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USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #16
Thursday December 13, 2012 10:57pm

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Original post from Bshredder

You think Tippeligaen is better than MLS? That's not what my eyes tell me - in fact I don't even think it's close anymore. This opinion also comes from talking to people who do this for a living

Porter is bringing him in to be the engine of his team. That alone makes this a step up

But to be honest when anyone says "Europe," I normally just stop paying attention. Europe is a big place with hundreds of different teams and dozens of leagues - some are better than MLS but many are not. So when someone says "Europe" it's meaningless

The only thing we know is that Mix was wanted by Rosenborg and now Portland. Portland to me makes more sense


Clearly when I say Europe and talking about Mix...it means leagues at least equal to the MLS or better. I think it would be good to see him go to a Championship side that looks to go up ie Middlesbrough or Cardiff etc. I haven't heard that opinion from people who do it for a living. I don't think there isn't that much of a difference but what the MLS doesn't offer is CL football.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #17
Thursday December 13, 2012 11:14pm

Joined Jun 2012
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Original post from blaise213

@ richieJKlesaNY

Portland timbers are expanding the field this year. What they need to do is kick the D3 College football team off the field and put in real grass.


Good to know. I really hated that field.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #18
Thursday December 13, 2012 11:23pm

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Original post from Bshredder

Well, if this does happen, Porter is bringing in Mix to be a cornerstone of a team that is geared for offense. Porter does like to play with the ball on the ground and he stresses creativity.

Unlike the U23s, he'll be able to bring in better CBs and wingers.


Dont get me wrong, I know Porters style. I also saw him mis-manage the U-23 olympic squad.

As a NY guy, I see the Red Bulls play more often, and they are in dire need of offensive creativity in the midfield. It pains me to watch Henry track into the midfield area to get the ball. That said, if Mix does come to MLS it will obviously be with the Timbers based on allocation. I just like the Red Bulls situation a little more. More disciplined, especially now with Olave and Espindola.

Either way, i still would rather see him progress in Europe.

Bshredder
Post #19
Friday December 14, 2012 12:58am

Joined Aug 2011
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Original post from richieJkulesaNY

Dont get me wrong, I know Porters style. I also saw him mis-manage the U-23 olympic squad.

As a NY guy, I see the Red Bulls play more often, and they are in dire need of offensive creativity in the midfield. It pains me to watch Henry track into the midfield area to get the ball. That said, if Mix does come to MLS it will obviously be with the Timbers based on allocation. I just like the Red Bulls situation a little more. More disciplined, especially now with Olave and Espindola.

Either way, i still would rather see him progress in Europe.


The US U23 had a lot of problems with it. Porter is not without blame but he was not the guy picking the team. Klinsmann had a huge say as to what was going on.

I think Porter will grow into a good coach. He seems to want to do the right thing. He's not a fan of Route 1 soccer. He wants to play the game with technical players who attack.

As for "Europe," it's not confirmed what his options are. But if it's Portland vs. the Status Quo, I'd take Portland.

And also, the Europa League and Champions League (qualifiers) arguments never swayed me. These are only a handful of games. It's about the competition you play in on a weekly basis.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #20
Friday December 14, 2012 2:41am

Joined Sep 2012
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[quote]Original post from Bshredder

But to be honest when anyone says "Europe," I normally just stop paying attention. Europe is a big place with hundreds of different teams and dozens of leagues - some are better than MLS but many are not. So when someone says "Europe" it's meaningless

Bshredder = Brian Sciaretta ????

I saw that same quote on your twitter

Also, two weeks ago on your article about sean parker, someone tweeted you about sean parker playing for the USMNT and he said "so your telling me there's a chance " and you didnt get the joke

Its from "Dumb and Dumber"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #21
Friday December 14, 2012 4:14am

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Original post from Bshredder

The US U23 had a lot of problems with it. Porter is not without blame but he was not the guy picking the team. Klinsmann had a huge say as to what was going on.

I think Porter will grow into a good coach. He seems to want to do the right thing. He's not a fan of Route 1 soccer. He wants to play the game with technical players who attack.

As for "Europe," it's not confirmed what his options are. But if it's Portland vs. the Status Quo, I'd take Portland.

And also, the Europa League and Champions League (qualifiers) arguments never swayed me. These are only a handful of games. It's about the competition you play in on a weekly basis.


I agree I like Porter from what I've seen at the U23s....sure the players picked out of the back kind of shot him out the gate....that keeper blunders. Sure the EL and CL games are only a handful....but when take in consideration that the differences in the leagues quality isn't much of a difference than I think it's a kicker.....how do most of these players get signed to bigger clubs a lot of the times....playing on a smaller club against some big boys in the EL or CL and shining.

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #22
Friday December 14, 2012 4:40am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
Original post from blaise213

Original post from Bshredder

But to be honest when anyone says "Europe," I normally just stop paying attention. Europe is a big place with hundreds of different teams and dozens of leagues - some are better than MLS but many are not. So when someone says "Europe" it's meaningless

Bshredder = Brian Sciaretta ????

I saw that same quote on your twitter

Also, two weeks ago on your article about sean parker, someone tweeted you about sean parker playing for the USMNT and he said "so your telling me there's a chance " and you didnt get the joke

Its from "Dumb and Dumber"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


Just figuring that out huh? Haha, welcome to YA man.
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #23
Friday December 14, 2012 6:45am

Joined Nov 2012
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To elaborate on my point....sure they need to get in a respectable league, not the Welsh league or Lithuanian league etc etc but the added CL or EL games, if they perform extremely well has spring-boarded careers as well as doing well in league play...players like Markus Henriksen (Rosenborg to AZ), Bryan Luiz (Twente to Fulham), Alex Witsel, Moussa Sow, Nicolas Gaitan, Fabio Contrao (was huge in getting him to Real), Xherdan Shaqiri another who really stood out then went from Basel to Bayern. There are plenty more but some that stand out the last few years off the top of my head....a few of these were targets of Comolli at Liverpool. It's the big stage, if you play well you will be seen much easier.....not saying it happens to everyone but it's a good way to get scouted by many clubs.

sxewesley
Post #24
Friday December 14, 2012 5:43pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 8
Original post from Bshredder

The only thing we know is that Mix was wanted by Rosenborg and now Portland. Portland to me makes more sense


We also know that Rapid Vienna made overtures and I think that perfectly illustrates your point about Europe, not all those leagues and teams are better than MLS, The Austrian Premiere League being a prime example.

ewalcott
Michigan
Post #25
Friday December 14, 2012 9:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 48
Is this for real? Has it actually happened or are these just rumors? If it's true I love it for Portland, and it's probably positive for Mix as well.

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #26
Friday December 14, 2012 10:46pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
Hasn't happened yet. Just a rumor. He is stateside right now (Vegas) so maybe there will be a meeting...
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
Kruzer289
Post #27
Saturday December 15, 2012 1:41am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 13
Mix can do better than MLS. I'm not saying is not a good league or that he is ready for a big team but he can prove himself at a better league. Endrevise (hope I spelled it right) should be his next destination. Europe develop their players better than MLS. He can learn better at Europe than here. Just my opinion.

Kruzer289
Post #28
Saturday December 15, 2012 1:47am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 13
If he does come to MLS I would rather see him with LA GALAXY. The reason why is simply because Bruce Arena knows how to develop players well.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #29
Saturday December 15, 2012 5:35am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,113
If you want my opinion while I think it would be a coup for MLS and Portland to nab Diskerud; I just don't think it will happen. While I believe MLS is of a higher quality than Norways league, I think what will ultimatley hold Diskerud back from signing with Portland is the lack of player freedom with transfers out of MLS. Ultimately I think he resigns with Rosenborg. But it's nice to see an MLS team actually try to do this.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #30
Saturday December 15, 2012 2:40pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from 2tone

If you want my opinion while I think it would be a coup for MLS and Portland to nab Diskerud; I just don't think it will happen. While I believe MLS is of a higher quality than Norways league, I think what will ultimatley hold Diskerud back from signing with Portland is the lack of player freedom with transfers out of MLS. Ultimately I think he resigns with Rosenborg. But it's nice to see an MLS team actually try to do this.


That somehow completely skipped my mind....that allow is a reason not to come to the MLS if he has plans to move on to bigger and better things in a couple more years.

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