The MLS 2017 Season Thread

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  1. Farmer

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  2. Diegan

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    Colorado-RSL was interesting. Saborio got fouled for a penalty but a tornado warning was issued for the area and so he had to wait over an hour while everybody sheltered in the stadium before he could take it. * bless mother nature.
     
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    Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers! Always a great atmosphere!!
     
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    Saettle and Portland are a credit to the league and the game in the US. 68,000 crowd for their game yesterday:50:
     
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    The thing that gets overlooked is that people are making this about Dempsey, but last year the same fixture drew only 500 less people. 66.5k compared to 67k. Only Bayern Munich and Manchester United outdrew them this weekend across the entire world.
     
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    Is this real? :56:

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    To be fair, that's a tabloid worse than the Daily Mail or Sun. It's that bad. They're also the ones who came up with the "US wins 1-1!" headline when we drew England only a week earlier. But that's from over 3 years and doesn't represent any sort of standard of American sports journalism.
     
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    I am struggling to figure out if that is a clear lack of understanding of the rules of soccer or if it is some sort of joke headline.
     
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    It was a joke due to the fact that 1-1 was a much bigger result for the US than for England.
     
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    Good. :smiley-laughing002:
    I taught journalism stooped to even lower levels there.
     
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    Tifo from Seattle-Portland:

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    i have saw better tifos than its ok i will give them that
     
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    Do you say that about every Tifo show (except the single best one you've seen of course)?

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  14. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    no i give them credit they are trying to change the mls and its Tifo Display.:50:
     
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    I love MLS fans, the atmosphere at loads of games is much better than you'll find at most top EPL grounds.
     
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    It's definitely improving. The thing about the MLS is that soccer bordered on being an unknown sport on a mass level for such a long time. By unknown I mean it would be like hockey or gridiron football over in the UK, it's known but it's not *really* known and fully understood/appreciated.

    Now that we are starting to grow our fan culture and crowds understand the dynamics of the game and the songs and displays and all of that, it's really starting to come of age over here. A far cry from the niche sport that it was 10 or 20 years ago.

    I can't speak for the US but in Canada, the MLS is having a meteoric rise in popularity. I know it's the same in parts of the US too, namely Portland and Seattle.
     
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    I've always watched the MLS more or less since it started I'm not sure why maybe the idea if real football being big in the states has always intrigued me. A lot people go on about how they hate franchise football but MLS shows it does work. I would say clubs like Portland and Seattle have much more of a soul than clubs like Arsenal. The supporter sections are brilliant. Modern football in England is awful I have been to a lot of stadiums around England and the fans sing the same 5 songs the atmosphere is terrible in most stadiums in the Premiership now.
     
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    *, if the TV companies would even stick a mike next to the supporter groups for teams like DC United, you'd hear them singing their * off.
     
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    Fantastic result for the Rapids tonight away in LA. Keeps our playoff hopes alive!
     
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    It's not like LA were missing anybody... :86: