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Red
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Post #1
Sunday January 13, 2013 12:55am

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What do you guys think about an MLS SuperCup. Where the USOC champ meets the MLS Champ. They play in a city that does not have an MLS team to get an indicator of their fan support and to just spread and share the game.

For example this year it would be between LA and SKC in Atlanta. You get the idea.

Mojofc
Post #2
Sunday January 13, 2013 1:03am

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1st post, long time viewer of the new forums.

I love the idea. It would promote both leagues imo. Obviously would be more important for the MLS to win though, but would greatly promote the other league if they could win it.

Like the idea of a non MLS city as well, but not sure if the winning MLS team would like that. LA fans for example.. having to travel to Atlanta for a game, never going to happen. Although, it would further the sport/league in this country for all teams.
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Post #3
Sunday January 13, 2013 1:04am

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Thats a really good idea. Basically just like the Community Shield in England.

Red
NY
Post #4
Sunday January 13, 2013 3:34am

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It might also bring awareness and draw fans into MLS but it could also be good for the NASL teams(if the city we host it in has an NASL team.)

It would be held a week before the MLS' first kick and it would be treated as any other supercup is.

Bshredder
Post #5
Sunday January 13, 2013 3:42am

Joined Aug 2011
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Gotta say that my interest in Supercups in any league is generally zero.

logicpwn
Post #6
Sunday January 13, 2013 4:55am

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from Red

What do you guys think about an MLS SuperCup. Where the USOC champ meets the MLS Champ. They play in a city that does not have an MLS team to get an indicator of their fan support and to just spread and share the game.

For example this year it would be between LA and SKC in Atlanta. You get the idea.


The problem with this is the U.S is very large and it would be hard for fans to travel to support their team. It works for fans in Europe because European countries are much smaller and have better forms of public transportation (trains, subways) which cost less then driving and flying..

The second problem is if you put it in a neutral site without any mls team, the chances of playing in a SSS are very slim. Also they might be playing in an empty stadium because what if the neutral site that is chosen doesnt even care about soccer.

Red
NY
Post #7
Sunday January 13, 2013 5:24am

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@logicpwn, I understand. This is for the fans of another city to show their support for the league. Its one thing for an individual to say they want a team in their market. Its another thing for a 20 or 30k to do so. Its a litmus test and I think it could be a good indicator for how the league could do in certain markets(to some extent.) B/c this is the only time(perhaps ever) MLS would be in that market for a gmae I'm sure soccer fans would flock and we would get a nice crowd even at an NFL stadium. It would be nice to host it in a smaller stadium though and I would prefer it.

I'm pretty sure it could do well in places such as Atlanta, San Diego San Antonio and St. Louis. Hey maybe we can even take it out of the country like Serie A does. I'm curious to see what kind of attention and interest it would get. I hear MLS is semi-popular in places such as England. It would be cool to play a supercup at a smaller English Stadium.

admsghs27
Post #8
Sunday January 13, 2013 6:32am

Joined Nov 2012
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what if the same team wins the usoc and the mls cup ??? United and galaxy have done it before.. then what ????

Red
NY
Post #9
Sunday January 13, 2013 6:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
admsghs27, I would operate it exactly how the Community shield or Italian Supercup is run. The same format.


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