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Jzaval01
Post #1
Saturday February 8, 2014 2:02am

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http://espnfc.com/video/espnfc/video/_/id/170...

What do you think of what JK said during this interview? Especially with the amount of american players settling down in MLS?
Have to sadly agree that what separates us from the worlds elite is ourselves. We have strive to be the best. Our players have to want to be part of the world elite.

EKneezy
Post #2
Saturday February 8, 2014 2:25am

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The thing is this generation of players aren't meant to be the best. They're overachievers.

2018 and 2022 is when it really starts. 2010 and 2014 are steeping stones.

admsghs27
Post #3
Saturday February 8, 2014 2:26am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from Jzaval01

http://espnfc.com/video/espnfc/video/_/id/170...

What do you think of what JK said during this interview? Especially with the amount of american players settling down in MLS?
Have to sadly agree that what separates us from the worlds elite is ourselves. We have strive to be the best. Our players have to want to be part of the world elite.


I Love the fact that many players came to mls right before the WC, Because if USA advances out of the group stage and does good in the knockout rounds Mann mls credibility will be at an all time high. Ghana, Portugal, Germany have their players playing in the top leagues, and best clubs in the world and USA will come in with a bunch of MLS based players and if they advance that would be something extraordinary and amazing. The goal is to make this League #1 in the world or at least top 3 in the near future, not to have our players playing in the best clubs in the world even tho it will be awesome to see, we want to be our own league, and one day when kids from all over the world playing soccer say my dream is to one day play in MLS, not Europe, That will surely be a Dream come true.

GD10
Post #4
Saturday February 8, 2014 3:00am

Joined Dec 2012
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^ totally agree with this.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #5
Saturday February 8, 2014 5:38pm

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Well, MLS will never be the best or top 3. Ever
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #6
Saturday February 8, 2014 5:43pm

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Original post from snipes87

Well, MLS will never be the best or top 3. Ever


Nope....it will be hard pressed to even get into the top 10.

navi8132
Post #7
Saturday February 8, 2014 6:14pm

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Typical German mentality, will power.

tylercocinas
Post #8
Saturday February 8, 2014 6:27pm

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Original post from snipes87

Well, MLS will never be the best or top 3. Ever


While I agree that such lofty goals will be difficult to achieve, I still think it's unwise to speak in absolutes. You can't predict what changes the league will undergo in the future. And the salary cap definitely won't stay at $3.1million forever so that alone will be impactful on the league's strength/standing relative to other leagues globally.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #9
Saturday February 8, 2014 6:44pm

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Original post from tylercocinas

While I agree that such lofty goals will be difficult to achieve, I still think it's unwise to speak in absolutes. You can't predict what changes the league will undergo in the future. And the salary cap definitely won't stay at $3.1million forever so that alone will be impactful on the league's strength/standing relative to other leagues globally.


I can as I am a Sith Lord. JK....though still, the MLS will never be a top 6 UNLESS the MLS, Liga Mx can partner with top SA leagues and copy the Champions League even then it's still HIGHLY unlikely. Top players want to play UCL and that will never change.

Red
NY
Post #10
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:13pm

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Whoever says MLS can't be one of the worlds best leagues, if fucking idiotic and has little to no common sense or foresight.

1. Soccer in this country has boomed and is the 2nd most popular sport among the key age demographic of 12-24 years olds.

2. As the USMNT produce better players, hence have better teams more people will gain interest. I think we all can agree that the 2018 and 2022 cycles seem to have a load of potential, and I believe out academies/development programs will get better making the average American better.

3. MLS does not need to get to NFL or NBA levels to be the best or one of the best leagues. If MLS gets to NHL like levels of popularity we would IMMEDIATELY become a top 5 league based on revenue/tv deals,ect....

4. I'd say by 2050 everything will come to fruition including ANOTHER WC hosted in the US. This will be the tipping point, perhaps in 2026. This is why MLS next TV deal could be even double this ones.

5. As we add more markets, we add more academies/more interest in the game. If anyone told you MLS would look as it does today a decade ago you would have laughed at them.

I can go on...but I don't want to waste anymore time on this.

If you don't think MLS can become a top 3-5 league(if not the best) in another 2-3 decades, you're nuts. We consume sports like no other country and soccer is growing in ways never thought possible. I mean EPL TV ratings are consistently beating NHL regular season ratings....I'm not even talking Liga MX. This will all help MLS rise.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #11
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:18pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,160
Original post from Red

Whoever says MLS can't be one of the worlds best leagues, if fucking idiotic and has little to no common sense or foresight.

1. Soccer in this country has boomed and is the 2nd most popular sport among the key age demographic of 12-24 years olds.

2. As the USMNT produce better players, hence have better teams more people will gain interest. I think we all can agree that the 2018 and 2022 cycles seem to have a load of potential, and I believe out academies/development programs will get better making the average American better.

3. MLS does not need to get to NFL or NBA levels to be the best or one of the best leagues. If MLS gets to NHL like levels of popularity we would IMMEDIATELY become a top 5 league based on revenue/tv deals,ect....

4. I'd say by 2050 everything will come to fruition including ANOTHER WC hosted in the US. This will be the tipping point, perhaps in 2026. This is why MLS next TV deal could be even double this ones.

5. As we add more markets, we add more academies/more interest in the game. If anyone told you MLS would look as it does today a decade ago you would have laughed at them.

I can go on...but I don't want to waste anymore time on this.

If you don't think MLS can become a top 3-5 league(if not the best) in another 2-3 decades, you're nuts. We consume sports like no other country and soccer is growing in ways never thought possible. I mean EPL TV ratings are consistently beating NHL regular season ratings....I'm not even talking Liga MX. This will all help MLS rise.


While you make some good points, there is absolutely no reason for bolded part. You also assume way too much. Becoming best league in 30 years.....I think you might be nuts.

Red
NY
Post #12
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:36pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I'm a sociologist, I study trends. Based on UN research the US will grow by 120 million people by the end of this decade to around 450 million people.

Based on other sociological data that ESPN compiled, MLS's fan base should double in the next 10 years if this is true we wouldn't be that far behind the NHL. There should be 2 fans for every 3 NHL fans. If we base popularity trends on TV contracts by 2050 MLS should be one of the best leagues.

Others leagues such as Italy, France and Spain are having a hard time and many top teams are deep in the red.

I see a massive change coming in football. You can see Europe becoming a less attractive option as the US, Brazilian economy and China continue to grow.

Football will look different in a decade. No one say the Dutch being completely irrelevant 40 years ago. Things change.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #13
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:39pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,160
A LOT of What ifs. Not sure what the last sentence is.....are you saying the Dutch league or NT are completely irrelevant in the past or right now?

Red
NY
Post #14
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
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This is how people base their investments, this is how people become rich. They study trends and determine how to invest. MLS makes a lot of sense and could be a gold mine in 30 years or so.

Regarding the Dutch, I mean the Eredivise, not the NT.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but who would have thought that Liverpool wouldn't win a league title in almost a quarter of a century back in 1990.

Every single time someone says US Soccer/MLS can't do something, it does it.

Trends determine the future, and all trends are very positive going forward. It usually takes 3 to 4 generations for a league to become mainstream. We are not far away my friend.

MLS is the future.

Red
NY
Post #15
Saturday February 8, 2014 7:57pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
btw: Rodgers has LFC playing some amazing football. Its nice to see Sturridge and Sterling come into their powers. LFC should be a top 4 club and that could really get your organization back on track.

Best of luck.

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