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Thomas A Fina

Member Since 22 Feb 2004
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In Topic: Metro - Worms Playoff Thread

Yesterday, 10:54 PM

So one of Philly/NYC gets a shot to win MLS Cup. Great.

Go Western Conference!!!!

In Topic: USA World Cup Qualifiers Thread

26 November 2021 - 12:46 PM

Big pressure relief for all of Concacaf. The 4th-place finisher will play the OFC winner in a one-off match in Qatar next June for a spot in the World Cup.

So New Zealand?

In Topic: USA World Cup Qualifiers Thread

25 November 2021 - 01:02 PM

Seattle and Portland are also out because they're turf fields.

So Atlanta too

In Topic: USA World Cup Qualifiers Thread

25 November 2021 - 11:43 AM

So now the USSF is racist? How woke of you.
FYI, immigrants are everywhere in this country.
I have relatives in rural Cascadia, middle of nowhere.
Their schools have many children of immigrants.

BTW, Columbus is only 55% non-Hispanic white:

15% of the households in the St. Paul area do not speak English at home.

Columbus - 55% white, but 35% black and Asian. So, not particularly Hispanic.

MN - most of that 15% are Asian, no? Hispanic is only 3% of the population if I read that link right

In Topic: USA World Cup Qualifiers Thread

25 November 2021 - 11:35 AM

There's a real crappy attitude that says pull players from across our country (and beyond) as we are a proud nation of immigrants..... while saying lets play all of our qualifiers in places these same immigrant groups are away from.
Zero games on the east coast (or south west coast) is crappy AND shitty. BOTH!

Well if the vast majority of these immigrant groups rooted for the US and not their home country, maybe they would

I think most of the I 95 quailes since the 98 cycle had a metric f ton of away supporters. I know the DC ones with the El Sal and Honduras definitely did.

And RBA was a shitshow of monumental proportions as it wasnt even the amount if CR fans but just how quiet the US ones were and one of a few major causes why the US lost.

Facts are facts. The center of gravity of US Soccer has moved West from the early days of the I 95 corridor. Blame AO. Blame the internet. Blame NBCSports even. I suspect I wont see another qualifier within a 5 hour driving distance in my lifetime. And you know, at this point Im ok with that because its exactly what the US fanbase is at this point.

And given the time windows involved, Seattle, that noted inventor of everything, is also out as are their Portlandia brethren until FIFA and or CONCACAF screw around with the quaile schedule yet again.

So, Midwest it is. That said, double dipping in Columbus is a slap in the face to KC