July 23rd, 2010, 10:35 PM #1
Do we have any real MLS fans here? The Soccer area has been dead since the World Cup ended.
I do see some MLS threads but not many.
July 24th, 2010, 12:05 AM #2
i forgot the mls exsisted! sorry guys :/ i want to see a chivas usa game because , well my peeps will be there!
July 24th, 2010, 08:53 AM #3
I watch as much MLS as I can. I try to catch all the Galaxy games. (last game was really exciting) I remember watching the home opener for Philadelphia Union. That stadium is badass. When MLS first started I tried to watch all the teams but it was just bad to watch at first so I stuck to only Galaxy games. After a while the league had better players and became a lot more interesting. Now I can say that every team has atleast one really talented guy I wanna see when they are on tv. League is growing and that's all I ask for. People always complain how it doesn't compare to Europe. People don't wanna give it time and let it grow. I enjoy it for what it is. I don't watch it expecting EPL/LA LIGA/ Serie A/Bundesliga quality obviously.
July 24th, 2010, 09:28 AM #4
a long time MLS supporter, since 1997. I have missed a handful of games. Was a Galaxy guy until 2005 When Chivas came to town I switched over. Galaxy crowds are alot like DUCKS fans. There are some hardcore fan but most are there just to be there and really don't have the passion. Chivas USA has fewer fans but are more passionate than the Galaxy crowds at double the size.
MLS has come a long way but I did enjoy the early years as you had more access and and they were more fan friendly as a league. Prices have gone way up, particularly with LA, NY and Chicago.
You ever want to go to a Chivas game hit me up
July 24th, 2010, 09:30 AM #5
Boo Chivas! lol. I'm a real fan I'd say, I watched them give away that first MLS CUP against DC in the rain thanks to Eddie Pope with his header off a corner in OT. It's all about Harut Karapetyan tho.
July 24th, 2010, 10:42 AM #6
Oh very cool. The reason I ask, is because I wanted to post games here and stuff. Seems there is enough interest to do so
Yeah, the Galaxy game was a lot of fun to watch against the Earthquakes. A tie haha what a game.
July 24th, 2010, 10:44 AM #7
July 27th, 2010, 11:09 PM #8
MLS needs to change.
MLS is like communism, with the way they try to make very team even so they force them to give up players of equal value. Then will never ever compete with the European leagues in terms of quality if they don't use a free trade system like they do.
It's sad that we have huge talent in this country and ALL of them choose to play out of country because it's better. And the one guy here, Donovan, the league commissioner is not allowing him to leave for Man. City, more money, and better soccer. So pathetic.
In short, **** MLS. It will never be anything as long as it is like this. Boring crap soccer with crap players.
July 28th, 2010, 08:22 AM #9
Had they come out the gate with a "free market" system they would have gone the way of the NASL. We see how that worked out.1 or 2 "superteams"and many also-rans. With single entity it allowed the owners of the initial 12 teams to control costs as the league grows they have loosened up controls with expanded rosters, academies and 'Designated Players". They will have a free market system at point, I assume after they get a good TV contract with a national network, ESPN.
Originally Posted by Jaygokings!
Personally I am not so sure Donovan really wants to leave the US. he tried it before and ran back home as soon as possible. IMO hes happier being a the big fish in the small pond. I haven't heard Donovan complaining about Garbers statement. THO I will admit the league has screwed some players in the past by denying transfers because the money wasn't big enough.
How many MLS game have you been to in the last 5 years? Your closing statement sound typical Eurosnb, I am guessing you have been to less than 3 games in person
July 28th, 2010, 08:57 AM #10
i'm a Galaxy season ticket holder.
I prefer not to discuss the debacle last night. :(