Time Magazine Article on MLS

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by GPK, May 15, 2006.

  1. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    1) A fair piece, but nothing any regular Big Soccer reader couldn't have written themselves

    2) I think the author overstated MLS/SUM "running/managing" the Mexican National team. The author should have stuck to "promoting"

    3) Did this article make the print magazine?

  3. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    at the bottom of the article it says it is in the May 22nd issue of time, so I guess we are getting an early release.
  4. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    great thanks I missed that!

  5. lucaartemi

    lucaartemi New Member

    May 15, 2006
    chris rolfe versus minorities
    liars, f'em you don't wanna play i will CHRIS ROLFE VERSUS MINORITIES
    he's better and we beat ya 2 one, my mom's white, i'll play with him, assist guy maradona, city to city, it's show, i'm his manager, write chris, you wanna play with mcbride, eddie, eddie? we'll bring the title home kid, chris excuse me, you're not better, but i started it, MLS CHRIS ROLFE, cooler than eminem, eminem? the n women, the black women, he's mixed, WHO LISTENS TO THAT? I'M ROLFES MANAGER OTHERWISE, have fun with YOURI eminem that's adu, that's how it goes time 2 1 remember? the time is junk, chris rolfe's not in it...
  6. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice positive article in a major publication. Can't complain about that.
    Uhhh.... :confused:
    I think it's safe to say that lucaartemi will never be writing articles for Time.
  7. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003

    Are you trying to confuse the Google web crawlers?
  9. scarshins

    scarshins Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    um, translation?
  10. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "The 25,000-capacity, two-tiered Red Bull stadium is designed to deliver a more European feel to the customers"

    WOW! 2-tiered all around or 2-tiered like the old Metrostars design???

    This looks promising...
  11. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i liked this quote at the end:

    "The people who don't believe never will," he says. "The people who believe always will. Now we're converting people who were on the fence."

    i don't know ... i just like that philosophy, especially with something as polarizing as soccer is in the USofA.
  12. sundayparkplayer

    Feb 8, 2006
    I think he meant "2 tears."
  13. thurd

    thurd New Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Melrose, MA
    Good article. One thing which I do not like is how MLS was 'born of the 94 WC'. If I am not mistaken, the creation of a first division was a requiremet to being awarded the WC. Other than that, good stuff. References to Sox-Yanks excite me, being from Boston and all. If we could create that universal kind of buzz about soccer, be it MLS or USA/Mexico, it would greatly enhance the perception of soccer here. Sure soccer fanatics here have that passion,but Sox/Yanks is city wide, even non baseball fans get excited.
  14. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is true but once you peel the onion, you realize that not a single dime was invested into MLS until the WC was a smashing success. I have no fear of being wrong when I state that if the World Cup was a failure, MLS would not have existed as we knew it in 1996.

  15. Roma_Wolves

    Roma_Wolves New Member

    May 4, 2004
    Austin, Texas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looks like English, and yet...:confused:
  16. dustcowpoke

    dustcowpoke Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reading that article just made me feel better about MLS. It pretty much got the point across that MLS is here to stay at least in the near future.
  17. Mike22

    Mike22 New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Tampa-->KC, Mo
    The first and second paragraphs seemed to be non-sequiters.

    They also called the Mex Nat Team "Los Tri." It's El Tri, right?

    An okay article, nothing too ra-ra but nothing too poo-poo either. Meh
  18. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, it's El Tri Color...and I was not aware that MLS manages the Mexican National Team. I suppose the Mexicans aren't aware of this yet.
  19. kpaulson

    kpaulson New Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Washington DC
    Owned... managed... what's the difference?
  20. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the "CHRIS ROLFE VERSUS MINORITIES" part of that rant. Sounds like a Tenacious D song title...
  21. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Oh these...wacky persian BS posters.
  22. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    DC United
  23. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    Looking at his limited body of work, it appears to be an amalgam of Damon Esquire, Brushes Sand, and whip. :eek:
  24. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One of the tenents of change theory is that rather than wasting time and resources on those who are against you, spend it on the fence sitters and enlist those who are for you to help with that conversion.

    Seems to me that's what our role is...to bring along those who are on the fence and not to waste time and energy railing against the troglodites.
  25. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A virtual crazyass pan handler sweeet. Complete with muttered racist gibberish. I can almost smell the piss stained pants and the 40 of Steele Reserve.

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