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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    The only thing I don't think he gets right is the level of MLS competition - I would put MLS teams at Championship level. Which is way better then they used to be. Morris is going to Swansea because he wants to try Europe, even if its at the same level (in theory) as MLS. Seattle fans might be wondering what is going on but let the guy go.
    The championship is better than MLS. Its a top 7 league in the world, Brentford has 3 or 4 wins over EPL teams this year... there isnt a MLS team who could do that. There are three teams with players worth over 100 million and brentford who is very close. I would say the top MLS teams would be around 10-15 in the EFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikmacdo View Post
    The championship is better than MLS. Its a top 7 league in the world, Brentford has 3 or 4 wins over EPL teams this year... there isnt a MLS team who could do that. There are three teams with players worth over 100 million and brentford who is very close. I would say the top MLS teams would be around 10-15 in the EFL.

    I originally put mid level Championship but edited it out for some reason but I stand by what I said based on my watching both Championship & Div 1 on DAZN.

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    ClubFoot-Houston trade:

    https://twitter.com/kevlaramee/statu...004592644?s=21

    Looks like Urruti is moving again.

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    Some talk on Twitter about Giovinco and the LA Galaxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Some talk on Twitter about Giovinco and the LA Galaxy.
    Hard to say no to LA for a guy like Giovinco I think, if his motivation is find himself and his family a decent place to live while making some money.

    Does his family still live in Toronto?

    “Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good football.

    I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’

    And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”

    -Eduardo Galeano

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Some talk on Twitter about Giovinco and the LA Galaxy.
    This would drive me crazy and amuse me greatly, both at the same time.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikmacdo View Post
    The championship is better than MLS. Its a top 7 league in the world, Brentford has 3 or 4 wins over EPL teams this year... there isnt a MLS team who could do that. There are three teams with players worth over 100 million and brentford who is very close. I would say the top MLS teams would be around 10-15 in the EFL.
    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I originally put mid level Championship but edited it out for some reason but I stand by what I said based on my watching both Championship & Div 1 on DAZN.
    I'm sure I saw somewhere MLS, talentwise, is at about the same level as the English division 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    I'm sure I saw somewhere MLS, talentwise, is at about the same level as the English division 3.
    Well there is no Div 3 in England now - that would be Div 1. And, not based on what I see but its all IMHO on all sides so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    I'm sure I saw somewhere MLS, talentwise, is at about the same level as the English division 3.
    This conversation (comparing MLS to other leagues around the world and more specifically, England) is always a can of worms but I would somewhat agree with OG.

    Conservatively, I would argue MLS is perhaps below the championship but would certainly come in above league one. Quick googling / crack logic: 2019 Vancouver had the second lowest payroll in MLS at about 8 million dollars. Last year league voted on instituting (or has instituted?) a salary cap of ~3.4 million dollars (2.5 million pounds). There’s also a salary survey floating around saying the average highest paid earner on each team in league one was one a pay packet of ~430 Thousand Dollars (248 thousand pounds).

    I just don’t see how you get around that. It might be the best third division in the world but it’s still third division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Well there is no Div 3 in England now - that would be Div 1. And, not based on what I see but its all IMHO on all sides so...
    Wouldn't League 1 be the third division in Engalnd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    This would drive me crazy and amuse me greatly, both at the same time.
    Basically wouldn’t they be swapping Pavon for Gio, doesn’t make sense to me. Cant see Vanney doing that, Gio may want to come back and go to LA but I just cant see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    Wouldn't League 1 be the third division in Engalnd?
    For the simplicity of this debate, we should probably be speaking in terms of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tier to get around the crazy league naming conventions that now exist.

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    Seba as a DP in this league still makes sense to be honest. It’s all about whether or not you think you can get a better player and how much he asks for. Anything under 4.5m makes sense imo.

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    If the LA Galaxy Sign Giovinco - I was will be pretty upset. TFC would really need to sign someone that would make me forget about him.

    Also - if he does sign with LAG - I'd expect Jozy to follow.

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    Giovinco has scored 1 goal in his past 22 games in Saudi Arabia. He is 34. Nostalgia aside, I won't be hurt by it.

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    The yearly reminder that the current MLS Supporter's Shield winners do not care about the draft at all

    [tweet] https://twitter.com/NashvilleSC/status/1351590573099147268 [tweet]

    1st rounder next year and their 2nd & 3rd this year for 50K in GAM

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    And here's the reasoning


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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    And here's the reasoning

    Hopefully TFC can get to the point where they are doing the same. The draft seems like more of a crapshoot than ever.

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    Players have been withdrawing from the draft:

    https://twitter.com/soccerbyives/sta...979309575?s=21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Players have been withdrawing from the draft:

    https://twitter.com/soccerbyives/sta...979309575?s=21
    Is there any reason why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Is there any reason why?
    Clear as mud:

    https://twitter.com/soccerbyives/sta...745462273?s=21

    I'm told a handful of #MLSSuperDraft prospects have withdrawn their names from the 2021 draft pool in order to return to school for spring seasons and focus on the 2022 draft.

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    Degree potential + next year maybe

    vs.

    now possibly but season might not start due to Covid &/or strike

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    I’m kind of surprised some of these kids are willing to for go their degree without guaranteed money, the draft is such a crapshoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    If the LA Galaxy Sign Giovinco - I was will be pretty upset. TFC would really need to sign someone that would make me forget about him.

    Also - if he does sign with LAG - I'd expect Jozy to follow.
    Was told a year ago that TFC wanted to bring Giovinco back, but Giovinco said he wouldn’t come back for a cent less than Pozuelo. Convo ended there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC1154ever View Post
    Was told a year ago that TFC wanted to bring Giovinco back, but Giovinco said he wouldn’t come back for a cent less than Pozuelo. Convo ended there.
    Is that why we ended up with Piatti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC1154ever View Post
    Was told a year ago that TFC wanted to bring Giovinco back, but Giovinco said he wouldn’t come back for a cent less than Pozuelo. Convo ended there.
    Yeah, and now that Vanney is not the coach and Armas is I think this becomes even less likely. Love the guy but if the club brings him back it’s based on nostalgia and not for the right reasons.

    Best for all involved that we go different directions.

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    Damn, I was hoping we would at least get the inside on RBNY players! I guess not.

    https://twitter.com/taylortwellman/s...192637440?s=21

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    That is a lot of imaginary money for Tim Parker.

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    Meh...its only half of what we got for Hagglund.


    (Now there was a steal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Damn, I was hoping we would at least get the inside on RBNY players! I guess not.

    https://twitter.com/taylortwellman/s...192637440?s=21
    i think curtis was interested,but he said we are doing all kinda scouting all over the world i will get back to you in 2 wks.

 

 

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