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The story of how silverware eluded the MLS team of the decade

08 July 2020 - 02:14 PM



have not had a chance to read.  should be interesting (and depressing)





already so sad

That RBNY couldn’t parlay their success into an MLS Cup title isn’t only frustrating to supporters, it’s just plain weird. It’s almost without precedent, in fact. Across all the major pro sports in the U.S., only four other teams recorded their league’s highest winning percentage over an entire decade and didn’t produce a championship during that time.


Decade League Team Reached Finals

1910-10 MLB N.Y. Giants 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917
1980-89 MLB N.Y. Yankees 1981
2000-09 MLS Chicago Fire 2000, 2003
2010-19 MLB N.Y. Yankees none
2010-19 MLS Red Bulls none

What was the most outrageous thing you have seen while playing?

15 April 2020 - 09:06 AM

 What was the most outrageous thing:


1) you have seen a soccer Mom do?


2) what is one of the crazier things you have seen done on the field?




1) what is one of the crazier things you have seen a soccer Mom do?

Fight broke out and then expanded to others.  A mom (from our team ?) ran into the middle of the field swinging their pocketbook like a mace!!!!!



2) what is one of the crazier things you have seen done on the field?


This might have been the start to the above.

Forward on our team was like Amado Guevara - talented but hot temper.

Weak ankles that defender kept intentional kicking when he was standing in front of him.  He told him you do it again that is it.  Guy kicked him.  He turned around and punched him (maybe bottom of palm) in the nose.  Explosion of blood. 

30 for 30 The Two Escobars

15 April 2020 - 08:34 AM

doign my own thread split   


30 for 30 The Two Escobars 

About the Columbian player tragically killed after scoring an own goal v US in 94 World Cup




tragic and crazy!


Podcast with Chris Armas on Changing the Game

15 April 2020 - 07:00 AM



#162 Chris Armas, NY Red Bulls Head Coach, “Every Player Has a Fire Inside Them, it is our Job to Stoke It”

Soccertown USA documentary

14 April 2020 - 11:14 AM

Great documentary on local NJ soccer roots  SOCCERTOWN, USA




In the 1870s, Scottish immigrants brought soccer to Kearny, New Jersey. A few years later, they brought it to Brazil. While the game was spreading across Europe and South America, it was being played in the streets, parks, and playgrounds of a small town just across the meadows from New York City... but a world away. And in the 1980s, when the flame of American soccer was flickering, it was three kids from Kearny who helped save it. SOCCERTOWN, USA is the story of Tab Ramos, John Harkes, and Tony Meola, who grew up with a passion for the game in a country that didn’t share it. It’s the story of the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, when these childhood friends formed the backbone of the United States team that willed its way to famous victories and inspired the generations that would come after. But it’s also the story of a town – an American town – in which we can see the past, the present, and the future of the world's game. SOCCERTOWN, USA premiered last year at the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. The plan this year was to go to some other festivals, then find distribution. World events have… overtaken that plan. Since we can’t travel and show our film – and since there are a lot of people (like us) looking for something to watch right now – we decided to make this “educational cut” available for free. We hope you enjoy it.