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Old 03-25-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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They can prolong their careers in MLS, id like to see Kaka and Lampard over here. I know of one team that wont sign them ...
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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Kaka's agent has reached out to at least one MLS club (Sporting Kansas City) and I am going to take that as a sign that he may have reached out to more to at least talk about the possibility. I doubt his agent would be doing that if he didnt have an interest.
Never said there wasn't an interest. I just think they will stay in Europe. I can see Lampard getting a new deal at Chelsea and finishing up there. Would be fantastic for the MLS if you signed those two up.

Wouldn't like to see them go to LA Galaxy. They already had Beckham and have the likes of Keane and Donovan. Kaka going to the Red Bulls and Lampard going to some other team in the MLS would only be good for competition and spreading the talent.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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They can prolong their careers in MLS, id like to see Kaka and Lampard over here. I know of one team that wont sign them ...
Who?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Colorado =)
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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what holds MLS back from being a better league is the salary cap and this insistence on parity. It prevents LA Galaxy from growing into a big club and growing their brand. I remember Tim Leiweke (sp?) once said he wanted the LAG to be a 100 million a year revenue club that was a global brand. Well, how is that possible in a league that is built on NFL style parity where the goal is to get all teams to suck equally?
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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what holds MLS back from being a better league is the salary cap and this insistence on parity. It prevents LA Galaxy from growing into a big club and growing their brand. I remember Tim Leiweke (sp?) once said he wanted the LAG to be a 100 million a year revenue club that was a global brand. Well, how is that possible in a league that is built on NFL style parity where the goal is to get all teams to suck equally?
If they lift the salary cap only rich teams like La Galaxy will dominate the league and some teams may fold due to financial difficulties. We don't want a Spanish La Liga style league where two teams only compete for the title. If you look at the MLS league table teams who didn't qualify for the MLS cup playoffs last season like Montreal and Dallas are strong in the MLS this season.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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If they lift the salary cap only rich teams like La Galaxy will dominate the league and some teams may fold due to financial difficulties. We don't want a Spanish La Liga style league where two teams only compete for the title. If you look at the MLS league table teams who didn't qualify for the MLS cup playoffs last season like Montreal and Dallas are strong in the MLS this season.
Not true

There is the playoffs and the best team doesn't always win the playoffs. So yeah, not true.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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what holds MLS back from being a better league is the salary cap and this insistence on parity. It prevents LA Galaxy from growing into a big club and growing their brand. I remember Tim Leiweke (sp?) once said he wanted the LAG to be a 100 million a year revenue club that was a global brand. Well, how is that possible in a league that is built on NFL style parity where the goal is to get all teams to suck equally?
Because you need parity to have a truly good product. Teams need to have an equal shot at building the same quality team or you have imbalance. If you have imbalance then you have a poor product. Sports is about a competition that takes place on the field. A team shouldnt have an advantage because the team plays in a bigger market or has wealthier owner. What fun is a league where you have the same 2 to 4 teams always winning?

Do you want to be a supporter of a team that cannot stand a chance because of the market your team is in or because your owner doesnt have the capital that another team's owner has? When that happens, it isnt sports, it is a business competition. I like more sports determined on the field, not by which owner has a bigger bank account.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Because you need parity to have a truly good product. Teams need to have an equal shot at building the same quality team or you have imbalance. If you have imbalance then you have a poor product. Sports is about a competition that takes place on the field. A team shouldnt have an advantage because the team plays in a bigger market or has wealthier owner. What fun is a league where you have the same 2 to 4 teams always winning?

Do you want to be a supporter of a team that cannot stand a chance because of the market your team is in or because your owner doesnt have the capital that another team's owner has? When that happens, it isnt sports, it is a business competition. I like more sports determined on the field, not by which owner has a bigger bank account.
gotcha..the goal of MLS parity is to get all teams to suck equally.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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lmao, not quite.

They have it right on the no complete superpower (for now anyway) with keeping things somewhat even except for the whole medling in signings.
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