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MSantoine
Post #106
Tuesday February 16, 2016 12:32pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Speaking of attendance numbers. This past year MLS finally passed Eredivise and Argentina in the list. The top soccer leagues by attendance are now as follows:

Bundesliga - 43K
EPL - 36K
India Super League- 27.2K
La Liga- -27K
MX - 25.7K
Ligue 1 - 22.3K
Serie A- 22.2K
China- 22.2K
MLS- 21.6K

Other than India & China, which are mainly due to having a zillion people in the country, it really shows how the leagues are starting to take shape. Bundesliga is clearly the top drawing league now with EPL a distant 2nd. Then a huge dropoff to La Liga. Mexico is quietly becoming a top drawing league. While this time next year MLS will probably be above Ligue 1 & Serie A, putting it in 5th place per attendance numbers.

Mojofc
Post #107
Sunday April 3, 2016 9:41pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/sho...

Excellent article by Wendy.

More info about SUM/USsoccer here:

http://interactive.nydailynews.com/2016/03/ho....com&utm_campaign=NYDNSports+Twitter

Read #5
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skangles
DC
Post #108
Monday April 4, 2016 1:29am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 4,902
Original post from Mojofc

http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/sho...

Excellent article by Wendy.

More info about SUM/USsoccer here:

http://interactive.nydailynews.com/2016/03/ho....com&utm_campaign=NYDNSports+Twitter

Read #5


Mojofc once again feeding us with interesting articles. You're carving out quite a niche on this board.

Mojofc
Post #109
Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:13am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Original post from skangles

Mojofc once again feeding us with interesting articles. You're carving out quite a niche on this board.


Much appreciated skangles. If we ever want to compete with the best we have to alter our system. Hiring/firing a coach could result in long or short-term program success but regardless it will pale in comparison to what the top nations can do. Systemic change is needed imo.

Anyways... For all of you on Twitter.. Give @3four3 a follow. His name is Gary Kleiban. Pleasure to follow this guy.

Hope others on this forum read the articles above. Its not the fun side of soccer but if the fans better educate themselves ussoccer and MLS can't hide forever. Change is a must.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
coverby
Post #110
Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:43am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 451
Original post from Mojofc

Much appreciated skangles. If we ever want to compete with the best we have to alter our system. Hiring/firing a coach could result in long or short-term program success but regardless it will pale in comparison to what the top nations can do. Systemic change is needed imo.

Anyways... For all of you on Twitter.. Give @3four3 a follow. His name is Gary Kleiban. Pleasure to follow this guy.

Hope others on this forum read the articles above. Its not the fun side of soccer but if the fans better educate themselves ussoccer and MLS can't hide forever. Change is a must.


It's kind of ironic since his brother coaches for an MLS academy.

tylercocinas
Post #111
Wednesday April 6, 2016 6:15pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,070
Original post from coverby

It's kind of ironic since his brother coaches for an MLS academy.


Well, if you consider the fact that if you want to "make it" in the US as a coach you have to play by MLS' rules, it becomes more understandable that Brian would use MLS as a vehicle to advance his own career no matter how imperfect that vehicle might be.

coverby
Post #112
Wednesday April 6, 2016 6:24pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 451
Original post from tylercocinas

Well, if you consider the fact that if you want to "make it" in the US as a coach you have to play by MLS' rules, it becomes more understandable that Brian would use MLS as a vehicle to advance his own career no matter how imperfect that vehicle might be.


I don't disagree but his brother spends a lot of time shitting on MLS. He's up there with Tinfoil Teddy but at least Gary is trying to do something.

Mojofc
Post #113
Wednesday April 6, 2016 6:38pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Original post from coverby

I don't disagree but his brother spends a lot of time shitting on MLS. He's up there with Tinfoil Teddy but at least Gary is trying to do something.


Gary is nothing like Ted. If you consider anyone that believes an open system allows for much better development opportunities as a country then you can throw many other names into that hat as well.
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coverby
Post #114
Wednesday April 6, 2016 7:34pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 451
Original post from Mojofc

Gary is nothing like Ted. If you consider anyone that believes an open system allows for much better development opportunities as a country then you can throw many other names into that hat as well.


The fact that he follows him on twitter when most people have blocked him, and feels pro/rel is the end all be all of making soccer "great" in this country I'd say he is. Even other pro/rel fans keep Ted at a distance since he isn't helping the cause.

Where he is different, is he is a great coach just like his brother. He is at least trying to make changes at the bottom, even if other things won't happen.

Mojofc
Post #115
Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:19pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Original post from coverby

The fact that he follows him on twitter when most people have blocked him, and feels pro/rel is the end all be all of making soccer "great" in this country I'd say he is. Even other pro/rel fans keep Ted at a distance since he isn't helping the cause.

Where he is different, is he is a great coach just like his brother. He is at least trying to make changes at the bottom, even if other things won't happen.


So he's on the side that feels Pro/Rel helps further the usmnt cause and you're not so he's like tinfoil hat Ted? .... Did you check that he follows him on Twitter?? That's odd

I follow Ted on Twitter but I disagree with much of what he says and his style. I better unfollow him in fear of people thinking I am identical to him.

Let's all just go back to believing MLS is flawless and everything is grand. Anyone that promotes ideas that could further the cause of the usmnt is wrong unless it involves firing the coach.
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coverby
Post #116
Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:46pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 451
Original post from Mojofc

So he's on the side that feels Pro/Rel helps further the usmnt cause and you're not so he's like tinfoil hat Ted? .... Did you check that he follows him on Twitter?? That's odd

I follow Ted on Twitter but I disagree with much of what he says and his style. I better unfollow him in fear of people thinking I am identical to him.

Let's all just go back to believing MLS is flawless and everything is grand. Anyone that promotes ideas that could further the cause of the usmnt is wrong unless it involves firing the coach.


I don't believe MLS is flawless at all. I have many issues with them especially the convoluted rules they make up in order to play some players much more not going against the salary cap.

It's a long game. My issue with both of them is that they feel it will be the magic bullet. There's been a ton of changes in the last 5 years in MLS that will pay dividends. Pro/rel needs to be talked about but we also need all sides to come to the table. I'm still not sure NASL would want to be part of this. It's a bigger issue than just enacting it. By the way your inbox is too full to reply.

cleancutimage
Post #117
Saturday April 16, 2016 1:06am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,146
The defending in MLS is horrible. I think majority of the goals are scored from poor defense more than an actual attack with good possession, passing and movement.

Mojofc
Post #118
Friday May 6, 2016 8:42pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Don Garber elected into the ussoccer hall of fame.

One of my favorite quotes on the subject, "wonder if he had to pay the $100million induction fee"
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Mojofc
Post #119
Saturday May 14, 2016 1:56am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Good thing Bob Bradley's Le Havre didn't get promoted today after winning 5-0 instead of the 6-0 necessary for promotion.

Le Havre doesn't have the infrastructure to handle the top flight. Also who wants to get promoted to D1 with the risk of relegation and losing all of your fans. Would be a disaster for any club.

Props to Bob though, wonder if he stays another season or gets a better offer this offseason
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TheTruth
Post #120
Saturday May 14, 2016 3:28pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 929
Yeah, I wouldn't want to win the lottery. The taxes would suck.

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