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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Saturday August 20, 2016 4:44pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Great to see Minnesotta entering the league next season. I wouldn't be surprised if Miguel Ibarra is re-signed by Minnesotta to reunite with Christian Ramirez.

Ramirez will be a player to watch for Minnesotta next season in MLS. A striker I believe already has the tools/ skills to be a USMNT player.

Love their crest.

I really hope Seattle updates their crest at some point.

dunlopp9987
Post #2
Saturday August 20, 2016 9:14pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,477
For a while, I was worried we would not be able to support an MLS team here. I wasn't sure we'd be able to fill the seats, as we have a team from each of the Big 4 leagues. But the support for United games in the NASL has been fantastic, and we just sold out US Bank stadium at 65,000 for Chelsea/Milan. The interest is definitely here.

I couldn't be more excited. And for all the people wondering/complaining about us using "United FC" in our name, it actually makes more sense for us than any other team in the league. It's called the Twin Cities for a reason.
COYB!!
Mojofc
Post #3
Saturday August 20, 2016 10:09pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
@MNUnitedFC "On the behalf of all the owners of soccer, I want to say thank you and welcome to Major League Soccer." - @thesoccerdon

I wish this wasn't an actual tweet
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #4
Saturday August 20, 2016 10:37pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 836
MLS is like Little League baseball in your local city league. Each team has 2-3 all-stars and the rest is garbage. Keep expanding MLS. Keep expanding.
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
dfw_fan
DfW
Post #5
Saturday August 20, 2016 10:44pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 841
Original post from Mojofc

@MNUnitedFC "On the behalf of all the owners of soccer, I want to say thank you and welcome to Major League Soccer." - @thesoccerdon

I wish this wasn't an actual tweet


"Owners of Soccer"

dunlopp9987
Post #6
Sunday August 21, 2016 12:50am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,477
Original post from snipes87

MLS is like Little League baseball in your local city league. Each team has 2-3 all-stars and the rest is garbage. Keep expanding MLS. Keep expanding.


Yep. This is why I'm still a little baffled when people say MLS is a top 10 league in the world. Sure we have some great stars and great players, and maybe a few of the teams are decent, but the worst teams in the league are shit. I mean, really bad. I'm talking England Championship bad. And even that's being fair.

The more it continues to be diluted, the more this issue is going to grow. I'm excited to have a team here in the twin cities, but the league itself is not getting any stronger by having more teams.
COYB!!
hamsamwich
Post #7
Sunday August 21, 2016 1:21pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,353
They can contract the Fire if we need to get rid of a few teams guys. For the fifth year running, Andell Holdings sits by and watches the team struggle while their investment goes to the moon. Hopefully the experience for the folks in Minnesota doesn't end up that way. I've been all about Minnesota and their bid, it's a shame we are all boycotting the Fire, as I was looking forward to some Northwoods walleye fishing and a new rival rival on the field. My next team I want to see in the Midwest would be St Louis FC.

But for now, until my club is sold, the boycott is still on: #HauptmannOut.

TheTruth
Post #8
Sunday August 21, 2016 11:41pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 910
What kinda asshole says MLS is a top 10 league?

dunlopp9987
Post #9
Sunday August 21, 2016 11:47pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,477
Original post from TheTruth

What kinda asshole says MLS is a top 10 league?


There's a few of those assholes on this very forum.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #10
Monday August 22, 2016 2:41am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 8,964
I'm that asshole! Deal with it.

dunlopp9987
Post #11
Monday August 22, 2016 4:13am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,477
Original post from 2tone

I'm that asshole! Deal with it.


Wait.....really? I definitely wasn't referring to you, but....wow. I've always held your opinions pretty highly, but....yeesh. You actually think MLS is a top 10 league in the world? Come on, man. Don't kid yourself.
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MSantoine
Post #12
Monday August 22, 2016 11:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,543
Original post from dunlopp9987

Wait.....really? I definitely wasn't referring to you, but....wow. I've always held your opinions pretty highly, but....yeesh. You actually think MLS is a top 10 league in the world? Come on, man. Don't kid yourself.


10th isnt that much of a stretch. When you start making the list you realize the gap in talent.

Big 3 in no particular order
EPL
Bundes
Liga

Next tier in no particular order
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Portuguese Premier League

After those 7 I think its a muddled gap with the following
Russia Super league
MX
Brazilian Premier League
MLS
Turkish Premier League
Greek Super League
Belgian Pro league

Is MLS that far below some of these leagues? Sure Anderlect, Moscow, PAOK, Besistkas would likely be able to walk in and win MLS, but I think there are several MLS squads that could walk into those leagues and challenge for UCL/Europa spots. It again comes down to the depth vs dominance question.

I personally would put MLS 12th in the list but I think after top 7 it gets subjective fast.

BG6
Post #13
Monday August 22, 2016 11:55am

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 72
Original post from MSantoine

10th isnt that much of a stretch. When you start making the list you realize the gap in talent.

Big 3 in no particular order
EPL
Bundes
Liga

Next tier in no particular order
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Portuguese Premier League

After those 7 I think its a muddled gap with the following
Russia Super league
MX
Brazilian Premier League
MLS
Turkish Premier League
Greek Super League
Belgian Pro league

Is MLS that far below some of these leagues? Sure Anderlect, Moscow, PAOK, Besistkas would likely be able to walk in and win MLS, but I think there are several MLS squads that could walk into those leagues and challenge for UCL/Europa spots. It again comes down to the depth vs dominance question.

I personally would put MLS 12th in the list but I think after top 7 it gets subjective fast.


Off the top of my head, you forgot Argentina and Switzerland, been to games in both countries and the quality is better than MLS.

Rey Regicide
Post #14
Monday August 22, 2016 12:00pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,541
I mean if MLS is as good as MX, they would have a parity in the head to head games in international club competition. Unless of course we aren't talking about quality of play. Or top 5 or some weird metric.

MSantoine
Post #15
Monday August 22, 2016 3:12pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,543
Original post from BG6

Off the top of my head, you forgot Argentina and Switzerland, been to games in both countries and the quality is better than MLS.


I considered Argentina but I think there is some misconception about that league. I think their expansion to a 30 team league is more absurd then MLS expansion. Sure they have creative midfielders aplenty but they dont have enouh quality defenders/goalies to make 30 teams viable. Also look at Copa Libertadores. They've been struggling mightily. Only 1 title in the last 5 years even though they always have the most teams entered. They usually only have 2 teams even win a knockout round, and only 1 make a semi. This is against teams from Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, they are almost always favored and keep coming up short. Whats that say about the quality?

Regarding Switzerland no way its better than MLS. Caleb Stanko cant even get 2.bundes minutes and walks into a 90' a night role their. I think its in that next group down with Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Hungary, Serbia/Croatia/Ukraine

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