Should U.S. Soccer bring back the U.S. Cup?
Absolutely. It would be far more competitive than the CONCACAF Nations League.
No. The international calendar is already congested.
Not sure.
Post #16
Thursday August 1, 2013 5:20am

Joined May 2013
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Ashe was bad.

Beltran looked jittery but went 90.

Beckerman is Beckerman.

Post #17
Thursday August 1, 2013 5:44am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Alot of people use this to measure MLS with European team and thats just not how it should be. MLS all stars is a match just to see the "stars of MLS" duke it out with a random club period thats it. one if lucky two day training. Can you honestly say thats fair? Just enjoy seeing your fav player out there and move on. You can tell many of the Gold Cup players were tired but besides that awesome to see roma and general Bradley All i take away from this match was MLS expansion to 24 in 2020

Post #18
Thursday August 1, 2013 11:46am

Joined Nov 2012
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All star games in all sports should go the way of the dinosaurs

Post #19
Thursday August 1, 2013 1:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I would be much more in favor of an East v. West allstar game, or a "USA vs. the World" type game with all MLS players...

I'm not opposed to the idea of any game that will bring in an audience that doesn't necessarily follow the sport the way that most of us do. When soccer is a megasport in the States and doesn't need the additional exposure, by all means let's be rid of it. Until then, keep bringing in teams with global appeal for this annual match and the ever-increasing number of teams coming to play friendlies with the MLS/USL teams...anything to get more eyeballs on screens, butts in seats, and ad rev dollars flowing.

Post #20
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:31pm

Joined Nov 2012
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The reason why all star games were created is because leagues didnt have tv deals. The only way you could see the other talent was by going to the games in person. Then with local tv you could see teams who played you but that was it. The all star was a way for the casual and hardcore fan alike to see the leagues best at least once a year.

Now with 24/7 highlights and every sport having there own package any fan can watch any game no matter where they live. If you live in Boston but want to see Landon play every game you can buy the MLS package and watch his games.

ESPN and other networks made the need and reason for all star games disappear. Only reason they exist now is because players get bonuses. MLB all star game for example with no other sporting events on at all doesnt even get a 7.0 rating. Time for them to go away and let players get the rest

Post #21
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:37pm

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@ MSantoine, While all this may be true, you must admit that the broad-spec appeal of an Allstar game is good for MLS exposure.

Post #22
Thursday August 1, 2013 4:09pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,069
Sorry but the current format makes this the best American All Star game. Everyone is just disappointed it was weak this year.

East vs West would be a bore..

I dont watch any other all star games but I know the recent baseball one was horrible.

Post #23
Friday August 2, 2013 2:03pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467

If this is the best format, then the league needs to stop setting up our boys to fail against very popular global teams.

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