally based upon the skills and money spent on the local end to provide the video.
     
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  15. WPSL

    WPSL Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Club:
    Cleveland
    Country:
    United States
    Is there even a ESPN 3 "Game of the Week" schedule out?
     
  16. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Country:
    United States
    Nothing beyond Saturday's game.
     
  17. Scooge

    Scooge Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS
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  18. balthrop

    balthrop Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    Plano, Texas
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    I have openly and publicly spoken the truth about the lack of leadership shown by the MASL front office, and openly lambasted the poor decisions that have come repeatedly one after the other since we let our former MISL brothers move into the house.

    Having said all of that, I am glad to see the ESPN3 deal is now official. Yes, it is "internet only." Yes, it will be a rebroadcast of locally produced games (which means get ready for lots of Dallas Sidekicks' games). It is my most sincere wish that Baltimore and Rochester are featured when they travel to Central or Pacific Division opponents (and ONLY when they travel to face Central or Pacific opponents).

    If I am going to criticize Kevin Milliken when he makes mistakes or fails to do what he knows is the right thing, I need to praise him when does get something right.

    Congratulations, MASL. It's a step in the right direction. I hope it gains us positive attention this season.
     
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  19. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Hopefully when/if they broadcast games they will show MPS by the onscreen score display to make it clear to fans watching. No need to display it for SPS as it'll be the majority of games one would think and the historically correct scoring system. Displaying MPS will also help flag it for me so I can turn it off quicker before wasting my time.
     
  20. lmfoust

    lmfoust Member

    Aug 2, 2000
    Cleveland
    You know, I was going to laugh at this. Then I realized that Tommy may use the number of views as "See! Even the people who AREN'T coming to the games think MPS is better!"
     
  21. bbwavefan

    bbwavefan Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    The only thing dumber than the teams playing MPS this year while everyone else plays SPS are the people who won't watch games simply because they use MPS...
     
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  22. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Your opinion, thats fine, my opinion is it makes a farce of the game and is ridiculous.
    A goal is 1 point period in soccer whether indoor or outdoor.
     
  23. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Has anyone considered playing SPS and MPS games simultaneously?

    You just keep two scores. One is single-point, one is multipoint.

    So here's a hypothetical Baltimore-Dallas game:

    BAL: 3 goals inside the arc, 1 outside
    DAL: 2 goals inside the arc, 2 outside

    So in SPS, it's 4-4. In MPS, it's 10-7 Dallas.

    Dallas wins the MPS game, and they go to overtime to decide the SPS game.

    And that way, they'll end up counting 40-some games in the standings.

    And it'll be a breeze for everyone to follow!
     
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  24. CFL-fan

    CFL-fan Member

    May 1, 2006
    Maryland
    The MPS score would be 10-9 Dallas.
     
  25. Blastnut2

    Blastnut2 Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Ap
    Not the breeze it would seem to be at first blush.
     

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