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#26

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And the Sounders do win, 3-1. One goal was a Toronto OG. First half was dull, but the second was pretty exciting. First MLS Cup since '16.

Nashville SC and Inter Miami, David Beckham's team, enter next year. Welcome to the offseason. I'll be curious to see how the NCAA draft goes, even though it's not nearly everything. Fun to see past and present hometown U's place players. Currently, that's mainly SDSU (though it's USD that's been in the rankings, so we'll see). Clemson is also pretty good. I need to look up Pitt. Mostly been following their women's team.

Back to rooting on Manchester City for now.
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#27

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CONCACAF Champions League R 16 draw:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2...live_video

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CONCA...eague#Draw
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#28

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Bring a lifelong Manchester United supporter, I'm pleased to announce that we absolutely wiped the floor with Manchester City at the weekend.. Only downside is that it looks like Liverpool are going to win the league.. About time really though, it has been 30 years lol.
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#29

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(12-10-2019, 10:15 AM)NorthernBen Wrote: Bring a lifelong Manchester United supporter, I'm pleased to announce that we absolutely wiped the floor with Manchester City at the weekend.. Only downside is that it looks like Liverpool are going to win the league.. About time really though, it has been 30 years lol.

El Kloppo is a cool cat. We knew it ever since he trained Mainz. His path to success was quite obvious back then.
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#30

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(12-10-2019, 06:02 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:
(12-10-2019, 10:15 AM)NorthernBen Wrote: Bring a lifelong Manchester United supporter, I'm pleased to announce that we absolutely wiped the floor with Manchester City at the weekend.. Only downside is that it looks like Liverpool are going to win the league.. About time really though, it has been 30 years lol.

El Kloppo is a cool cat. We knew it ever since he trained Mainz. His path to success was quite obvious back then.

I quite like his style.. I can see him at Real Madrid or Barcelona before too long. He is a top manager, he's done great things at Liverpool, I'm hoping he gets offers from elsewhere, I can't stand Liverpool winning stuff lol.
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#31

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My Seattle Sounders FC have a toughie against CD Olimpia from Honduras, and if we somehow beat them, perennial entrants Saprissa, from Costa Rica.

Yet another year won by a Mexican club, I'd assume. Confused
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#32

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I'm wondering if you have VAR over there? If so, what do you think of it?
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#33

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MLS sure does, as does Liga MX (I live on the border, so my closest top-flight men's team is actually in Liga MX). CONCACAF Champions League does not.

Truth be told, I really hated the idea because I thought it would be disruptive, but it really hasn't been. As to whether it has improved reffing, I'm not convinced. It doesn't bother me, though. Mistakes will be made.
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#34

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(12-11-2019, 10:13 AM)c172 Wrote: MLS sure does, as does Liga MX (I live on the border, so my closest top-flight men's team is actually in Liga MX). CONCACAF Champions League does not.

Truth be told, I really hated the idea because I thought it would be disruptive, but it really hasn't been. As to whether it has improved reffing, I'm not convinced. It doesn't bother me, though. Mistakes will be made.

The thing I don't like about it is... You never know if a goal is going to stand until it's been checked, and players have started appealing for all sorts since it's introduction. I think mistakes are still being made, but most decisions are now correct. So over all I think it's a good thing.
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#35

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Bundesliga's back underway. Saw Bayern lose the other day.
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#36

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(05-18-2020, 07:02 AM)c172 Wrote: Bundesliga's back underway. Saw  Bayern lose the other day.
Bayern did win yesterday.
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#37

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I was drunk.
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#38

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Diego Maradona died. 60 years old. Just woke up to that news, so not even sure if it's COVID-related *surfs web to dig up details*.
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#39

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(12-19-2018, 01:47 PM)SYZ Wrote: Fuck soccer... it's Aussie Rules or nothing downunder.


We call soccer "ariel ping-pong".       Big Grin
 
[Image: 0531c6fb0d154f4abc89deda78584b13--funny-...-memes.jpg] 

"Ariel ping-pong"   LOL!    Big Grin

I don't want to derail this soccer thread because you soccer fans diserve your own thread but with SYZ's comment I just wanted to say one thing about Australian Rules Football .................HOLY SHIT!!!   What rules?  Those guys are nuts.  


[Image: ad83d8390cf57bd63e4a8ec4c4b0b20d--austra...-rules.jpg]


Ok, back to soccer.
                                                         T4618
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#40

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(11-25-2020, 04:49 PM)c172 Wrote: Diego Maradona died. 60 years old. Just woke up to that news, so not even sure if it's COVID-related *surfs web to dig up details*.

Possibly his coke-habit.
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#41

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(11-25-2020, 05:12 PM)Deesse23 Wrote: Possibly his coke-habit.

He was a user for only around 20 years... I see no harm there LOL.
He was also treated for alcoholism, psychiatric disorders, and was
morbidly obese for some time. Oh, and he was also an adulterer.

All in all, not a very nice person off the field.
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#42

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Quick news told me that he died due to some heart failure. Thats why i assumed his coke habit had something to do with it.

I never was a fan of his, and with the "hand of god" incident he indignified himself imho, but....de mortuis nihil nisi bene, so:

Still, he was a football genius.  Bowing
Back in his time he was so good, he had to take violent abuse on a regular basis from opposing players. At that time the defenders could get away with literally breaking ones legs.

I was in Naples in 1987 and 1988. At that time he played for SSC Napoli. He was worshipped like a god. He definitely was one of the best football players.ever.
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#43

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I didn't realize he was an active manager until the end (Gymnasia, of ARG). Thought he was mostly a signer of autographs.
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#44

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYZZogaA...e=youtu.be

MLS rebrand: Montreal Impact FC (or Impact Montreal FC) ---> Club de Foot Montreal (CFM)
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#45

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Mourinho to Roma.
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