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07-21-2013, 06:39 PM
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Left back is a problem position for any team.

Beasley is just a winger playing there against weak teams and in friendlies. They'll have to work to find a long term solution. Chandler is a possibility, playing on his weaker side.

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Was this a gold cup game or world cup qualifier?

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Left back is a problem position for any team.

Beasley is just a winger playing there against weak teams and in friendlies. They'll have to work to find a long term solution. Chandler is a possibility, playing on his weaker side.
Why is LB such a weak position universally? Are there simply not enough left footed kids that end of playing LB?

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Why is LB such a weak position universally? Are there simply not enough left footed kids that end of playing LB?
Right, so technically only about 10% of people are left handed.

A lot of good left wingers int he world are right footed, like Ronaldo, Neymar, ect. Its like in hockey where it's harder sometimes to control, but gives you a better angle to cut in and shoot.

For left backs, they don't get much of a chance to shoot. Therefore they go more for true left footed players, harder to find, less of a pool to choose from. They want a nice, dependable left footed cross from the overlapping run. There are right footers who play left back, but usually only in a pinch (Phillip Lahm) because the crossing is of a lower quality.

So it's just less quality to choose from.

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Was this a gold cup game or world cup qualifier?
Gold Cup quarterfinal.

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So is today's game a reason why there are never USA WC qualies games on the east coast, it felt like an El Salvador home game today.

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So is today's game a reason why there are never USA WC qualies games on the east coast, it felt like an El Salvador home game today.
Yes, exactly. The days of final round qualifying games in Foxboro and RFK are over.... Plus mls teams with SSS are generally rewarded with a WCQ...

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07-22-2013, 06:51 AM
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If the caribbean united to become one nation made up of many islands they'd sport a pretty good squd. Just my $.02

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USA vs Honduras, Wednesday night from Dallas......

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Donovan is on fire.

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RBNY sign Bradley Wright Phillips, pretty good player for Charlton and Southampton for a few years.

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We are going to Chicago! Panama is going to Chicago! I am going to Chicago! Omg did I just say that! Tickets and hotel booked last night!

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RBNY sign Bradley Wright Phillips, pretty good player for Charlton and Southampton for a few years.
Both of those are in N champ IRC. How does N power champ compare to MLS?

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Both of those are in N champ IRC. How does N power champ compare to MLS?
I try to be as objective as possible, but of course I will have a bias as an MLS fan.

I think, on average, they are about the same. The average npower wage is about 250k a year, which is about what the good starters in MLS make. A bit more. But, the U.S. has all of its high quality designated players that would be too high quality for npower, like Donovan, Keane, Henry, Cahill, Di Vaio, ect. So MLS has weaker benches (MLS teams spend no money on depth players due to the cap, a lot of guys making league 2 wages), but higher top end players than the championship. I'd place the leagues about even.

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Cosmos travel to London and play Leyton Orient. Leyton won 2-1 in the preseason friendly. Reports say the score was closer than the game really was. I'll concur with this statement, there's no way the NASL is on par with League 1. With that being said this is the Cosmos' first season and they'll get really good, really fast. Already ordered my throwback Chinaglia shirt. It looks great! I only wished the modern kits looked as good. Why fix what isn't broken?


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Well, the Cosmos expect to dominate the NASL... a league that despite being reputed as second division is really no better than the USL pro american third division.

If the Cosmos don't dominate that league every year it will be a big disappointment for them.

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NASL Champion to MLS. Last place in MLS East/West have a relegation playoff to NASL

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I'm not opposed to the idea, but we need to have

A) a set number of teams in MLS

B) a set number of teams in NASL

before we institute it. That's still a decade away at the soonest. And you'll have to convince all the owners who ponied up big time to get into MLS that they can now be relegated.


I would love promotion relegation. Would make late year games meaningful for a lot of teams. We also need to get rid of league-owned contracts, and the allocation process for returning internationals, and "discovery" claims. A lot of bad rules in this league.

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The Gold Cup final in Chicago is technically sold out, however what do yuo think the actual attendance will be?

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Klinsmann is suspended for the Gold Cup Finals.

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The Gold Cup final in Chicago is technically sold out, however what do yuo think the actual attendance will be?
Not sure. I was wondering this myself. I think a lot of the Mexican population in Chicago assumed Mexico would make the finals and bought up a good amount of the tickets.

Question is, will they sell them and if they can't, will they still go.

I think the stadium will be a little more then half full.

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Anyone see that NYRB game? Holy ****!!

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What an epic ****ing game.

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Was at the match tonight, just holy crap, wow. What a match to be at, that place was LOUD pretty much all night. So. Awesome.

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How was the Viking Army? Have they calmed down since the threats or is it still a good time?

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