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Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by webster2003, Nov 7, 2003.
If they don't play against an MLS team, I hope they at least play an A-League team or PDL team or SOME American team.
Manchester United vs. Iowa Mennace
So ManUtd. is on board. I would like to see Bayren Munich, Marseille or PSG, Porto, Lazio and Ajax try to get in.
Probably not until we get our stadium so we can kick their azz in a proper venue! Lookin' forward to it in 2006...
The Menace beat Chivas. I'm sure they can handle some team from England.
OK. So it was a reserve Chivas team.
article and nice Howard picture
relevance to MLS?
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Well, the mere fact alone that this tour will occur smack dab in the middle of the MLS season and yet again grab most of the soccer and other media attention is relevance enough IMHO.
The announcement of the announcement press conference generated more media coverage than the MLS playoffs
I bet 50 newspapers will pick up the AP story in tomorrow's edition
Well.. this could get interesting. If Real Madrid tours with AEG (presumably against MLS foes) and ManU bring their own opponents from Europe, we'll see who the bigger draw is.
At first the first announcement last year that european teams were coming to the US I was excited, but now I realize they could threaten (colonize the US soccer market?) the popularity of the MLS. As I boycotted these games last summer I will next summer. As much as I hope the european teams will play extensively against MLS teams it would work against there plan (am I paranoid?) of marginalizing the MLS.
I will not spend a dime on MU unless they play our MLS teams. I had a chance to go this year but I went to see MLS games. It was MLS who made Howard where he,s now.
I'm fine with this tour - anything that raises the profile of soccer helps MLS in the long run, I think.
But MLS needs to figure out a way to be a part of this thing, either through playing in a doubleheader or actually being on the menu.
MLS plays mid-season exhibitions all the time and there isn't one player in the league who woudln't mind playing an extra game if they were lining up against someone in a Man U, Real Madrid or AC Milan uniform.
Could an MLS All Star team do to Man U what they did to Chivas?
As long as teams don't back out of matches like AC Milan did last summer, sounds great. I don't see why they (ManU) wouldn't play an MLS All-star team. They do it in the Far East Tours the've done. Just do it to replace the regular All-Star game. Untill there are atleast 16 teams one all star team is enough for MLS.
I wholeheartedly agree with everything you're saying Northside.
galaxy v man u @ HDC
galaxy v real madrid @ HDC
Galaxy would win both hands down.
From what's been printed already, that's the match most likely to really happen.
Can you say.. "really expensive tickets"?
Word is they are debating using the Rose Bowl or the HDC.
I tend to think they will opt for the HDC if the match happens but we'll see.
Galaxy would win against Man U., but Real Madrid?!?!
NO F'ING WAY
I'm sorry man but I don't see that happening.
Will Champions World allow their touring teams to play any MLS teams? I don't think Champions World wants to even acknowledge the mere existence of MLS. "There is a domestic league in the US? Nonsense! Our tours are your only chance to see real soccer in the US."
It would be interesting to see if Real with face DC United with Stoichkov. Between Hristo and Dema, Real's season could be over before it starts.
The Americanisation of Manchester United
This trip won't be as long but promoters Champions World will today reveal that United are to definitely play two matches in July and are working on arranging a third as American fans want to see their stars in action again.
Roy Keane and Co have 2004 dates lined up in their diary to play in Chicago and Giants Stadium in New Jersey.