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IF we make it past Philly :)

With the Cosmos knocked out, its smooth sailing for us the rest of the way


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There's a rumor (via Stu Holden) that even the USSF hates the current format and it could be revamped next year. I would like to see MLS teams enter with USLC teams in a round of 64. Hypothetically this year that would've accounted for (21+26=) 47 teams leaving 17 spots for league qualifiers. 

 

Alternatively, spots for USLC and MLS teams could be reduced. 

 

They used to have Open Cup Qualifying for MLS teams, if anyone remembers.



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With 21 US clubs at this point, there should be a play-in round of 10 MLS clubs, to generate 16 MLS vs. 16 lower level clubs.


They already did MLS qualification rounds in years past, and it sucked shit.

The fun of a cup is to play teams in other leagues, and eliminating teams through intra-league matches totally douses that fun.

Enter with all of USLC or otherwise get the field to 41 before throwing MLS (23 US teams next year, allegedly) into a Round of 64. Interleague matches are the spice of this tournament; make sure there are a ton of them.

And while we're busy reforming this thing, give lower division teams right of first refusal to host against MLS teams.

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Travel is reimbursed, so why is the tournament so regional besides schedule congestion? I understand the LQs might struggle to front the travel but it should not be an issue for USL 1 or C.

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Travel is reimbursed, so why is the tournament so regional besides schedule congestion? I understand the LQs might struggle to front the travel but it should not be an issue for USL 1 or C.

Um, because it's reimbursed, not magically free? I'm sure Orange County FC would be happy to fly to NY if USOC is paying, but USOC might not.



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...The fun of a cup is to play teams in other leagues...And while we're busy reforming this thing, give lower division teams right of first refusal to host against MLS teams.


Absolutefreakinglutely.

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Since Hartford beat the Cosmos does that mean boy city finally beat the Cosmos by proxy???
Let's Go Buffalo!!!

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Since Hartford beat the Cosmos does that mean boy city finally beat the Cosmos by proxy???

Let's not confuse the Cosmos with Cosmos B... and Boy City with a team that non-plastic fans.


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Since Hartford beat the Cosmos does that mean boy city finally beat the Cosmos by proxy???

No. I don't believe Hartford and boy city are currently affiliated. I think San Antonio is their affiliate.

 

Edit: It does make boy city the 2nd most successful Hartford team in the USOC.



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Let's not confuse the Cosmos with Cosmos B... and Boy City with a team that non-plastic fans.

I may be wrong but for the tourney Cosmos B was Cosmos B in name only because they were eligible for the tourney and the main team wasn't. They played their A roster.
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No. I don't believe Hartford and boy city are currently affiliated. I think San Antonio is their affiliate.
 
Edit: It does make boy city the 2nd most successful Hartford team in the USOC.


The edit proves that you got the joke after the initial post.
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I may be wrong but for the tourney Cosmos B was Cosmos B in name only because they were eligible for the tourney and the main team wasn't. They played their A roster.

There is no such thing as Cosmos A anymore. So Cosmos B is a reserve team for... what exactly, I'm not sure.


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They already did MLS qualification rounds in years past, and it sucked

You have missed the point.
This year, 10 MLS sides will still face each other.
That leaves only 11 slots for lower level teams.
With qualifying, there would be 16.

The fun of a cup is to play teams in other leagues, and eliminating teams through intra-league matches totally douses that fun.

I refer you to my previous response.

give lower division teams right of first refusal to host against MLS teams.


What club would voluntarily decline the opportunity?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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You have missed the point.
This year, 10 MLS sides will still face each other.
That leaves only 11 slots for lower level teams.
With qualifying, there would be 16.
I refer you to my previous response.

What club would voluntarily decline the opportunity?


Happens all the time. You can tell from the draw who did not apply. Has already happened 6-12 times so far

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I'm all for playing different leagues in our first round instead of MLS teams but I hope they keep it regionally like it is now. I don't mind traveling for the open cup but I really don't want to have to fly somewhere just for our first round.




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