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On 6/3/2018 at 5:39 PM, tigers said:

 

Surely there is room in the new CPL for both or even a East Side Vancouver side?

 

 

Oh yeah, there were apparently issues getting a stadium sorted in Surrey where the CPL team was looking to go. The ownership group that was pursuing Surrey moved over to the Victoria bid. 

 

Also, FC Edmonton is now in. The league needs a Quebec presence now, they're covering the rest of the country pretty well. 

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11 minutes ago, Corvus said:

 

 

Oh yeah, there were apparently issues getting a stadium sorted in Surrey where the CPL team was looking to go. The ownership group that was pursuing Surrey moved over to the Victoria bid. 

 

Also, FC Edmonton is now in. The league needs a Quebec presence now, they're covering the rest of the country pretty well. 

 

With a population of easily over six hundred thousand on it's own and over a million if you include Burnaby and Richmond and then add in Surrey with around another five hundred thousand people, can't get a side together yet their Island Cousins who have a little more than a few hundred thousand do..... what a strange set up that will be.

 

 

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Holy crap, Sacramento Republic dropped the Sounders in round 4 of The US Open Cup last night. Tied it in stoppage time and won it in extra time. I did NOT expect that. It’s still a ways to go, but a USOC title sure would make up for some of the crap we’ve dealt with lately from the MLS ?

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I would love to see the Republic go all the way.

 

Not because you were “done wrong” by MLS (you weren’t), but because maybe that profile boost could help get the needed investors that have eluded the club so far. 

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Revolution got knocked out by the mighty Louisville City. Between that and the folding of the breakers, no more soccer at the charmingly low-rent Harvard soccer stadium on Soldiers Field Road. Too bad.

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7 hours ago, Gothamite said:

I would love to see the Republic go all the way.

 

Not because you were “done wrong” by MLS (you weren’t), but because maybe that profile boost could help get the needed investors that have eluded the club so far. 

 

Yeah that’s what I’m saying. 

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15 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Holy crap, Sacramento Republic dropped the Sounders in round 4 of The US Open Cup last night. Tied it in stoppage time and won it in extra time. I did NOT expect that. It’s still a ways to go, but a USOC title sure would make up for some of the crap we’ve dealt with lately from the MLS ?

Hope you guys go far. Last year it was Cincinnati and I think its Sacramentos turn for a cup run. Even though Cincinnati was eliminated in PKs last night to Minnesota, last night was a good game. Maybe our cup run this year will be us leaving the USL with a bang. Maybe a USL Cup Final against the Republic?

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12 minutes ago, Dilbert said:

Even though Cincinnati was eliminated in PKs last night to Minnesota, last night was a good game.

 

It wasn't the worst game I've ever watched, but I'm not sure I would call it "good".  At least Minnesota has B?bby Shuttleworth.

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13 minutes ago, Mockba said:

 

It wasn't the worst game I've ever watched, but I'm not sure I would call it "good".  At least Minnesota has B?bby Shuttleworth.

I would say it was. For a non MLS team (for now) to hold an MLS club scoreless for the whole game in extra time is a pretty good accomplishment. Cincinnati had a lot of great chances but a lot of them were offside. We also lost two of our starters to day to day injuries before the game who would have played last night, not to mention we played with our backup in goal.

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16 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Holy crap, Sacramento Republic dropped the Sounders in round 4 of The US Open Cup last night. Tied it in stoppage time and won it in extra time. I did NOT expect that. It’s still a ways to go, but a USOC title sure would make up for some of the crap we’ve dealt with lately from the MLS ?

 

Not surprised to hear that. The Sounders are bottoming out hard this year. Why, I don't know.

 

Congrats Sacramento. Any Open Cup victory is an earned one, no matter the competition.

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Well, the Ohio contingent didn't fare well last night. That Crew game was a gut punch. It was funny, it just seemed like neither keeper could jump fast enough no matter which direction they were diving to break up a shot.

 

Then, switch over to FCC-MNUFC and they go out on penalties. A second Hell Is Real game would've been awesome. And instead, neither team advances at all.

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2 hours ago, Corvus said:

I'm Canadian, but I've always found the US Open Cup intriguing. I'm really looking forward to the CPL making the Canadian Championship a more full fledged tournament. 

 

Need to get all of the leagues on the same page for that to happen.

Hopefully after the CPL gets going this will be the ultimate prize.

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20 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Well, here's to hoping.  A nice Cup run may well raise the club's profile and attract an investor or two.

 

 

If he (The snake who must not be named) sells locally they can have ours!

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To my surprise quite a few DC United fans have been triggered by sports media after the Capitals Stanley Cup win. They don't seem to like hearing that DC hasn't won a (major) sports championship since the 1991 Redskins won their last Super Bowl.

 

-_- *sighs* I don't even have the energy to get into that argument. Just be happy for the Caps and enjoy MLS. Is that asking too much?

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12 minutes ago, 4_tattoos said:

To my surprise quite a few DC United fans have been triggered by sports media after the Capitals Stanley Cup win. They don't seem to like hearing that DC hasn't won a (major) sports championship since the 1991 Redskins won their last Super Bowl.

 

-_- *sighs* I don't even have the energy to get into that argument. Just be happy for the Caps and enjoy MLS. Is that asking too much?

 

We need to stop using "four major sports" and go to something like "first four" or whatever. Soccer will pass hockey at some point, though you're still not going to get 200,000 soccer fans to flood a city's downtown like what happened in DC last night anytime soon. At the same time soccer fans who get bent out of shape about it need to stop getting bent out of shape about it. It's A. a holdover from a previous time when it was true. B. everyone knows what you mean when you say it, and C. the other four leagues are indisputably the best leagues in their respective sports in the world while MLS is what? I don't know what the MLS is ranked worldwide, but it's definitely not the height of competition of that sport. If your team wins the MLS Cup it's most decidedly not the "world champion". The Capitals are the world champions. The 91 Redskins were the World Champions. The 2004 DC United team (had to look that up) were not the World Champions. 

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1 minute ago, McCarthy said:

 

We need to stop using "four major sports" and go to something like "first four" or whatever. Soccer will pass hockey at some point, though you're still not going to get 200,000 soccer fans to flood a city's downtown like what happened in DC last night anytime soon. At the same time soccer fans who get bent out of shape about it need to stop getting bent out of shape about it. It's A. a holdover from a previous time when it was true. B. everyone knows what you mean when you say it, and C. the other four leagues are indisputably the best leagues in their respective sports in the world while MLS is what? I don't know what the MLS is ranked worldwide, but it's definitely not the height of competition of that sport. If your team wins the MLS Cup it's most decidedly not the "world champion". The Capitals are the world champions. The 91 Redskins were the World Champions. The 2004 DC United team (had to look that up) were not the World Champions. 

 

I think we need to stop saying that, or at the very least be more specific.

 

Soccer may pass hockey, but MLS won't pass the NHL. MLS, to me, doesn't seem to be any closer to passing the NHL since the first time we said soccer will pass hockey. (There's a reason Men In Blazers jokes about Soccer being America's sport of the future since 1978). Even here in Southern California, the height of the Galaxy never put them over the Kings or Ducks, and even with the popular surge of LAFC, I don't think it's passing the Kings and Ducks. Now around here, Soccer on the whole? When you add in MLS, Liga MX, the USMNT, El Tri, the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, oh yeah, definitely. Capital-S Soccer will (or has already) pass hockey.

 

But MLS alone, no. So yes, as you said McCarthy, everyone knows what you mean when you say "four major sports", and MLS superfans need to stop getting bent out of shape about it.

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18 minutes ago, Still MIGHTY said:

 

I think we need to stop saying that, or at the very least be more specific.

 

Soccer may pass hockey, but MLS won't pass the NHL. MLS, to me, doesn't seem to be any closer to passing the NHL since the first time we said soccer will pass hockey. (There's a reason Men In Blazers jokes about Soccer being America's sport of the future since 1978). Even here in Southern California, the height of the Galaxy never put them over the Kings or Ducks, and even with the popular surge of LAFC, I don't think it's passing the Kings and Ducks. Now around here, Soccer on the whole? When you add in MLS, Liga MX, the USMNT, El Tri, the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, oh yeah, definitely. Capital-S Soccer will (or has already) pass hockey.

 

But MLS alone, no. So yes, as you said McCarthy, everyone knows what you mean when you say "four major sports", and MLS superfans need to stop getting bent out of shape about it.

 

Here in Dallas, the Stars are a bigger deal that FC Dallas. 

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2 hours ago, McCarthy said:

 

We need to stop using "four major sports" and go to something like "first four" or whatever. Soccer will pass hockey at some point, though you're still not going to get 200,000 soccer fans to flood a city's downtown like what happened in DC last night anytime soon. At the same time soccer fans who get bent out of shape about it need to stop getting bent out of shape about it. It's A. a holdover from a previous time when it was true. B. everyone knows what you mean when you say it, and C. the other four leagues are indisputably the best leagues in their respective sports in the world while MLS is what? I don't know what the MLS is ranked worldwide, but it's definitely not the height of competition of that sport. If your team wins the MLS Cup it's most decidedly not the "world champion". The Capitals are the world champions. The 91 Redskins were the World Champions. The 2004 DC United team (had to look that up) were not the World Champions. 

You’re absolutely right. MLS is growing and has undoubtedly improved in 20-odd years, but it’s nowhere near soccer’s “Big 5” of domestic leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France). It’s probably in the second or third tier at least. And it’s really dumb that D.C. United fans are getting bent out of shape about this. Be happy for your city, for crying out loud. 

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