***Official 2022 World Cup Thread***

cyclone13

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To be fair... that's better quality than it was 20 years ago.
Yes, it is definitely.

IMHO MLS actually should have followed J-League model.

When J-League was founded they purposedly signed players who were also good “teachers”, not just aging superstars. They ended up signing Zico, Pierre Littbarski, etc who were excellent teachers for Japanese players. Same with the coaches they hired.

MLS chose (and until recently, still choose) the glam route without looking at the knowledge transfer aspect. They ended up with Lothat Matthaeus, Stevie Gerrard , Rafael Marquez and Frank Lampard.
 

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coolerifyoudid

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Poland opened employing the "angry swarm" mentality. France handled it and has responded with a "Hey, have you seen how fast we are?" attitude.

This one looks to be fun.
 

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Stupid sexy Giroud, it must be nice to have a person that just wants to score goals.
 

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Long term, I think it would greatly benefit US soccer if they went forward with a relegation system similar to the rest of the world. It probably will never happen as MLS owners have put too much money into growing the league and they don’t want to risk losing money.

Having multiple tiers would allow for additional professional teams across the country. The potential to get to the top league would make it easier for the cities to get behind their teams and support them, consequently getting more people involved and caring about soccer etc.

Imagine if places like DSM, Omaha, Milwaukee, and on and on had professional teams that had a chance to make it to the MLS.
 
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Long term, I think it would greatly benefit US soccer if they went forward with a relegation system similar to the rest of the world. It probably will never happen as MLS owners have put too much money into growing the league and they don’t want to risk losing money.

Having multiple tiers would allow for additional professional teams across the country. The potential to get to the top league would make it easier for the cities to get behind their teams and support them, consequently getting more people involved and caring about soccer etc.

Imagine if places like DSM, Omaha, Milwaukee, and on and on had professional teams that had a chance to make it to the MLS.


I don’t quite understand the soccer system. I think what would really help is if we could get a premier league team in America. Like a New York team. And if they get relegated they go back into MLS with a way to qualify. I know it will never happen. Just think it would be cool
 

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Long term, I think it would greatly benefit US soccer if they went forward with a relegation system similar to the rest of the world. It probably will never happen as MLS owners have put too much money into growing the league and they don’t want to risk losing money.

Having multiple tiers would allow for additional professional teams across the country. The potential to get to the top league would make it easier for the cities to get behind their teams and support them, consequently getting more people involved and caring about soccer etc.

Imagine if places like DSM, Omaha, Milwaukee, and on and on had professional teams that had a chance to make it to the MLS.
I'd love the idea, but I don't think there's enough money (or talent, currently) to support another level of soccer in the US below the MLS. Between college and pro sports, our sports fans are already stretched to the point of dwindling attendance in some areas.

MLS is getting better, but the talent overall is a pretty large step down from most country's systems. While the support has been growing, we still have a significant portion of our population that will always be rooting against the sport's success.
 

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I'd love the idea, but I don't think there's enough money (or talent, currently) to support another level of soccer in the US below the MLS. Between college and pro sports, our sports fans are already stretched to the point of dwindling attendance in some areas.

MLS is getting better, but the talent overall is a pretty large step down from most country's systems. While the support has been growing, we still have a significant portion of our population that will always be rooting against the sport's success.
Good points