MLS

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  • #15457

    Jamie
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    Is anyone else into MLS?  (I know, it's not the Premiership, but it's all we have in the US).Personally, I'm a fan of the Portland Timbers and actually you can usually see me amongst the Timbers Army at any home game.  Not sure who the Army is?  It's this mob.  XD9490118-standard.jpgSo do we have any other MLS fans on the boards?

  • #17308

    anonymous
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    San Jose Earthquakes, of course!  We used to go to a lot of games when we lived just a couple miles from the stadium.

  • #17309

    anonymous
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    The only Association Football team of any merit is, of course, Cardiff City Football Club. Notwithstanding this self-evident fact, it is an irrelevance as the round pill is anathema to any right thinking Celt – the ball should be oval and the team Cardiff Rugby Football Club – oh, and we Welsh just won the Five Nations … Cymru!!!!!

  • #17310

    anonymous
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    Is anyone else into MLS?  (I know, it's not the Premiership, but it's all we have in the US).Personally, I'm a fan of the Portland Timbers and actually you can usually see me amongst the Timbers Army at any home game.  Not sure who the Army is?  It's this mob.  XD9490118-standard.jpgSo do we have any other MLS fans on the boards?

    Is that a Swedish flag in the group? Don't really have a team, as the closest one in Chicago, and as a general rule, people in Wisconsin don't cheer for Chicago teams.  :)I hate to be a eurosnob, but I'd much rather watch an EPL game over MLS; maybe because outside of a few players, I don't know who to cheer for.I follow MLS more to follow what's happening with the referees, yeah I'm a nerd. And a USSF referee, youth games only, not qualified enough for the big boys, besides what can be more fun that being yelled at by soccer moms on your free time  :P

  • #17311

    anonymous
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    Given the strong passions about footie in some of the places I've lived, I've always found it best to be a fan of the local team, wherever that is.  Currently, therefore, I'm a Liga fan (Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito).  It was that or Barcelona, but I don't look good in yellow.  ;)We used to go a lot when we were in Kiev.  We've only been two or three times here.

  • #17312

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Is that a Swedish flag in the group?

    Hehe, no.  It's green and Gold.  Our colors are green, gold, and white.  Though we do have flags from other countries among the Army, representing where our coach or certain players who are from.  :)

  • #17313

    Liam
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    How big is football in the states? Its easily the biggest sport over here (uk) but how high does it rank overall across the pond?

  • #17314

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Outside of Portland?  Not big at all.  Football and Basketball take up most of the available oxygen in the US.However, in Portland it's huge.  I've never seen crowds in the US for any sport the way Portland produces crowds for PTFC.  But Portland has always had it's own culture that's distinct and separate from the US.  It's a funny little town that way.  :)

  • #17315

    Jonny the Grognard
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    I can only name one team that operates in the MLS and it's LA Galaxy and even then that's only because Beckham was there. So that sums up whether or not I'm into MLS. On another unrelated note, your stadium capacity is fairly small.

  • #17316

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Yeah, it is.  Otoh, it's always sold out, it's rambunctious, the tickets sell out during pre-sale, and the wait list for seasons tickets is measured in years.  So while it's small, that's not for lack of support or enthusiasm.  It's just a function of architecture.

  • #17317

    Jonny the Grognard
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    Yeah, it is.  Otoh, it's always sold out, it's rambunctious, the tickets sell out during pre-sale, and the wait list for seasons tickets is measured in years.  So while it's small, that's not for lack of support or enthusiasm.  It's just a function of architecture.

    My local team's stadium can seat around 49000, though it is rather large. It still manages to fill up. Oh and nice user of rambunctious.

  • #17318

    Digital Unicorn
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    You can have my local teams stadium. Its like a 40'000 seat capacity and the team just got relegated to the 6th teir of the football divisions. That's the one below blue squarre premier btw, lol.It was built when some local gangster owned the club, and the council wouldn't give him a license to have concerts and events, so he never got any return on his investment, and no one will ever buy the team because the cost of running the place is more than the team will ever bring in in its current state. It sucks balls too, coz if the tickets weren't extortionately priced I'm sure they'd get me and 1000's of other people in to watch the match, but their still trying to charge like their in league 1.

  • #17319

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    I dunno… while I do love things that are tied to organized crime, that's a bit of a commute for us.  ;)

  • #17320

    Digital Unicorn
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    At this point I think it'd be cheaper to airlift the thing somewhere else than keep it in its current state.It must have been an almost word for word re-inactment of the Monorail scene from the Simpsons when they came up with the idea to build it here.

  • #17321

    anonymous
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    Yeah, it is.  Otoh, it's always sold out, it's rambunctious, the tickets sell out during pre-sale, and the wait list for seasons tickets is measured in years.  So while it's small, that's not for lack of support or enthusiasm.  It's just a function of architecture.

    wasn't there a statistic recently which stated that MLS has the highest percentage attendance of all major sports leagues in the USA?  I think part of that is related to the smaller stadium sizes in relation to the NFL and MLB, but interesting nonetheless

  • #17322

    Anonymous

    Las Vegas doesn't have a soccer team, but we have a huge Latino population that is completely nutty about the game.  At the gym and in bars, one of the TV channels is always on a soccer game.  Also, of all the sports played at local parks, soccer appears to be at least as popular as baseball/softball. 

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