OC Blues MLS affiliation discussion

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  1. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cool article! So it does sound like the Blues will try to partner with either the galaxy or the Goats. I wonder if the galaxy will go for it? For the Blues' sake, I hope so. I want to see USLPro grow and be successful, so even though I hate lost angeles, I'm rooting for this team to hang in there and continue to operate.

    - Mark
     
  3. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    If the USL is partnering with MLS anyway, why couldn't the Blues partner with both the Chivas and the Gals? I mean both teams could own or partly own 1/2 of the roster. Don't see how it couldn't be a positive for either....
     
  4. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not how it works. MLS team that partner with USLPro teams, will loan at least four players to the USLPro side. The loaned players remain the property of the MLS side, and may be recalled when the MLS side needs them. (I'm not sure what the restrictions are, if any.) But the MLS side does not in any way own any part of the USLPro side. It's just a cooperative agreement.

    The USLPro team continues to operate as an independent entity. They are not obligated to play the MLS guys (but presumably would) over their own players.

    GO QUAKES!!

    - Mark
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Flex Buffchest

    Jan 25, 2010
    Orange County, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What does this realistically mean for the Blues? Should they even attempt to partner with Chivas USA? Being a long time Galaxy fan living in Orange County, I know I wouldn't attend any Blues games if they affiliated with Chivas, but I'm not sure the Blues can survive on their own when the Galaxy start their USL team. Anyone have any news or ideas what the Blues plan on doing?
     
  7. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OC Blue Stars > LA Blues > LA Galaxy. Would make for nice alignment, but I agree with other posts, not sure LAG adding 4 players to the LA Blues will improve the Blue, if the the Blues are having issues with the players/coach.
    Therefore, I do see the LAG putting their own managed USL team so they get what they want in the final product. Games at the Carson complex etc. Would have been nice to play at Fullerton to kind of spread the LAG brand around. This has got to happen soon, surprised nothing from MLS or USL or LAG yet.
     
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  8. Flex Buffchest

    Jan 25, 2010
    Orange County, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you think the LAG placing their own team in USL will have any effect on the Blues? Not sure if two LA teams could survive in the USL.
     
  9. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Are the Galaxy still partnering with the Blues?
     
  10. Flex Buffchest

    Jan 25, 2010
    Orange County, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ======
    That's what I was refering to. That was in November, here we are in January and USL season kicks off when?
    March, April ? Doesn't seem like a lot of time left. They could play at the track and field stadium as that is about the crowd support I would expect and take some wear and tear off the main field and make scheduling a little easier.
     
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Well now that Garber is in charge of that club, why not?
     
  15. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well the same reasons the Blues were passed over initially still exist. They're still a dysfunctional mess of a franchise. That said they're not the worst on field outfit.
     
  16. County_Coalition

    Oct 13, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've come to terms that we won't have an affiliation. I was hoping to get Houston. Maybe we can get in early with an expansion side.
     
  17. County_Coalition

    Oct 13, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Club is making big improvements. We'll see how it pans out once season actually starts but hopefully we can get a deal in place with LAFC or ATL. Maybe have it set before they even enter the league. High hopes.
     
  18. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ATL is partnering with The Charleston Battery
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  19. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are your owners selling?
     
  20. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
  21. County_Coalition

    Oct 13, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Possibility of doing affiliation with LAFC next season or 2018. There have been discussions between the clubs but not sure how advanced those discussions have been.
     
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  22. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
    I'd wager that damn near everybody in American soccer wants to be affiliated with LAFC in some way. OC Blues are literally the closest to them though and it would be great to see something happen.

    The LA Galaxy recently colonized a youth club in San Diego. I wonder if LAFC look to SD to continue their quest of obliterating the Galaxy on all fronts.
     
  23. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which youth club did the Galaxy put in San Diego?
     
  24. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
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  25. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #25 EPJr, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
    LAFC AND ORANGE COUNTY BLUES FC ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP
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    With LAFC set to take the pitch in 2018, the partnership will provide LAFC the ability to loan players to Orange County as soon as 2017 and provide fans the opportunity to see some of LAFC’s future MLS stars on display in Orange County.

    LAFC players on loan to Orange County will be provided with a unique opportunity to develop in US Soccer’s fastest-growing and most dynamic professional league while Orange County soccer players will be provided with a clear pathway to reach the highest level of American soccer with LAFC

    http://www.uslorangecounty.com/news_article/show/731285?referrer_id=2576979
     

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