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07-31-2013, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
The MLS has made massive strides over the past decade...it's a decent product now.

Of course it took me having a team to latch onto, one that employs the best American player ever, before I could get onto it and they've happened to win the title each of the two seasons I've cared...so that helps


The next US game is August 14, a friendly in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After that there are two World Cup qualifiers on September 6 (@ Costa Rica) and September 10 (vs. Mexico in Columbus). The US essentially only needs to win one game to have a spot clinched before the final two qualifiers in October. The first 3 teams in the hexagonal automatically qualify and the 4th place team will play a play-off against New Zealand. Through 6 games the US has 13 points, Costa Rica 11, Mexico 8, Honduras 7, Panama 6, and Jamaica 2.

Mexico may well not go to the World Cup...they've been limp all year and they've already faced Jamaica twice.
Jason Kutney, Riverhounds player and CEO, says that his goal is to have a MSL team in Pittsburgh in the next 5 to 10 years. (not sure where they would have the venue, but it would be great to see Pittsburgh get a franchise.)

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