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  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Major League Soccer's tournament plan like a 'luxurious prison' - Union's Bedoya
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-l...nt-plan-like-a-luxurious-prison-unions-bedoya

    Peter Vermes on possible MLS tournament in Orlando: "We have to embrace it"
    https://www.sportingkc.com/post/202...ble-mls-tournament-orlando-we-have-embrace-it

    NYCFC nominated for ESPN's Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/05/20/nycfc-nominated-espns-sports-humanitarian-team-year-award

    The Memes That Illustrate the Outlook for North American Club Soccer in 2020
    https://www.si.com/soccer/2020/05/20/mls-nwsl-liga-mx-usl-coronavirus

    FC Cincinnati adds three new age levels to its youth academy pyramid
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/05/20/fc-cincinnati-adds-three-new-age-levels-its-youth-academy-pyramid

    Report: DC United weighing statement move for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...atement-move-juventus-forward-gonzalo-higuain

    Bale's agent denies MLS transfer rumour stories
    https://en.as.com/en/2020/05/20/football/1590011028_539519.html

    Reports: NWSL to Hold Tournament in Utah This Summer
    https://www.si.com/soccer/2020/05/20/nwsl-summer-tournament-utah

    NWSL is close to finalizing tournament this summer in Salt Lake City
    https://www.inquirer.com/soccer/coronavirus-covid-19-soccer-nwsl-salt-lake-city-20200519.html

    USL players’ pay cut negotiations reveal a deeper, more dangerous rift
    https://theathletic.com/1826178/202...tiations-reveal-a-deeper-more-dangerous-rift/
     
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  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. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bedoya and whoever that other guy is seem to live in Fantasy land.

    The ayers don't want to take pay cuts but when presented with an alternative to sitting at home they bitch that its for " the benefit of the owners"

    Do they think the money in those half million dollar salaries grows on trees? That the league is proposing this so that they can stuff their pockets at the expense of player safety? Or that maybe, just maybe, they're trying to find a way to get the thing started up again before they absolutely drown in red ink?

    "Short sighted"????? Really? How about how short sighted it would be to just do nothing? Or better yet, just re start the league with zero preseason which is what it would be without something like this?

    Wah, wah, wah. My feelz.

    You want to stay at home playing Yahtzee with the small fry instead of going someplace and playing soccer, great. Quit.

    In the real world lots of people get sent out of town occasionally for extended periods for work assignments. Lots of people. And they aren't paid what you guys are paid.

    "But my family, my mental health, my convenience" blah blah blah. Cry me a river, Nancy
     
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  5. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That idea didn't sit well with Bedoya, who poked numerous holes in the plan during an interview with ESPN's Taylor Twellman that aired Wednesday.

    "I would start off by saying that I think every one of us agree that we want to get back to playing," Bedoya said. "I want to get back out there, being competitive, [playing] games. The staff wants to be out there, fans want to be watching games, but I will say that this all feels a little bit rushed.
    I


    Oye Bedoya! If there's grass on the field let's play ball!!!
     
  6. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    "Too rushed?" If I made a living based on my athletics I'm not spending my quarantine time on my arse watching Tiger King. So while I don't expect the players (for any sport in any league) to be in peak condition they should be good enough to show up and practice the moment the gates open.
     
  7. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can appreciate your point, Bill. But, I'll say that when other people get sent out of town (for business) occasionally for extended periods it doesn't usually mean that they can't go back and see their family at home when urgent situations occur.

    I do wonder what the discussions around "urgent leave" look like right now. I understand that in the MLB's current proposal, players who leave would face a 14-day quarantine upon return, which is reasonable. Does the current MLS negotiation have this as well? If so, what would qualify as "urgent leave"? There are many important questions, and I am glad that there is a players' union to ask them.
     
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  8. wantmlsphilly

    wantmlsphilly Member+

    Aug 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was surprised the XFL went belly up so quickly but now I'm wondering who's next. If MLS doesn't play this year and things aren't perfect come February makes me wonder if it all comes crashing down. Right now that CBA was never signed and makes you wonder come January if the owners might want to go back to the table with the loss of revenue?
     
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  9. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's badge was Deportes Copiapó from Chile's Second Division
     
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  10. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Word on the street is that the XFL isn't dead.....filing for bankruptcy protection was a business strategy. Vinnie Mac is rumored to be purchasing the XFL from Bankruptcy, and launching again.
     
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