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Full 2013 League Schedule, MLS Cup Dec 7/8

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by tab5g, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

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    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...occer-schedule-released-complete-rivalry-week

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule?m...774702847888658830e&form_id=mls_schedule_form
     


  2. JasonMa

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    So the first discrepancy. MLSSoccer.com shows Colorado hosting Chivas on 4/25 (a Thursday). Both team sites show the game on 5/25 (a Saturday). The teams aren't double booked on either date, so I'm guessing a typo at MLSSoccer.com and the game is really in May.
     
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  3. Yoshou

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    So.. Any bets on when the first game that will be rescheduled for a friendly? :)
     
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  4. RapidStorm

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    Credit where it's due: this is probably the earliest they've ever completed the full schedule.
     
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  5. tab5g

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    Yup.

    Because FIFA/Concacaf are using Fri/Tues dates.

    MLS will still be playing some of their games with likely depleted rosters on those Sa/Su dates within some FIFA international match periods.
     
  6. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC I Hate Freedom

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    I thought that they were mirroring the schedule from last year. For example, last year, The Union played the Crew once at home and twice on the road and Houston twice on the road and once at home. This year, I thought that the reverse was supposed to be true, but apparently the Union are now playing Montreal and Sporting KC twice at home and once on the road, whereas last year the Union only played them once at home and once on the road.
     
  7. troutseth

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    I have not done the hard math, but I think with an odd number of teams you could not do an exact mirror.
     
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  8. JasonMa

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    Yeah, I think the exact mirror was for the West (where each team had 8 conference opponents and 10 out of conference opponents). In the East where its 9 and 9 an exact mirror probably wouldn't be mathematically possible.
     
  9. troutseth

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    yep, but at the point where you cannot do half the league, it makes doing the whole league (since they cross over) rather difficult.
     
  10. ceezmad

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    Come on Toronto in the MLS cup with the #1 seed :eek:
     
  11. tab5g

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    VAN at MTL or VAN at TFC would be God's preferred choices for MLS Cup 2013.

    Although he'll probably settle on something more comical like CUSA at NER and the extra markings on the artificial turf.
     
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    Within the Eastern Conference it isn't a straight mirror. Teams play 7 of the 9 conference foes three times. Those 7 rotate so the home and away can't be a straight swap.

    Last year Houston played Columbus and New England only twice. This year we play Toronto and Philly only twice each.
     
  13. JasonMa

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    As noted in the Rapids forum, the first meeting between Seattle and Colorado (the two states that legalized) is on 4/20. That had to be intentional by MLS, right? :D
     
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  14. KensingtonSC

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    It'll be the first matchup for the Cottonmouth Cup sponsored by Funyuns.
     
  15. JasonMa

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    The league's site now shows this game on the 5/25 date.
     
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    So, they are adding about a week to the playoffs?
     
  17. newtex

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    BTW, we now have this possible post-season schedule:

    Sunday, October 27: Regular season ends
    Wed/Thurs, October 30-31: Play-in Round

    Sat/Sun, November 2-3: Conference Semifinals, Leg 1
    Sat/Sun, November 9-10: Conference Semifinals, Leg 2
    Sat/Sun, November 16-17: Conference Finals, Leg 1
    Sat/Sun, November 23-24: Conference Finals, Leg 2
    Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving

    Sat/Sun, December 7-8: MLS CUP

    Every playoff game after the Play-In Round on a weekend.
     
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  18. KensingtonSC

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    Hopefully, they will spread out the playoffs more than they did this past year. I wonder if that bye week will still hang around between the conference championships and MLS Cup Final. I hope not.
     
  19. newtex

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    It almost certainly will. That's Thanksgiving weekend and it gives an extra week to get ready to host the Cup.
     
  20. AndyMead

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    No ESPN games from Livestrong Sporting Park
     
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    Speaking of games on TV at which location.. Here's the full list.. Perhaps unsurprisingly NY and LA get the most appearances. RSL, NER, and Columbus get the shaft for US teams.

    ESPNESPN2NBCNBCSNUniMasUnivisionTotal
    HomeAwayHomeAwayHomeAwayHomeAwayHomeAwayHomeAwayTotal
    Chicago113532116
    Chivas USA5712
    Colorado2327
    Columbus1113
    D.C. United111242112
    FC Dallas122229
    Houston131214113
    LA Galaxy112212322117
    Montreal11
    New England112
    New York2231323319
    Philadelphia123410
    Portland2111421113
    Real Salt Lake123
    San Jose1211319
    Seattle211144114
    Sporting KC2531213
    Vancouver11
     
  23. KensingtonSC

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    I wonder if the games on UniMas means the end of games on Galavision. I get UniMas over the air here in the Philly area in HD, so I'd be able to pick up an additional 25 matches that I would've lost had they been on Galavision.
     
  24. newtex

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    No games shown on the National TV schedule on Galavision. Looks like everything has been moved to UniMas. And one game on Univision.
     
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    Ops normal;)
     
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