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MLS season kicks off...I'm probably the only one who cares.

Yes, I support the United State's home soccer league.

Seattle vs. New York is far more entertaining than some college kids playing a game where you actually have to get out of the way when a player drives to the goal.

Saturday FC Dallas takes on the Chicago Fire. The league tries to convince people that Dallas vs. Houston is the rivalry, but true fans who have been here from the beginning know that Chicago is the source of all that is evil in the world.

I can't wait!:boun ce:

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Do you follow European soccer?


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Re: MLS season kicks off...I'm probably the only one who cares.

Yes. I am a fan of Liverpool, Rangers, Real Madrid, PSV and Fiorentina.

These date back to the days when we were kids and my best friend and I picked our favorites and we mostly picked archrivals (he supports Tottenham, Celtic, Barca, Ajax and Juventus). No idea why we settled on these teams.

But of course, I put my hometown team first--I know we don't have the tradition, skill or history of the great European, South American or even many African sides, but hey, I CAN say I was there for my teams first game ever!

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Rangers

Celtic FTW
Although I do support Liverpool also. Probably for different reasons than you though


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Well, you have to realize these choices were made when we were kids pouring through a months out-of-date copy of "World Soccer" my friend's dad had brought back from a trip to Britain... we were utterly clueless. This was the USA in the '70s, and our coaches, for example, thought that when you kicked off you had to give the ball to the other team, like in American football.

I so wish I'd gotten the kind of opportunities my kids did, but then again, somebody had to be part of the "first generation." (We weren't the first, but we were the first generation of the suburban soccer kids).

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I was watching the last 10 mins of the game. As a New Yorker, I think it's going to be a long season for the Red Bull

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I try to tracking about MLS new sometimes cause it's hard for me to know about it

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I was watching the last 10 mins of the game. As a New Yorker, I think it's going to be a long season for the Red Bull
I think Red Bulls fans have probably suffered more than any other MLS fans.

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Re: MLS season kicks off...I'm probably the only one who cares.

It's the first year we have a team in Seattle, so I might go and check out a game or two. It can't hurt that we won our inaugural game.
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Im afraid USA need much time to build true football tradition, but we'll see...
As I know level of MLS competition is quite poor ATM, but anyway it couldnt be worse than polish league

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Re: MLS season kicks off...I'm probably the only one who cares.

my two favorite teams are seattle and new england, and i must say that crowd for seattle was like a world cup game, it was pretty insane. i'm also pretty pumped for that a womens soccer league is back, starts march 29 and they have some really good players in their league, i like watching marta dazzle everyone, pretty insane.
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It's the first year we have a team in Seattle, so I might go and check out a game or two. It can't hurt that we won our inaugural game.
I loved the atmosphere at the home opener for Seattle. Great spirit, similar to Toronto, which has some great fans. Columbus, too.

Dallas never really recovered from its move from the Cotton Bowl. The crowd lost a lot of passion because a lot of the Central American fans don't aren't up for a long trek to the suburbs (although we have a very nice 22,000-seat stadium which is a great venue). Too many soccer moms/dads who sit on their hands now. The fact we've sucked the last two years hasn't helped things much.

As far as level of play, it's actually better than a lot of people give it credit for. We have some decent U.S. players, and some pretty good imports from some of the lesser world powers. No, it's nowhere near as good as the best European leagues, but it can be entertaining and even elegant at times.

The real weakness is the officiating, IMHO. US refs tend to be way too intrusive, calling minor infractions, inconsistent with cards, and in general destroying the flow of the game--acting like refs in American football or basketball, in other words, where such interruptions are more natural in games that have frequent intrinsic stoppages of play.

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I used to care...lost track of things a few years ago when Hristo Stoichkov was with the Fire (who I believe you hate)...I used to like the Fire, never liked the Galaxy (my local team)...I played High School and College Ball but I guess when my Jersey Boys Harkes, Meola, Ramos (Lalas played at Rutgers, too) generation faded away I lost a passion to follow every detail...

...still love the National Team (went to the last World Cup and saw them play Czechs and Ghana).
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Re: MLS season kicks off...I'm probably the only one who cares.

The league keeps trying to sell us on a Houston/Dallas rivalry, but yeah, Chicago/Dallas and the Brimstone Cup is the big rivalry for me.

Lots of bad blood from the '90s and early 00s.

The Galaxy has had some bad years. I miss Harkesie and Ramos, too. Never liked Meola. Always in the Keller camp.

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The league keeps trying to sell us on a Houston/Dallas rivalry, but yeah, Chicago/Dallas and the Brimstone Cup is the big rivalry for me.

Lots of bad blood from the '90s and early 00s.

The Galaxy has had some bad years. I miss Harkesie and Ramos, too. Never liked Meola. Always in the Keller camp.
Keller is definitely the better Keeper, but back when our defense was complete crap and we were giving up breakaway shots on goal...

...I always liked Meola's athleticism in dealing with those situations - thank G-d you hardly ever see that anymore against the USA
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