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  1. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/kit-matchups-what-your-club-is-wearing-for-mls-week-4 A few... strange decisions this week, to say the least. Both NYRB and Toronto wearing aways, Dallas in red vs Houston in orange, Colorado in burgundy vs Minnesota in gray, and to top it all off both Portland and Seattle are wearing green. We also have our first (?) ref clash of the season, as they'll be in navy against KC in light blue (with navy hoops) and Austin in black. They couldn't do green because it'd clash with Austin's stripes, they couldn't do light blue because it'd clash with the majority of KC's kit instead of a minority of it, so navy it is. Getting rid of yellow was a terrible decision.
  2. I really like how Stockade looks, especially the home. The third is something I wish Orlando City would do IRL, red is a part of team history and they shouldn't be afraid to use it. The away is the weakest shirt of the three, but it still looks fine. With their historic success and Orlando City theming, I think it'd make the most sense for Stockade to be the downtown club, while Orange County is in the eastern suburbs (which aren't part of Orlando or any other city, it's all unincorporated county land) and then Rovers in either Winter Park (although I doubt a WP team in this universe would use Orlando as the geographic name) or in the southwest near the theme parks (since I remember you had a Disney themed team in the first series). Keep it up, this series is great so far.
  3. I don't love the idea of the play in, I guess I'm fine with it, but it definitely should have an [insert number] games back qualifier like it did in the bubble, or some sort of "minimum record" requirement. I don't want a team that's 19 games under .500 (like the 10th place Hornets from last year) to only have to win 2 games and make the playoffs. I get it, more playoff basketball, but at what point does making the playoffs lose all meaning? Maybe never, especially for teams that would otherwise be continuing a long playoff drought, but it makes an already bloated bracket that frequently features sub-500 teams even bigger. Get off my lawn.
  4. This ad has no X and completely disables the rest of the page until it goes away. This has been happening for a while but now I'm finally fed up enough to screenshot it and post it here.
  5. I've never understood why numbers were restricted in the first place. It's like if left fielders were only allowed to wear 50-59, or if point guards were the only players who could wear 1-19. There was a conversation on here a few days ago about rules that are based entirely on "it's always been that way" and nothing else - this is a prime example of that. There's no other justification.
  6. Reminds me of how Notre Dame finishes their helmets. I like it, although it'd look better with a navy facemask.
  7. FC Cincinnati is worse, because even your kidney stone would easily be able to stop Tesho from scoring. I have no idea how that happened, he's consistently the worst player on the field.
  8. If the NCAA was even somewhat a competent and upstanding organization this would be a death penalty. Unfortunately they aren't, so LSU will get off with a little tap on the wrist (not even a slap), the 3 people that get fired (if that) will have jobs somewhere else within a year, and eventually we'll all just forget this ever happened just like we did with Penn State and Baylor.
  9. Sean Payton is 143-81 in the regular season and 9-8 in the playoffs, with one Super Bowl. His worst season is 7-9 (done 4 times). Mike Tomlin is 145-78-1 in the regular season and 8-8 in the playoffs, with one Super Bowl. His worst season is 8-8 (done 3 times). Payton has had his job 1 year longer than Tomlin. If you're going to argue that having one more playoff win (with an extra season at the helm) is the difference maker between a bad coach and a good one be my guest, but they've had nearly identical careers and no one thinks Payton should be fired.
  10. The SKC kit looked great in action Friday, and at least for that game I think light blue shorts looked better than navy would've. Navy should be the primary, but light blue should be an option when the other team has dark shorts. As for Orlando, I like this shirt better than the 2019-2020 one, but it still doesn't come close to 2017-2018. I don't know if we'll ever get another one that good.
  11. Orlando: Pat Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwight Howard, Kaka
  12. My lukewarm take is that Mac Jones is going to be a complete flop and whoever takes him is going to be laughed at for at least the next 5 years.
  13. The bigger story here is that they've only worn their home jerseys 10 times. They've played 59 games!
  14. That's my point. They haven't been good in a long time, but they'd still make the Super Playoffs because of their popularity over more deserving teams.
  15. Except this isn't an entirely separate competition, it was meant to be a Champions League replacement. So really it'd be more like the Lakers, Celtics, Knicks, Bulls, Spurs, and Warriors creating their own Super Playoffs where they have guaranteed spots every year, justifying it with the fact that they're historically good/popular and saying it's still a fair system because they're graciously allowing 1 Eastern and Western team per year that aren't already in to join for that season (they'd have to qualify through performance every year, though, since they're not part of the cool kids club).
  16. They said that and then gave us these: At least when Nike does "inspired by Orlando" jerseys there's actually a connection (even if those connections are "NASA is an hour east" or "there used to be orange groves here before Disney"). Adidas just does... whatever those are supposed to be.
  17. I'm seeing way too many people on social media say "props to Man City and Chelsea for listening to the fans and pulling out." No! They deserve no props, because they were just as willing to make this Super League happen as every other team. They're just trying to save face after the backlash was way way more than they expected. Props to Bayern, Dortmund, and PSG, who told the ESL no from the start. Props to FIFA and UEFA (I hate saying that) for coming out as strong as they did against it. Props to all the governments - UK, France, Germany, Spain, and more - that pledged to do everything they could to fight it. We shouldn't be celebrating the clubs who were all in with this until it became financially unwise to continue.
  18. Reportedly the other 3 invited are Bayern, Dortmund, and PSG. I think the 50+1 rule will ensure the German clubs stay out, but PSG will probably play the whole "well we don't like it but we can't be left behind" schtick and join a week from now. Maybe I'm reading the situation wrong, but I think the owners are practically begging the domestic leagues to ban them so they can make the ESL a full on league like every other and not "Champions League, but you don't have to qualify every year." They want this to be the NFL of soccer.
  19. The tank marches on, even if it means we have to be the 3rd best team in a state with only 2 teams.
  20. Not sure why the kit is so dark in the graphic, but our purple is a lot lighter than that. This is the actual shade: That's our old kit, but I've seen the new one in person and the base color is the same (although there's a fade effect so the top is darker). Black has contrasted fine for the last few years (see below - sometimes it gets a bit dicey at the end of the game when everyone is covered in sweat and the jersey gets darker, but I still think it's fine - I've never had any issues telling who's who). Side note, this is a nice excuse to post a picture of the best moment in City history.
  21. They're building their new practice facility in the Charlotte suburb of Rock Hill, so I'd guess there.
  22. Am I colorblind or is that Nashville color purple?
  23. That kit's ruined by Etihad being navy while the rest of the shirt is purely light blue and white. They should've matched the numbers and sponsor - preferably both white but both navy would also work.
  24. Carol Hudson Blue? More like Carol Ina Blue.