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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #1
Friday June 16, 2017 8:28pm

Joined May 2013
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http://www.espnfc.com/soccer-transfers/story/...

Like the move for obvious reasons. Also hope they go the same route Atlanta United did and sign some young upcoming stars for the first two or three seasons of their existence.

skangles
DC
Post #2
Friday June 16, 2017 8:58pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,293
30 years old, hell of a talent, will do wonders from a marketing perspective. Slam dunk from LAFC. It would be entertaining to see him loaned to a Liga MX club for the Apertura

Are they still pursuing Bob Bradley? I haven't heard any rumors since earlier this year.

dolcem
Post #3
Friday June 16, 2017 9:21pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,757
Great signing!

Always was a very talented player and loads of fun to play with in PES.

Of course I don't like the idea of one city getting two teams while places like St. Louis have none. Very curious to see how LAFC turns out though.
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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #4
Friday June 16, 2017 10:16pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,144
>:[

admsghs27
Post #5
Saturday June 17, 2017 3:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
CR7 to LAFC ??? Is possible he is leaving Real Madrid he would be the greatest signing in American sports History...

dolcem
Post #6
Saturday June 17, 2017 10:04am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,757
Original post from mmee

>:[


Did you think I was being serious?
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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #7
Saturday June 17, 2017 9:47pm

Joined Mar 2014
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No, I was reacting to LAFC getting a good player.

dolcem
Post #8
Sunday June 18, 2017 1:06am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,757
Oh ok. There's a part of me that wants to see LAFC start off very well. They'll need a good team for fans to come. If they start off poorly, they'll end up like Chivas. I'm hoping we won't have any more teams fold. It's not good for the league. MLS has been quite generous towards expansion teams recently and although it's a bit gimmicky, it's necessary for their survival.
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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #9
Sunday June 18, 2017 5:24am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,144
I'd love to see some kind of unique solution to the league that considers the size of the US and Canada and allows for pro/rel.
Fact is, if small-market clubs have the quality (and the support and the money), they should be able to go all the way.

In short:
4 Divisions split by time zone and geography (1-2 time zones each), 40 teams, bottom team from each division goes down.
-USL has to match geographical format

• first half of season: home and home vs 9 other teams in your division =18 games

• second half of season: top 2 from each division (8 teams) play across divisions home and home = 14 games
-remaining 8 teams from each division play home and home again
-- 32 games is 2 fewer games for regular season, which is probably the smart choice since MLS is choosing to play too many games during int'l breaks

• playoffs: 1v8 2v7 3v6 4v5 home-and-home
-winner v winner home-and-home, 4 teams go down to 2
-final: home game for whichever team did better in the second half table race

longest season possible: 37 games for MLS Cup participants, thus shortening the season slightly, and leaves a little more room for CCL
(current longest season possible for an MLS club is 40 or 41 games, too long)

domestic treble still exists:
win open cup
win MLS cup
win second half table race

If your club is 10th in your time zone/region, you get relegated for the best USL club in your region, and tough titty.

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #10
Monday July 17, 2017 5:40am

Joined May 2017
Total Posts: 184
Original post from mmee

I'd love to see some kind of unique solution to the league that considers the size of the US and Canada and allows for pro/rel.
Fact is, if small-market clubs have the quality (and the support and the money), they should be able to go all the way.

In short:
4 Divisions split by time zone and geography (1-2 time zones each), 40 teams, bottom team from each division goes down.
-USL has to match geographical format

• first half of season: home and home vs 9 other teams in your division =18 games

• second half of season: top 2 from each division (8 teams) play across divisions home and home = 14 games
-remaining 8 teams from each division play home and home again
- 32 games is 2 fewer games for regular season, which is probably the smart choice since MLS is choosing to play too many games during int'l breaks

• playoffs: 1v8 2v7 3v6 4v5 home-and-home
-winner v winner home-and-home, 4 teams go down to 2
-final: home game for whichever team did better in the second half table race

longest season possible: 37 games for MLS Cup participants, thus shortening the season slightly, and leaves a little more room for CCL
(current longest season possible for an MLS club is 40 or 41 games, too long)

domestic treble still exists:
win open cup
win MLS cup
win second half table race

If your club is 10th in your time zone/region, you get relegated for the best USL club in your region, and tough titty.


I think this is a terrific format honestly, all around makes sense and sounds good.


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