News: Friday, July 28 , 2017

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Fiosfan, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Fiosfan

    Fiosfan Red Card

    Mar 21, 2010
    Nevada
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
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  3. asoc

    asoc Member+

    Sep 28, 2007
    Tacoma
    I enjoyed this read.
    https://www.sounderatheart.com/2017/7/28/16014666/oalex-anderson-injury-rehab

    Oalex got injured right before MLS Cup, they waived him in the off season. But they are still taking care of him as he rehabs.

    Its things like this where MLS teams can stand out from the pack. Treating players right and doing what is best for them is somethings players look for when signing. These are things MLS teams can do to stand out from elsewhere where it can feel like more of a meat grinder.
     
  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I understand it there's always been at least an unwritten rule that MLS teams don't waive injured players and just let them go without help. Generally they don't waive them at all (see St. Ledger taking up a spot on the Rapids roster in 2016 despite being injured literally all season) but if they do they do so with the understanding that they will continue to help the player rehab if that's what the player wants.
     
  5. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Tom Ado

    Tom Ado Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    The tears of soccer-hating rednecks pouring through those comment sections and Twitter have never tasted sweeter. :ROFLMAO:
     
  7. The Franchise

    The Franchise Member+

    Nov 13, 2014
    Bakersfield, CA
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Felt the same way. After reading, I thought of a common statement of a religious leader. Whenever asked to read someone's intended address for some event or another, his stock criticism was, "Therefore, what?"

    The article lacks a strong enough conclusion for the more adversarial relationship he believes USSF should have with MLS. But there's no reason for it anyway. He seems to want more player development, but every team has an academy. Half the league has subordinate USL franchises. Is there something he or others think is an ineffective way to spend this money? Exactly what should be done that isn't, or is done wrong, and why should the USSF threaten decertification to accomplish it when cooperation has been so effective thus far?
     
  8. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Could you imagine if your favorite team lost its major sponsor and as a result may not be able to operate anymore? That would suck.
     
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  9. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ten years ago this was unthinkable.
     
  10. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure I can. I've spent 16 years listening to MLS fans freak out, talk like morons, o erreact and swear vengeance on various commercial entities for a lot less.

    Unlike MLS however, NASCAR sponsors foe top teams can be replaced in a heartbeat, whereas MLS sides are still sponsored by 800 number work from home vitamin sales multi level marketing scams.

    I would just caution you that while in the fever swamps of the internet terms like redneck may be popular, among normal people it's considered an insult.to a whole bunch of fine fine folks. The fact that you hate them.without actually knowing them says much more about you than.it does about NASCAR.
     
  11. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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

    evan eleven Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    California
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    NASCAR should be illegal. a bigger waste of oil and gas than the Iraq war.
     
  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's not NASCAR but it's close.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh I do understand this bit
    If U.S. Soccer does not sanction MLS as a professional league then it would be a potentially fatal step backwards.
     
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  15. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Sure. And if MLS didn't have a lot of very expensive lawyers on retainer, then USSF might actually have some meaningful leverage.

    I read that, too. And I got the insinuation. It's more red meat to the type of fans who think pro/rel is realistic (or even desirable).

    It's simplistic, and stated in vague terms with no real indication of how it should be used or what possible consequences would come from it.

    The thought that USSF would hold D1 sanctioning over MLS's head is about the most ludicrous suggestions I've seen in years - and I've seen a lot of ludicrous stuff.
     
  16. Onionrings

    Onionrings Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Long Island
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait,WHAT???

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Fever swamps of the net?! Here in super educated progressive Boston I hear the term all of the time.

    Yet, these highly educated folks
    /students don't get why there is backlash towards their thought process....

    .....it's all those dumb rednecks who don't get it of course.
     
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  18. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's every pro cycling team every year
     
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  19. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Target, ironically enough, being an exception. :)
     
  20. Tony in Quakeland

    Jan 27, 2003
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gilbert and Sullivan? Maybe there is a joke here that's obvious to everyone else that I'm just missing...
     
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  21. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do y'all even know where the term Redneck came from? Not always considered a pejorative, not to the Rednecks themselves that is.
     
  22. Etienne_72772

    Etienne_72772 Member+

    Oct 14, 1999
    I was wondering that as well. Shakespeare - yes. Faulkner - yes. But Gilbert and Sullivan? What am I missing?
     
  23. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gilbert and Sullivan?
     
  24. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lerner and Lowe
     
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