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Old 03-06-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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MLS hasn't helped itself with its poor performance in the CONCACAF Champions League. For crying out loud, two USL teams made it to the semis.

Hasnt helped itself do what? Yes, the performance in CONCACAF was poor. But being that this was the first season for it, the teams that were involved were not prepared to take on the extra games especially since many were also involved in SuperLiga and US Open Cup too.

It is only one year and now that MLS has made it where seperate teams compete in the Champions League and SuperLiga, that should improve performance in both.

 
Old 03-06-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Hasnt helped itself do what? Yes, the performance in CONCACAF was poor. But being that this was the first season for it, the teams that were involved were not prepared to take on the extra games especially since many were also involved in SuperLiga and US Open Cup too.

It is only one year and now that MLS has made it where seperate teams compete in the Champions League and SuperLiga, that should improve performance in both.
You don't think it's embarrasing to MLS to have a USL side in the semis -- nearly two -- while the only MLS side to make the quarters was blown out?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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You don't think it's embarrasing to MLS to have a USL side in the semis -- nearly two -- while the only MLS side to make the quarters was blown out?

Yes and no. It was embarassing when it happened but I think most everyone has moved on from it.

This was the first year for the CONCACAF Champions League and the MLS made a mistake handling the teams that qualified. They had far too much on their plate to compete appropriately. The MLS realized that and has fixed that. This upcoming competition should be better.

In the grand scheme of things, it doesnt really matter. It will be forgotten if it hasnt already.

It's nothing that is going to impact the MLS negatively. The CONCACAF Champions League isnt big enough yet for most people to notice other than the diehard fans.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: yeah
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MLS hasn't helped itself with its poor performance in the CONCACAF Champions League. For crying out loud, two USL teams made it to the semis.
1. The gap between divisions is not that big.

2. The salaries are even closer

3. MLS clubs are not deep enough yet because the cap is so low.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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If I remeber correctly the CONCACAF Champions league was taking place during the playoff run towards the end of last season??? I watched a few games and it seemed like the MLS clubs were sitting out their best players and not even really trying. Maybe it's just me, but that was the vibe I got.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Why not watch Australian Football?
 
Old 03-07-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Why not watch Australian Football?
Who says we don't?
 
Old 03-07-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Why not watch Australian Football?
Years ago ESPN used to show Australian football. I wish it still did. I don't know where to find it on TV here in the U.S.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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Years ago ESPN used to show Australian football. I wish it still did. I don't know where to find it on TV here in the U.S.
I think Setanta Sports carries it.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Years ago ESPN used to show Australian football. I wish it still did. I don't know where to find it on TV here in the U.S.
When I was in college; Fox Sports Network showed it at 2 in the morning.
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