Thursday 23 Jan 2020

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First-round pairings, schedule revealed for 2020 U.S. Open Cup
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/us-soccer/us-open-cup-lamar-hunt-usl-npsl-2020-first-round-schedule/

    Galaxy hope 'Chicarito' forges a championship identity for team
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/socc...charito-hernandez-galaxy-championship-mls-cup

    NYCFC acknowledge the struggle of graduating young talent without a second team
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...e-graduating-young-talent-without-second-team

    FC Dallas showing progress in opening days of training camp
    https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/f...ng-progress-in-opening-days-of-training-camp/

    Here is what Inter Miami players have to say about newly-hired coach Diego Alonso
    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/inter-miami/article239452033.html

    Update: Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley expected to be out 4 months after ankle surgery
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...ndergo-ankle-surgery-could-be-out-four-months

    Herc Gomez: Toronto FC considers move for Jozy Altidore after remarks on club's handling of Michael Bradley injury
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...ve-jozy-altidore-after-remarks-clubs-handling

    LAFC's Jose Cifuentes stretchered off in CONMEBOL Olympic qualifying tournament
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...chered-conmebol-olympic-qualifying-tournament

    Toronto FC sign 15-year-old midfielder Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty to Homegrown deal
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...ielder-jahkeele-marshall-rutty-homegrown-deal

    Minnesota United linked to Boca Juniors’ Emanuel Reynoso
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/mi...boca-juniors-emanuel-reynoso-winger-mls-2020/

    Argentine club announces transfer of center back Yeimar Gomez Andrade to Seattle Sounders
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...er-back-yeimar-gomez-andrade-seattle-sounders

    Report: Atlanta United's Franco Escobar on Racing Club's shortlist of transfer targets
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...cobar-racing-clubs-shortlist-transfer-targets

    Report: Mesut Ozil, DC United representatives meet with eye on 2021 move
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...-dc-united-representatives-meet-eye-2021-move
     
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2 Yoshou, Jan 23, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
    Gotta love the relationship between Jozy and TFC.. Jozy pops off on social media, TFC tries to put him in his place by leaking that they are looking to move Jozy.
     
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  3. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Also, while it is popping-off, there's a leadership aspect to it... Telling the club an important component isn't where it should be yet. (It's not like there's a cap on spending in their physio/sports science departments.) ...Looking out for himself and his teammates. He's a big personality who wears his heart on his sleeve - that's worked out well for TFC. Jozy being injured a lot hasn't.

    Look at it this way - most people would be admiring and applauding the USWNT players for being outspoken about this situation, right? Can you imagine the Fed going to the media to call Rapino "trouble" and threaten retaliation?
     
  4. 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
    Like saying "I would have made those saves?"
     
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  5. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    No.

    That's very different. And that was still debated. If Hope Solo didn't keep continually proving she was a destructive self-centered jackass, I think that particular narrative might have turned in her favor.

    Like "the competence and fire are still there, but Hope the veteran is wiser now - and her courage to speak up makes her a great leader between the pipes, and off the field in the USWNT's fight for equal pa yadda yadda." Writes itself.

    Instead she's stealing the Fed van to drunk drive and assault folks and even her former teammates don't want her involved.
     
  6. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starting a first division professional league was the stipulation laid out to the USSF when FIFA awarded the United States the 1994 World Cup. 25 seasons later MLS is booming and yet there was the gut punch of having a group of American players that find a way to not qualify for the world cup, FIFA boss Gianni Infantino said the United States is "on the verge of becoming a great soccer power" . Right on amico.



    https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-...-us-will-become-the-soccer-power-of-the-world


    Our women tho!
     
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  7. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Galaxy have sold twice as many ST since the signing of Chicharito as they did in a comparable time frame with Zlatan.



    I wonder how many that is.
     
  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
    Seriously. Like how many people said to themselves "oh, Zlatan is here now. I'm going to commit to 17 evenings of pro soccer that I previously wasn't going to"?
     
  9. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Jozy could have told TFC brass his perspective in confidence instead of in public. That might have been a more professional approach.

    And, didn't Rapinoe get in trouble with US Soccer for taking a knee ala Kaepernick awhile back? She was publicly trashed by Gulati in the media at the time, as I recall.

    So, no, free expression is not high on the list of values of soccer honchos in this country. If you don't believe me, try waiving an unapproved flag in an MLS stadium.
     

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