Post #16
Friday February 27, 2015 5:55am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,079
I really want to know how MLS is losing $75 - $100 million a year? Was most of it from chivas usa?

West Palm Beach
Post #17
Friday February 27, 2015 2:47pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
The biggest thing the MLS can do right now is open up who can sign what player. Those rules are ridiculous.

Keep the salary cap (raise it a bit), but allow any team to sign anyone they want. Get rid of that stupid lottery system.
Post #18
Friday February 27, 2015 4:03pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from 2tone

The FA of England has had an ever on going debate about the amount of foreign players versus domestic English/British players plying their trade in the EPL.

The statistics of English/British and Foreign players in the EPL make for a compelling case as to why England may be waning on the international front.

EPL: 59% Foreign players play in the EPL. That means roughly 41% of players in the EPL are British. And remember that Scotland players, Northern Ireland players, and Wales players all have British passports.

La Liga: 62% of players that play in La Liga are Spanish.

Serie A: 45% of Foreign players ply their trade in Italy. Meaning that 55% of Italians play in Serie A.

Bundesliga: 43% of foreign players make up the Bundesliga. 57% are German.

One thing that is misleading with your assessment with regards to England is it isnt fair to compare EPL to La Liga, Italy, and Germany. Germany is the closest comparison.

EPL has a 60% foreign player rate.

Spain is a three team league
Barcelona has only 10 Spainards on there roster (less than half)
Real has 9 (less than half)
Athletico has 10 (less than half)

In Italy Juventus has been a one man gang. They have 14 of 27 Italians (barely over 50%)
Bayern Munich, which has notoriously been the best German players has only 14 of 27 (just over half).

When it comes to the top teams it doesnt matter what league, or what country they are from. Its about the money and they all could care less about developing home grown talent (except in the sense that they can make money off a transfer).

The arguement really comes down to mid table and bottom table teams. They are the teams that cant spend money to bring in world class talent. They rely on developing their own guys, or taking chacnes on non-elite foreigners (either by gambling at a younger age, or taking a guy with lesser skill).

Looking at recent Europa league results (mid table teams) you could say thats where its evident that England has fallen behind the other teams (although its a hard argument as different teams treat the europa competition differently).

In theory England should be even better at developing guys because of the foreigners coming in. More foreigners mean more talent. More talent means practices are better. It also means more money in tv deals and european competitons. More money means more investment in academies. Also its not like you dont see good young englishmen break into first teams. I find it odd that the EPL is head and shoulders above MLS but there are more U20 English players in starting XI's in EPL then there are Americans starting in MLS. Shouldnt it be easier for good young Americans to break into MLS lineups. Why havent they??

Post #19
Saturday February 28, 2015 2:23pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from snipes87

You gotta give up the dream on the futsal thing buddy. no one cares about that crap.

Yeah Blaise, why would you want to follow the steps of the greatest footballers in the world?

Post #20
Saturday February 28, 2015 2:57pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,241
He said "dang that little heavy ball shore do spin funny... I don't like it"

Post #21
Saturday February 28, 2015 4:05pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 954
The nice thing about futsal is that even an American block foot like me gets a first touch like Berbatov.

Post #22
Sunday March 1, 2015 1:00pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,241
Hahaha truth I think we are all like that. Then going to a regular soccer ball does feel like you can't do anything wrong-- well, for the first five minutes that is.

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