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dunlopp9987
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Sunday July 6, 2014 8:54pm

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After not having watched an MLS game in a while, and watching a ton of quality, international football, all I can say is that watching the MLS is rough. I mean, this is really bad football. Defending is bad, passing is bad, individual skill is bad. I'm not surprised that people who only watch World Cups don't watch MLS. Quality of play is just not very good.
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Jzaval01
Post #2
Sunday July 6, 2014 9:00pm

Joined May 2013
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Original post from dunlopp9987

After not having watched an MLS game in a while, and watching a ton of quality, international football, all I can say is that watching the MLS is rough. I mean, this is really bad football. Defending is bad, passing is bad, individual skill is bad. I'm not surprised that people who only watch World Cups don't watch MLS. Quality of play is just not very good.

well its not like all world cup games were amazing just like some MLS matches. If you saw that Germany vs France quarterfinal that wasnt pretty either

dunlopp9987
Post #3
Sunday July 6, 2014 9:05pm

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Original post from Jzaval01

well its not like all world cup games were amazing just like some MLS matches. If you saw that Germany vs France quarterfinal that wasnt pretty either


But it's completely different. Also because it's international competiton versus club.

I'm just saying that the quality of play I've seen in the first half of this game, plus a few other MLS matches I've watched in the last few months, isn't that great. It's still far too sloppy.
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Jzaval01
Post #4
Sunday July 6, 2014 9:32pm

Joined May 2013
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Original post from dunlopp9987

But it's completely different. Also because it's international competiton versus club.

I'm just saying that the quality of play I've seen in the first half of this game, plus a few other MLS matches I've watched in the last few months, isn't that great. It's still far too sloppy.

oh yea overall i agree. The fact that there is national pride adds so much to the game and the meaning overall. Thats why international soccer is the highest level. Higher then Champions League IMO

dunlopp9987
Post #5
Sunday July 6, 2014 9:43pm

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Original post from Jzaval01

oh yea overall i agree. The fact that there is national pride adds so much to the game and the meaning overall. Thats why international soccer is the highest level. Higher then Champions League IMO


Depends on where you go. In the US, the national team is #1, no questions asked. I have a buddy who is from Liverpool, lifelong Evertonian. It's the exact opposite for him, and many of the English. Their club team is the be-all-end-all, they're sort of "meh" when it comes to the national team. But I think that also has to do with the fact that the England national team always underperforms.
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admsghs27
Post #6
Sunday July 6, 2014 10:42pm

Joined Nov 2012
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I actually thought today's game was descent. There have been a couple of World cup games that been horrible to watch. A couple weeks back i was watching a re run of some old mls games back in 2005 and i gotta say the quality of play has improved a lot. I think in Time we will have good enjoyable quality soccer.
A buddy of mine was arguing that soccer is not big because of ratings and attendance figures doesn't really matter, in time it will rise specially with new TV deals, i said the USA VS Belgium game on a Tuesday 4pm E had better ratings than the NBA Finals, but then he went back and told me how many ratings mls final Had ? Us Soccer National Team and MLS are 2 completely different things. Yes their connected in many ways but International soccer is different than club soccer, fan bases from all clubs here come together to cheer on them. But MLS is Growing and it isn't going anywhere it is here to stay.

rjw77
Post #7
Sunday July 6, 2014 11:51pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
I totally agree with this sentiment. I've always been a diehard US fan but hardly watch MLS. After the World Cup I've been kind of inspired to watch it because I feel it helps the game grow. I watched Houston NYRB, LA Portland, and SKC CHI, and all three were really not encouraging. Extremely direct, could barely hold possession especially in today's game, and very little individual skill. Compared to the knockout round games of the World Cup, MLS isn't even near that level.

Jzaval01
Post #8
Monday July 7, 2014 12:48am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Personally i like seeing MLS for the young American talent that comes up every year like Yedlin, Shipp, Mullins etc etc. ALways find it intriguing. I support the LA Galaxy but sometimes its frustrating to watch them create chance after chance and not put away a goal or a game. Perfect example was the game against RSL in the first leg at home playoffs. But yea and besides theres sometimes those 7 goal games which are really intriguing. Still love watching as much MLS as i can.

chillguy1992
Post #9
Monday July 7, 2014 2:52am

Joined May 2013
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Feilhaber has really impressed me this season especially that pass after that first touch. Dom Dwyer continues to put the goals in the back of the net. Harrison Shipp has been a revelation this season. The game itself wasnt the best the goal scored by skc was due to a major error by the defender. However I would say that certain players in mls continue to impress me. I believe that Dom Dwyer and Harrison Shipp are potential european players Dwyer in a lower level european league. Harrison Shipp would be a perfect fit in holland. Obviously the next couple years could change but for now I think both could be in europe the next couple season.

Feilhaber I think stays in the mls but if he continues his play I think he could be a surprise player to watch for during qualification for the world cup. For example Brad Davis wasnt expected to play a role in qualifying and he ended up playing a decent role in the world cup qualifying games and ended up on a world cup. Plus 2010 world cup showed he could bring a lot of off the bench. Only problem is age he will be 33 by the next world cup. However Brad Davis,Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones all made the squad at the age of 32. I am just saying he has good passing and could be a good impact squad. Plus with the want of klinsmann to play more a more possesion based game I think Feilhaber could sneak in.

chillguy1992
Post #10
Monday July 7, 2014 3:01am

Joined May 2013
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Plus Demarcus Beasley was 32 also just remembered.


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