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You know how managers like Pep are always complaining about having too many games in a short period of time?  I'm sure the formatting of this is going to suck, but since Bolivian football started back out, Bolivar has to play 10 games in 22 days

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43 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

UEFA WCQing groups

https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1336005254362636296?s=20

It seems very well balanced in general.  I don't expect any of the top seeds to struggle but the battle for second place in each group should be fun to watch.

 

Well I really wouldn't want to be the Dutch again.  No way anyone wanted Norway as the third in their group with Haaland's form.  Hungary's also an interesting 3rd for England with their recent form especially with a hardish #2 in Poland.  

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52 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

UEFA WCQing groups

https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1336005254362636296?s=20

It seems very well balanced in general.  I don't expect any of the top seeds to struggle but the battle for second place in each group should be fun to watch.

 

Group H is going to be a disaster to keep up with their flag grouping.

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2 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

UEFA WCQing groups

https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1336005254362636296?s=20

It seems very well balanced in general.  I don't expect any of the top seeds to struggle but the battle for second place in each group should be fun to watch.

 

My money is on Gribalter in Group G  :bowtie:

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I am not quite sure I understand what this means.  Is it a strong hint that MLS bought out Hanson, kind of like what they did back with Chivas USA?

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Re: RSL. Garber says they've completed the investigation into allegations against Dell Loy Hansen. MLS is prepared to take over the sales process for RSL/Utah Soccer Holdings (excepting the Utah Royals). More likely than not they'll be taking over within the next 30 days.

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

Cripes...MLS announces almost $1 billion loss in revenue compared to last year, corona related. :shock:

yeah it is frightening even if he is over stating for CBA purposes.

What was significantly more bone chilling was the way Garber stated that they can not do that again next year and expect to survive :(

I am not at all confident that the vaccine will be in place country wide to have things back to normal for MLS.

 

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

yeah it is frightening even if he is over stating for CBA purposes.

What was significantly more bone chilling was the way Garber stated that they can not do that again next year and expect to survive :(

I am not at all confident that the vaccine will be in place country wide to have things back to normal for MLS.

 

I would say there's going to be a mass selling of players, but I'm not sure who is buying either...  Ugh

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10 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

RIP Paolo Rossi at 64 years old - damn.

1982 was my first world cup, which I watched with friends while living in New Zealand.  His hat trick against Brazil in one of the early knock out rounds probably decided that world cup.

Yeah 1982 was the first WC I even remotely tracked. 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/10/paolo-rossi-italian-football-great-and-world-cup-winner-dies

 

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11 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

I wonder if the fiscal realities of Covid are moving this forward more quickly

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[david medrano felix] APPROVAL The North American League project already has the approval of FIFA AND CONCACAF. MLS and Liga MX are working on the regulations.

I read this as relegations at first and my heart skipped a beat.  

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5 minutes ago, Poke_4_Life said:

I read this as relegations at first and my heart skipped a beat.  

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The tweet was translated so the English is rough.  I assume that means they are working out the details (how many teams, how it will be organized etc).  Sadly, relegation is probably not on the table unless they are making a closed two division type set up since they likely have a ton of teams between the two countries to organize.

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

I wonder if the fiscal realities of Covid are moving this forward more quickly

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[david medrano felix] APPROVAL The North American League project already has the approval of FIFA AND CONCACAF. MLS and Liga MX are working on the regulations.

Twellman's interview with Garber released today confirmed they are working on this but Garber emphasized that this was all stuff that should be looked at as "way in the future" as the number of issues to solve are monumental.

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13 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

I sometimes think Concacaf should just succeed from FIFA and start their own sport.

Look at this lunacy.  Team in red was down by 1, in the 89th minute.  This is how they tied the game and then eventually won in pk's to advance in the CCL.

https://streamable.com/y126ir

Wait a sec....that "goal" stood? :lol: did the other team run a rugby play with their hands after that?

6 hours ago, gianmarco said:

Omg... :wub:

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On 12/9/2020 at 5:04 PM, CletiusMaximus said:

RIP Paolo Rossi at 64 years old - damn.

1982 was my first world cup, which I watched with friends while living in New Zealand.  His hat trick against Brazil in one of the early knock out rounds probably decided that world cup.

I loved that Brazil team.  I still love that team.  I was gutted by that match.  

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10 hours ago, The Kansas Comet said:

I loved that Brazil team.  I still love that team.  I was gutted by that match.  

I knew absolutely nothing about soccer at the time - it was not a sport we had any exposure to in my hometown, not even in gym class much less any school teams or clubs.  Then I lived in New Zealand for a year and it happened to be a very rare year where they qualified for the world cup, so we watched the games.  I remember that Brazil team was a big favorite until they lost to Italy.  The single names, Zico, Falcao and of course Socrates.  Then Paulo Rossi ended it in that fantastic game.  Maradonna also played in that tournament.  My sister was in Spain at the time and bought me a poster that I still have - its framed and on the wall in my son's room.

edit: I googled and found the poster - its super cool

 

 

 

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58 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

Any compilation like these always has 1 or more Zidane highlights.  And usually his highlight isn't just one single moment of brilliance but typically a combination of genius moves. 

I've said my thing about zidane...but to reiterate- used to watch him on tv w Juve. Always looked like the opposition was giving him room, and kind of taking it easy on him. I couldn't figure it out. Saw him live once w RM- never seen a player run as much, with defenders draped all over him, and still have unearthly touch and vision during a full sprint with defenders kicking the crap out of him. All game. He became my favorite player from that one live game....just incredible.

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4 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I knew absolutely nothing about soccer at the time - it was not a sport we had any exposure to in my hometown, not even in gym class much less any school teams or clubs.  Then I lived in New Zealand for a year and it happened to be a very rare year where they qualified for the world cup, so we watched the games.  I remember that Brazil team was a big favorite until they lost to Italy.  The single names, Zico, Falcao and of course Socrates.  Then Paulo Rossi ended it in that fantastic game.  Maradonna also played in that tournament.  My sister was in Spain at the time and bought me a poster that I still have - its framed and on the wall in my son's room.

edit: I googled and found the poster - its super cool

 

 

 

That's pretty cool. I studied in Valladolid over the summer when I was in college.

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On 12/9/2020 at 8:04 PM, CletiusMaximus said:

RIP Paolo Rossi at 64 years old - damn.

1982 was my first world cup, which I watched with friends while living in New Zealand.  His hat trick against Brazil in one of the early knock out rounds probably decided that world cup.

This was a bit of a downer.

I wore 20 in college because of Rossi - and like others here really became a fan during the 1982 World Cup.

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1 hour ago, Sinn Fein said:

This was a bit of a downer.

I wore 20 in college because of Rossi - and like others here really became a fan during the 1982 World Cup.

Who's the new guy.

 

 

 

Good to see you back, gb. Hopefully not a shaderesque spurs jinx though. 

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1 hour ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Reading this makes me have thoughts of actual physical violence:  Peacock TV pulls a bait and switch by removing Premier League replays of TV games

Screw those guys.  I already pay extra to have NBCSN for EPL games.  What's next, 10 NBC pay channels that each show one game a week?

This makes it even easier to go old school and listen on the radio when I need to.

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Austin FC acquired five players through separate trades as the Major League Soccer expansion side began to fill out its inaugural roster.

The Texas club obtained Nick Lima from the San Jose Earthquakes, Julio Cascante from the Portland Timbers, Ben Sweat from Inter Miami CF, Ulises Segura from DC United, and Jon Gallagher from Atlanta United FC, the clubs announced.

Austin sent San Jose $500,000 General Allocation Money (GAM) for Lima, Portland $250,000 GAM for Cascante, Miami $100,000 GAM for Sweat,$150,000 GAM for Segura, and $225,000 GAM to Atlanta for Gallagher.

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