MLS 2018 Week 4 Continuous PBP [Multiple R]

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  1. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Time for some matches that probably shouldn't happen! The Red Bulls, for example, are missing 3.5 starters because of international call-ups. Fun!

    All times Central

    Saturday, March 24
    10:00 AM: Canada v. New Zealand in Murcia, Spain
    12:00 PM: New England - New York City
    2:30 PM: Dallas - Portland, UniMas
    5:00 PM: Columbus - D.C. United
    6:00 PM: NYRB - Minnesota
    8:00 PM: Colorado - Kansas City
    9:00 PM: Vancouver - LA Galaxy

    Tuesday, March 27 (should this be included in Week 4 or 5?)
    6:00 PM: United States - Paraguay, FS1

    Off this week because MLS decided to make a half-correct decision regarding international breaks: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Montreal, Orlando, Chicago, Toronto, LAFC, Houston, Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle

    In other scheduling notes, after this week of games, 6 teams will have played 4 matches, while 7 teams will have played just 2. It's genuinely tough to get into the start of a season when the scheduling is so maddeningly inconsistent.

    Anyway, enjoy the games as they are. Try not to be mean to anyone on the internet this week.
     
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  2. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shocking as this may to come to some of you, Minnesota is also missing three starters due to international callups.

    Including both center backs. Fun indeed.

    (I think our trip to New Eng-er-land was during the international window last year and we were missing four players then...thanks, Don)
     
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  3. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait, we get to play this week?
     
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  4. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    ******** everything.
     
  5. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do you think the weather will be like?
    (Yes, I know, I could consult weather.com or something but I prefer to ask the locals.)
     
  6. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Warmer than average, no precipitation expected.
     
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  7. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wish I could be there, sounds like a perfect weekend!
     
  8. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    #8 Len, Mar 22, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018
    THIS is why when people argue MLS won't expand by 1 or 3 teams (only an even number) because it would offset the schedule by one team always having a bye.....

    I just smile, shake my head, and move on.
     
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  9. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FWIW , I've heard that it's the teams themselves that often elect to play over international breaks, but I'm sure that's not always the case.
     
  10. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    28 games down, 363 plus 17 playoff games to go.

    VAR is love. VAR is life.

    ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON STATS: 5105 games, 3.42 Y/g, 1311 R, 1519 pens
    2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 28 g, 3.43 Y/g, 8 R, 11 pens

    And now, your 2018 Week 4 referees.


    Saturday, March 24
    NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs NEW YORK CITY FC

    13:30 EDT - MLS LIVE (USA/CAN), NBC Sports Boston, YES

    REF: Jair MARRUFO - 223 g, 2.77 Y/g, 41 R, 66 pens
    (2018: 1 g, 3.00 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens)

    AR1: Kyle ATKINS - 51 g
    AR2: Cameron BLANCHARD - 41 g
    4TH: Robert SIBIGA
    VAR: Chris PENSO

    HOME: 1.22 Y/g, 23 R
    AWAY: 1.56 Y/g, 18 R
    HOME RECORD: 113 W - 60 D - 50 L

    NEW ENGLAND: 24 g, 1.17 Y/g, 2 R, 1 pen
    vs NE: 1.50 Y/g, 0 R, 3 pens
    NE RECORD: 8 W - 8 D - 8 L

    NYCFC: 6 g, 1.33 Y/g, 0 R, 1 pen
    vs NYC: 0.83 Y/g, 0 R, 1 pen
    NYC RECORD: 2 W - 1 D - 3 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    10/25/2015 NYC 1 - 3 NE
    NYC: 2 Y, 0 R, 1 pen
    NE: 1 Y, 0 R, 0 pens


    FC DALLAS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
    15:30 EDT - UniMas, Twitter, MLS LIVE (CAN)

    REF: Mark GEIGER - 174 g, 3.41 Y/g, 39 R, 55 pens
    (2018: 1 g, 3.00 Y/g, 1 R, 0 pens)

    AR1: Eduardo MARISCAL - 55 g
    AR2: Logan BROWN - 36 g
    4TH: Allen CHAPMAN
    VAR: Edvin JURISEVIC

    HOME: 1.65 Y/g, 19 R
    AWAY: 1.76 Y/g, 20 R
    HOME RECORD: 84 W - 43 D - 47 L

    DALLAS: 22 g, 1.91 Y/g, 4 R, 3 pens
    vs DAL: 1.50 Y/g, 3 R, 2 pens
    DAL RECORD: 10 W - 4 D - 8 L

    PORTLAND: 12 g, 1.75 Y/g, 2 R, 2 pens
    vs POR: 0.92 Y/g, 2 R, 4 pens
    POR RECORD: 4 W - 4 D - 4 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    4/17/2011 POR 3 - 2 DAL
    POR: 3 Y, 0 R, 0 pens
    DAL: 1 Y, 0 R, 0 pens


    COLUMBUS CREW SC vs D.C. UNITED
    18:00 EDT - MLS LIVE (USA/CAN), NewsChannel 8, CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports OH, BCSN2

    REF: Drew FISCHER - 81 g, 3.22 Y/g, 12 R, 20 pens
    (2018: 1 g, 4.00 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens)

    AR1: Jason WHITE - 59 g
    AR2: Danny THORNBERRY - 48 g
    4TH: Alex CHILOWICZ
    VAR: Silviu PETRESCU

    HOME: 1.42 Y/g, 6 R
    AWAY: 1.80 Y/g, 6 R
    HOME RECORD: 33 W - 28 D - 20 L

    COLUMBUS: 10 g, 1.60 Y/g, 0 R, 4 pens
    vs CLB: 1.50 Y/g, 1 R, 1 pen
    CLB RECORD: 3 W - 3 D - 4 L

    D.C. UNITED: 7 g, 0.71 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens
    vs DC: 1.14 Y/g, 1 R, 0 pens
    DC RECORD: 2 W - 4 D - 1 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    NONE


    RED BULL NEW YORK vs MINNESOTA UNITED FC
    19:00 EDT - MLS LIVE (USA/CAN), FOX Sports GO (regional), MSG2

    REF: Hilario GRAJEDA - 156 g, 3.47 Y/g, 24 R, 23 pens
    (2018: 1st game)

    AR1: Craig LOWRY - 356 g
    AR2: Jonathan JOHNSON - 68 g
    4TH: Jose Carlos RIVERO
    VAR: Jorge GONZALEZ

    HOME: 1.52 Y/g, 9 R
    AWAY: 1.95 Y/g, 15 R
    HOME RECORD: 76 W - 40 D - 40 L

    RED BULLS: 23 g, 2.17 Y/g, 2 R, 1 pen
    vs NYR: 1.48 Y/g, 3 R, 1 pen
    NYR RECORD: 12 W - 8 D - 3 L

    MINNESOTA: 2 g, 2.50 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens
    vs MIN: 1.50 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens
    MIN RECORD: 0 W - 0 D - 2 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    7/22/2017 MIN 0 - 3 NYR
    MIN: 2 Y, 0 R, 0 pens
    NYR: 1 Y, 0 R, 0 pens


    COLORADO RAPIDS vs SPORTING KANSAS CITY
    21:00 EDT - MLS LIVE (USA/CAN), Altitude, FOX Sports KC, FOX Sports Midwest Plus

    REF: Sorin STOICA - 71 g, 3.97 Y/g, 26 R, 36 pens
    (2018: 1 g, 3.00 Y/g, 0 R, 1 pen)

    AR1: Andrew BIGELOW - 49 g
    AR2: Oscar MITCHELL-CARVALHO - 53 g
    4TH: Alejandro MARISCAL
    VAR: Ricardo SALAZAR

    HOME: 1.89 Y/g, 12 R
    AWAY: 2.08 Y/g, 14 R
    HOME RECORD: 30 W - 25 D - 16 L

    COLORADO: 7 g, 1.71 Y/g, 0 R, 1 pen
    vs COL: 1.71 Y/g, 3 R, 1 pen
    COL RECORD: 2 W - 4 D - 1 L

    KANSAS CITY: 3 g, 3.00 Y/g, 0 R, 2 pens
    vs SKC: 3.00 Y/g, 1 R, 0 pens
    SKC RECORD: 1 W - 1 D - 1 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    NONE


    VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs LOS ANGELES GALAXY
    22:00 EDT - TSN1, MLS LIVE (USA), Spectrum SportsNet

    REF: Fotis BAZAKOS - 71 g, 3.72 Y/g, 16 R, 24 pens
    (2018: 1 g, 5.00 Y/g, 1 R, 1 pen)

    AR1: Peter BALCIUNAS - 146 g
    AR2: Eric WEISBROD - 62 g
    4TH: Baldomero TOLEDO
    VAR: Dave GANTAR

    HOME: 1.63 Y/g, 8 R
    AWAY: 2.08 Y/g, 8 R
    HOME RECORD: 41 W - 21 D - 9 L

    VANCOUVER: 7 g, 2.00 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens
    vs VAN: 2.00 Y/g, 1 R, 1 pen
    VAN RECORD: 2 W - 3 D - 2 L

    LA GALAXY: 4 g, 3.25 Y/g, 0 R, 0 pens
    vs LAG: 2.25 Y/g, 0 R, 1 pen
    LAG RECORD: 0 W - 2 D - 2 L

    Matching or reverse fixtures:
    NONE



    All team stats include playoff games
     
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  11. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Seems Denmark got a taste of Concacaf.



    Luckily for Denmark, Euro refs don't play ... even if it's a friendly.

    The video with Panama trying to speak with the ref.

     
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  12. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was a truly awful and dangerous challenge for the ball. I'm glad he didn't get away with it. Will be interesting to see how Panama deals with non-CONCACAF officiating at the World Cup.
     
  13. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bluecat's Magic 8 Ball says: Not very well.
     
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  14. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    According to MLS, that is exactly the case. At least it was recently. I haven't seen a newer version of this interview:

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016...heres-all-you-need-know-about-how-its-created

     
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  15. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Here is last week in review...
     
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  16. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Panama is going to be a plucky upstart that people want to root for this summer...until they start playing. They're the epitome of everything awful about the sport. Same goes for their club teams.
     
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  17. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    They are going to play England in the World Cup. I am rooting for them to win and be full Concacaf just to see the reaction.

    The two things that are guaranteed are some sort of racial/cultural sentiment sent towards Panama that is really unpleasant and England just tearing itself apart.
     
  18. DCUSKINS

    DCUSKINS Member

    May 26, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope they get ********ing blasted in the World Cup.
     
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  19. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    No chance of interfering with the international matches.
     
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  20. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vancouver has successfully appealed Kendall Waston's red card. His fine and suspension have been rescinded. I think he's still out tomorrow with an international call up.
     
  21. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When the VAR is VAR'd. Good call, imo.
     
  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I know it's not technically a blown tire, but O France and one of 78's 15 countries...
     
  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Egypt pulled a full FIFA 18 and blew a 1-0 lead in stoppage time. Then they gave up another and lost.
     
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  24. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Sorry, missed it because I am lying in a hammock in the middle of the South Pacific next to a turquoise lagoon.

    I accept your sympathy and compassion.
     
  25. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    That's too bad. Bad mobile service or no wi-fi??
     
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