News: MLS Suspends season due to Coronavirus

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  1. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  2. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume that you're not from the Northeast, Midwest or Canada, where any mention of a winter schedule is largely guffawed.
     
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  3. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    If we get some sort of season, everyone will be so happy, that nobody is going to be too bothered about schedule unfairness.

    I read an article in the athletic about why baseball doesn't change the schedule in shortened seasons (they've had a few due to strikes and lockouts) because it is more complicated than you think. Arenas and hotels are booked up due to other events in cities (such as the political conventions this summer), so you kind of just go with the remaining schedule, with a few adjustments to make sure everyone plays the same number of games.
     
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  4. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Right. There's nothing really more inherently "fair" about the EPL season than the MLS season. Sure, the EPL season is a home/home double round-robin, but so what? The games aren't played with the same rosters in the same weather with the same fitness and teams coming off the same results. There are so many variables that over 30 or so games, it all pretty much comes out in the wash.

    The two games played were played. Great. Let's play some more games. If they can get up over 20 games total the "unevenness" will be greatly reduced.
     
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  5. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Especially with play-offs at the end anyway.
     
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  6. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Outside of the NYC, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse metro areas the infection rate has been very low.

    As of yesterday 45/62 counties had had less than 100 confirmed cases and there were 17 counties with less than 12.

    So I think you could end the intra-county lockdowns fairly soon. Maybe advise people not to travel between counties, especially if they're from a badly hit area.
     
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  7. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless?
     
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  8. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're at 70 now with a population of 100K.If the travel ban doesnt work we're fcvked.
     
  9. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    So will Dana White really pull off UFC 249? His private island idea is totally crazy, in an awesome but also... "dude, really?" kind of way. I still feel like this event is getting canceled, its just to weird now. Even the fighters don't know where they're going to be fighting in 11 days.
     
  10. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No crazier than MLB in May in Arizona.
     
  11. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Still crazier. At least the players know where Arizona is.
     
  12. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Fyre Festival II?
     
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  13. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    My back yard is big enough.

    It’s as good of a place as any.
     
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  14. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I'm sure your garage is full of vinyl shower curtains and barrels of crisco. You should be good to go.
     
  15. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    .................. what do you think I do I my spare time???
     
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  16. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope, Once a county gets to about 40 known cases, the probability of community transmission that is unknown (due to asymptomatic and persons suffering alone) gets to near 100%. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-county-epidemics.html
     
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  17. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
  18. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Word is that the RSL players all agreed in principle to give up a month's salary to cover the soon-to-be furloughed team employees, but the league said no.



    (Jake helps run a podcast about the team and is in a position to know.)
     
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  19. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WTF? I mean, I can almost see the union saying no, as a standard they didn't want to see set, but why would the league block it? Unless the league plans to shame Salt Lake's owner into doing it.
     
  20. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Take it for what little its worth but rumor mill accounts are saying MLS will announce the cancellation of the season next week:
     
  21. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also after a conference call today the Scottish Championship, League One, and League Two clubs have been asked to vote on a proposal that would end the season now, including no playoffs, and rank teams by PPG. Teams have until 5pm Friday to submit their votes. Presumably automatic promotion/relegation would happen while any promotion/relegation that depended on playoff results wouldn't?
     
  22. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Can MLS Survive?

    I'll wager there's a few teams that will close up shop or have new owners for the next season.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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  23. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I guess I should probably start the Toast Thread.
     
  24. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wouldn't that be the Toast Toast Thread?
     
  25. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Notts County players and staff are calling the most vulnerable supporters, old people living alone etc for a chat.
     
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