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MetroFanatic

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#1365394 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on Yesterday, 09:57 AM

EPL returns June 17.




#1365384 MLS to return for July tournament?

Posted by MetroFanatic on 27 May 2020 - 05:26 PM

With cities around the country loosening stay-at-home restrictions, MLS is now thinking of having teams remain in their home markets until around June 21, at which point the teams would decamp for Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando (ESPN is owned by the Walt Disney Co.) and stay there for a little more than a month.

 

The teams would then take part in a group stage comprised of five matches, followed by a knockout stage. The group-stage games would count in the regular-season standings.

 

https://www.espn.com...ment-in-orlando




#1365337 Rumor: Veron Parkes

Posted by MetroFanatic on 24 May 2020 - 03:35 PM

Would RB offer anywhere near the money of those other clubs?


Salary-wise? Probably not. But seeing our forward depth, it might be the quickest way for him for first-team minutes. Worked out for Jorgensen!




#1365285 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by MetroFanatic on 19 May 2020 - 09:08 PM

I guess they not planning on the Smurfs or Yankees to be playing games at home this season: https://www.travelan...mid=34062915779


They can move to Hartford, where they belong.




#1365282 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on 19 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

So no Leagues Cup for RedBulls this season. https://sbisoccer.co...due-to-covid-19


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO




#1365204 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by MetroFanatic on 15 May 2020 - 10:43 PM

I gotta applaud Hamlett's foresight. Why spend any money if there is gonna be no season? He was truly ahead of the time.




#1365145 MLS to return for July tournament?

Posted by MetroFanatic on 12 May 2020 - 08:08 PM

MLS is tentatively planning to take all its 26 teams to central Florida for a summer tournament, according to a report from the Washington Post. The competition would not be part of the suspended regular season, and would instead be a standalone event that would see each team play a minimum of five games without fans in attendance.

The league is reportedly targeting June 1 as the date for team arrivals to Orlando, and matches would begin to take place on July 1. The games would be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which is located on a piece of the enormous 220 acres that Walt Disney World owns in Orlando.

 

https://sbisoccer.co...ment-in-orlando

 

The league has also braced for not playing any games until at least September.




#1365103 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on 08 May 2020 - 02:11 PM

Faroe Islands league is starting!

 

https://www.vulture....n-lifeline.html




#1365064 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on 05 May 2020 - 10:15 AM

MLS Classics Today is the Eddie Gaven game! 4PM on MLSsoccer.com/Youtube.

 

And Metro - Tampa is tomorrow with Tab, Gio, and Miles doing commentary. Fantastic choices.




#1364890 Kaku wants to go to Europe

Posted by MetroFanatic on 18 April 2020 - 06:43 PM

Big feature on ESPN:

 

https://www.espn.com...s-set-on-europe

 

(Europe is a minor footnote, not even quoted, but somehow made the headline.)




#1364812 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on 16 April 2020 - 02:15 PM

If we win the cup*, I don't care if it's held on the moon. Just give me the cup.

 

*We're not gonna win the cup this year.




#1364791 Future of Red Bulls Academy

Posted by MetroFanatic on 16 April 2020 - 06:31 AM

RB press release:

 

We have made it our mission to engage, inspire, and develop youth players both regionally and nationally, and integration of academy talent has been a large part of our club philosophy and our success at the MLS level. Our continued investment in the player development pyramid and academy infrastructure means we are well positioned to navigate this changing landscape. Red Bulls Academy will continue to provide the best competition platform, along with a world-class training environment and holistic player support program to maximize each player's development.




#1364740 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by MetroFanatic on 14 April 2020 - 09:11 PM

A bit better than the 1996 opener: Mathis' 5 goal game, in its entirety:

 




#1364710 Metro Mount Rushmore

Posted by MetroFanatic on 12 April 2020 - 07:25 PM

 

Olave-Sekagya would have been a top tier pairing in that era of MLS in any situation other than against Houston in the playoffs


Olave's red card in the opener was one of those what ifs...




#1364694 Metro Mount Rushmore

Posted by MetroFanatic on 11 April 2020 - 03:03 PM

RBNY History twitter posted the Amado highlight reel today.

 

It's amazing how good he was when he was on... (and, sadly, how the whole team reeled when he was off.)