MLS Suspends Season

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by anotherfan, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
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  3. Adler

    Adler Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    das Schloss Adler
    Club:
    DC United
    Per The Score:

    MLS players allowed to use facilities starting May 6
    https://www.thescore.com/mls/news/1972656

    "A maximum of four players will be allowed to use each field at the same time."

    In the case of DCU and our state-of-the-art RFK auxilliary practice fields, the 4-at-a-time player limit will keep the players from damaging all those ankle-breaking divits. ;)
     
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  4. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Though the four will still only complete 32% of their passes.
     
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  5. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because of the divots.
     
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  6. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No due to that only 32% of the passes were back passes.
     
  7. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
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  8. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DirecTV is refunding my DirectKick payments
     
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  9. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
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  11. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  12. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course, the reason those countries look good is because they'd never allow such a thing ;)
     
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  13. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  14. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Toronto isn't even in Orlando right now so it's still unclear where the food in Gonzalez's picture came from.
     
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  15. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably the same place this came from. Regardless of where it came from whoever supplied the food should be ashamed.

     
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  16. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Thats a pretty piss poor showing.

    I've stayed at that hotel a couple of times for conferences and stuff, its a nice place and even their room service menu is better than what Slomar shared. Someone at MLS who booked the event got rolled because those kinds of things are negotiated in advance as part of the group stay. Don't forget, the goal of the group sales manager is to extract as much money as possible from the organization booking an event. My guess is MLS has no idea how to execute an event on this scale. My wife worked in hospitality for a long time, she'd have been doing well if she sold those lunches for $15 for a conference's attendees.
     
  17. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Listened to the "Allocation Disorder" podcast today. Dallas now has only 16 negative testing players (for now) and Columbus has one post arrival positive. The Nashville team was kept on a bus for an hour and half because the team couldn't get all the test results and they are still in Nashville as of the filing of the podcast.

    Today I watched the qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix and have been watching European soccer. So far, all of those events seem to be going OK. The reason -- none of those operations tried to restart until Europe had crushed the spread of Covid-19. Here, there never was anything like that, barely a flattening of the curve. Instead, it was all make believe that things were getting better -- just magically. Is it any surprise that the two professional teams that are in the worst shape are the Orlando Pride and Dallas FC. Those teams are from Florida and Texas, the epicenters of the dipshittery that passes for governance and public health in this country. Imagine the world as a lifeboat that is overloaded. The captain looks over the "crew" and knows that some of them will become shark chum. The first words from the captain --"US and Brazil over the side, you are the two dumbest ********s to walk the planet and if you stay with us we will all die."

    Happy 4th, we have now demonstrated complete failure as a functioning country. The only thing we seem to be good at is passing a virus because of our insane insistence on the "right" not to wear masks and socially distance. This week, Arizona had more new case than the entire European Union. We are #1 with a bullet. I hope all of you stay well and safe. The odds, however, are against it.
     
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  18. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't find anything wrong with your post, except I would replace 'dipshittery' with 'dumb********ery.'
     
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  19. fairfax4dc

    fairfax4dc Member+

    Dec 5, 2008
    Fairfax, Va
    I completely agree with your post but would note that we could have spent the last 3+ years talking about that subject instead of soccer. I care about it (and act on it) but come here for a break from it. As far as the tournament, I justify (rationalize?) supporting it with the belief that the players are actually safer in the Orlando bubble than hanging around their families and friends the next 3-5 weeks. They'll be monitored and supervised 24/7.
     
  20. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
  21. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    While I agree with you that this should be a soccer focused forum, the problem is that the general dipshittery has affected the game as well. My son said that today, the sports betting apps no longer take bets on the NBA or NHL resumptions because they appear highly dubious. The MLS tournament is on a razon's edge right now and that is supposedly helped by a "bubble" except that both Dallas and Columbus players have tested positive in Florida within the "bubble." I think MLB will be a disaster, read the Post today on a comparison between MLB and the Bundesliga. MLB has one paragraph devoted to Covid-19 in a 113 page document, the Bundesliga distributed a 50 page booklet to players solely on Covid-19. Today I watched Aarhus play Copenhagen before 8000 fans in the stadium in Aarhus. This country failed, and its failure will impact the sport we love and follow through 2021.
     
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  22. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Sorry to double post, but Paul Tenorio reporting that Nashville had players test positive following arrival in Florida. The team hasn't practiced since Tuesday. This is a total failure.
     
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  23. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If more players test (true) positive, I can't see this continuing. Another problem as I see it is that there are a number of tests being administered that aren't accurate, because there's no one, consistent, accurate, test. The testing, like the states, are all over the map. That's a very dangerous condition on which to base the start up of a sports league.
     
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