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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    Sell him, get some TAM and draft pics. Start the rebuild
    Let's get Harry Kane!

    And Messi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    It's a tough sports market in many respects, sure. Then again, if somebody told me Orlando would be a run-away success or that Seattle would really take to MLS (given their general apathy towards other sports teams at the time) I might have dismissed the idea.
    Miami is a different beast. No market there. The demographics/income disparity is outrageous in Miami. Not to mention how it's layed out as a city, public transport etc.

    It's everything you don't want in an expansion team basically. It's the direct opposite in every way except maybe the glamour aspect, but that's for the players. There are no other redeeming qualities for a new sports franchise in Miami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Let's get Harry Kane!

    And Messi.
    Once upon a time Thierry Henry ruled MLS - I don't see why he can't do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    Once upon a time Thierry Henry ruled MLS - I don't see why he can't do it again.
    Bring him back to life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molenshtain View Post
    Miami is a different beast. No market there. The demographics/income disparity is outrageous in Miami. Not to mention how it's layed out as a city, public transport etc.

    It's everything you don't want in an expansion team basically. It's the direct opposite in every way except maybe the glamour aspect, but that's for the players. There are no other redeeming qualities for a new sports franchise in Miami.
    Those are great points but I think it's more than that with Miami, at least where soccer is concerned. It's the latino media centre in the US, and many (if not all) of the major media markets in Central and South America have offices/bureaus in Miami. It's not just selling tickets to Miami residents; it's about selling the brand south, IMHO.

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    ^I'd rep this post if I could. Miami is where all the rich Central Americans fly into for a day of shopping. I could see them taking an interest in a team there.

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    Canadian mark anthony kay signs with LAFC.good for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_S View Post
    Those are great points but I think it's more than that with Miami, at least where soccer is concerned. It's the latino media centre in the US, and many (if not all) of the major media markets in Central and South America have offices/bureaus in Miami. It's not just selling tickets to Miami residents; it's about selling the brand south, IMHO.
    That's bang on. Given the "FutbolMLS" branding around the announcement, i figure that's the direction they are going in

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    Man City signs Jack Harrison from NYCFC, then immediately loaned him to Middlesborough

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    Default MLS & Liga MX Champs MIGHT Meet Once a Year

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.709e28fdb12c

    If this happens, prepare for something BIG in September people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.709e28fdb12c

    If this happens, prepare for something BIG in September people.
    oooooo if this does come true, I hope it is included in our SSH package

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn0re View Post
    oooooo if this does come true, I hope it is included in our SSH package
    I just have zero interest in this game. This is what the CCL is for. I don't see the benefit. I would have supported a Supporters Shield style game to open the season? Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie View Post
    Canadian mark anthony kay signs with LAFC.good for him
    He's former TFC academy player, right?

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    Orlando putting all their chips in on this season. It'll be a disaster for them if they miss the playoffs again.

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    Bold moves - Orlando went from probable alsoran to playoff team in one week. Better balanced then it was a few days ago but defensive cohesion takes time, I still think they can be had down the sides, and they lack depth in the back. Will be fun to watch but I don't think they run deep into the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakTFC View Post
    I just have zero interest in this game. This is what the CCL is for. I don't see the benefit. I would have supported a Supporters Shield style game to open the season? Maybe.
    Do you mean Community Shield/Super Cup style game? Like MLS Cup winner vs Supporters Shield Winner for the MLS Super Cup?

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    The top team in MLS in form versus the top team in Liga MX in form. Fans have been asking for this for years.

    TFC will take this game seriously, especially if we have a strong few games in CCL versus Liga MX teams. And if we managed to somehow win CCL - the Liga MX team will come up here looking for revenge.

    There is potential here for something big.

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    ^^ I would look forward to this as well, but I would presume would be two matches, home and away?

    I also don't think it would happen this year as the schedules are set, but that's okay; Bradley and his mates could take it personally and win the Cup again to spite both leagues, LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    Do you mean Community Shield/Super Cup style game? Like MLS Cup winner vs Supporters Shield Winner for the MLS Super Cup?
    Similar. MLS vs. Liga MX winner but when the season kicks off. Could be the Apertura winner?

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    Remember there was that MLS vs. Mex competition that happened for a couple of years, that died when the CCL was born?

    What was that called again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Remember there was that MLS vs. Mex competition that happened for a couple of years, that died when the CCL was born?

    What was that called again?
    The SuperLiga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas87 View Post
    ^Right.

    I don't remember how popular/not popular this was, so I don't know if it has any relevance to the currently conversation about a Community Shield-style game between the MLS champ and a Mex. team.

    In fact, I'm not even sure why I brought it up now.

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    Former TFC academy player Olapado Afolayan has signed for West Ham United.

    https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/...adapo-afolayan

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    You see, that GK kit would be fire if the design would be from front to back...not just the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    ^Right.

    I don't remember how popular/not popular this was, so I don't know if it has any relevance to the currently conversation about a Community Shield-style game between the MLS champ and a Mex. team.

    In fact, I'm not even sure why I brought it up now.
    It was terrible, the MLS rosters weren't deep enough at the time to handle it. I remember it as a ridiculous distraction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Nice!
    TORONTO FC, 2017 MLS CHAMPIONS!!! (Ooooo, I like that!)

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    MLS Trade Value Ranking by Tutal Rahman

    (Not what you might think it is)

    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/mls...es-top-assets/
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    MLS Trade Value Ranking by Tutal Rahman

    (Not what you might think it is)

    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/mls...es-top-assets/
    Saw this. Salary disparity makes it a lot more arguable then Simmons version, which is what he was going for, but still definitely an interesting and worthwhile thought exercise for an article. Also very clearly basing a lot of his opinions on players on media hype as opposed to in depth player analysis (You will not convince me that Delgado isn't as good as Roldan, Or that Nick Hagglund isn't as good as Walker Zimmerman, Or that Jordan Morris isn't mostly just a white less athletic Darren Mattocks)

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    Massive news out today that ESPN bought the right to MLS live and is mixing it in as part of ESPN+ - ESPN's big push to switch to streaming and online content after their subscriptions levels fell off a cliff two or three years ago. It'll be cheaper than MLS live, plus you get access to every other sporting event ESPN has in its folder. It'll mean a significantly bigger audience across the U.S. and around the world. Could very well be looked at as a turning point in the league's surge into mainstream entertainment in the U.S. and Canada in the coming years.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-soccer-rights
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