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(Eurosport)   Manchester United brazils the LA Galaxy   (au.eurosport.com) divider line 69
    More: Obvious, Los Angeles Galaxy, Manchester United, Van Gaal, Darren Fletcher, Robbie Keane, Danny Welbeck, David Moyes, Juan Mata  
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2014-07-24 10:00:50 AM  
Is anyone really shocked that Man U did that? Really? The Brazil game was kind of shocking, this was not.
 
2014-07-24 10:25:34 AM  
In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.
 
2014-07-24 10:50:42 AM  
It's barely competitive.

It's similar to an NBA team curb-stomping a European team.

Until US clubs get competitive enough to give EPL teams a run for their money (currently scheduled to happen in about 200 years), expect results like this.
 
2014-07-24 10:54:03 AM  

Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.


I'm guessing the score was the new manager trying to make a statement (that he isn't like the old manager).
 
2014-07-24 10:54:17 AM  
Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012. 2011 (FTFY)

/I have the banner from that game hanging on my cube wall
//still get sick to my stomach thinking about watching that debacle
///to be fair we put in all of our development players in the second half, and they put in Rooney, who had a hat trick
 
2014-07-24 11:08:59 AM  

digistil: Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.

I'm guessing the score was the new manager trying to make a statement (that he isn't like the old manager).


Can't wait for EPL season to start and my hatred of ManU to return.  Can not stand that team. It will be fun rooting against them every single week even when I know the other team stands little chance of winning. Damn do i love EPL.

/Go ManC
//Best of luck to Everton because of TIMMAY!
///don't suck too much again at Sunderland Jozy
 
2014-07-24 11:11:30 AM  
Brazil was the passive participant in that debacle.Wouldn't that be more accurate to say that ManU German'd the Galaxy?

None of this would have happened if David Beckham were still alive.
 
2014-07-24 11:13:17 AM  

eagles95: Can't wait for EPL season to start


Hey buddy, I don't NEED an excuse to start drinking early on a Saturday...but it is convenient.
 
2014-07-24 11:17:28 AM  
Maybe a soccer fan can help me out with this: why aren't there more European associations in MLS? the only ones I'm aware of are the two NY teams, and that's only due to ownership.
 
2014-07-24 11:19:37 AM  

H31N0US: eagles95: Can't wait for EPL season to start

Hey buddy, I don't NEED an excuse to start drinking early on a Saturday...but it is convenient.


I just found out that the USWNT qualifying is coming to Philly. The semi finals and finals at PPL Park. 2 days of drinking and screaming for the USA will be fun. Closest my son or i will get to WC until maybe 2022. And yes i know its women's soccer but got to support the USA
 
2014-07-24 11:22:15 AM  
how good is Man U relative to the rest of the EPL?  How good is the Galaxy relative to the rest of MLS?  What does this result mean?
 
2014-07-24 11:23:17 AM  

H31N0US: Brazil was the passive participant in that debacle.Wouldn't that be more accurate to say that ManU German'd the Galaxy?

None of this would have happened if David Beckham were still alive.


I suppose you could say the Galaxy braziled against ManU.  Of course that would imply that it was generally 50/50 match up going in; but everyone expected ManU to be clear winners.
 
2014-07-24 11:23:30 AM  
Remember, the Moyes Era began with a 4-1 thumping of Swansea to start the season.

/dammit Swans
//Bye Davies and Vorm, good luck with Spurs
///Why Michu, why?
//slashies
 
2014-07-24 11:24:55 AM  

The Bestest: Maybe a soccer fan can help me out with this: why aren't there more European associations in MLS? the only ones I'm aware of are the two NY teams, and that's only due to ownership.


Eh, teams are usually associated if there's talent to be had, like the Ajax-Barcelona conveyor belt.
 
2014-07-24 11:27:33 AM  
This would have been the scoreline for most US world cup matches w/o Howard
 
2014-07-24 11:28:28 AM  

The Bestest: Maybe a soccer fan can help me out with this: why aren't there more European associations in MLS? the only ones I'm aware of are the two NY teams, and that's only due to ownership.


I wondered myself. From what I found out from watching interviews, MLS has wanted to seem like an All American league. They don't want to be associated with overseas clubs. The example given is with NYCFC is why would I support them if I live in NYC and am a ManU fan. They purposely try to avoid looking like they work with overseas clubs. I think Real Salt Lake has a weird relationship with Real Madrid where there is some loaning of lower level talent to RSL since they are named after RM. I think the Phila Union has a decent relationship with Stoke City and thats why we could get Edu on loan this season with option to buy out.  With NYCFC I think that will change. I would love seeing some of ManC under 21 kids get experience here and then follow them at the parent club. Orlando City FC's owner is a good friend to a lot of the Spanish and Brazillian nationals and is bringing some of that talent over as well. As more teams enter MLS I see it being like MLB where there are talented american players playing along side people from other countries.
 
2014-07-24 11:29:20 AM  

TedDalton: H31N0US: Brazil was the passive participant in that debacle.Wouldn't that be more accurate to say that ManU German'd the Galaxy?

None of this would have happened if David Beckham were still alive.

I suppose you could say the Galaxy braziled against ManU.  Of course that would imply that it was generally 50/50 match up going in; but everyone expected ManU to be clear winners.


Perhaps subby used "brazils" instead of "waxes" or "scorched the earth"?
 
2014-07-24 11:29:20 AM  
Damn, was Gonzalez on the defense again?  Or did he bring Cameron with him to help him?
 
2014-07-24 11:30:37 AM  

SlothB77: how good is Man U relative to the rest of the EPL?  How good is the Galaxy relative to the rest of MLS?  What does this result mean?


The Galaxy are a paper tiger; Donovan's wheels are falling off, and Keane is one year older. Zardes is good, but not championship caliber. And Bruce Arena keeps sending Leonardo out there, and he's a Brazilian defender, which is why he's farking terrible. Omar is still hurt, and Juhnino is also starting to show a little wear and tear, as well as Sarvas (who missed a lot of the season w/ injuries). Basically, the Galaxy is going to morph into the Lakers pretty soon; a back to back champion who in 3-4 years is utter garbage. Oh, and playing four games in two weeks, one of which is an exhibition, doesn't help matters, either.
 
2014-07-24 11:33:04 AM  
The Spurs v Sounders game last weekend was fun. Fun mostly because Tottenham was absolutely brutal in their own third; I mean farking shambolic for a prem team. Sure, I can understand being rusty, but you literally had Michael Dawson just passing it directly to random Sounders while under no pressure.

Ended in a 3-3 tie but if the Sounders weren't so wasteful (especially in the first half) they would have won easily.
 
2014-07-24 11:34:32 AM  

elgrancerdo: Damn, was Gonzalez on the defense again?  Or did he bring Cameron with him to help him?


Cameron was the farking problem, Gonzo was fine. Also cramming three central defenders instead of Beckerman, who, while no one will confuse him w/ Iniesta, will actually press up and pass the ball forward instead of the defenders who are more likely just to hoof it up to a not-existent target forward. Klinsmann borked that one, period. And if it was literally anyone other than Wondo, he would have gotten away w/ it, too.
 
2014-07-24 11:36:24 AM  

SlothB77: how good is Man U relative to the rest of the EPL?


Normally one of the top 4 teams in the league. Last year, they finished 7th, and wholesale changes in management were made.

How good is the Galaxy relative to the rest of MLS?

Middle of the pack.

What does this result mean?

LA has two guys who make $4,000,000 a year. Manchester United's average pay, across the entire team, is a little over $7,000,000/ year. The superstars make much, much more.

Talent wins.
 
2014-07-24 11:37:24 AM  

SlothB77: how good is Man U relative to the rest of the EPL?  How good is the Galaxy relative to the rest of MLS?  What does this result mean?


The result means essentially nothing.  It's an exhibition game, and the Galaxy are locked in a pretty tight battle for a playoff spot/positioning - they play an important match Monday against the top team in the West.

A similar situation took place for KC, who had previously enjoyed a good deal of success against English teams, but last night subbed off their entire team at halftime trailing 2-1 because they play again Saturday in a match that matters.
 
2014-07-24 11:38:17 AM  

Gonz: Talent wins.


This explains their finish last season.

/ducks
 
2014-07-24 11:50:55 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: The result means essentially nothing. It's an exhibition game, and the Galaxy are locked in a pretty tight battle for a playoff spot/positioning - they play an important match Monday against the top team in the West.


I'm actually surprised MLS doesn't try to schedule these a little more favorably for their own clubs. Pick the clubs you want to play the traveling European giants, and give them a 7 day buffer before another league game, or something to the effect. The Sounders were able to play their starters for about 65-70ish minutes (until a swarm of subs began) against the Spurs because they had the ability to without having another game in the immediate future.
 
2014-07-24 11:52:01 AM  

eagles95: Can't wait for EPL season to start


Farking this.

and my hatred of ManU to return.  Can not stand that team. It will be fun rooting against them every single week even when I know the other team stands little chance of winning. Damn do i love EPL.

That.

/Go ManC

This will be Arsenal's year.  Count on it~!

//Best of luck to Everton because of TIMMAY!
///don't suck too much again at Sunderland Jozy


The other.
 
2014-07-24 11:54:58 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks


moviecitynews.com

/LMAO~!
//Now that's a burn~!
 
2014-07-24 12:02:17 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks


2.bp.blogspot.com

I have to go to lunch now...laughing to farking hard
 
2014-07-24 12:03:18 PM  
I watched Manchester City v. Sporting KC, amazed and the talent level disparity, and our guys were in mid-season form. It was like a college level program in the US against a professional level team, almost. Still, they did fight to the end.

This ihenacho  kid, 17, was fun to watch. Almost enough to make me have a rooting interest in foreign football leagues.
 
2014-07-24 12:03:38 PM  

Killer Cars: Yanks_RSJ: The result means essentially nothing. It's an exhibition game, and the Galaxy are locked in a pretty tight battle for a playoff spot/positioning - they play an important match Monday against the top team in the West.

I'm actually surprised MLS doesn't try to schedule these a little more favorably for their own clubs. Pick the clubs you want to play the traveling European giants, and give them a 7 day buffer before another league game, or something to the effect. The Sounders were able to play their starters for about 65-70ish minutes (until a swarm of subs began) against the Spurs because they had the ability to without having another game in the immediate future.


At some point in the near future, MLS is going to reach a point where these games are doing more harm than good, not just to individual teams and their fatigue factor, but to the image of the league at large.  There's nothing to gain playing exhibition games against Champions League quality opposition when everybody knows you're not on that level and can't put up a representative effort during the meat of your league schedule.
 
2014-07-24 12:09:01 PM  
This whole EPL vs MLS is kind of cool, but it puts the players and managers in an awkward position.

It would be pretty insulting for Man U, City, Liverpool and others to come all the way from Europe to field a B or C squad against an MLS club. Seeing big name players fills seats, so I totally get why they do this.

On the other hand, the skill mismatch is impossible to ignore. Sometimes the MLS clubs do respectably, but no one is under the illusion that the game will really be close.
 
2014-07-24 12:09:44 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks


Ha!

Don't we have a few ManU fans around here? I know Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, and Newcastle have Farkers on board. And the MIGHTY Oxford United, of course.

//COYS
 
2014-07-24 12:20:13 PM  

Gonz: Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks

Ha!

Don't we have a few ManU fans around here? I know Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, and Newcastle have Farkers on board. And the MIGHTY Oxford United, of course.

//COYS


There's Stimied and 689809.
 
2014-07-24 12:20:55 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: Gonz: Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks

Ha!

Don't we have a few ManU fans around here? I know Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, and Newcastle have Farkers on board. And the MIGHTY Oxford United, of course.

//COYS

There's Stimied and 689809.


Oh, and czetie.
 
2014-07-24 12:26:23 PM  

eagles95: H31N0US: eagles95: Can't wait for EPL season to start

Hey buddy, I don't NEED an excuse to start drinking early on a Saturday...but it is convenient.

I just found out that the USWNT qualifying is coming to Philly. The semi finals and finals at PPL Park. 2 days of drinking and screaming for the USA will be fun. Closest my son or i will get to WC until maybe 2022. And yes i know its women's soccer but got to support the USA


Yes. Yes we do...
www.hawtcelebs.com
 
2014-07-24 12:33:41 PM  

Gonz: Nadie_AZ: Gonz: Talent wins.

This explains their finish last season.

/ducks

Ha!

Don't we have a few ManU fans around here? I know Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, and Newcastle have Farkers on board. And the MIGHTY Oxford United, of course.

//COYS


As a Newcastle supporter, I'd really like a top 10 finish this year, but we'll see how things go. Really more important to beat Sunderland, perferably twice this year.

/Howay the Lads
 
2014-07-24 12:36:12 PM  

Where wolf: eagles95: H31N0US: eagles95: Can't wait for EPL season to start

Hey buddy, I don't NEED an excuse to start drinking early on a Saturday...but it is convenient.

I just found out that the USWNT qualifying is coming to Philly. The semi finals and finals at PPL Park. 2 days of drinking and screaming for the USA will be fun. Closest my son or i will get to WC until maybe 2022. And yes i know its women's soccer but got to support the USA

Yes. Yes we do...
[www.hawtcelebs.com image 850x1194]


Sydney Leroux is climbing the charts too.
 
2014-07-24 12:38:34 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: SlothB77: how good is Man U relative to the rest of the EPL?  How good is the Galaxy relative to the rest of MLS?  What does this result mean?

The result means essentially nothing.  It's an exhibition game, and the Galaxy are locked in a pretty tight battle for a playoff spot/positioning - they play an important match Monday against the top team in the West.

A similar situation took place for KC, who had previously enjoyed a good deal of success against English teams, but last night subbed off their entire team at halftime trailing 2-1 because they play again Saturday in a match that matters.


LA also sent in a lot of players from LA Galaxy II which is a USL team (3rd division in US soccer).  Still should have done better though.  I would be pissed off if i was a LA Galaxy fan and payed that much for a ticket and division III players were subbed in at half time.
LA is in a battle to reach a playoff spot and have a game with league leading Seattle on Monday.
This year is a bad year to schedule these friendlies because the league took 3 weeks off for the World Cup which compresses the regular season schedule.  On the other hand the organization makes a lot of $$ scheduling these friendlies.  Over 80K in attendance last night at the Rose Bowl.
Another thing these friendlies show is that beyond the starting 11 and a few subs the MLS teams, because of a strict salary cap has no depth. Man U.,Man City, Real Madrid, etc., could probably field two or three teams that could compete in many leagues.
 
2014-07-24 12:40:03 PM  
LA Galaxy actually beat Juventus 3-1 last year. Not saying MLS is on the same level as the top clubs in Europe, but it's not quite that bad.
 
2014-07-24 01:11:39 PM  

Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.


Or, United had a manager last year who was always a mid-table quality manager and now has a manager who has won in multiple leagues, won the champions league, been runner up in it twice and just coached a Netherlands team that nobody expected to do anything in the World Cup to a third place finish.

This is the same United team, minus two or three players who won the Premier league the year before last and two out of the last four years. But yea, "can't finish in the top 4."

This was a game where players like Rooney, Welbeck, Young, Kagawa and Nani are playing for their futures at the club, while players like Reece James are trying to show the manager that they've got the quality to contribute.  Van Gaal was berating his players for missing the goal during freaking shooting practice the day before the game, you think those players aren't going to take every single opportunity to score when they're out there?  Get real.
 
2014-07-24 01:15:43 PM  

The Bestest: Maybe a soccer fan can help me out with this: why aren't there more European associations in MLS? the only ones I'm aware of are the two NY teams, and that's only due to ownership.


Ajax had several youth associations a few years ago.  Mostly it's due to ownership and the European teams putting their money into talent pools where they know they're more likely to find world class talent, or where they've found such talent in the past.
 
2014-07-24 01:19:58 PM  

Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.


Forgot to add that Moyes was trying to force players not suited to his system into his system.  Van Gaal won't do that.  If players can't play in his system, he'll simply sell them and buy other players who can.
 
2014-07-24 01:46:29 PM  

digistil: Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.

I'm guessing the score was the new manager trying to make a statement (that he isn't like the old manager).


There's also, I suspect, a big element of the players trying to make a statement to the new manager. He's made it clear that (almost?) everybody is disposable. And then he subbed pretty much the whole team at halftime, and those players also wanted to make their own statements. So really, it's more like Utd beat the Galaxy 4-0 and then 3-0 than a conventional running up of the score.
 
2014-07-24 01:48:06 PM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Generation_D: In a friendly, I am shocked they would run up the score on an MLS team, yes. Well no, Man U did the same thing to Seattle in 2012.

Man U can't finish in the top four in the EPL any more, but they still can kick the living crap out of an American team that earns 1/20th a year in salary what they earn.

Forgot to add that Moyes was trying to force players not suited to his system into his system.  Van Gaal won't do that.  If players can't play in his system, he'll simply sell them and buy other players who can.


van Gaal got rid of Evra, which already makes him a better manager in my book than that other guy.
 
2014-07-24 02:02:40 PM  
No "mercy rule" in footie, folks.
 
2014-07-24 02:11:12 PM  
Link is farked. it loads a blank eurosport page with adds.
 
2014-07-24 02:54:14 PM  
I read that about 86K+ attended this game last night at the Rose Bowl.  Pretty nice.  I had four tix to the Man Utd-Real Madrid game at Michigan Stadium a week from Saturday, but I had to dump the tix due to a scheduling fiasco.  Still made 3x face value on them (and I probably could've gotten more had I been more of a playa).  The game in Ann Arbor should set the record for highest attendance at a soccer game in the US.
 
2014-07-24 03:00:01 PM  
Doesn't matter, the US men's national team is still better than the English team.

/has been for a decade or more
//suck it limeys!
 
2014-07-24 03:11:24 PM  
An average team from a glorified beer league only gave up 7 to Man U?  I call this progress.
 
2014-07-24 03:40:01 PM  

Gonz: And the MIGHTY Oxford United, of course.


Of course!

/Can't wait for the League Two season to start.
 
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