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Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Dec 1, 2023.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which of Cincy, Columbus, LAFC, Houston will make MLS Cup?
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/_/id/39012583/which-cincy-columbus-lafc-houston-make-mls-cup

    What is the Hell is Real Derby? MLS Conference final
    https://en.as.com/soccer/what-is-the-hell-is-real-derby-mls-conference-final-n/

    'Hell is Real' in American soccer's new hotbed
    https://sports.yahoo.com/hell-real-american-soccers-hotbed-004044860.html

    MLS suspends Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini for joking about ref dying after contentious playoff exit
    https://sports.yahoo.com/mls-suspen...after-contentious-playoff-exit-232610915.html

    SIX-GAME BAN: MLS suspends Whitecaps coach Sartini for multiple violations of league policy
    https://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2023...ini-for-multiple-violations-of-league-policy/

    'Falsehoods' and 'false narratives' - MLS Players Association fires back at league's findings of investigation and suspension of FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga
    https://www.goal.com/en-ug/lists/fa...nati-defender-matt-miazga/blta74137e111733163

    MLS Players Association releases statement in wake of Miazga suspension
    https://www.wlwt.com/article/mls-players-association-matt-miazga-suspension-statement/45999458

    Compromise Mass. budget deal benches stadium for New England Revolution
    https://www.masslive.com/politics/2...nches-stadium-for-new-england-revolution.html

    Inter Miami, Messi to play El Salvador in first preseason game
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/_...i-messi-play-el-salvador-first-preseason-game

    Messi’s Inter Miami set for River Plate friendly ahead of 2024 MLS season
    https://en.as.com/soccer/messis-inter-miami-set-for-river-plate-friendly-ahead-of-2024-mls-season-n/

    New England Revolution name Curt Onalfo Sporting Director
    https://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/new-england-revolution-name-curt-onalfo-sporting-director

    Colorado Rapids introduce new coach Chris Armas
    https://denvergazette.com/sports/co...cle_47b7cfda-8fc7-11ee-a7d4-7b2acdb13444.html

    Chris Armas: The Renewing Energy Colorado Rapids Needed
    https://mlsmultiplex.com/posts/chris-armas-the-renewing-energy-colorado-rapids-needed-01hghm4n2vz0

    Messi effect: Inter Miami sells out 2024 season tickets
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/_/id/39013747/messi-effect-inter-miami-sells-2024-season-tickets

    Real Salt Lake sporting shakeup sees GM, assistant coaches depart; Kreis in advanced talks: Sources
    https://theathletic.com/5102476/2023/11/30/real-salt-lake-elliot-fall-jason-kreis/

    New England Revolution announce year-end roster moves
    https://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/new-england-revolution-announce-year-end-roster-moves-dec-1-2023

    Nashville SC announces 2024 roster decisions; captain Dax McCarty to enter free agency
    https://www.tennessean.com/story/sp...arty-out-of-contract-free-agency/71754307007/

    Nashville SC holds on to MacNaughton, while McCarty's future uncertain
    https://www.nashvillepost.com/sport...cle_6f95c686-8fbf-11ee-98a9-9bee59221165.html

    New York Red Bulls sign defender Dylan Nealis to new contract
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/new-york-red-bulls-sign-defender-dylan-nealis-to-new-contract

    Farewell to a Legend: Sebastián Blanco Bids Adieu to the Portland Timbers
    https://mlsmultiplex.com/posts/fare...ds-adieu-to-the-portland-timbers-01hghkachgjb

    Andy Najar won’t return to D.C. United as Ally Mackay begins to reshape roster
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/11/30/andy-najar-dc-united/

    Carlos Vela wants to stay with LAFC, but antiquated MLS rules might force him out
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/lafc/story/2023-12-01/carlos-vela-lafc-mls-salary-rules

    MLS star Giorgio Chiellini reveals why he never ends a game with his own shirt in LAFC
    https://clutchpoints.com/mls-news-g...l-why-never-end-a-game-with-own-shirt-in-lafc
     
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  2. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's name the badge (name the league):
    [​IMG]
     
  3. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So let's get this straight, MLS refs felt cornered in their private locker room all cuz the MLS Defender of the Year supposedly bumrushed them in said private locker room post his team's playoff victory.
    Check!
     
  4. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004

    I knew WST would be all over this, but it seems to be a slight mistranslation to me. He likely meant minor as in lower as compared to the top tier of Europe, not minor as in lower division. And he can say what he wants, but we saw him playing pretty damn hard in his first season. Hopefully that doesn't change going forward.
     
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  5. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, he was speaking Spanish. The US-specific connotation of "minor league" is not likely something he thinks about.
     
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  6. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And yet where are all of the leagues that WST has championed over the years?
     
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  7. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #7 falvo, Dec 2, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2023
    Just curious , after the EPL, Serie A, Ligue 1 , La Liga , Bundesliga ,Campeonato Brasileiro Série A , Argentine Primera División ,CONMEBOL, CAF, Primeira Liga , Eredivisie, Russian , Belgian Pro League, J,Qatari and Saudi Leagues , every other circuit in the world is minor?

    So therefore , almost each MLS club, that has in possession their own stadium and a $500 million franchise fee nearing a total value of around $1 billion is a minor league?

    If that’s the case , MAJOR League Soccer has got to be considered one heck of a MINOR league.

    It also makes me wonder if most of the clubs in those leagues can come equal to the value MLS teams boast.
     
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  8. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    NoVA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's name the badge was Londrina Esporte Clube from Brazil's Series B
     
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  9. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    I think for many players, literally all leagues other than epl, la Liga, and serie a are thought of as minor.
     
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  10. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    That means every league in the world is minor.

    Typical narrow-minded Euro -Latin American snob mentality.
     
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  11. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    No, not every. There are 3 leagues that are not, but in some of those leagues you're only allowed to play for 2-3 teams hehe

    Honestly though, how much shit did Neymar get for playing in a very decent French league?
     
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  12. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    I saw the Messi quote translated as “lesser” as well, which doesn’t sting as much. But, yeah, he most likely was simply referencing the reality of the global league hierarchy, and not singling out MLS in the manner that WST clearly wants him to.
     
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  13. STR1

    STR1 Member+

    Atlanta United
    May 29, 2010
    McAllen, TX
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WST never fails. Gets a boner everytime someone talks shit about MLS. Or in this case which he clearly doesn't understand Spanish doesn't fail to twist it to fit his agenda.
     
  14. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #14 falvo, Dec 3, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2023
    The point is, why is there always such an emphasis placed on the LEVEL OF THE LEAGUE from foreign players and journalists when it comes time to talking about MLS?

    We all know it isn't a top 5 Euro league but who cares that it isn’t that superior level and why does it have to be?

    I mean it’s a league, and a good one which has grown from 10 franchises in 2004 to 29 going on 30 now.

    That is on average 20 more clubs in 20 years.

    Also, each team is now valued at around $1 billion with their own stadia , sponsors and TV deals in place and, there are many different contrasting styles which Giorgio Chiellini just stated last week.

    No league in the world can or has ever boasted these numbers and growth since the game was discovered.

    If it were as inferior or as easy as many claim it to be, then the superstars who come over would or should be dominating but often, they seem to struggle and make excuses.

    Therefore, I think this inferior league narrative (by now or all these years) is greatly exaggerated.
     
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  15. STR1

    STR1 Member+

    Atlanta United
    May 29, 2010
    McAllen, TX
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My guess is that many players and journalists still see MLS as a retirement league.
     
  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

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

    I think most players from abroad believe it’s an easy retirement league until they come over and play.

    We’ve seen so many superstar players come over , play and very few shine or dominate.

    Even Messi in league play found it tough but many others have experienced the same fate.
     

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