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37 minutes ago, _J_ said:

I love the failure of Cincy, makes me warm inside. Thought they were too good for the USL


They literally were too good for USL. 

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Oh no. 
 

 

 

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On 10/29/2020 at 9:32 PM, Sport said:


They literally were too good for USL. 

 

5 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

Oh no. 
 

 

 

Exhibit 'A' I guess

 

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1 hour ago, FiddySicks said:

Oh no. 
 

 

 

Why not do this for League One?

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1 minute ago, MJWalker45 said:

Why not do this for League One?

because League One doesnt have conferences.

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15 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

Why not do this for League One?

League One is a single table.

 

And honestly? If it wasn't for everything surrounding Phoenix(Homophobic remarks leading to 3 points from a forfeit, punching the ball for a goal) they likely would have done the same and given it to Phoenix.

 

  

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In somewhat of a surprising move, Reno 1868 folded this morning.

 

That sucks, and it’s a really shame. I absolutely hated that squad, but in a sports hate rivalry kinda way. Terrific rival for Republic in their time. They’ll be very much missed. 
 

What makes this less surprising is how junk of an operation that all was at times. They had issues financially, stadium wise, and even with communication between the front office and the fans. 
 

This is sad because they were a really great team when it came to on the field matters. Hopefully they can get another USL squad but this time with a more dedicated ownership group. 

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10 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

In somewhat of a surprising move, Reno 1868 folded this morning.

 

That sucks, and it’s a really shame. I absolutely hated that squad, but in a sports hate rivalry kinda way. Terrific rival for Republic in their time. They’ll be very much missed. 
 

What makes this less surprising is how junk of an operation that all was

at times. They had issues financially, stadium wise, and even with communication between the front office and the fans. 
 

This is sad because they were a really great team when it came to on the field matters. Hopefully they can get another USL squad but this time with a more dedicated ownership group. 

 

Wasn't the team owned by Herb Simon?

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1 hour ago, GDAWG said:

 

Wasn't the team owned by Herb Simon?


Yeah but he’s always been a bit of an absentee owner who didn’t seem to really want to put the funding behind getting them out of the baseball stadium. Now with a years worth of hugely disrupted sporting events, it seems that he’s more focused on the Pacers/Fever, so he trimmed the fat I guess. It’s a shame, but also 🤷‍♂️

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54 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:


Yeah but he’s always been a bit of an absentee owner who didn’t seem to really want to put the funding behind getting them out of the baseball stadium. Now with a years worth of hugely disrupted sporting events, it seems that he’s more focused on the Pacers/Fever, so he trimmed the fat I guess. It’s a shame, but also 🤷‍♂️

 

Simon's in his late 80's, so it would not surprise me if he starts to divest his basketball teams soon.  I'll be surprised if he owns the Pacers and Fever in five years.

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How about Inter Miami today hosting Cincinnati, playing during a tropical storm. Players were squinting throughout the game with the wind gusts and the rain blowing sideways. Miamis GK wore a ballcap and at times for set pieces the ball had to be held by someone while it was kicked. Crazy, Plus Miami clinched a postseason spot. Cincinnati ended at the bottom for the second year in a row with a league low 12 goals scored all season. (Yeah not a normal season but still) Finally, Philadelphia Union captures the Supporters Shield

 

MLS Cup playoffs are set

 

Eastern Conference Play-In matches: 

  • (#7) Nashville SC vs. (#10) Inter Miami
  • (#8) New England Revolution vs. (#9) Montreal Impact

Eastern Conference Round One: 

  • (#1) Philadelphia Union vs. TBD Play-In lowest remaining seed
  • (#2) Toronto FC vs. TBD Play-In highest remaining seed
  • (#3) Columbus Crew vs. (#6) New York Red Bulls
  • (#4) Orlando City vs. (#5) NYCFC

Western Conference Round One:

  • (#1) Sporting Kansas City vs. (#8) San Jose Earthquakes
  • (#2) Seattle Sounders vs. (#7) LAFC
  • (#3) Portland Timbers vs. (#6) FC Dallas
  • (#4) Minnesota United vs. (#5) Colorado Rapids

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dilbert said:

How about Inter Miami today hosting Cincinnati, playing during a tropical storm. Players were squinting throughout the game with the wind gusts and the rain blowing sideways. Miamis GK wore a ballcap and at times for set pieces the ball had to be held by someone while it was kicked. Crazy, Plus Miami clinched a postseason spot. Cincinnati ended at the bottom for the second year in a row with a league low 12 goals scored all season. (Yeah not a normal season but still) Finally, Philadelphia Union captures the Supporters Shield

 

MLS Cup playoffs are set

 

Eastern Conference Play-In matches: 

  • (#7) Nashville SC vs. (#10) Inter Miami
  • (#8) New England Revolution vs. (#9) Montreal Impact

Eastern Conference Round One: 

  • (#1) Philadelphia Union vs. TBD Play-In lowest remaining seed
  • (#2) Toronto FC vs. TBD Play-In highest remaining seed
  • (#3) Columbus Crew vs. (#6) New York Red Bulls
  • (#4) Orlando City vs. (#5) NYCFC

Western Conference Round One:

  • (#1) Sporting Kansas City vs. (#8) San Jose Earthquakes
  • (#2) Seattle Sounders vs. (#7) LAFC
  • (#3) Portland Timbers vs. (#6) FC Dallas
  • (#4) Minnesota United vs. (#5) Colorado Rapids

 

 

 

So are these matches one and done or a series like it has been in other years?

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All of the matches are knockout, and it's going to go so fast.

 

I'll root for Seattle as always, but I don't think they have a chance. My hope team is Orlando City, maybe avenging their Covid Cup loss against Portland?

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It'll be Toronto Seattle round 4. As, as is tradition, Toronto will win after losing to Seattle the year before.

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9 hours ago, _J_ said:

It'll be Toronto Seattle round 4. As, as is tradition, Toronto will win after losing to Seattle the year before.

An MLS cup raised in Hartford is just gonna be weird.

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Philly winning the Supporters Shield and the Shield being a repurposed Captain America prop is just wonderful. Really happy to see that team finally see some big success.

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7 hours ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

Philly winning the Supporters Shield and the Shield being a repurposed Captain America prop is just wonderful. Really happy to see that team finally see some big success.

It's been long overdue. The fans truly deserve it. It has been fun to watch a successful Union club.

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On 11/9/2020 at 12:35 AM, DG_ThenNowForever said:

All of the matches are knockout, and it's going to go so fast.

 

I'll root for Seattle as always, but I don't think they have a chance. My hope team is Orlando City, maybe avenging their Covid Cup loss against Portland?

Subscribe.

 

On a good day this team can beat anyone, and even on a bad day we can draw most teams 1-1 and then win on penalties. Nani is exactly what we expected him to be when he signed, Mueller is finally putting his potential into actual performance, Dike is just crazy good, and there's plenty of other players I haven't mentioned, like Ruan (who might be my favorite City player of all time).

 

I really hope this is our year. It's all come together. With all that said, it would be so City to lose in the first round to NYCFC and that's what I'm expecting.

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On 11/6/2020 at 3:32 PM, FiddySicks said:

In somewhat of a surprising move, Reno 1868 folded this morning.

 

That sucks, and it’s a really shame. I absolutely hated that squad, but in a sports hate rivalry kinda way. Terrific rival for Republic in their time. They’ll be very much missed. 
 

What makes this less surprising is how junk of an operation that all was at times. They had issues financially, stadium wise, and even with communication between the front office and the fans. 
 

This is sad because they were a really great team when it came to on the field matters. Hopefully they can get another USL squad but this time with a more dedicated ownership group. 

My friend was the general manager of this team and it makes me extra sad.

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I know a few members of that coaching staff, Chris Malaneb (from his time with Republic) and Neil Falcone (same job I had with Republic) who I feel particularly bad for. But we’re all kinda facing the same stuff this year. Our director of soccer ops, our kit man, and I all got let go before the start of last season due to Covid and coaching changes. That’s the nature of the business, though. Comes with the territory. This, otoh? Not normal at all. 

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