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    No Friday or Sunday games, I'll take that thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas87 View Post
    According to everything that has been set the only 'additional' matches in our seasons for 2020 are Canadian championship ones (and looking at the schedule now it obviously means the QF, SF and Final)
    I feel like the Leagues Cup will be completely separate (even if we don't get all three CanChamp matches).
    On one hand, I can't think for a minute that they'd not make one of the 20, the hard-to-sell early summer first Leagues Cup match.

    On the other, looking closely at the website ... it does clearly say in the 2020 T&C that "Member will receive 1 CCL match, if Toronto FC qualifies for the CCL, and 2 CC matches. In theevent Toronto FC does not qualify for the CCL,the Member will receive 3 CC matches" - which doesn't seem sensible from a marketing point-of-view, given we probably have to get through Montreal.

    So I can see where you are coming from here. Though I'm not 100% convinced they won't try doing this anyway - but I can see why there might be objections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfitz View Post
    On one hand, I can't think for a minute that they'd not make one of the 20, the hard-to-sell early summer first Leagues Cup match.

    On the other, looking closely at the website ... it does clearly say in the 2020 T&C that "Member will receive 1 CCL match, if Toronto FC qualifies for the CCL, and 2 CC matches. In theevent Toronto FC does not qualify for the CCL,the Member will receive 3 CC matches" - which doesn't seem sensible from a marketing point-of-view, given we probably have to get through Montreal.

    So I can see where you are coming from here. Though I'm not 100% convinced they won't try doing this anyway - but I can see why there might be objections.
    You can only piss off the fan base so much, and I think that the frequent Friday and Sunday matches were that, as well as the CCL in the snow. SSH renewals were not where they wanted them to be and they know that they have to be careful.
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    The Saturday only thing in summer is interesting. They got a lot of negative feedback on that back in the Beirne/Anselmi days. People with cottages and all that. But maybe the SSH base has changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burlington Red View Post
    No Friday or Sunday games, I'll take that thank you very much
    YES Thank the Gods

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    The evening games in the summer are going to mean a lot of long shadows on the pitch and people in the east side shading their eyes.

    Noticed Decision day is away at NYRB - we better be locked into a top 3 spot before then.

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    I love the simplicity of this schedule Saturday games every week. That's going to be great for establishing a routine. Those last 4 games though will be very tough...we need to start the season strong and get our momentum early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfk View Post
    No home games for the CNE (Aug 21 to Sep 7, 2020), if that's your thing.
    It was our thing. A family tradition. CNE and TFC on the same day.
    Not happy about this. Now two trips to the city and double the expenses . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    The evening games in the summer are going to mean a lot of long shadows on the pitch and people in the east side shading their eyes.

    Noticed Decision day is away at NYRB - we better be locked into a top 3 spot before then.
    Very tough last six games, really. Only one obviously winnable game (Orlando at home).
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    Updating a few tables for 2020. Same number of June-July-August games (7) as last season.
    MLS Regular Season Summer
    Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Total Jun-Jul-Aug % of total
    2007 0 1 3 3 1 3 2 2 15 7 47%
    2008 0 2 4 2 1 2 3 1 15 5 33%
    2009 0 4 3 3 1 1 1 2 15 5 33%
    2010 0 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 15 8 53%
    2011 1 4 3 3 1 2 1 2 17 6 35%
    2012 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 17 7 41%
    2013 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 1 17 7 41%
    2014 1 1 3 1 4 2 3 2 17 7 41%
    2015 0 0 3 3 1 4 3 3 17 8 47%
    2016 0 0 4 1 4 3 3 2 17 8 47%
    2017 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 1 17 6 35%
    2018 2 2 4 0 2 2 3 2 17 4 24%
    2019 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 17 7 41%
    2020 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 0 17 7 41%

    Definitely more weekend (Saturday/Sunday) games (15) than last season (11):
    MLS Regular Season Weekend
    Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Total Sat-Sun % of total
    2007 2 1 9 3 15 12 80%
    2008 1 1 12 1 15 13 87%
    2009 2 12 1 15 13 87%
    2010 2 12 1 15 13 87%
    2011 3 14 17 14 82%
    2012 4 13 17 13 76%
    2013 2 1 14 17 14 82%
    2014 2 14 1 17 15 88%
    2015 3 12 2 17 14 82%
    2016 3 11 3 17 14 82%
    2017 3 5 7 2 17 9 53%
    2018 2 4 8 3 17 11 65%
    2019 3 3 7 4 17 11 65%
    2020 2 15 17 15 88%

    In terms of time of day, there is a small shift to games earlier in the day (7 versus 5 last year were before 7pm):
    Early Afternoon Afternoon Evening
    12-2:30 % of total 3-6:30 % of total 7-8 % of total
    2007 2 13% 8 53% 5 33%
    2008 1 7% 10 67% 4 27%
    2009 1 7% 11 73% 3 20%
    2010 4 27% 7 47% 4 27%
    2011 5 29% 1 6% 11 65%
    2012 5 29% 7 41% 5 29%
    2013 6 35% 7 41% 4 24%
    2014 4 24% 7 41% 6 35%
    2015 3 18% 10 59% 4 24%
    2016 0 0% 4 24% 13 76%
    2017 1 6% 4 24% 12 71%
    2018 1 6% 5 29% 11 65%
    2019 0 0% 5 29% 12 71%
    2020 1 6% 6 35% 10 59%

    It's pretty much a consensus that this is an improvement from 2019!

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    The thread of tweets following this one is a really good analysis of the MLS schedule for each team (I don't feel comfortable quoting a whole thread of tweets at length & the thread unroll app seems to have shut down)


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    I won't repeat what others have said but here are some other noteworthy things.

    May 30 - Champions League Final followed by us hosting Miami.

    During Euro - All our games are in the evening so no conflict there.

    Assuming we make the Voyageurs Final, we have a road trip to Portland smack in the middle of it. I'll assume Greg will throw this game again (Please don't as odds are we'll need the points during the final stretch).

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    Ok, found a thread reader app that takes a twitter thread and makes it into one long form read

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...126989824.html

    Read this thread to compare what each team has to go through this season schedule wise.

    We have the most Saturday home games of any team in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Ok, found a thread reader app that takes a twitter thread and makes it into one long form read

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...126989824.html

    Read this thread to compare what each team has to go through this season schedule wise.

    We have the most Saturday home games of any team in the league.

    Jeez - that's good stuff.

    Whoever managed TFC's scheduling this season needs a big thank you! No games during International games...Saturday games like clockwork. As close to maximum recovery time between games as could be. Just great sensible scheduling. If scheduling has any influence on the outcome of a season - I would not bet against TFC being in the run for the Supporters Shield again this season. (It's what they do when they lose an MLS Cup Final) Looking forward to the season already - just need to get that big DP signed up good and early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestStandGeoff View Post
    From the team website: 2020 TFC schedule

    Sadly, no Nashville road trip this year...
    I'm glad someone else is bummed out about this.

    Nashville is now the premier destination. It's a riot.

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    2023 though until we get a Nashville soccer stadium specific experience.

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    Not sure if there will be a separate post for the pre-season games or not but thought I would throw them up here. Does anyone know if they will be streaming anywhere or if we will be able to watch them somehow?

    Saturday, February 8 – Colorado Rapids – UC Irvine (TBD)
    Wednesday, February 12 – LAFC – Banc of California Stadium (12:00 p.m.)
    Saturday, February 15 – LA Galaxy – Dignity Health Sports Park (3:00 p.m.)
    Wednesday, February 19 – Chicago Fire FC – UC Irvine (TBD)
    Saturday, February 22 – Colorado Rapids – Dignity Health Sports Park (12:00 p.m.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 613reppingTFC View Post
    Not sure if there will be a separate post for the pre-season games or not but thought I would throw them up here. Does anyone know if they will be streaming anywhere or if we will be able to watch them somehow?

    Saturday, February 8 – Colorado Rapids – UC Irvine (TBD)
    Wednesday, February 12 – LAFC – Banc of California Stadium (12:00 p.m.)
    Saturday, February 15 – LA Galaxy – Dignity Health Sports Park (3:00 p.m.)
    Wednesday, February 19 – Chicago Fire FC – UC Irvine (TBD)
    Saturday, February 22 – Colorado Rapids – Dignity Health Sports Park (12:00 p.m.)
    They are typically not streamed, hence no threads.
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    The LAFC & LAG games may be streamed - they are both open to the public.

 

 

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