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BillFromAstoria

Member Since 12 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 11 2020 03:09 PM

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In Topic: "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

10 June 2020 - 02:14 PM


I've been thinking about this one ever since the tournament became a possibility. Group stage games are regular season because they count in the regular season standings. If we make the "postseason", I think I'll make those as Playoff games, sort of like Merconore and CCL are mushed into International (and Leagues Cup would have been). I don't want to create a new game type for a one-off tournament.

I suppose you could just as easily classify them as Open Cup, or simply just "Cup" games, as there's almost certainly going to be no Open Cup this year, whereas there's a better probability of there being some kind of MLS Cup and MLS Cup Playoffs in November, December… the league hasn't ruled out having it in January of next year!


In Topic: "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

10 June 2020 - 11:10 AM

Dan, do I dare ask how you're going to categorize these matches? Are the group stage games regular season games, or are they Cup games? Oh lord…


In Topic: No CL for ManCity?

14 February 2020 - 09:36 PM

My best guess:

 

• CAS will give them an injunction to play in the 2020-21 UCL until the ruling is decided

• CAS will rule in favor of UEFA but reduce the ruling to one year

• City won't finish top 4 in the 2020-21 EPL anyway after Pep and a number of players leave, making the whole thing moot


In Topic: Stadium updates

09 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

I feel like I might go to more Sky Blue games than RBNY games this year. At least for them, filling the lower bowl would be seen as a huge accomplishment. 


In Topic: Has the team ever been booed on opening day?

14 December 2019 - 09:55 PM

Honestly if your problem is ownership and not the players on the field, just don't go. Showing up and booing is just putting money in Red Bull's pocket and giving shit to the wrong guys.

If Red Bull cared how much money people spent at the stadium, you'd see a more concentrated ad budget and a larger marketing team at the club. They're invested in MLS and American soccer as a whole. That's why single-entity works in MLS. And with SUM, they get a cut of the success (or lack thereof) of the USMNT and USWNT as well. Going to the game or not makes such a minuscule difference to them. Their club in Salzburg regularly fills up 30% of their stadium for league matches. They don't care. You think they're going to care here?