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Post #61
Thursday August 7, 2014 6:52am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,424
Original post from dunlopp9987

When the MLS can win the CONCACAF Champions League, wake me up. This was an exhibition.

Also, I wanted to punch Lalas in the face when at halftime, he said "if you don't support your domestic league, you are not an American soccer fan." SHUT THE HELL UP. There is not ONE way to be an American soccer fan, sorry to tell you, Lexi. Someone is more than allowed to be a die-hard supporter of the USMNT but not care about MLS. That's their decision.

I really wish he would go away. Truly one of the most obnoxious tv sports personalities I've ever come across.


True that.

dunlopp9987
Post #62
Thursday August 7, 2014 6:54am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,642
Original post from admsghs27

Ohhh here we go the biggest mls hater ever. Even when an mls wins the ccl you will say oh who cares until a team wins club wc. Then if they do you will say who cares until usa wins a wc with 23 mls players. Dunlopp STFU and appreciate for once don't hate.


Wow. I could actually understand what you wrote.

This was an exhibition game. Know what else are exhibition games? Friendlies. Guess who has repeatedly said on this site that friendlies are meaningless? YOU, SON. The CONCACAF CL is an actual competition, where the MLS can judge its progress against teams from other leagues. If an MLS team can win it, why wouldn't I want that? Why wouldn't I cheer that accomplishment? I've said numerous times on here that I WANT this league to succeed. How many more times do I need to say it for you?
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admsghs27
Post #63
Thursday August 7, 2014 7:27am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Dunlopp you were the one bashing on mls a few weeks ago. Posting up records vs epl teams ?? Am I right. I know is just a friendly but is more competetive than you think. Hey I bet if bayern was up 2-1 and the same fouls occurred guardiola would of laughed it off at the end and shook hands and take pics etc.. He is a sour loser and just made bayern look bad big picture wise the guy is an idiot.

MSantoine
Post #64
Thursday August 7, 2014 12:50pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
MLS all starts beating Bayern in an exhibition shouldnt tell you MLS has arrived. An MLS heavy USA roster going toe to toe with Ghana, Portugal, Germany, and Belgium should have already told you that. Also an MLS goalie leading a team to the semis should have told you that. And an MLS defender back boning Costa Rica to the quarters should have told you that.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #65
Thursday August 7, 2014 1:39pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from 2tone

That should tell you right there that these European teams take this All-Star game seriously.

Kasey Keller needs to check himself when he said it was a meaningless game. Looks like Pep didn't think that way. Huge Keller fan, but he was pandering to Bayern with his comments after the game was over.

Looks like MLS is definitely making strides in the world. When arguably the best coach and team in the world are already thinking about having a revenge game in the future; I think it's safe to say MLS is arriving.


Bayern took this All Star game seriously because they are trying to expand their brand into the lucrative American market. I have no doubt that Bayerns brass said something to Pep along the lines of making amends for his silly actions right after the game. Bayern wants to come back to the US and wants their brand to grow here. Pep, the coach, couldnt care any less about matter.

Kasey Keller was spot on with his comments. It IS a meaningless game. He agreed Pep should of shook hands, but he was also critical of the MLS players being reckless in some of their tackles. If it wasnt in their contracts to play in this game, Schweinsteiger, Gotze, Muller, Boateng, and Robben would not have played at all. They literally walked off a plane that afternoon and have not trained since the World Cup.

TheTruth
Post #66
Thursday August 7, 2014 2:18pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Well I'll tell you why I don't like Lalas. . .

But, first I'll tell you why I like him. He says crazy, ridiculous shit so he's not boring like most commentators who are way to cautious and politically correct.

So, why I hate him (other than the stupid overly pro-American crap that comes out of his mouth). . . He really lost his poise on Colbert a few years ago. He ended up looking really bad. I've watched pretty much every episode of Colbert for the 10 years he's been on the air and I cannot remember a single guest getting pissed off at Colbert and the fun he makes of pretty much everything. Except for Lalas. He can't make fun of himself and he takes himself too seriously so that's a deal-breaker for me.

kjperuch
Post #67
Thursday August 7, 2014 4:11pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 223
Caleb Porter is a pansy. He let Pep walk all over him all night crying like a baby and then Caleb Porter sitting in his hole trying to hide and look innocent. I'm sorry If Pep wanted a war with words i would have given it to him. Could you imagine Bob Knight on the sideline?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #68
Thursday August 7, 2014 4:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

Bayern took this All Star game seriously because they are trying to expand their brand into the lucrative American market. I have no doubt that Bayerns brass said something to Pep along the lines of making amends for his silly actions right after the game. Bayern wants to come back to the US and wants their brand to grow here. Pep, the coach, couldnt care any less about matter.

Kasey Keller was spot on with his comments. It IS a meaningless game. He agreed Pep should of shook hands, but he was also critical of the MLS players being reckless in some of their tackles. If it wasnt in their contracts to play in this game, Schweinsteiger, Gotze, Muller, Boateng, and Robben would not have played at all. They literally walked off a plane that afternoon and have not trained since the World Cup.


Disagree. It's an exhibition game, yes, but it is not meaningless.

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Oregon, USA
Post #69
Thursday August 7, 2014 4:15pm

Joined Aug 2014
Total Posts: 3
Clearly, MLS looked good and demonstrated how progress is being made. No one should think the MLS is now in the same class as the Bundesliga, but MLS is clearly making solid strides - every year. I'm not sure how the MLS can compete toe-to-toe with the bigs until its revenue stream can compete... but... step by step... enjoy the journey.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #70
Thursday August 7, 2014 4:19pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,357
I stated MLS is arriving not that it's arrived. Two different suffixes.

MSantoine
Post #71
Thursday August 7, 2014 4:58pm

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

Caleb Porter is a pansy. He let Pep walk all over him all night crying like a baby and then Caleb Porter sitting in his hole trying to hide and look innocent. I'm sorry If Pep wanted a war with words i would have given it to him. Could you imagine Bob Knight on the sideline?


It takes 100x more class and dignity to not fight back. I gained a lot of respect for Porter. Its much harder to take the high road in these situations.

Look at Harbaugh for the 49ers. He looks like a clown half the time. Same as Rex Ryan.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #72
Thursday August 7, 2014 5:13pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
MLS can say they are "arriving" (btw, thats incredibly vague) when they start showing their homegrown talent can go up against the best in the world. How about 17 year old Gaudino schooling Bradley last night?

Yedlin is getting there. I cant wait to see what he can do in Europe. MLS can take credit for employing Donovan, but he wasn't developed by them. Neither was Dempsey.

Listen to your own stars, like Henry. Its all about youth development.

"It's difficult for the kids sometimes, because if you step out of your university at 22, 23 or 24, a kid in Europe will have been training every day since he's 13 years old. The amount of time you're losing is huge"

MLS didnt make any real strides last night because a collection of their highest paid players who were out to prove themselves, beat a mostly B-C squad in preseason training, trying not to hurt themselves.

Lahm, pregame yesterday: "Of course it's a marketing trip and we're heading back in 12 hours, thats when things really..."

And if this was a "meaningful" game, then what does that say about Henry who does not play on turf during the regular season, and is even a question mark in the playoffs to play on turf.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #73
Thursday August 7, 2014 5:14pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from MSantoine

It takes 100x more class and dignity to not fight back. I gained a lot of respect for Porter. Its much harder to take the high road in these situations.

Look at Harbaugh for the 49ers. He looks like a clown half the time. Same as Rex Ryan.


Its called emotion dude. Pep was trying to protect his players. While not always a class act, these guys have passion for their clubs.

Rey Regicide
Post #74
Thursday August 7, 2014 5:23pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Ok so I am indeed Johnny come lately, REALLY excited to learn usa beat bayern, but why again does this count and not the other friendlies? As far as meaningful comparison of teams strength, technical ability ?

Also, from the first 60 minutes I watched ( had to go to bed early to wake up for testing =( ) Bradley was utter crap in the first half.

I also loved how Henry is humble enough to take a left midfield position and basically still play bayern out of their socks. The man has foibles, his share of dubious moments, but class IS Henry.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #75
Thursday August 7, 2014 6:14pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
My mistake, Henry only plays on Portlands turf.

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