February 21st, 2011, 11:18 PM #1
Official 2011 MLS season thread
The 2011 Major League Soccer season is the upcoming 16th season for Major League Soccer in the year 2011. The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will make their MLS debuts. The 34 game per team regular season will start on March 15 and end on October 23.
Each team will play a balanced schedule; playing every team twice: home and away. With the two new clubs being based on the west coast the league announced on 28 January 2011 that Houston Dynamo would move into the Eastern Conference.
Further, the Kansas City Wizards rebranded as Sporting Kansas City and moved into their new stadium at Village West in Kansas City, Kansas.
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February 22nd, 2011, 08:18 AM #2
Chivas Home opener March 19th. Can't wait.
New coach, new sponsor(Corona), a bunch of new players mostly on defense.
One thing is for sure we will have a great Defense, I am still not sure where the scoring will come from.
February 22nd, 2011, 09:02 PM #3
February 22nd, 2011, 10:11 PM #4
Juan Pablo Angel, definitely a man The Galaxy can count on for goals, big question is who plays upfront with him. Should be a fun winning season for LA
February 23rd, 2011, 07:08 AM #5
Im very excited for the upcoming season. Should be some good new rivalries in the Pacific NW with expansion teams starting up in Portland and Vancouver.
Its nice having so many MLS teams training in AZ, I've attended a couple of the preseason games being played out here and its got me fired up for the real games to begin.
February 23rd, 2011, 10:02 AM #6
nice to have the team training for awhile with no beckham in sight.
Might see donovan up top with JPA, might see him in mid with a healthy dose of barrett, kirovski, and cristman to supplement up top (::shudder:: )
I'm attempting an away trip this year to see the Galaxy play either July 30th in vancouver or Aug 3rd in Portland (or if the wife can stand it, possibly both).
February 23rd, 2011, 11:01 AM #7
Can someone explain Beckham's contract? Does it say that Beckham doesn't have to start the season with him?
EDIT: NVM. Just read on LA Times that he will rejoin the club after the camp in Arizona.
Last edited by UnderPressure; February 23rd, 2011 at 11:06 AM.
February 23rd, 2011, 04:23 PM #8
They whore him out in the offseason so a team in Europe can feed from the teet that is Beckham inc.
February 23rd, 2011, 08:40 PM #9
February 23rd, 2011, 11:45 PM #10
The Galaxy season opener is on the road at Seattle on March 15th! It should be a good game. There is a friendly match on March 2nd against Club Tijuana in San Diego