Association Football Thread (New York Red Bulls, USMNT, And All Soccer Discussion)
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11-16-2013, 01:08 PM
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All you have to do is look to the NYR's recent trip in Europe to see an analogous comparison. You're stretching and looking for excuses to fit your bias on this matter.
NYR won most of their games against teams considered to be much closer to NHL competition than MLS clubs are against the top teams in the world. The only game they lost was their 5th in 6 days of travel against Zug.
Whether or not you're willing to admit that MLS has an acceptable quality is irrelevant. Because the world has begun to see it. No, they aren't at a top European level yet, and perhaps they never will be. But its absurd to suggest that they are poor or have no soccer sense.
The Czech republic isn't full of snobs who ignore their domestic league in favor of the NHL. Only America has this major ego issue (And it is an ego issue) where fans only want to watch the top league in any sport. To follow this to a logical onclusion, you'd never watch junior or NCAA hockey because of the "inferior" product.
And no no one in the western world is talking about teams in the Czech rep. Hockey league Unless there is a hot prospect that will be in the NHL shortly or if the team they root for in the NHL has the players rights. I don't see anyone talking about how Sparta Prague is having another great season. But you do hear about people talking about Manchester United struggles. Bottom line is the most MLS games are unwatchable and will never be a top tier type of league until the spend money and bring in real talent and stop being a feeder league or a retirement community.
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