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Old 01-13-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Looks like its going to be an interesting one from Colorado's point of view. Oscar Pareja is finally gone to Dallas, good luck with the inconsistent performances btw.

Jamie Smith and Mastroeni joined the backroom staff and also with John Metgod servering under Paul Bravo. Id like to see Paul Bravo fired but I think that thats too much to ask, hes been the root cause of our problems for years.

Colorado does have some very good young players, hopefully we can bring them up again this season. Hopefully we get a new manager soon and fingers crossed hes not as worthless as Pareja and get rid of all of our good players to boot.

Toronto are a team to watch out for with Bradley and Defoe joining their ranks.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:55 AM
 
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I think Bradley should have not made the move. But if I was him I would go for money as well. He's a good midfielder but Toronto isn't much of a team.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Nobody in MLS compares to Roma or Serie A so in that regard it was a bad move for him to come back. He just wont get the competition in MLS. Moneywise it was wise as hes making a tonne more. MLS does need some big name stars to plan in its ranks, before the get to 30+ range and just get looked upon as a retirement league.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Looks like its going to be an interesting one from Colorado's point of view. Oscar Pareja is finally gone to Dallas, good luck with the inconsistent performances btw.

Jamie Smith and Mastroeni joined the backroom staff and also with John Metgod servering under Paul Bravo. Id like to see Paul Bravo fired but I think that thats too much to ask, hes been the root cause of our problems for years.

Colorado does have some very good young players, hopefully we can bring them up again this season. Hopefully we get a new manager soon and fingers crossed hes not as worthless as Pareja and get rid of all of our good players to boot.

Toronto are a team to watch out for with Bradley and Defoe joining their ranks.
Bradley and Defoe playing alongside guys making League 1 wages(and League 1 quality) will not be fun to watch.

The best MLS teams to watch are the ones with the best young players coming through their academies. LAG will be fun to watch this year. Raul Mendiola, remember that name.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I'm glad the Union got the 1st pick in the draft.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Glen Rock, NJ
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I don't follow the MLS quite as much as I should. I guess being a New Yorker (now living in NJ) and having such a dismal squad for years drove me away from any true support. But my question is regarding revamping the MLS schedule altogether?
I understand that NFL and MLB season overpowers anything that the MLS can produce but I find it very limiting when the US plays on a schedule completely foreign to what most leagues in the world are accustomed to. This also limits their active play in solid Conmebol international tournaments like Copa Libertadores and/or Copa Sudamericana.

Can you guys see the MLS switching gears on this one?
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Personally I dont mind the schedule of MLS. I like having a summer league as I have something to watch when Europe is in off season.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: IL
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Personally I dont mind the schedule of MLS. I like having a summer league as I have something to watch when Europe is in off season.
I agree. I would much rather go to an outside game in Chicago in the Spring, Summer or Fall than the Winter. Actually, I don't think I would attend a winter game, that sounds miserable.

I heard them talking about switching up the schedule, but i hope they don't.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Glen Rock, NJ
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I understand the convenience side on our end but in order to take the league to the next level I honestly think you need to mirror at least the schedule that takes place all over the world. It also causes big disruption when NT play is at stake and long summer tournaments like Gold Cup or Euros take place. Even transfer windows. I don't know but I guess I'm more of a traditionalist and while I know MLS has to keep(and grow) it's audience I wouldnt be surprise if they adopt a more int'l type schedule.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I am from Ireland and understand the traditional league schedule, but I dont think you are going to get more people watching if we mirror England's league. The biggest problem I have is that there is no league, just a big cup tournament. Youd get more new people if MLS went to a league table.
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