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Offline mitlen

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Soccer 2019/20
« Topic Start: July 15, 2018, 02:08:36 PM »
UPDATE:    Thread title changed to reflect upcoming fall season.

The 2018 World Cup ended today.    Audi Field opened last night.    Rooney played his first game in the United kit.    Premier League is warmin' up for league play next month   .....   most of the European leagues are gettin' ready.

Let's start a new soccer thread for the upcoming season(s).

https://www.premierleague.com/

https://www.bundesliga.com/en/

http://www.legaseriea.it/en/

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https://www.mlssoccer.com/

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #1: July 15, 2018, 02:22:22 PM »
Just paid travel fees for the oldest  :hang: for the first time so I probably should start caring about the sport now (on a side note, I can totally see how the US struggles to develop talent, soccer ain’t cheap)

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #2: July 15, 2018, 03:08:06 PM »
Not a soccer expert by any means but it looked like Rooney took control when he entered the game.    United was pretty bad the last half of the first half.    When he came in at 58', the team ran a lot of touches through Rooney.   

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #3: July 15, 2018, 04:26:33 PM »
Not a soccer expert by any means but it looked like Rooney took control when he entered the game.    United was pretty bad the last half of the first half.    When he came in at 58', the team ran a lot of touches through Rooney.   

I liked it better when you had hockey.  :mg:

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #4: July 20, 2018, 02:10:46 AM »
I’m glad ‘Wazza’ had a positive impact on his debut.

Hoping he can carry it on after the relatively disappointing tenures of Gerrard and Lampard in the MLS.

Anyone here give me a scouting report on Columbus ‘keeper Zack Steffen? My lot are supposedly prepared to pay ~$4 Million for him, though reports suggest it’s been rejected after clearing a major hurdle yesterday!

Soccer transfers make Royce’s contract look positively straight forward.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #5: July 20, 2018, 08:58:45 AM »
I’m glad ‘Wazza’ had a positive impact on his debut.

Hoping he can carry it on after the relatively disappointing tenures of Gerrard and Lampard in the MLS.

Anyone here give me a scouting report on Columbus ‘keeper Zack Steffen? My lot are supposedly prepared to pay ~$4 Million for him, though reports suggest it’s been rejected after clearing a major hurdle yesterday!

Soccer transfers make Royce’s contract look positively straight forward.


I know it can still work but:


http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3570142/columbus-crew-sc-turns-down-bristol-citys-offer-for-zack-steffen

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #6: July 20, 2018, 09:10:11 AM »
I’m glad ‘Wazza’ had a positive impact on his debut.

Hoping he can carry it on after the relatively disappointing tenures of Gerrard and Lampard in the MLS.

Anyone here give me a scouting report on Columbus ‘keeper Zack Steffen? My lot are supposedly prepared to pay ~$4 Million for him, though reports suggest it’s been rejected after clearing a major hurdle yesterday!

Soccer transfers make Royce’s contract look positively straight forward.

historically, isn't goalkeeper the one position where the US has been able to develop a number of high quality players? I guess that's because it is a different set of skills, but it seems the US more or less gets as far in international competitions as its goalkeeper takes them. It sort of makes sense that MLS might be a place to find one relatively cheap.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #7: July 20, 2018, 11:25:32 AM »
I know it can still work but:


http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3570142/columbus-crew-sc-turns-down-bristol-citys-offer-for-zack-steffen

Yeah, thanks Mitlen. Speculation over here that Columbus as a franchise are a bit skint, so think this is probably hoping to get more. The fact they said the money is ‘right’ means they definitely do.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #8: July 20, 2018, 11:27:37 AM »
historically, isn't goalkeeper the one position where the US has been able to develop a number of high quality players? I guess that's because it is a different set of skills, but it seems the US more or less gets as far in international competitions as its goalkeeper takes them. It sort of makes sense that MLS might be a place to find one relatively cheap.

From an outsiders perspective, absolutely.

Keller, Friedel and Howard, off the top of my head, were top quality over here. I never rated Guzan though.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #9: July 20, 2018, 11:37:29 AM »
Yeah, thanks Mitlen. Speculation over here that Columbus as a franchise are a bit skint, so think this is probably hoping to get more. The fact they said the money is ‘right’ means they definitely do.

Interesting bit about him bein' able to get a work permit.    Probably ways around that.    :)

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #10: July 20, 2018, 11:55:11 AM »
Interesting bit about him bein' able to get a work permit.    Probably ways around that.    :)

Again, I have no idea if this is true, but his biological father was German which means he would effectively be able to qualify through that.

Even if not, generally, if the right palms are greased it can be overcome. I would say that an EPL team won’t normally face the scrutiny that an EFL team would though.

Having said all that, I can’t see it happening, which seems a shame as he looks like the real deal from what I save seen/read.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #11: July 20, 2018, 01:34:41 PM »
Yeah, thanks Mitlen. Speculation over here that Columbus as a franchise are a bit skint, so think this is probably hoping to get more. The fact they said the money is ‘right’ means they definitely do.
Columbus wants to move its team to Austin. And there are some lawsuits involved. Wonder if that's a factor?

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #12: July 25, 2018, 07:20:25 PM »
No baseball tonight  ....  a few interesting soccer matches:

8 p.m. MLS: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United » WJLA 24/7 News   ....  local team if the rain doesn't flood 'em out.

7:55 p.m. International Champions Cup: Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica » ESPNews   ...  Dortmund has an American kid, Christian Pulisic   ...   there are others but he's supposedly the best of the lot

8 p.m. International Champions Cup: Manchester City vs. Liverpool » ESPN2   .....   Just because it's City and Liverpool   ...   :P

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #13: July 25, 2018, 07:27:57 PM »
No baseball tonight  ....  a few interesting soccer matches:

8 p.m. MLS: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United » WJLA 24/7 News   ....  local team if the rain doesn't flood 'em out.

7:55 p.m. International Champions Cup: Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica » ESPNews   ...  Dortmund has an American kid, Christian Pulisic.   

8 p.m. International Champions Cup: Manchester City vs. Liverpool » ESPN2   .....   Just because it's City and Liverpool   ...   :P
I think Pulisic scored two goals their last game. That might be worth a gander.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #14: July 25, 2018, 07:28:59 PM »
I think Pulisic scored two goals their last game. That might be worth a gander.

I think 60 Minutes did a piece on him.    That's what go my attention but this will be the first time I see him play.    You simply can't beat Dortmund's colors.     :P

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-young-american/

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #15: July 25, 2018, 07:30:04 PM »
I think 60 Minutes did a piece on him.    That's what go my attention but this will be the first time I see him play.    You simply can't beat Dortmund's colors.     :P
I try and watch sometimes when the Bundesglia is on Fox.  Central PA kid.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #16: July 25, 2018, 07:30:55 PM »
I try and watch sometimes when the Bundesglia is on Fox.  Central PA kid.

We can share.    :)

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #17: July 25, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #18: July 25, 2018, 07:35:44 PM »
Deal.

They're playin' in Pittsburgh.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #19: July 25, 2018, 08:20:31 PM »
8 PM start for the MLS has gotta suck for the fans.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #20: July 25, 2018, 08:25:12 PM »
8 PM start for the MLS has gotta suck for the fans.

We don't have it on TV down here...I guess the home opener was a one-time deal...

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #21: July 25, 2018, 08:27:35 PM »
We don't have it on TV down here...I guess the home opener was a one-time deal...

It appears the United game is local only.     Looks like ESPN is carrying the International tourney.     MLS is in a rain delay.

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #22: July 25, 2018, 08:40:04 PM »
It appears the United game is local only.     Looks like ESPN is carrying the International tourney.     MLS is in a rain delay.

What the hell is wrong with the Liverpool turf?

OT...have a friend that is in Liverpool today...though likely not at the game...

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #23: July 25, 2018, 08:44:59 PM »
What the hell is wrong with the Liverpool turf?

OT...have a friend that is in Liverpool today...though likely not at the game...

Are they at MetLife?

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Re: Soccer 2018/19
« Reply #24: July 25, 2018, 08:52:20 PM »
Are they at MetLife?

Yup...just saw the scoreboard...