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In Topic: MLS to return for July tournament?

Yesterday, 07:58 PM

Is your preference really to have zero soccer at all?

That's not the alternative. There's already the Bundesliga, and the other big Euro leagues will be back in a few weeks.

An MLS pseudo regular season tournament doesn't do much for me.

Maybe it will sound better when they flesh out the details, but right now, it sounds like a shit deal for the players and mostly a waste of time for fans.

In Topic: MLS to return for July tournament?

21 May 2020 - 08:24 PM

And the reward for this tournament is, what, pride?

Still seems pointless.

In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

18 May 2020 - 02:08 PM

I hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy...

I would think that cases might ramp back up with a quick reopening especially in such a condensedly populated area as Metro NY...

In Florida things have opened up today so we'll see soon if we see a rise in cases if it's a good idea to open things up in NY... I would think they'd wait just a few weeks longer..

Maybe MLS kicks back up in August.. But the worry is when season change and flu season starts will Coronavirus cases start to rise again

There will be some sort of rise in cases, but that rise will be mitigated because of some level of social distancing and an immense increase in mask-wearing versus a "normal" baseline. Like, I'm in Chicago and I don't know a single person who's going back to their office anytime this summer. That means they aren't commuting, aren't around other people all day, etc.

A NYC-like spike isn't going to happen anywhere unless people get super complacement.

In Topic: Did you watch the return of German soccer?

18 May 2020 - 12:02 PM

I'm a little surprised Fox didn't put in more effort.  Wasn't really expecting them to put a game on big Fox (even though they were running infomercials for blenders on Sat at 9:30), but why not a pre or post show on FS1?  Not looking for anything fancy, but they've got Kate Abdo, Stu Holden, Alexi Lalas, Warren Barton, etc....why not throw together a Zoom thing and have them shoot the shit & talk about the games?  It's a tight race for the title & European spots, not to mention all the American players to follow. They have a studio show for Bundesliga in normal times, not like a pregame show would be something they've never done before.  I was expecting a little more excitement for the return of live sports...you wouldn't have known these games existed if you relied on Fox to tell you. 

Ian Joy was their usual studio host for the Bundesliga, and they basically let him go last week: https://mobile.twitt...853450533392389

Fox is losing the rights to ESPN, so they can't be bothered to give a shit.

Like today, for example. Instead of showing Werder on Fox (Dr. Oz, 25 Words or Less, Dish Nation, Extra) or FS1 (Cowherd, Whitlock), they're shuttling that match off to FS2, even though way fewer people have access to that channel.

In Topic: MLS to return for July tournament?

14 May 2020 - 03:17 PM

I'm so desperate for actual competition that the other day I intently watched a 2 minute video of marbles racing down a Hot Wheels track. I'll take what we can get...

Same, but with the Bundesliga coming back on Saturday and other Euro leagues following, I'm not going to be desperate for a literal Mickey Mouse tournament in July.

Also, don't knock marble racing too hard. That shit is peak drama.