Moment of silence

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by slarockk, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. slarockk

    slarockk New Member

    Feb 19, 2001
    Southern California
    I was not able to attend the MLS game at the HDC on Sat. Did MLS give a moment of silence before their games this week after the terrorist attacks in London? I would hope they showed their respects before the kickoff of each game as the EPL did the same for the 9/11 attacks.
  2. fusion101

    fusion101 Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    I wouldnt be able to tell you, but remember on 9/11 a couple hundred British citizens died. I'm not saying that would have changed if they held a moment of silence or not, but it just wasn't Americans who died.
  3. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    i doubt that they did. and even if they did are we now supposed to give a moment of silence to every murder victim? every accidental death? every suicide bomb victim in the middle east? a hundred people probably died while i typed this message somewhere in the world. you have to draw the line somewhere or you'll live your whole life as one long moment of silence.
  4. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yes they did. They did it in New York, Chicago, and I think DC as well.
  5. ossieend

    ossieend New Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    derby u.k.
    As an Englishman, 'though thankfully not one directly affected by the bombings last week' I'd like to say thank you very much to people of all nations for showing your respects to the victims and their families. But, Gutbomb raises a very fair point, if we're not careful life will be one long moment of silence. Also, we risk losing the impact of these moments if they become too common.
  6. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    good that you saw i didn't mean any disrespect towards you or any of the victims. For me I use sports as a break from the harsh realities of real life, not a reminder.
  7. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Yes in DC, it was very quiet :)

    Plenty English and GB flags too.
  8. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And Columbus.
  9. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    At least Columbus does one thing right.

    Please, fire Andrulis.
  10. The Legend

    The Legend New Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Colorado, Where Lege
    How many Englishmen in the MLS? It'd be nice to hear their comments.

    Only player I know of from England is the Rapids' Terry Cooke, any others, and have any given their thoughts publicly?
  11. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    guppy @ DC is the only other one i can think of
  12. Michael CM1

    Michael CM1 New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia: US
    I saw the sign near the Barra Brava that said something like "United with England." I think it was longer but it had something to do with being united. Kudos.
  13. dakotajoe

    dakotajoe Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Medford, OR
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I see where you are coming from, but after 9/11, the Europeans were in front of our embassies not throwing rocks or protesting American policy, but leaving flowers, American flags, candles and singing OUR national anthem. A moment of silence in solidarity for the mutual grief caused by Islamist terrorists is only appropriate.
  14. losgatosfan

    losgatosfan New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Los Gatos, CA
    Travelled to Cbus for the game this weekend, and they did another thing I thought was cool. They had a group of Army recruits and some men/women who were re-enlisting, and they all took the enlistment oath at halftime on the field. Maybe a little bit of a play on sentimentality given the bombings, but I personally found it nice to be able to share that moment with the young men and women who were enlisting/re-enlisting.

    Maybe at the next home game they can fire Andrulis live at halftiime :D

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