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(ESPN)   Dozens of fans excited that Major League Soccer begins its 16th season tonight   (espn.go.com) divider line 95
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2011-03-15 09:33:19 PM
ill be watching.
 
2011-03-15 09:42:14 PM
Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.
 
2011-03-15 09:44:01 PM
 
2011-03-15 09:50:48 PM
Who you got, Seattle or LA?
 
2011-03-15 09:50:58 PM
Subby is a little optimistic, arent they?
 
2011-03-15 10:03:18 PM

mitchcumstein1: Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.


And a spiffy new stadium.

sportingtimes.net
 
2011-03-15 10:03:58 PM
Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.
 
2011-03-15 10:08:35 PM
At least the MLS is going to have a season.
 
2011-03-15 10:08:59 PM
LA Galaxy fan here. Fark the Sounders!
 
2011-03-15 10:10:29 PM
"If you don't have a strike, you're not going to test the keeper"

Gee, Harkes, ya think?
 
2011-03-15 10:10:52 PM

Pentaxian: mitchcumstein1: Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.

And a spiffy new stadium.


I refuse to acknowledge the stadium until it's devoid of all Lance Armstrong paraphernalia.

It is pretty cool from the highway though.
 
2011-03-15 10:11:18 PM

Pentaxian: mitchcumstein1: Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.

And a spiffy new stadium.


wait, they changed their name? Are they too good to be called The Wiz now?

/Go Red Bull
//it gives you mediocrity
 
2011-03-15 10:14:32 PM
TheJoe03
Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.

That's one of the things that annoys me about MLS. They took too much from overseas soccer leagues. All the "FC" or "Real" club names are dumb. Be original.
 
2011-03-15 10:17:21 PM
Watching as we speak. Game on!
 
2011-03-15 10:18:07 PM
Let's Go Crew!
 
2011-03-15 10:18:52 PM

TheJoe03: Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.


Because "Dallas Burn" sounds like the name of a UFC fighter. It's lame.
 
2011-03-15 10:27:23 PM
Go Crew!

/is it just me or does it seem like their season just ended?
 
2011-03-15 10:27:24 PM
green everywhere and raining..
sheesh Seattle, how about trying something different for a change?
 
2011-03-15 10:28:06 PM

theurge14: TheJoe03: Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.

Because "Dallas Burn" sounds like the name of a UFC fighter. It's lame.


Sounds like a localized strain of gonorrhea.
 
2011-03-15 10:29:04 PM

The Bestest: Pentaxian: mitchcumstein1: Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.

And a spiffy new stadium.

wait, they changed their name? Are they too good to be called The Wiz now?

/Go Red Bull
//it gives you mediocrity


Oh yeah, changed their name, changed their colors, got a new stadium, all very top class.

4.bp.blogspot.com

Not a terrible logo either.
 
2011-03-15 10:36:10 PM
I guess I am a Revolution fan but I have always liked the Crew. Awesome nickname. I like any nickname that implies a singular group (Crimson Tide, Thundering Herd, Crew, Jazz)

/Okay not the Jazz.
 
2011-03-15 10:38:53 PM
I caught the Crew's match against the Revs in Atlanta - they looked very sharp (either that or the Revs were very sluggish)
 
2011-03-15 10:41:03 PM

TheJoe03: Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.


I would love to comment on how stupid these names are, but my hometown team is the Redbulls. So, yeah, I don't have a lot of room here.

/Plan on going to my first Redbulls game this year.
//World Cup got me hooked on soccer and for the first time I can say that I'm excited about the upcoming MLS season.
 
2011-03-15 10:46:01 PM
I cant wait for the "Hot Pocket Halftime Show"!
 
2011-03-15 10:46:09 PM
Wow, I can see even on my crappy low-def TV the cleat marks that got put into Donovan's thigh. Yikes.
 
2011-03-15 10:50:13 PM

Freak: TheJoe03
Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.

That's one of the things that annoys me about MLS. They took too much from overseas soccer leagues. All the "FC" or "Real" club names are dumb. Be original.


Don't blame the fans. They had a poll on using Real or Highlanders and they picked Highlanders. The owner overruled them. Speaking of RSL, they're in the semis of the CONCACAF Champions League against Saprissa tonight (1st Leg). RSL are up 1-0. Free CONCACAF stream here (new window). Not a bad game so far.
 
2011-03-15 10:50:38 PM
enjoy the MLS season, footies!
 
2011-03-15 10:51:06 PM
Let's go Galaxy!

They are my favorites to win it all. They had a great record last year with Beckham hurt. Third year with Arena. They have chemistry. They are set up for the big prize.
 
2011-03-15 10:52:28 PM
Pretty lively first half - both sides hitting the outside net. Pretty serious pace; going in to the half, LA looks the better side, but both need to get bet better service in to the box.
 
2011-03-15 10:56:35 PM
Watching it now. Go on Galaxy!!!
 
2011-03-15 11:02:02 PM
Kasey Keller when shown the picture of himself sporting the Canadian waterfall: "I miss hair, not necessarily that hair"

nice
 
2011-03-15 11:03:45 PM

Daedalus27: At least the MLS is going to have a season.


there will be nfl football. itll get done.

the nba...eeeeeeeeeeeeh not so much maybe.
 
2011-03-15 11:06:10 PM
Houston is building a new stadium close to Minute Maid park. I don't understand why as the new one will seat 22,000 and their current stadium (Robertson Stadium at UH) seats 32,000. Lack of private suites is probably the reason I suppose.

The City of Houston and Harris County are currently in the process of a layoff workers to close huge budget gaps. HPD and HFD are probably going to layoff men as Houston's financial woes deepen next year, but at least Houston will have another new stadium.
 
2011-03-15 11:06:54 PM
I'm a big soccer fan. But Kansas City Sporting or whatever is a dumb name & Real Salt Lake is the worst thing I've ever heard. It's almost embarrassing.
 
2011-03-15 11:08:59 PM

bmr68: Houston is building a new stadium close to Minute Maid park. I don't understand why as the new one will seat 22,000 and their current stadium (Robertson Stadium at UH) seats 32,000. Lack of private suites is probably the reason I suppose.

The City of Houston and Harris County are currently in the process of a layoff workers to close huge budget gaps. HPD and HFD are probably going to layoff men as Houston's financial woes deepen next year, but at least Houston will have another new stadium.


Isn't the Astrodome just sitting there empty, as well?
 
2011-03-15 11:12:17 PM

bmr68: Houston is building a new stadium close to Minute Maid park. I don't understand why as the new one will seat 22,000 and their current stadium (Robertson Stadium at UH) seats 32,000. Lack of private suites is probably the reason I suppose.

The City of Houston and Harris County are currently in the process of a layoff workers to close huge budget gaps. HPD and HFD are probably going to layoff men as Houston's financial woes deepen next year, but at least Houston will have another new stadium.


The average regular season attendance has been between 15-17K
And wiki says they have been planning the move to a dedicated soccer stadium since inception.

"The Dynamo signed a three year lease, through 2008, to play at the stadium temporarily as they make plans to construct a permanent soccer-specific stadium."

Link (new window)
 
2011-03-15 11:15:11 PM

Freak: TheJoe03
Still don't understand why they changed the Dallas Burn into FC Dallas. Americans say soccer! Real Salt Lake is also pretty stupid.

That's one of the things that annoys me about MLS. They took too much from overseas soccer leagues. All the "FC" or "Real" club names are dumb. Be original.


They had to distinguish this Sounders club from the previous clubs dating back to the old NASL days...
 
2011-03-15 11:22:00 PM
As a new resident of the Seattle area, I'm stoked for the season & the Sounders. As a really new resident, I don't have cable or internets so I can't even watch (typing this on my phone).

As a lover of , I'm pissed they are gone. Can fark tell me who has sprung up to fill the void?
 
2011-03-15 11:23:35 PM
The "dozens of fans" meme in regards to MLS seems stupid now. With Vancouver and Portland joining this year even anticipating a conservative attendance rate in those two cities the MLS will probably draw over 5 million paid attendance this season.
 
2011-03-15 11:25:14 PM

Pentaxian: mitchcumstein1: Hey, Sporting Kansas City has new uniforms, I'm pretty stoked about that.

And a spiffy new stadium.


Sponsored by livestrong?

*gag*
 
2011-03-15 11:26:43 PM
...and RSL is leading sapprissa! go MLS!
 
2011-03-15 11:41:50 PM
Never been a huge soccer fan, but I'm gonna make a real effort to try to watch a few matches. Can't say I'll become a huge fan but I do have an appreciation for the game.

/do americans dive as much?
//Is the game faster/slower
 
2011-03-15 11:47:36 PM

Kygz: Never been a huge soccer fan, but I'm gonna make a real effort to try to watch a few matches. Can't say I'll become a huge fan but I do have an appreciation for the game.


Good on you. Maybe there will be a strike and a lot of people will check it out.

Kygz: /do americans dive as much?


Some. But there is less diving in MLS than nearly any league I've watched.

Kygz: //Is the game faster/slower


Pace is dependent on climate. So when its cold, its pretty fast, but not as fast as EPL. When its hotter, its slightly faster than latin games.
 
2011-03-15 11:49:16 PM
Well looks like Sounders arent going to win tonight. I love watching Sounders home games as they have one of the more lively crowds which makes the game more fun.
 
2011-03-15 11:56:34 PM
Solid performance without Angel. Three points away from home.

L.A...Gal.a.xy...L.A...Gal.a.xy...
 
2011-03-15 11:58:53 PM

bmr68: Houston is building a new stadium close to Minute Maid park. I don't understand why as the new one will seat 22,000 and their current stadium (Robertson Stadium at UH) seats 32,000. Lack of private suites is probably the reason I suppose.


Also Robertson Stadium is owned by U. of H. so the Dynamo had to share the money. In the new place they will get keep all of the profits from nearly all events that take place at the stadium, except for maybe the Texan Southern football games.
 
2011-03-15 11:59:49 PM
What is Seattle doing to get such great attendance for their games? Ive been to a Crew game and the attendance wasnt bad, but nowhere near what Seattle has.
 
2011-03-16 12:02:59 AM
Four million went to games last year.

So could you please retire the "dozens of fans" type of bullshiat headlines that always get green-lit for some reason?

16 years in. 16,000+ average attendance. Stadiums built and more on the way.

You don't care, we get that. But could you please just accept that we care and so do millions of others? Your act is just farking tired.
 
2011-03-16 12:04:18 AM
Wake me up when it's over.
 
2011-03-16 12:04:24 AM

Swoop1809: What is Seattle doing to get such great attendance for their games? Ive been to a Crew game and the attendance wasnt bad, but nowhere near what Seattle has.


The rest of our teams suck.
 
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