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North American Pro Soccer 2020

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4 hours ago, Dilbert said:

Seats are almost finished and grass should be going in soon.

 

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I drove by it about an hour ago. It's a bit of an eyesore at the moment. Also today's weather makes everything look ugly, but the external panels can't go up soon enough. 

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According to a Radio Canada report, the Impact will be changing their name to Montreal FC for 2001. The Impact operated their USL team under that name for two seasons in 2015-16. This is a bad move in my opinion. The Impact name has been around since 1993 and at this point has as much historical ties to soccer in Montreal as the Earthquakes name has to San Jose.

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13 hours ago, Dilbert said:

According to a Radio Canada report, the Impact will be changing their name to Montreal FC for 2001. The Impact operated their USL team under that name for two seasons in 2015-16. This is a bad move in my opinion. The Impact name has been around since 1993 and at this point has as much historical ties to soccer in Montreal as the Earthquakes name has to San Jose.

Thinking of Montreal FC will be comic sans the Impact name.

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On 11/30/2020 at 6:20 PM, GDAWG said:

So how's MLS going to handle Columbus following their COVID outbreaks?

The seven they had were before the last game. They're probably still going to be out in addition to the one new case they've gotten. 

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15 hours ago, Dilbert said:

According to a Radio Canada report, the Impact will be changing their name to Montreal FC for 2001. The Impact operated their USL team under that name for two seasons in 2015-16. This is a bad move in my opinion. The Impact name has been around since 1993 and at this point has as much historical ties to soccer in Montreal as the Earthquakes name has to San Jose.

I saw this too and just thought "What the :censored: Montreal?".

 

Why on earth would you do this?

Forget the "generic FC" argument. The Impact have been around, as you mentioned, since 1993. It's been owned by Saputo all along and, outside of the Whitecaps (who's history is much less linear...but let's not get into that) is the longest established club in Canada. 

 

Stupid.

 

Just stupid. 

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What a great performance by the Loons. Just goes to show that basically anyone in this league can be successful if they run the right program. 

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1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

I hate how much I'm enjoying the fans in attendance at KC. They shouldn't be there, but they really do add so much.


Welp, they watched their team get their asses kicked and now they’re gonna go home and give their families covid!

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Havent seen this reported anywhere else, but looks like we could be one step closer to a North American Super League

 

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Mikel Arriola will be the new executive president of Liga MX. Enrique Bonilla will leave office and focus on materializing the creation of the North American League together with MLS

 

 

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Still think the North American Super League plan is a runaround to just promote whatever they're calling the SuperLiga now to a closed competition with no CONCACAF involvement.

 

Might be an interesting way around the old promotion issue actually -- an apertura of local games and a clausura of US/MX/Canada Super League games.

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4 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

So the North American Super League would be like the UEFA Champions League?

It would be like the European Super League that keeps getting floated, except it would be confined to MLS and Liga MX. If there were any promotion and relegation it would all be internal to that setup and exclude USL and the Liga Asenco.

2 hours ago, Digby said:

Still think the North American Super League plan is a runaround to just promote whatever they're calling the SuperLiga now to a closed competition with no CONCACAF involvement.

 

Might be an interesting way around the old promotion issue actually -- an apertura of local games and a clausura of US/MX/Canada Super League games.

I figured once Mexico cancelled promotion or relegation for 5 seasons this was getting sped up to occur before that window ends. 

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2 hours ago, Digby said:

Still think the North American Super League plan is a runaround to just promote whatever they're calling the SuperLiga now to a closed competition with no CONCACAF involvement.

 

Might be an interesting way around the old promotion issue actually -- an apertura of local games and a clausura of US/MX/Canada Super League games.

 

Interesting idea!

 

I hadn't thought of that beyond a traditional merger, but adopting a split season model with half being domestic games and then the second half being inter-league. You could still award each domestic trophy (like MLS Cup for MLS) and then maybe the "Leagues Cup" for the second half?             

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24 minutes ago, Red-Knight said:

 

Interesting idea!

 

I hadn't thought of that beyond a traditional merger, but adopting a split season model with half being domestic games and then the second half being inter-league. You could still award each domestic trophy (like MLS Cup for MLS) and then maybe the "Leagues Cup" for the second half?             

 

Something like that? I mean, from my outsider view it's very hard for me to imagine a fully integrated US/Mexico league. The travel in existing MLS is already the biggest and most unsolvable drain on costs and competitiveness; adding several trips to Mexico City and Jalisco will exacerbate that. (I also have doubts about overall logistics and culture clashes and FIFA taking a wrecking ball to all of it.)

 

So some of that may be addressed with conferences -- a very, very unbalanced schedule with US East, US West and Mexico, let's say. But mostly it just seems like a merged league would necessarily have to look very different than the sameyness of the North American Big Four league structure, some way or another, so maybe we don't have continental play the way UEFA does, and instead some kind of split season for the best teams works. (The lower-table teams can have an NIT at the time or something.) This gives everyone something to play for, you get lots of marquee games but less travel headaches, and maybe the presence of a supertournament even satisfies some of the pro/rel folk.

 

(Regardless, I do sincerely suspect that the Leagues Cup becomes a private Champions League-substitute before long, and before any European Super League reforms happen.)

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I don't see a full on merger of MLS and Liga MX but something more like CONCACAF Champions League.

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