The All-Encompassing Pro/Rel Thread on Soccer in the USA

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by bigredfutbol, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It also was about controlling costs. Signing bonuses were getting out of control. Same thing the NBA and NFL did much later with their rookie salary caps.
     
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  2. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Cincilluminati
    Club:
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    If Crawleybus wants to gloat about Brighton replacing Chelsea and Manchester United thanks to pro-rel, this week is the time.
     
  3. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Oh, and Deion is 3-0 now.
     
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  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As predicted (barely). Lets see how they do after back-to-back games against the Zeros and the University of Spoiled Children.
     
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  5. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I said earlier (perhaps on a different thread) that Brighton are one of my picks for top 4. They are a fabulous team, a fabulous team open to the riches that Premier League football brings, a fabulous team open to the riches that European football brings. If Brighton f*ck up from this point then they only have themselves to blame.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they win the European trophy they're competing for this year.

    Don't forget though that football is always surprising us, they just might win feck all.

    I saw Chelsea huff & puff against Bournemouth today, a close game between two teams that are, at this moment in time close rivals in the league, personally I hope Pochettino and his team do get back into the top 4 but RIGHT NOW its not looking too promising.
     
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  6. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I wonder what former USMNT goalkeeper once played for Brighton.
     
  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guessed right.
     
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  8. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    I did too - Tony Meola. I actually saw him play a game for Brighton. He was crap and I don’t think he lasted long there.
     
  9. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
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  10. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Near Post Tony! I do remember him calling the 1993 APSL Championship Game.
     
  11. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    He was definitely a flawed goalkeeper and I always thought it odd that Keller didn’t take his place for the ‘94 World Cup.
     
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  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meola played twice for Brighton.

    In total he made 309 club appearances, mainly in MLS and racked up 100 international caps in the era of Keller, Sommer and Friedel.
     
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  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So he is to real life as I am to Football Manager :ROFLMAO:
     
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  14. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WHat about Shankly? He joined Liverpool when they were in the lower divisions. Liverpool were a bigger club than Huddersfield, hence why he left the latter to join the former but don't think many are claiming they are the biggest in the country, or even the Northwest.

    The clubs predate the league so you have bigger and smaller clubs joining the league so the inequity was already baked in.

    That's my point. You have inequity in sports with or with out pro/rel.
     
  15. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But it’s a different kind of inequity. In our sports, there’s much less difference between #5 and #25. But there.s much more difference between #25 and #35.

    Not better, or worse, just different.

    I think Europeans look at a US map, and look at, say, Birmingham Alabama, and think. That’s a pretty big team not near a pro team. That must suck.

    But it doesn’t. They just pour their energy into Alabama and Auburn college football. People in South Carolina pour their energy into Clemson and South Carolina football.

    The Raleigh area hasn’t had a pro team most of my life, but that was ok, we put our energy into college football and basketball.

    Not better, just different.
     
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  16. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I imagine that this thread would have some opinions about the fate of the Ironton Tanks.
     
  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only tanks in Ironton today are in meth labs.
     
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  18. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    And the stadium.
     
  19. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know I am a big college football fan even though my college traded football for physics in the 90's. Still love the chaos of a saturday afternoon even if the higher ups are doing everything they can to ruin it.

    But I actually think the Inequity in European Football and college football come from the same place. The massive difference in the size/profile/revenue of the different clubs/programs.
     
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  20. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I like revenue sharing.
     
  21. CoachP365

    CoachP365 Member+

    Money Grab FC
    Apr 26, 2012
    There's a small group of Forham alumni descendants just waiting for the day a sovereign oil fund buys the uni and returns them to their rightful place in the NCAA football national championship chase....
     
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  22. CoachP365

    CoachP365 Member+

    Money Grab FC
    Apr 26, 2012
    pff, call me when he gets the call to lead Die Mannsh...Der Manss..the GMNT...
     
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  23. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Saudi Public Investment Fund is awaiting their call.
     
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  24. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An amazing story which slightly softens the blow of their first Bundesliga win coming at the expense of my Bremen.
     
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  25. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Cincilluminati
    Club:
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    The history of pro sports is sportswashing for either industry, religion or politics. In this multipart essay I will blah blah Rangers Protestant supremacy Bethlehem Steel distraction from worker exploitation Acme Packers using human meat in their kielbasas etc. etc.

    EDIT and don't even get us started on Real Madrid etc. etc.
     
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