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Is the loss tonight of LA to the Puerto Rico Islanders on the same level of loss as RB losing to the Harrisburg Islanders???

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Is the loss tonight of LA to the Puerto Rico Islanders on the same level of loss as RB losing to the Harrisburg Islanders???


PR is a more respected team than Harrisburg. They had an awsome run last year or the year before in the CL.

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Is the loss tonight of LA to the Puerto Rico Islanders on the same level of loss as RB losing to the Harrisburg Islanders???

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LA seems to have hit a rough patch lately...hopefully it continues by the time they play RB

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funny that you mention since Jonathan Fana now plays for the Islanders (not playing tonight though).

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Losing 1-4 at home in CCL is sack worthy. The league needs to get to a point where it doesn't matter if you're Bruce Arena, Nicols, etc. You get a result like this and crash out of the CCL you get sacked. Problem is there isn't a wide enough coach pool to scare these guys into getting results.

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Losing 1-4 at home in CCL is sack worthy. The league needs to get to a point where it doesn't matter if you're Bruce Arena, Nicols, etc. You get a result like this and crash out of the CCL you get sacked. Problem is there isn't a wide enough coach pool to scare these guys into getting results.


wow I stoped watching at 0-3... :blink:

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Problem is there isn't a wide enough coach pool to scare these guys into getting results.


Or more importantly, a big enough fan base where results really affect revenue.
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West Connection and Harrisburg were both 1 goal losses. LA got completely blown out by Puerto Rico. It wasn't even close. Even LA's goal was scored by PR. This is really bad for MLS's image.
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West Connection and Harrisburg were both 1 goal losses. LA got completely blown out by Puerto Rico. It wasn't even close. Even LA's goal was scored by PR. This is really bad for MLS's image.


Even worse is that it was a relatively full strength LA team (maybe Rickets wouldn't have let one or two of those goals in).

Looks like they were more interested in the All Star game and Real Madrid friendly
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With MLS calling the shots, external cup competitions like CONCACAF & the Open Cup will be a lower priority than the league itself. So no-one is losing their jobs.

Maybe it's a money thing. Maybe it's low TV ratings. Maybe the MLS have enough problems selling/promoting midweek MLS games nevermind external games.

Now "cup shocks" happen all over the world (it's all part of the folk lore), but there does seem to be a "oh well, better luck next year" feeling by the MLS teams.

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In LA's defense, it wasn't as bad as the scoreline sounds. Prior to the third goal, play was very even and two of PR's goals came from unstoppable, highlight reel shots. Plus, their own keeper had an amazing game. Best case scenario for LA wouldve been a 2-2 draw. Still, LA has no excuse for losing to that team anywhere, much less at home.

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Watching the game last night, i saw one team play their hearts out and another team go through the motions, and the final score reflected that. Its the same shit that happens in the open cup, the usl2 sides play harder and their coaches come in with a good game plan. The one thing i've noticed is that mls sides treat the superliga with more respect. Is it because of the bigger payout? or because SUM is running the show, and makes them take it seriously??

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Bruce was in Houston for the All-Star game, which means Dave Sarachan must have been manning the sideline last night.

No wonder they lost..

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