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skangles
DC
Post #31
Thursday September 21, 2017 2:54am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,323
Original post from mmee

Jones has really done a 'heel turn' for me since the 2014 WC.



I'm interested in what you mean by this? He was a tremendous signing by the Revs' magic envelope and after they refused to pay him he was a great value signing by the Rapids. It's really only this season that he's been terrible.

He had that absolutely stupid red card in the Copa America but stupid decisions and the inability to control himself have plagued him throughout his career

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #32
Thursday September 21, 2017 3:24am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
Well, I made sure to say 'for me' because what he did for the Revs before he took off doesn't matter to me.

He's been a disruptive egomaniac for the USNT, and played poorly for about two years; he wore a Mexico jersey, took a picture of himself in it, and put it up on social media just to make a spectacle of himself; he was going to Tweet-bomb "the truth" about everything in March or so, and then got cold feet; he plays like crap for his club. The CA red card, like you said.

He thinks having a killer SC2014 gives him carte blanche to run his mouth when he's not contributing on the field.

Heel turn.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #33
Thursday September 21, 2017 3:32am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
I just saw the Jones red. I don't agree with that sort of 'no nonsense' red-card policy on payback. But everyone knows it's the policy, and it's just stupid and petulant to lash out there.

admsghs27
Post #34
Thursday September 21, 2017 4:38am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Galaxy will do house cleaning in the offseason they just completely gave up on the season so much for fighting for your jobs most will be gone except for the high profile players.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #35
Friday September 22, 2017 1:28am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
coverby, et al:

I read into a few first-hand accounts of what coverby referred to in post #26:
http://www.totalmls.net/blog/2017/9/17/anothe...

The first-hand accounts were from highly reliable sources, and they were pretty bad. In essence, I have enough proof that LAG's response to peaceful protest from their largest fan group was to go sheriffs-first, refuse to send out a front office representative, and send Alessandrini as an afterthought.

After thinking about that display of disrespect for a few days, I'm done as an LAG fan.
https://imgur.com/a/6nzK7

coverby
Post #36
Friday September 22, 2017 1:43am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 499
Original post from mmee

coverby, et al:

I read into a few first-hand accounts of what coverby referred to in post #26:
http://www.totalmls.net/blog/2017/9/17/anothe...

The first-hand accounts were from highly reliable sources, and they were pretty bad. In essence, I have enough proof that LAG's response to peaceful protest from their largest fan group was to go sheriffs-first, refuse to send out a front office representative, and send Alessandrini as an afterthought.

After thinking about that display of disrespect for a few days, I'm done as an LAG fan.
https://imgur.com/a/6nzK7


LAFC or what will you do now?

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #37
Friday September 22, 2017 1:57am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
No club for a while. I don't have a Euro or MX club either.

I'd only join LAFC if they institute an aggressive plan to broaden the soccer pyramid locally, in a way that would go beyond what MLS is doing generally. If they do that I join in a heartbeat. If they don't, I don't.
Likewise with MLS: they'll have my attention again when they get serious about how they connect to youth clubs. Last season I followed the entire league and I really enjoyed it, even to the point that I followed the MLS predictions league on these boards.
I'll probably follow the playoffs casually until then (by watching some of the 4-min replays), and that's about it.

I will probably go back to following more of our yanks abroad by following given matches, here and there, and go back to following CL/Europa again.

skangles
DC
Post #38
Friday September 22, 2017 3:16am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,323
mmee, you're welcome to celebrate Galaxy holdout Paul Arriola as an honorary DC United fan. As a positive, absolutely nobody would accuse you of being a bandwagon fan!

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #39
Friday September 22, 2017 3:24am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
skangles, I'd like to say that it hurt me to cut up my OG jersey a few hours ago, but the pain has already happened, and at this point it's more of a relief. I've hated the ownership and the corporate style over there for over a decade.

I never bought a Herbalife jersey, by the way. I held out for a sponsor change. Oh well.

Dave
Post #40
Saturday September 23, 2017 2:16am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 847
mmee - I've often been disappointed by my MLS team's ownership (DC United). I still follow the team, but I do not put as much time/effort into it anymore. That may change after their most recent moves (Arriola, Canouse, etc...) and their finally getting their own stadium.
Last couple season's though I've been focusing more on those clubs who trying to improve the style of play in MLS the right way...building through youth & young DP signings (Portland, Toronto, FC Dallas, & now Atlanta). This and following certain players has allowed me to enjoy the MLS season more. I just choose to avoid watching the crap teams...Denver, New England, Quakes, etc.

I still have the my teams in Europe I support and any Yank Abroad.

skangles
DC
Post #41
Saturday September 23, 2017 2:31am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,323
mmee, you can always dye your hair a dehydrated urine color and pick up an old Quakes jersey.



mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #42
Saturday September 23, 2017 2:48am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
Original post from Dave

those clubs who trying to improve the style of play in MLS the right way...building through youth & young DP signings (Portland, Toronto, FC Dallas, & now Atlanta).


*sigh* You would think the most succesful club, which is also in soccer-hotbed California, would get this.
You would think.

It seemed to me that it was obvious to transition into this, instead of getting left in the dust.

Thanks, skangles!

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #43
Saturday September 23, 2017 4:51am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
Geez Dave, don't hold back...Quakes are on the upswing. A lot of solid young players...Lima, Yueill...Tommy.

If they play Flo and Yueill in the middle going forward, they'll be easy on the eyes.

mmee, you know, there is another team in California. The Dark side is waiting...BWAAHAHAHAHA...

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #44
Sunday September 24, 2017 1:08am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,146
I don't really have a beef with the 'Quakes, even though they tried to goon the Galaxy in a few matches. It's not like they had knives on them. They were just trying to beat a better team by messing with them; it happens all the time.

I don't think I'd follow an MLS team now unless they stuck their neck out on broadening the soccer pyramid in their area by finding some way to legally send money to youth clubs for players, which would probably have to be indirect, unless the laws are changed.
I'm not thrilled that US Soccer and MLS aren't trying to solve this.

Dave
Post #45
Sunday September 24, 2017 3:22am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 847
Original post from chris_thebassplayer

Geez Dave, don't hold back...Quakes are on the upswing. A lot of solid young players...Lima, Yueill...Tommy.

If they play Flo and Yueill in the middle going forward, they'll be easy on the eyes.

mmee, you know, there is another team in California. The Dark side is waiting...BWAAHAHAHAHA...


I have too many memories of watching the quakes lump it up field to take them seriously as a team. Not to mention that they any success that they have in MLS right now will inevitably keep Wondo in contention with the USMNT since Bruce loves Veterans. They may be turning a corner, but I cannot watch/root for them at this time.

Besides they just got destroyed by DC.

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