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03-03-2013, 04:47 PM
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LA hardly looks convincing w/o Donovan and Beckham. Their midfield sucks, sans Juninho.
Then Magee scores...

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03-03-2013, 04:48 PM
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Nice goal by Magee...lots of bad breaks lead to that goal though. Tough for Chicago.

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This game is frustrating. So many missed chances for the Fire

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Magee with a hat trick as LA dominates Chicago 4-0. Dreadful start to the season for the Fire.

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I know that I should care more about Dallas, but Portland is just a team I'm drawn to. They have such passionate fans, and I absolutely love that.

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The next DP the Galaxy will sign won't score until they face San Jose. That's how Becks and Keane did it.

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I know that I should care more about Dallas, but Portland is just a team I'm drawn to. They have such passionate fans, and I absolutely love that.
They should be super exciting this year...Porter loves to attack and that defense sucks...and Silvestre and Richetts help my point....wow..

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Wow that was a sweet goal! Nice buildup there.

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Beauty goal from Portland...Olave looked like a traffic cone there...

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03-03-2013, 07:11 PM
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So is the MLS like other NA sports, where draft picks can make an immediate impact?

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03-03-2013, 07:14 PM
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So is the MLS like other NA sports, where draft picks can make an immediate impact?
A few generally do every year (~5) but which of them is anyone's guess...lots of first overalls in the league are average at best.

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03-03-2013, 07:16 PM
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So is the MLS like other NA sports, where draft picks can make an immediate impact?
I'd say so.

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A few generally do every year (~5) but which of them is anyone's guess...lots of first overalls in the league are average at best.
Gotcha. Also... The passing in this league is atrocious so far from what I've seen. I had heard that the MLS was on par with Ligue !. Doesn't seem to be the case though. Am I far off in any of this?

What are some of the intricacies to notice and appreciate in the MLS?

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03-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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Silvestre is a disaster for Portland, and Espindola has kicked his ass twice.

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03-03-2013, 07:47 PM
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How come Chivas game was so empty? Fan protest?

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Who has more potential (generally), a player who was drafted out of college, or a player who came through the youth system of the club?

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How come Chivas game was so empty? Fan protest?
No fan base and an ownership that's hostile to everyone who isn't a die hard supporter. Expect the HDC to look like that almost all year for Chivas games.

FWIW the announced attendance at that game was 7,121...as laughable as that number is by itself, it's not even close to being accurate.

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Who has more potential (generally), a player who was drafted out of college, or a player who came through the youth system of the club?
Depends on the player....Dempsey came from college...Landon/Bradley/Jozy not so much...the majority believe getting into a professional environment as soon as possible is the best thing for a young player...and waiting till your 22 to start playing professionally is to late for soccer player to hit his peak.

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Tie game at Jeld-Wyn. What a comeback.

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Who has more potential (generally), a player who was drafted out of college, or a player who came through the youth system of the club?
Plenty of good players have gone through college. Clint Dempsey at Furman, Graham Zusi at Maryland, Will Bruin and Indiana. A team who evaluates college players well and has a good scouting network will typically find a few good players out of colleges.

What a great game on ESPN2 tonight. Portland really brought the style to the game in the second half. MLS at its finest.

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No fan base and an ownership that's hostile to everyone who isn't a die hard supporter. Expect the HDC to look like that almost all year for Chivas games.

FWIW the announced attendance at that game was 7,121...as laughable as that number is by itself, it's not even close to being accurate.
Per Grant Wahl, 2,700 sold, 2,100 comped and the rest made up out of thin air.

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Per Grant Wahl, 2,700 sold, 2,100 comped and the rest made up out of thin air.
So they just made up 2300 fans? That puts even the Rochester Rhinos to shame.

Chelís said he didn't see himself there for two years. I think the better question is, will he be there for two months? The team is a disaster on the field as well as off.

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Wow what a disgrace from Chivas.

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03-03-2013, 10:26 PM
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Diego Valeri is going to be a star in MLS.

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That was a hell of a game in Portland tonight. Really hoping that the timbers could pull one out at the end of the game, but oh well. Really entertaining stuff.

And that dude valeri is really good. Good pick up.

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