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  1. Highbury

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    Why not?

    Impressive performance from Montreal last night. 2-0 up on Santos in the CCL. There were something like 55,000 people in the Olympic Stadium....

    carry on....
     


  2. thomas19064

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    Yeah, will be interesting to see how the Islanders fair against Marathon tonight.... USL really is making MLS look bad.... I'm not sure that Houston is going to be able to go down to Cancun and advance.
     
  3. chapka

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    Well, Shanghai got a pretty good draw in the AFC champions league, as long as they can get past the Antlers...
     
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  5. SoB Bolton

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    Wow, we may have more teams from our territories in the next round than in our own country, even if Houston DOES make it...
     
  6. thomas19064

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    Final 2-1 Puerto Rico.
     
  7. buzzkiller23

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    MADRID, SPAIN: Liverpool 1 - Real Madrid 0

    Earlier in the week in UEFA Champions League competition. The Reds' Benayoun scored at 81' after being outplayed by Real in the first half.

    Yay.
     
  8. JamesTaylor

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    With the addition of Seattle's 20,000 season ticket holders and Sigi's feeling they could have a consistent 10k+ walk-up, I wasn't surprised to see that MLS could pass the NBA & NHL for average attendance in 2009.

    Sure they have many more games, which the Eskins of the world will trupet as Apples/Oranges, but this is kind of cool.
     
  9. Dills

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    are people posting results without an [R] tag in the thread title? for shame!
     
  10. ChefJim27

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    MLS is in no way ready to take on MLB, let alone the NFL in terms of attendance, but it is truly another nail in the coffin of those who seem to think MLS is teetering on folding, just like the NASL did. I'm looking foreward to this year or next, when MLS is able to issue that report that states MLS has finally began generating leaguewide profit, and MLS ratings have inched above 2.0, thanks to the USMNT semifinal berth in the 2010 World Cup, and great new franchises in Seattle and Philadelphia, with St. Louis on the way.
     
  11. buzzkiller23

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    I'd say they're in good company. The NFL is the richest sports league in the world right now. No one can touch that. MLB is pretty high up there too. The reality is that the NHL and NBA are on serious downturns in terms of attendance and revenue. Meanwhile MLS has steadily improved and will increase popularity exponentially with each USMNT victory in '09 and performance in the 2010 World Cup. If they do even reasonably well in the WC I think there is a very good chance the MLS has a shot to overtake the NHL in a lot of rev/attendance stats, the NBA is doing a little better, but it will get interesting.
     
  12. ChefJim27

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    The biggest thing that MLS has going for it is the market. The NHL has definately reached a point of market saturation, and perhaps even gone further than that. There has been talk of the Phoenix Coyotes needing a NHL loan just to cover costs to finish the season. Last night, while watching the ESPN ticker, I saw the NBA is loaning a total of $175Million to 15 clubs to have enough revenue for the rest of the campaign. That's the kind of bleeding that MLS hasn't seen since 2002. Add to that, MLS is still expanding in this crappy economy, while the NHL is considering contraction, and the NBA is talking more relocation, it isn't all that hard to see where the truth lies, whatever Jim Rome or Sal Palantonio might think.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3936991
     
  13. buzzkiller23

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    Ugh. I already cringe at the New Orleans Hornets.
     
  14. ChefJim27

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    That would be a fun "think while you drink" topic for when we were all still at college... Major North American Sports teams that have relocated. Keep it to the NFL, the NHL, the NBA, or MLB... This should be fun!

    1-Charlotte Hornets - New Orleans
    2-New Orleans Jazz - Utah
     
  15. SoB Bolton

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    and REALLY off-topic...
     
  16. ChefJim27

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    Fine Mark, Fine...

    I thought the Dynamo looked really good, and I was surprised how Stuart Holden seems to be capable of taking D-Ro's spot, and really quarterbacking Houston's midfield.

    I also was chuckling to myself when I read the results of Montreal's CCL match. Two lines struck me funny. First, how fans hadn't yet gotten to their seats when Montreal struck at the 5 minute mark. Can you imagine any of us not being in the stands in the 5th minute? Or when they scored their second goal, and fans "erupted out of their seats..." Who the Frak sits down at a soccer match? How do you sing and dance and make rucus when your ass is firmly in a chair?
     
  17. SoB Bolton

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    I'm just amazed they got more people in that stadium for one match than Les Expos got their last season combined.
     
  18. ChefJim27

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    You're closer to the truth than not. It's making me wish that Saputo wasn't such an idiot. Montreal vs Toronto is a rivalry that MLS is probably salivating over, and it lets MLS negotiate a Canadian TV rights deal.
     
  19. Dills

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    basketball doesn't constitute "other teams"? ;)
     
  20. SoB Bolton

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    *glares*
     
  21. Dills

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    yeah, brad needs to put a hat on. :cool:
     
  22. JamesTaylor

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread!

    From someone who always stays on topic, this is offensive.
     
  23. Onion41

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    Guess what "LITERAL BOLTON" strikes again :p
     
  24. SoB Bolton

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread [R]

    Quickly followed by "COMPLAINS ABOUT LITERAL BOLTON COREY"
     
  25. JamesTaylor

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    Re: Our Very Own 'Other Teams' Thread [R]

    whatta circle jerk
     
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