News: MLS Suspends season due to Coronavirus

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  1. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But TAM money is still paid in Garberbucks is it not?
     
  2. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I did not know that.
     
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  3. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    We've been meaning to invade... maybe now is the time.
     
  4. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Perhaps it is now. I did once look up, but have not forgotten, the new TAM rules for this season. It used to be partly from the league and partly (optionally) from the teams.

    Even if TAM is now entirely league money, there are several million DP dollars that are from the team.
     
  5. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Not a good idea. Canada has amassed 90% of its population within 100 miles of the border.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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  6. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea but they are very vulnerable to head injury due to the weird shape of their heads.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    “Surrender pronto, or we’ll level Toronto”
     
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  8. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That just means we don't have to go too far from home to fight. Hell we could be back by midnight, it shouldn't take to long.
     
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  9. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, but that's like 20 people and a canoe.
     
  10. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canada kicked America's butt in 1812.
     
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  11. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is league money but your DP costs are nothing like the $30 million Swansea are paying for their top 8 or 9 players.
     
  12. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    It will be difficult for you to inflict head injuries through our hockey helmets.
     
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  13. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    True, but the original question was whether MLS and its teams would survive. Swansea can spend what it wants without affecting MLS.
     
  14. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Don't forget the Fenian invasion of 1866!
     
  15. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I've seen Gretzky's helmet. The "ice cream in a helmet" helmets they sell at concession stands offer more protection.
     
  16. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Oh, we sent Gretzky in behind the lines a long time ago.
     
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  17. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The English FA have nullified the season for everything below the National League North/South (Level 7 and below, or Level 3 and below of non-league play). The National League and National League North/South teams are being asked to vote on a proposal to end the season as is. If passed they will then vote on the resolution of the league season (nullification, PPG standings, etc.).

     
  18. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Aaaaaaaand UFC 249 is canceled...
     
  19. italiancbr

    italiancbr Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    #1094 italiancbr, Apr 10, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
    I agree that people might be returning back to work soon, but normal routines won't be returning for a much longer time. Half-empty restaurants, theaters, airports, and malls won't fix the economy or save jobs when 70% of the U.S. economy relies on consumer spending. There will continue to be competing interests between the older and younger generations. Generally speaking in these circumstances, those that are physically strong are economically frail, and those that are economically strong are physically frail.

    To use a soccer analogy, this is how I view the current situation. The stock market is in a premature, euphoric stupor from stimulus, much like the USMNT and its supporters after the Panama WCQ game and heading into the T&T match. We're currently at halftime of the T&T game: Despite the economic reality looking worse than expected and plenty of uncertainty about the immediate future (U.S. down 2-0), there's still a feeling of complacency because the pandemic is close to peaking (Mexico beating Honduras 2-1) and there's been trillions pledged to support the economy (CR ahead 1-0). So we're heading into the 2nd half (next 3, 6, 12 months) and there are Pollyannas all around (quick recession, V-shaped recovery) despite the risks. The health crisis can morph into a second wave of the virus requiring further mitigation efforts (Honduras pulls ahead 3-2) or the economic stimulus can usher in high inflation and huge asset price bubbles, turning an economic crisis into a meltdown, with echoes of: "I hate to bring this to you, but midnight might be striking in Panama City!" (Panama wins 2-1).
    In the end we'll realize the team (economy) wasn't nearly as good as expected and was focused on the wrong things.
     
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  20. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    It's one thing to go to work with the same people day after day.

    It's another to go to a local gathering place (schools, shopping) populated mainly by folks in your community.

    Professional spectator sports is something else. I think there'll be a lot of societal paranoia that takes years to dissipate. I think outdoor sports in cold or bad weather (NFL and college football come to mind) will be hard hit with no-shows.

    Suddenly all these 18-20k MLS stadiums that some have complained were built too small might just be a good size.

    But I don't think we'll have any real "normal" the rest of this calendar year in the spectator sports industry. Not when the first reaction is going to be to run to clean everything if the stranger behind you coughs or sneezes.

    I just hope I get some work at some point.
     
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  21. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there'll be a post-pandemic boom as people are released into the wild.

    Last Sunday saw a mini-boom near me as local stores were crowded.

    People aren't used to isolation and can't wait to be unleashed.
     
  22. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it'll be a regional thing. The South will still show up in mass for college football. Just like Texans will show up in mass for high school football.

    As for pro sports, The NFL will likely be fine. Hard to see places like Green Bay, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Dallas, KC, Seattle, Pittsburgh & Chicago not selling out games. MLS, even with smaller stadiums, might not. The standing sections.....those could be rethought. I realize it seems unlikely, though given the current circumstances, it's not out of the realm of possibility that the standing sections are deemed unhealthy.

    One thing in MLS' favor is the nature of mostly one game per week, like the NFL. Having multiple games a week could hurt sports like the NBA, MLB and the NHL. Will people want to go out EVERY night still?

    A big question will be how New Yorkers get back to "normal." The Red Bulls and NYCFC were already "struggling" for attendance, how will Covid affect their turnstile numbers when MLS play resumes? The Knicks will still sell out, despite how terrible that organization is run. The Jets/Giants will likely sell out. The Yankees are the Yankees.
     
  23. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Close:


    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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  24. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Remember, it was essentially one Champions League game that dropped the COVID bomb in Lombardy.

    At my age, 50, I’m probably done with eating out and movies until a credible vaccine is issued. As a STH for a hockey team, I sure hope we get offered some type of chance to be returned next seasons payment. Going out where groups will be, not in my future.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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  25. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1100 Yoshou, Apr 10, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
    Major League Rugby is also seemingly on the ropes as well.. The Colorado/Glendale Raptors announced yesterday that they would not be returning next season. The club isn't going out of existence, it's been around since 2007 and is just returning to amateur/semi-pro status.

     
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