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admsghs27
Post #61
Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:51pm

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Original post from Fraser31

Please name to me a World Power in Football that doesn't have a solid domestic league.


Uruguay you probably cant name 3 teams right off your head.

Jzaval01
Post #62
Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:15pm

Joined May 2013
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I know Colombia and Belgium are not World powers but they do have a world class squad and players
Their league are below or on par with MLS imo unless someone has stats

dunlopp9987
Post #63
Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:58pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
I'm truly baffled by people saying that no MLS team would want Ashley Cole on their squad. And that some people (admsghs27) are saying he was NEVER that good?? Truly, I'm dumbfounded. If a club like Roma, who will be challenging for the Scudetto this year, think he's good enough for their squad, how in the blue hell are you going to say (in complete sincerity) that he's not good enough for an MLS squad?? Yes, MLS is improving. BUT STOP WITH THE IGNORANT LOVEFEST.
COYB!!
admsghs27
Post #64
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:09pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Original post from dunlopp9987

I'm truly baffled by people saying that no MLS team would want Ashley Cole on their squad. And that some people (admsghs27) are saying he was NEVER that good?? Truly, I'm dumbfounded. If a club like Roma, who will be challenging for the Scudetto this year, think he's good enough for their squad, how in the blue hell are you going to say (in complete sincerity) that he's not good enough for an MLS squad?? Yes, MLS is improving. BUT STOP WITH THE IGNORANT LOVEFEST.


I would not want Cole on my team. He is a douchebag just like yourself. If you don't like the mls lovefest then don't bother commentating on it. Start your own thread and maybe call it mls hatefest!!

db707
Post #65
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:11pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 670
I'm not going to defend others' opinions on Cole's quality, only to say there's a big difference between an opinion of "I don't think he's good enough for MLS" and an opinion of "I don't think he's worth the money he would have wanted to come here." The latter is a perfectly reasonable argument to make for some of the reasons stated (marketability, attitude, etc.).

admsghs27
Post #66
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:17pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Don't think we want a 2nd Rafa Marquez!!

dunlopp9987
Post #67
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:18pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
Original post from admsghs27

I would not want Cole on my team. He is a douchebag just like yourself. If you don't like the mls lovefest then don't bother commentating on it. Start your own thread and maybe call it mls hatefest!!


Really original. You have somebody write that one for you?

My frustration actually doesn't even stem from anything to do with Ashley Cole. It stems from people thinking the MLS is a top 7 or 8 league in the world right now. It's not. It's not even close. There is a difference between supporting MLS and heralding it as a force to be reckoned with. I support MLS in the way that I can, by watching matches when they're on.

But it's just ignorance to think that MLS is some almighty beacon that the top stars will want to come flock to. Still notice that the only international stars that come to play over here are over the age of 30? And usually a few years over 30? It's because the quality of the league is not that great right now. Is it better than, say, 5 years ago? Undoubtably. But it's still not fantastic. It will get there. But temper the fanaticism as of right now. It's a work in progress.
COYB!!
Jzaval01
Post #68
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:39pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Original post from dunlopp9987

Really original. You have somebody write that one for you?

My frustration actually doesn't even stem from anything to do with Ashley Cole. It stems from people thinking the MLS is a top 7 or 8 league in the world right now. It's not. It's not even close. There is a difference between supporting MLS and heralding it as a force to be reckoned with. I support MLS in the way that I can, by watching matches when they're on.

But it's just ignorance to think that MLS is some almighty beacon that the top stars will want to come flock to. Still notice that the only international stars that come to play over here are over the age of 30? And usually a few years over 30? It's because the quality of the league is not that great right now. Is it better than, say, 5 years ago? Undoubtably. But it's still not fantastic. It will get there. But temper the fanaticism as of right now. It's a work in progress.


MLS is ranked 12th based on those statistic and all that fun stuff. TO say its not even close to top 7 or 8 is a stretch but its not there yet that for sure. Still work in progress like you said
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/06...

MSantoine
Post #69
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:46pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from dunlopp9987

Still notice that the only international stars that come to play over here are over the age of 30? And usually a few years over 30? It's because the quality of the league is not that great right now. Is it better than, say, 5 years ago? Undoubtably. But it's still not fantastic. It will get there. But temper the fanaticism as of right now. It's a work in progress.


How many international stars under 30 join the Eredivise? That'd be little to none.
How many transfer to Brazilian League or Argentine League? That'd also be little to none. Those leagues thrive becuase of the academies and pipelines that feed young talent, that get sold off to EPL & La Liga. MLS is working on developing that pipeline.
Guys like Agudelo, Shea, Yedlin, Rubin, Wright are starting to show that the pipeline is forming.

dunlopp9987
Post #70
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:55pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
Original post from MSantoine

How many international stars under 30 join the Eredivise? That'd be little to none.
How many transfer to Brazilian League or Argentine League? That'd also be little to none. Those leagues thrive becuase of the academies and pipelines that feed young talent, that get sold off to EPL & La Liga. MLS is working on developing that pipeline.
Guys like Agudelo, Shea, Yedlin, Rubin, Wright are starting to show that the pipeline is forming.


I don't know whether you're disagreeing with me or not. Because I agree with you about youth development. It is absolutely getting better. But MLS still has a stigma that it's where former world stars go when they're at the twilight of their career. Rafa Marquez, Henry, Cahill, Kaka, Lampard, Keane...I could keep going.

I'm just looking forward to when we can finally shed that stigma.
COYB!!
EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #71
Thursday July 24, 2014 2:29am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,992
SKC vs Man City on EsPN2
United vs LA on Fox Sports 1 at 10:30

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #72
Thursday July 24, 2014 2:43am

Joined May 2013
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Missed the TFC vs Tottenham match

Brad Freidel is a warlock that will never age

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #73
Thursday July 24, 2014 2:48am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,992
Good game so far

Sapong scores. Feilhaber great assist

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #74
Thursday July 24, 2014 3:03am

Joined May 2013
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Great header by Boyata

Jzaval01
Post #75
Thursday July 24, 2014 3:05am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Geez he owned Collins in the air battle

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