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Old 07-26-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Yeah, they asked Lampard about Cole's comments and he was very diplomatic about it. He said he's a good friend of Cole's, but doesn't agree with him about his opinion...but neither has actually played in the league, so it's a bit hard to judge for sure.


Roma is a good club though.. he is still playing at a high level and in the CL
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Playing it during the winter as European teams could be an improvement..
No no no. The fact that it is played in the summer is a big PLUS, not a minus. In the summer, MLS only has to compete with boring baseball. In the winter, there are too many gridiron, basketball, and ice hockey games to compete with. Also, can you imagine having to play outdoors in places like New England and Ohio in the winter?

MLS doesn't need to match the European leagues for anything. It is what it is, and is getting better. Stop comparing and enjoy.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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No no no. The fact that it is played in the summer is a big PLUS, not a minus. In the summer, MLS only has to compete with boring baseball. In the winter, there are too many gridiron, basketball, and ice hockey games to compete with. Also, can you imagine having to play outdoors in places like New England and Ohio in the winter?

MLS doesn't need to match the European leagues for anything. It is what it is, and is getting better. Stop comparing and enjoy.
Would it be any different than playing in the winter in Sunderland or Newcastle?

That argument doesn't hold water. We are no colder than the UK in the winter.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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I agree MLS in the winter competing with NFL and brutal weather conditions is a bad idea.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Would it be any different than playing in the winter in Sunderland or Newcastle?

That argument doesn't hold water. We are no colder than the UK in the winter.
I think it would, check out some of the blizzards for Colorado's games. The game can usually carry on but getting fans out in it is next to impossible. The summer league is fine, the attendances are good for most teams the way it is.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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No no no. The fact that it is played in the summer is a big PLUS, not a minus. In the summer, MLS only has to compete with boring baseball. In the winter, there are too many gridiron, basketball, and ice hockey games to compete with. Also, can you imagine having to play outdoors in places like New England and Ohio in the winter?

MLS doesn't need to match the European leagues for anything. It is what it is, and is getting better. Stop comparing and enjoy.
I know a lot of America has cold winters compared to western Europe so this could be hard.. but on the otherhand the summer is also brutal. It is easier to play in -10C than 30C-35C IMO as you can wear thermals and gloves.

Of course that isn't taking into account the other sports it competes with
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:31 AM
 
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Would it be any different than playing in the winter in Sunderland or Newcastle?

That argument doesn't hold water. We are no colder than the UK in the winter.
Most of the UK is very mild in winter

Down on the south coast of the UK and London, average highs in all winter months are between 46F - 50F and lows 35F - 43F

In the north even in places like Newcastle and Sunderland, winters are similar to here and no football stadium in the English Premier League is in a city with an average low below 33F in winter. Places like Washington, New York, all of central north America and upwards of North Carolina have colder winters than the UK
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Would it be any different than playing in the winter in Sunderland or Newcastle?

That argument doesn't hold water. We are no colder than the UK in the winter.
I'm guessing you were not in Chicago this past winter.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Would it be any different than playing in the winter in Sunderland or Newcastle?

That argument doesn't hold water. We are no colder than the UK in the winter.
So I guess you think the Brasilian league(s) should switch to a winter schedule too? *******...
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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So I guess you think the Brasilian league(s) should switch to a winter schedule too? *******...
Do you mean during north hemisfere winter? The main league in Brazil (Serie A) is played mostly during south hemisfere winter.
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