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MSantoine
Post #16
Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:53am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,950
[quote]Original post from blaise213

You have to pre qualify to get into the next round of world cup qualifiers

You know how we played guatemala, jamaica, antigua barbuda ???

What if we had to play: Argentina, Colombia, and Costa rica to get to the next round?

IF you want your international fix:

Create a meaningful tournament of all the Americas to rival the Euro Cup

Its too far to play the teams from the Conmebol on a regular basis ![/quote

Except that would never be a prelim group. Either we'd do the Europe style and have 6-8 groups of 6-8 teams and a each group would have one good SA team, us, mexico, rest of CONMEBOL, 1 central american team, and a couple carribean teams so it'd be more like
US, Colombia, Panama, T&T, Guyana, Aruba and we'd only need 2nd to get to playoff for WC

or we'd keep prelims to knock out most of the minnows and follow kind of like Asia and end up with a prelim group of like us, ecuador, guatemala, bahamas and then a final group like Brazil, Venezueal, USA, Honduras, Jamaica and need to come in 4th for a playoff. Very manageable.

Only downside is if FIFA took away spots (say they say we only get 6 or 7 spots) to give Africa more. Then it gets tougher but still would be manageable

Alcharod
302
Post #17
Wednesday April 24, 2013 2:44am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from blaise213

(On a side note: I heard the movie "Oblivion" is the $h1T)


OMG Bro no it was NOTTTTT. I saw it saturday, its very very slow...and pretty obvious. After Earth looks WAY better.

skangles
DC
Post #18
Wednesday April 24, 2013 4:02am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,776
I would love to see MLS teams in Copa Libertadores. It's unfortunate that if the MLS were to participate we'd almost certainly be looking at a similar situation to Liga MX whereby the Concacaf Champions League would get first dibs on the best MLS teams.

It's a mere fluke that none of the top 3 Liga MX teams during the Apertura (Tijuana, Toluca and Leon) were participating in the Concacaf Champions League. If they were in the champions league then the Copa Libertadores would be taking the next level of Liga MX Apertura finishers.

As far as merging Concacaf and Conmebol, I would be a big fan. I think the constant pressure of high quality competition would refine the US and would better prepare the team for the world cup.

dolcem
Post #19
Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:21pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,026
The problem is that the Copa Libertadores starts in the MLS off-season.

Something I've been saying for years is that I'd love to see MLS teams participate in the Copa Sudamericana. It fits our schedule better and the absence of the top Brazilian teams there (the top Brazilian teams go to the Libertadores and the next positions in the table go to the Sudamericana) means we'd have a better chance of doing well.

They used to let Mexican teams participate but then a few years ago they said they'd only let CONMEBOL teams in. But if we pulled some strings maybe it could happen in a few years.

Competing in South American competitions would be great because it'd teach our players a thing or two about quality soccer but at this point I'd like to see us actually win a CONCACAF Champions League before we start talking about playing South American teams (who, frankly, would destroy MLS teams at this point).
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tylercocinas
Post #20
Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:31pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 649
@dolcem MLS (more specifically DCU) has competed in the Copa Sudamericana as recently as 2007.

I think part of the rationale for not continuing (while we were still invited) was travel costs, given the financial state of most MLS clubs in 2007.

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