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5 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Usually, if there's enough smoke around a rumor, there is probably some fire in it somewhere (Hazard to Madrid.) 

 

I'll wait until he's holding the jersey up at a press conference

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Villa just beat West Brom in a penalty shootout. Hopefully Leeds takes care of business tomorrow and then again against Villa. Villa can't come up until either Burnley or West Ham go down, we're full up on claret and blue for now. These are some of my favorite matches to watch every year. 

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13 minutes ago, Moe. said:

Villa just beat West Brom in a penalty shootout. Hopefully Leeds takes care of business tomorrow and then again against Villa. Villa can't come up until either Burnley or West Ham go down, we're full up on claret and blue for now. These are some of my favorite matches to watch every year. 

A Derby v Villa final would give us Lampard v Terry.  

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47 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

A Derby v Villa final would give us Lampard v Terry.  

hide the wimmens

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2 hours ago, Jaysus said:

I'll wait until he's holding the jersey up at a press conference

 

3 hours ago, Sebowski said:

Can't even count on the "I'll wait until he's holding the jersey up at a press conference" anymore after Lampard did that for NYFC and then went to Man City. 

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1 minute ago, AAABatteries said:

Atlanta United with a 5th straight win without conceding a goal.  Apparently a MLS record.

Toronto also set a record tonight, although it was a dubious one.

TFC broke the record for most shots in a game with out scoring :)

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The more upset I get about what happened with Leeds (Leeds Leeds) over the last month, the more I remember that train wreck is pretty much the reason I love them so much in the first place.  Oh well, next year WAGUAFC!

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23 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

excellent, right down to the defender getting on the ground to head the ball back to his keeper...  

my eyes are really bad.  Was the second save with his hand or with the flailing foot?

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13 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

Atlanta United with a 5th straight win without conceding a goal.  Apparently a MLS record.

I'm very happy to see them back on track.  Although I mentally have been staying disengaged as I plan to be a Nashville SC fan.  

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btw... I've been noticing horrible attendance across the board in MLS games I've been watching. like back to the old days horrible. might just be the luck of the draw of what games I'm checking out, but it's been bad.

caveat- I haven't been watching LA, SEA or ATL games. 

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12 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

btw... I've been noticing horrible attendance across the board in MLS games I've been watching. like back to the old days horrible. might just be the luck of the draw of what games I'm checking out, but it's been bad.

caveat- I haven't been watching LA, SEA or ATL games. 

the story has not changed much from the last few years.

Chicago, NE, NYR, Dallas, Colorado, Columbus, Houston and some other teams continue to struggle while the newer teams do well.  

Portland will be opening its new expanded stadium soon and every seat is sure to be sold out.

Here are the hard numbers reported so far for 2019  (note that the reported numbers don't always match butts in seats).

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2019-mls-attendance/

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3 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

the story has not changed much from the last few years.

Chicago, NE, NYR, Dallas, Colorado, Columbus, Houston and some other teams continue to struggle while the newer teams do well.  

Portland will be opening its new expanded stadium soon and every seat is sure to be sold out.

Here are the hard numbers reported so far for 2019  (note that the reported numbers don't always match butts in seats).

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2019-mls-attendance/

thanks. yeah- butts vs reported numbers aren't jibing.

the RB games I've watched look to be about 10k max, given the 25k capacity and looking essentially 1/3 full. that 15k number would be 3/5 full... not based on what I've seen. 

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46 minutes ago, shader said:

I'm very happy to see them back on track.  Although I mentally have been staying disengaged as I plan to be a Nashville SC fan.  

It seemed like a matter of time when the results would get better - too much talent to be playing that poorly.  I think the fear a lot of fans had was the switch from Tata to FDB.  Early returns looked horrible but the last month they've been excellent - especially defensively.  There's still some holes but right now they have to be one of the favorites in the East.

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34 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

the story has not changed much from the last few years.

Chicago, NE, NYR, Dallas, Colorado, Columbus, Houston and some other teams continue to struggle while the newer teams do well.  

Portland will be opening its new expanded stadium soon and every seat is sure to be sold out.

Here are the hard numbers reported so far for 2019  (note that the reported numbers don't always match butts in seats).

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2019-mls-attendance/

Attendance has continued to look good in ATL but does seem off some.  I think that's due to lots of people with season tickets have had that new shine wear off and aren't making all the matches.  We had the 4 seats next to us completely empty in the club level for a game this year.  I've missed a couple games myself but always making sure the tickets are used.  They don't seem to have any problems being full capacity when the upper deck is closed.  This past Sunday I think was the first time the upper deck was open and there was 68k which I think is about 5k short of capacity. 

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oof

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is facing up to 12 months out after suffering a devastating ruptured Achilles injury.

Midfielder Loftus-Cheek collapsed in agony after damaging his left Achilles in Chelsea's friendly at New England Revolution and left the Gillette Stadium on crutches with his foot in a protective boot. 

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Just now, NewlyRetired said:

oof

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is facing up to 12 months out after suffering a devastating ruptured Achilles injury.

Midfielder Loftus-Cheek collapsed in agony after damaging his left Achilles in Chelsea's friendly at New England Revolution and left the Gillette Stadium on crutches with his foot in a protective boot. 

could this unfortunate injury in a completely stupid game open up room for Pulisic?

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

could this unfortunate injury in a completely stupid game open up room for Pulisic?

I don't see Pulisic competing with RLC for playing time as RLC was playing the free 8. Hudson-Odoi's injury otoh might open up room though he might jet off to Munich so I'm not sure that will matter.

Chelsea have Hazard, Willian, and Pedro wide and all could be gone by next year. But they probably have 75 guys on loan. What's weird is they never want any loan players back. They just go buy more. Half the premier league wants Tammy Abraham but Chelsea apparently is not in that half despite already owning him and having no striker. 

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On 5/17/2019 at 12:34 AM, NewlyRetired said:

oof

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is facing up to 12 months out after suffering a devastating ruptured Achilles injury.

Midfielder Loftus-Cheek collapsed in agony after damaging his left Achilles in Chelsea's friendly at New England Revolution and left the Gillette Stadium on crutches with his foot in a protective boot. 

that's so revs.

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34 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

The normal garbage field was covered with an even worse temporary grass surface.

We do things right here! :bowtie:

I saw some of that game...yeah, the field looked dreadful

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This is one of the rare times I think announcing a coaching move early is a bad thing.

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In Holland, 1st Division De Graafschap plays 2nd division Cambuur in a promotion/relegation playoff.

Henk De Jong currently coaches De Graafschap and next season will be coaching Cambuur.

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wow, from what I have read FIFA could not have ####ed up the ticketing for the WWC any worse than they did and then their tweets were completely tone deaf on how to fix the problem.  Then their mea culpa tweet was even worse.   It is absolute amateur hour.

In short, FIFA sold group tickets where the seats ended up not being next to each other.    I have been reading online from many couples who bought tickets together only to be placed in completely separate parts of the stadium.

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