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Old 08-08-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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MLS is NOT "full" of aging stars. There are a few designated players who have come over from Europe, or up from South America, but for the most part it is a young league, player-wise.
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What I meant was that, a lot of the major stars of the MLS are those aging players from Europe and S. America.

That said, as pointed out, I also read somewhere that the players in the MLS is on average older than most reputable soccer leagues in the world. I read it in a sports magazine somewhere; I will try to find the article online and share here.

This is a 2012 article, not the one I read recently, but it kind makes a similar point:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...e-age-mls-rise

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Old 08-08-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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The figures in that are two years old though. There has been a lot of youth come in the last couple of years, good players too. Colorado's has dropped 3 years on avg from that article.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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The figures in that are two years old though. There has been a lot of youth come in the last couple of years, good players too. Colorado's has dropped 3 years on avg from that article.
The article previously shared is recent (2014) and it states:

"The average age of MLS players is roughly 28, with four teams having an average age of 29"

I wish I could find a more recent one for the European Leagues but 2011/12 is not too bad:

Compare European Football Leagues | Open wide for some soccer!

Of note:

Bundesliga: 25.3 and La Liga: 26.3.

EPL shows 27.3, which it's cool because my European friends outside England always talk about the EPL having older players than their leagues.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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I always had the impression that MLS had many older players and younger players, not too many 25-27 year old 'inbetweeners'
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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The article previously shared is recent (2014) and it states:

"The average age of MLS players is roughly 28, with four teams having an average age of 29"

I wish I could find a more recent one for the European Leagues but 2011/12 is not too bad:

Compare European Football Leagues | Open wide for some soccer!

Of note:

Bundesliga: 25.3 and La Liga: 26.3.

EPL shows 27.3, which it's cool because my European friends outside England always talk about the EPL having older players than their leagues.
I know what it said, newer figures would be great. It didnt take me more than 30 seconds to get Colorado's figures. They couldve done the same instead of touting older numbers.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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I know what it said, newer figures would be great. It didnt take me more than 30 seconds to get Colorado's figures. They couldve done the same instead of touting older numbers.
Don't think it changed that much... young players come in, but players age and many more aging stars are signing recently. I believe the claim that MLS players are older on average still hold true.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Im using the excuse that were a young team as the reason were crap and inconsistent still though =)
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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Anyway, Landon must have lost his motivation to play, because 32 years old with his skills should not be a problem in a league like the MLS. He could easily go 2-3 more years...
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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To me he's always been a douche and everything was about him, ive never liked him. He is the best player MLS has and as you all know I think the USA suffered without him. Maybe its one of those things. He did seem to lack motivation from his interviews.

BTW if you remove Colorado's oldest player at 36, who hasnt played in two years the avg age is 24.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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To me he's always been a douche and everything was about him, ive never liked him. He is the best player MLS has and as you all know I think the USA suffered without him. Maybe its one of those things. He did seem to lack motivation from his interviews.

BTW if you remove Colorado's oldest player at 36, who hasnt played in two years the avg age is 24.
I didn't like him when he was with the Earthquakes, but then he miraculously became an awesome guy with the LA Galaxy
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