Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by mlsfan31, Aug 3, 2002.
I want the MLS to beat the US cause that would show how good the other MLS players are.
you do realize that the US team is all MLS players as well, right?
Yes, but the rest of the sports world don't. I just think it will sound good on sports center.
i wanted a tie
would have been funny compared to baseball... but dammit, someone had to win this
East 'til I die..........
I found it very odd the way they were handling this issue. If one had listened to the ads and read the articles, one might easily have missed this fact.
They really played this up as MLS v. National Team, and they didn't mention at all the fact that all of the "National Team" players were culled from MLS.
Personally, I kept praying that they would. They did one thing that I hoped that they would... they mentioned the teams that the players were from during the player introductions... otherwise, no one who didn't pay attention to the league would have known.
I actually found what they did somewhat dangerous. I assume they did it this way so people who were not interested in MLS, but were interested in the success of the US National Team would tune in.
If the Nats had won, I think it would have been pretty bad for MLS. People would go back to thinking MLS was not worth watching... "All the good players are on the national team."
Perhaps that is when they were going to announce where the nats had actually come from.
I thought the whole thing was a little weird, really... especially since the selections on both sides were so odd.
I mean, I'm a Fire fan, but I think it was ridiculous that Kovelanko was out there. Razov, definitely... but Kovalenko?
And Deering and Sommer on the National Team? I don't think either of them will really get a callup anytime in the future.
I enjoyed the All-Star game, but it was truly an awkward experience.
I'm concerned about our neighbors to the north. I think Canada might start to be a concacaf power with Yallop as their coach. Is he being considered?