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3 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Then they didn’t read the press release announcing the event. Because it was quite explicit. 

 

When all of the owners, Don Garber and the mayor posed for photos, the people in the chat were like "that's it?  That was a waste of time" and "stupid."

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11 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

When all of the owners, Don Garber and the mayor posed for photos, the people in the chat were like "that's it?  That was a waste of time" and "stupid."

 

Fair enough, but that’s all that was promised them.  And the announcement of a new club is hardly nothing. 

 

After four years of waiting, the Southern Legion didn’t seem to mind all that much. 

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And I realize this might be the wrong forum to state this, but the name and colors shouldn't be done before you formally sign the league paperwork, anyway. I'm sure they've had some discussions about that but getting the business in order seems like the priority before the branding.

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22 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Sacramento might have a similar complaint. 

but MLS keeps moving the goalpoasts on us, so i doubt we'll get in. if so, MLS is dead to me

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1 hour ago, RichardWitham said:

but MLS keeps moving the goalpoasts on us

 

For example?

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garber told us at a rally when we broke ground on the stadium it was a matter of "when, not if" that we were gonna get into MLS, we were under the impression our ownership was enough, then when we pitched again to them in NYC, apparently they said we don't have enough money, which we'd have when we got into the league, and they knew we'd have york and meg whitman when we got in... now we need more money... it's a case of "telling us one thing and doing another" aka moving the goalposts

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Ehh, not really. I can say with some confidence that a lot of the problems the club is having right now are self created. 

 

Spreaking of that... 

 

Operation of Sac Republic officially changes hands tomorrow to Nagle's group. I already know of several people I work with who received the automated termination letter (that's set to go out tomorrow) a day early. Not sure I'm going to have a job with them come this time tomorrow. 

 

Also, if SRFC doesn't get this MLS spot, they're likely in some DEEP trouble in many regards. Some of it likely coming as soon as the announcement is made. 

 

Dont get get me wrong, MLS hasn't exactly endeared itself to me through this entire process (and I'm also on the ":censored: MLS with a rusty fork forever" train if they don't get in), but Sac Republic's upper management has made a few (possibly fatal) blunders in the last year that were probably a LOT bigger than most people even realized. 

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12 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Operation of Sac Republic officially changes hands tomorrow to Nagle's group. I already know of several people I work with who received the automated termination letter (that's set to go out tomorrow) a day early. Not sure I'm going to have a job with them come this time tomorrow.  

Automated termination letter?  Thats pretty low....

 

Are we talking full time positions or part time?  Either way, do it in person.

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Well, I haven't received that e mail yet today, but my bosses e mail looks like it's no longer active, so... who knows? 

 

Republic also let let go of their coach today, too. That looks to be more of a "mutual parting" though. 

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Why is this league still trying at this point?

 

North Carolina FC- joined the USL

FC Edmonton-folded

New York Cosmos- awaiting results of USSF lawsuit. Current roster of 9 players with no coach. Team is still operating a reserve team in the NPSL.

Indy Eleven- joined the USL

Jacksonville Armada FC- will replace their reserve club in the NPSL this season with hopes of the NASL returning in the fall.

Miami FC- will play in the NPSL as Miami FC 2 like Jacksonville hoping NASL returns in the fall.

Puerto Rico FC- after hearing nothing the team finally acknowledged in late January that they are awaiting the results of the lawsuit and hope to play at some point in 2018.

San Francisco Deltas- folded after winning championship.

San Diego 1904 FC- scheduled expansion club announced for 2018 may now hold off until 2019, exploring league options.

California United FC- virtually a paper expansion club for 2018, no logo, no coach, no roster, nothing has happened since team was announced.

 

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Because they’re not actually serious about running a league. This has always been a means to an end, forcing their way into MLS any way possible.  What we’re seeing now is their last-ditch attempt to force a settlement or burn the whole system down trying. 

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defendants have enriched MLS while wasting USSF assets and freezing out MLS competitors, like the NASL.

It's cute that they still think they're on the same tier as MLS. 

 

One thing I find interesting is that they named Stephen Malik as a defendant.  Malik is the owner of North Carolina FC who just bolted from NASL to join USL. 

 

They really are petty aren't they.  I feel like the only club left in this fight is the Cosmos and they are still bitter that MLS didn't embrace the all-powerful "Cosmos Legacy".

 

This league is a joke at this point.  A punchline about how NOT to run a league and play the game by the rules.  It has been an amusing soap opera to say the least.

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"Hey guys.  How can we be popular without the backing of the world or national governing body? No ideas are stupid!"
"Let's make our own league....with Blackjack...and Hookers!"
"that's a great idea! but forget the league part"
 

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So apparently in voting for US Soccer president, Gulati just said if your candidate is eliminated you can keep voting for them but it won't count. 

 

And apparently they can't figure out how to send the votes in. This is pretty sad. 

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Apparently, during the first round of balloting in the USSF Presidential Election, there were some technical problems with the electronic keypads that were being used. The vendor who supplied said keypads corrected the issue. Subsequently, the initial round of balloting was conducted again.

In order to be elected President of the United States Soccer Federation, a candidate had to receive at least 50% of the votes cast, plus one vote.

In the first round of balloting, Carlos Cordeiro received 36.3% of the votes cast, Kathy Carter captured 34.6%, Eric Wynalda garnered 13.7%, Kyle Martino pulled in 8.6%, Steve Gans landed 4.1%, and Hope Solo picked up 1.6%. Michael Winograd and Paul Caliguiri both received less than 1% of the votes cast, with Caliguiri dropping out of the race prior to the second round of balloting.

In the second round, Cordeiro's percentage of the votes cast increased to 41.8%, with Carter's share dropping to 33.3%. Amongst the other five candidates, none saw a significant rise in his/her percentage of the ballots cast. Reportedly, Winograd didn't receive a single vote in the second round of balloting. Both he and Gans dropped out of the race before the third round of balloting commenced.

In the third round of balloting, Cordeiro received 68.6% of the votes cast, securing election to the post of President of the United States Soccer Federation. Carter and Martino each finished with 10.6% of the vote, Wynalda wound up with 8.9% of the vote, and Solo earned just 1.4% of third round votes.

Carlos Cordeiro Elected U.S. Soccer Federation President

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Carlos Cordeiro Elected UUSF President After Contentious Election       

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7 hours ago, Pharos04 said:

Since teams going down can literally buy another team's name to stay up, getting rid of this might be for the best. And with half of the Ascenso unable to afford a move up, why even try? this is some of the same issues that plagued the NASL. 

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