General Soccer Discussion

Pro/Rel would make me interested in the MLS again. It gives everyone something to play for and it forces owners to try to win. Too many owners in the US are only trying to make money and don't care about winning. And that's the way it is in all sports, not just soccer. Force teams to try to win, rather than signing 40 year old David Beckham's just to sell jerseys.

I would gladly help fill up a 10,000 seat soccer specific stadium to help my local team get promoted or avoid relegation, and maybe even pull a Leicester.
 
This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
7:30 AM, NBCSN: Stoke City vs. Leicester City
10:00 AM, NBCSN: Newcastle vs. Bournemouth
12:30 PM, NBC: West Ham vs. Liverpool

Sunday
6:00 AM, NBCSN: Spurs vs. Crystal Palace
8:15 AM, NBCSN: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
Tottenham knocks off Dortmund on the road 2-1 to win the Group of Death (H).
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
Here are the groups for the 2018 World Cup:




No real "group of death". Group F looks the toughest to me.
 
MLS season set to start this weekend.

Biggest news leading into the season is that USMNT player and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris will be out for the season after tearing his ACL in his right knee during a CONCACAF Champions League match in El Salvador just over a week ago.

Opening weekend matches this weekend include the reigning champs Toronto FC hosting Columbus tomorrow. Nationally televised matches on Sunday include Seattle hosting expansion side LAFC, Sporting KC hosting NYCFC, and the LA Galaxy hosting Portland.

I may and try and watch the Fire a bit more this season. I did notice they're the one team who doesn't play this weekend and will host Sporting KC in their season opener next weekend.
 
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Elmhurst
MLS season set to start this weekend.

Biggest news leading into the season is that USMNT player and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris will be out for the season after tearing his ACL in his right knee during a CONCACAF Champions League match in El Salvador just over a week ago.

Opening weekend matches this weekend include the reigning champs Toronto FC hosting Columbus tomorrow. Nationally televised matches on Sunday include Seattle hosting expansion side LAFC, Sporting KC hosting NYCFC, and the LA Galaxy hosting Portland.

I may and try and watch the Fire a bit more this season. I did notice they're the one team who doesn't play this weekend and will host Sporting KC in their season opener next weekend.
The Fire will struggle to make the playoffs this year. Rodriguez has failed hard this off season. Mid season adds will most likely be too late. Damn shame, because they do have a good core. #HauptmanOut!
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
After their UCL victory Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as manager at Real Madrid.

The current favorite to succeed him is Arsene Wenger. :noidea:
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
i saw even odds between Wenger and Poch. i would think Poch would be the more likely candidate. or maybe Conte?
Poch just signed a new long-term contract last week with Spurs. It is doubtful he would have done this if he was considering Madrid. It was rumored that Zidane would step down in Madrid lost, so the potential availability of the position isn't new revelation.
 
Poch just signed a new long-term contract last week with Spurs. It is doubtful he would have done this if he was considering Madrid. It was rumored that Zidane would step down in Madrid lost, so the potential availability of the position isn't new revelation.
i agree that it isn't likely just after signing a new contract but this seems like a dream job for Poch.
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
i agree that it isn't likely just after signing a new contract but this seems like a dream job for Poch.
Maybe, but his strength has always been helping young players grow into better players / stars. He's never had to deal with all of the egos that would come with the type of players at Madrid.
 
Maybe, but his strength has always been helping young players grow into better players / stars. He's never had to deal with all of the egos that would come with the type of players at Madrid.
Plus he should actually win some hardware before taking the Madrid job. He's a great manager, but still needs to win something, IMO.

Problem with Conte or Simeone is their style of play. Not sure Madrid would go for that, although they did have Jose before.