Sunday 24 May 2020

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, May 24, 2020.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sources: MLS, Players Association continue talks as league makes 10% pay cut proposal
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-l...alks-league-makes-10-percent-pay-cut-proposal

    Fire’s Brandt Bronico relishing role in MLS negotiations
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5...o-relishing-role-in-mls-negotiations-covid-19

    Orlando City to get top seed as host of proposed MLS tourney, reports say
    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/spo...0200523-gwohczh22nbrhbyrjl2tdllxdq-story.html

    Montreal Impact allowed to train individually at Centre Nutrilait
    https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2020/...ed-to-train-individually-at-centre-nutrilait/

    Jaap Stam praises FC Cincinnati roster: "There’s a lot of quality"
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/05/23/jaap-stam-praises-fc-cincinnati-roster-there-s-lot-quality

    Former Chelsea star eyes MLS move but still hopeful of Premier League offer
    https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/former-chelsea-star-eyes-mls-18301421

    Why so many American players are finding a place in German football
    https://theathletic.com/1827680/2020/05/24/american-players-germany-pulisic-reyna/

    Beasley now all business
    https://www.journalgazette.net/sports/professional/20200524/beasley-now-all-business

    LAFC head coach Bob Bradley pens letter to essential workers
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/05/23/lafc-head-coach-bob-bradley-pens-letter-essential-workers

    Holy Shit They Did It Again — Third-Tier USL Side Drops Season’s Best Kit
    https://the18.com/soccer-gear/forward-madison-kit-2020-drip-kit
     
  2. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's name the badge:
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  3. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's documentary:
     
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  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hmmm. I recognize the quote, which is a popular Biblical reference. So we're talking old school, something with a romance language connection, no? Italy would be too obvious so maybe somewhere in Spain?
     
  5. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
  6. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003
  8. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    There's a rather vocal segment of soccer fans who like to confuse "loud and ridiculous" with "good". Plus if you're that impressed what can be made cheaply made sublimation print graphics, you've seen what shows up on jerseys in beer league hockey.

    Though FWIW, I think minor league teams should go all out with a bunch of ridiculous kits. For MLS, notsomuch.
     
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  9. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I did like the hashtag, though. #fullmingo. I appreciate the all-in philosophy.

    Man, picking out kits for the year was one of my favorite parts of coaching. Hearing the input from the parents and kids was just too funny.
     
  10. Papin

    Papin BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 19, 1998
    le côté obscur
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I used to feel strongly about MLS kit designs needing to be more conservative. I guess I was scarred by the 1996 uniforms. I thought MLS should look more like Premier League clubs, which have the dullest kits of all the top leagues. Now, I'd rather see more creative and memorable designs than what we're seeing in MLS. Too many monochrome kits. Too many all white alternates.
     
  11. Pack87Man

    Pack87Man BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 1, 2001
    Quad Cities
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would agree with this, but I would also say it's better to air on the side of too conservative with the uniforms than too radical. MLS is right now trying to get taken seriously as one of the big boys. You want to look the part. If a third level team wants to get attention this way, no problem.
     
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  12. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those Madison kits are the kind that are going to show up in the "ridiculous kits of the 20s" listicles of the 40s and 50s, if the internet and clickbait listicles still exist. Reminiscent of the stuff you find if you Google "bad 90s soccer kits". Their regular home blue and away pink shirts are quite nice, not normal at all but not ridiculous.
     
  13. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's badge was Universidad San Martin from Peru's First Division
     
  14. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #14 Bill Archer, May 25, 2020
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
    Yes, @Stuart95 , I already told you

    USMP = Universidad San Martin de Porres, commonly abbreviated since, well, thats kind of a mouthful. I only know this because my brother had an exchange student from Lima. ( Actually he was officially an au pair, which is French for "person who lives with us and helps with the kids in exchange for room and board") but au pair sounds so stuffy and he was in fact taking classes. Turned out he was a lot more interested in loose American girls than either kids or college. Go figure.

    Have a great Memorial Day.
     
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  15. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahh, well done Bill ... didn't catch that (thanks to Rafa for this one).
     

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