MASL News

Discussion in 'Pro Indoor Soccer' started by Scooge, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. cardshopmd

    cardshopmd Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I can tell you this, He was fired by ED Hale. This was the message that I recieved. The person who sent it to me can't be wrong ill just leave it at that. [​IMG]
     
  2. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, goodie. A junk drawer for a junk drawer.
     
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  5. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't this already exist? It's called the PASL.

    I could see a new amateur league if there was a pro minor league, but two amateur levels of minor league seems overkill.
     
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  6. Joey Tee

    Joey Tee Member

    Newcastle United
    United States
    Apr 12, 2010
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today, it was announced that a local home grown player that has been with the Sidekicks, Cameron Brown, has been signed by the Mesquite Outlaws. More signs of the bricks of the Sidekicks foundation running to Tatu, and the turmoil within the coaching staff and ownership of "Dallas".

    https://www.oursportscentral.com/se...rward-cameron-brown-to-20-21-roster/n-5633339
     
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  7. Joey Tee

    Joey Tee Member

    Newcastle United
    United States
    Apr 12, 2010
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am coming back to this statement and hoping everyone understands how this was handled. Anything the MASL would have done in a restart would we have been a detriment. Happy this did not happen. Restart of any sports in any form is a direct threat to the players coaches and staffs at this point. The players themselves will most likely not be harmed, but their families and the staff could be affected in the worst way. Several NFL players are sitting out a restart along with a head or so in the NBA and NHL. We have seen what has happened to MLS , and MLB.....don't know if it's worth it in the short term. The MASL starting again in the fall is dicey at best. They can't run with no fans. There is 0 revenue at that point. Does not look good...
     
  8. Scooge

    Scooge Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS
    I agree with you, Joey. While much bigger, the MASL is in a similar situation to the CFL. Little/no TV money, relies almost completely on sponsors and ticket sales. With no fans in the stands, every team will lose money. Same for going to a "bubble" with no fans. MASL teams need fans in their home arenas to survive but, until a proven vaccine is developed, that puts everyone at risk, regardless of cleaning/mask/distancing practices.
     
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  9. NickWISoccer

    NickWISoccer Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    i don't think the season will happen until early 2021 at the earliest, the teams simply cant survive playing in front of no fans and with no money coming in.
     
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  10. Buddy98

    Buddy98 Member

    Oct 22, 2014
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  11. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA & CA, USA
    Behold the wonder of the "arena soccer pyramid"!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. JmThms

    JmThms Member

    Jul 6, 2015
    This dang virus has an IFR in the low fractions of 1%. Statements like this are crazy:

    "until a proven vaccine is developed, that puts everyone at risk, regardless of cleaning/mask/distancing practices."

    "Restart of any sports in any form is a direct threat to the players coaches and staffs at this point."

    This virus is not, nor has it ever been, the Andromeda Strain! These response policies are absolute lunacy. Go ahead and flame away.

    The MASL I'm sure is forced to deny fan attendance and is probably better off staying shutdown until people come to their senses.
     
  13. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I'm not gonna dignify the previous post with a direct response.

    What I am, however, going to do is comment that what the MASL will likely do is spring up more Turlocks in the short term to minimize travel costs this upcoming season as a short-term fix.
     
  14. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I won't move or edit anything but have a couple of reported posts. May I invite people who want to debate the disease and the political response (as opposed to what MASL is up to) to go to the Politics and Current Events forum? It's here.
     
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  15. Buddy98

    Buddy98 Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    I don't see that happening. With the way the economy is, and how quickly the rules can change, I don't believe there would be enough people interested in having their own Turlocks.
     
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  16. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, you know, I may have bitched about Turlock in the past (and said stance has not changed), but my post was about how MASL will likely need short-distance clubs willing to put on a team and a venue, regardless of quality, just so their more stable franchises won't have to worry about going cross-country just to play matches.

    There exists this "reserve" league that MASL has which features many clubs that fit the Turlock model, you know? Perhaps they could borrow a few?

    I'll ignore the second part.
     
  17. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Public Hall would be a good option.
     
  19. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    After a 17 year hiatus they can count on about 200 people a game who will care enough that the Crunch is back that they'll go to games. The Force was only getting about 1,500 a game (butts in seats) when they folded.
     
  20. Scooge

    Scooge Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS

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