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Hell yes. 

 

Perfect way for me to transition away from being a Sounders fan. What a cool run that was. 

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Congrats to the Sounders and their fans. 

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2 hours ago, Dilbert said:

Congrats to Seattle on winning the 2019 MLS World Cup!🙄

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"You buy a hat like that, I bet you get a free bowl of soup"

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17 hours ago, Wade Heidt said:

 

As a fan who has attended many Whitecaps games, BC Place is fine.

 

I did also go to a Canada vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier there in 2016 and they opened the upper deck.  Had just under 55,000 in attendance at that game.

 

Seeing the crowd in Seattle today.  Thinking if the Whitecaps could actually do something about getting a decent team on the pitch, maybe we could get close to 55,000 at a game in BC Place for an MLS Cup Final.  One can dream.

 

I went to the 2002 MLS Cup final, Revs / Galaxy at Gillette Stadium. 75% of the crowd was just there to see the new stadium but couldn't afford Patriots tickets, myself included. But it was cool to see a soccer game with 70ish000 people, it's true!

 

Anyway, it is nice to be reminded that like everything else in the capitalist west, MLS is a real estate ploy.

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Well congrats to the Sounders. Toronto wasn't even supposed to be there, so I suppose it was all house money anyway. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Digby said:

it is nice to be reminded that like everything else in the capitalist west, MLS is a real estate ploy.

 

:rolleyes:

 

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Major League Soccer’s 2019 final between Seattle and Toronto averaged 1.27 million viewers across ABC, Univision and TUDN combined, according to Nielsen fast nationals.

Overall, the 2019 MLS Cup Final viewing number is a significant disappointment considering that last year’s Final aired on the free-to-air FOX network, averaging 1.56 million viewers for Atlanta United-Portland.

 

Sunday’s final was the first time in more than 10 years that the MLS Cup Final was televised on ABC, a free-to-air network that aired the most-watched MLS Cup Final of all time with 2.2 million viewers in 1997.

 

On Spanish-language television, the Seattle-Toronto final averaged 447,000 viewers across Univision and TUDN combined. It’s the top rated MLS Cup Final on Univision Networks since 2016 match featuring Seattle Sounders-Toronto FC on UniMas. In all, the game delivered a 100% viewership increase over 2018 MLS Cup Final on UniMas.

https://worldsoccertalk.com/2019/11/11/seattle-toronto-mls-cup-final-disappoints-1-27-million-viewers/

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Of course it did. It was during NFL football and featured two teams MLS didn't want to see. I'd be more interested in seeing how ratings compared to the playoff broadcasts.

 

 

I didn't end up going to the game due to a combo of price gouging ($300 for upper bowl MLS tickets that are normally $25? Eff that) and illness.

 

However, I watched at home and it was still pretty awesome. People were walking through downtown in Sounders gear through the night and the city has been as buzzed as it can be for pro soccer (which, admittedly, pales in comparison to the Seahawks Super Bowl seasons a few years back).

 

I want to find one of those MLS World Cup hats. We made it even without Bastion Schweinsteiger!

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Of course it did. It was during NFL football and featured two teams MLS didn't want to see.

 

:blink:

 

Really not sure about that.  Sure, they would have loved an LA/NY final, but I really cannot believe that the league doesn’t like Cascadia’s success. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

:blink:

 

Really not sure about that.  Sure, they would have loved an LA/NY final, but I really cannot believe that the league doesn’t like Cascadia’s success. 

 

 

 

I mean, I don't care. I'm a Sounders fan and I'm happy my team keeps winning.

 

I also wonder if the November date played a factor. More NFL teams are still in a playoff hunt compared to December.

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1. 3/12 PM Start

2. Round 3 of the same teams in the past 4 years.

3. During Nov of the football season

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On 11/11/2019 at 2:23 AM, Wings said:

 

"You buy a hat like that, I bet you get a free bowl of soup"

"It looks good on you, though!"

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One would hope that the design of Queensboro FC's crest would be centered on the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park.

Meanwhile, just about a 180-mile drive to the northeast of Queensboro FC's proposed stadium site, a Rhode Island-based team could soon be joining some level of United Soccer League competition.


If a story in The Valley Breeze newspaper is to be believed, Brett Johnson and his compatriots at Fortuitous Partners have not only proposed bringing a USL franchise to Pawtucket, RI, but are apparently planning for the team's soccer-specific stadium to be part of a $400 million development in the city.

Fortuitous Partners touts $400 million downtown project


An artist's rendering that accompanies said story shows a soccer stadium occupying the site of the former Tidewater Gas Works facility on the west bank of the Seekonk River in downtown Pawtucket. What appears to be mixed-use development on the river's east bank is shown stretching from the city's Festival Pier facility to a parcel at 45 Division Street. The artwork also depicts additional new development at a site on Main Street that is currently home to a retail store and tire & auto center owned and operated by the Apex Companies.

Johnson - who, in addition to being a principal in Fortuitous Partners and Co-Chairman of the USL Championship's Phoenix Rising, is also a graduate of Providence, RI's Brown University - is known to have submitted a proposal to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and City of Pawtucket seeking to redevelop the site of McCoy Stadium as a recreational park featuring multipurpose athletic fields, while simultaneously bringing a USL club to a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Pawtucket.

McCoy Stadium has played host to affiliated minor league baseball's Pawtucket Red Sox since 1970, first in the Double A Eastern League, and - for the past 47 years - as the Triple A farm team for the parent Boston Red Sox. With the minor league franchise set to relocate to a new, state-of-the-art ballpark in Worcester, MA in time for the 2021 International League season, public officials in the Ocean State have been searching for investors interested in backing development at both the McCoy Stadium site and in nearby downtown Pawtucket. 

A decision on which of six proposals - including Johnson's - will ultimately be accepted has yet to be made, but officials have indicated it could come soon.
 

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On 11/9/2019 at 6:20 AM, mr.negative15 said:

I still say a stadium in Stanley Park overlooking the water would be the most beautiful venue in MLS.

 

Easy for me to say of course. I’m sure getting the land, upgrading traffic infrastructure, ect would be a nightmare. 

 

It would never happen, people would riot at messing with the park. The transit would be awful. It's a major chokepoint as it is.  In many ways, BC Place is the best location for the Caps, it's directly adjacent to mass transit, in the dense downtown core.  The waterfront stadium proposal I believe fell apart due to the federal government objecting, as it needed a landswap with the Port Authority (a federal body) to work. 

 

The best spot for a permanent outdoor stadium they might be able to actually make happen might be... Empire Field, where they had the temporary stadium. No mass transit nearby though, just buses. 

 

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Russell Wilson had an OT game of his life last night and I just saw him at the Sounders championship parade.

 

That level of energy is remarkable.

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Just now, DG_Now said:

Russell Wilson had an OT game of his life last night and I just saw him at the Sounders championship parade.

 

That level of energy is remarkable.

 

Good week for Seattle sports. 

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