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Old 05-04-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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2 teams in LA might be a little too much given the local market. Interest for soccer is certainly second to no other city in the country, but the enthusiasts are mostly focused in European teams for the quality, and Mexican teams for the emotional link. The local crowd is composed of maybe 90% Latinos, 5% European expats, 5% non-Hispanic Americans. As a result, club leaders know they have to make their teams appealing to the Latino community to survive, and they do so by signing Mexican/Central American players who often lack in quality. Furthermore, the MLS is only attractive to high profile European players looking for a pre-retirement team, and local talent is still scarce. The MLS tries to imitate European league by creating these derby sensation, but on the pitch the quality is still not there. I'd rather watch most European league than the MLS.
So you like the watching the same ole 2-5 teams winning year in and year out? Arab money has ruined the Euro leagues
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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So you like the watching the same ole 2-5 teams winning year in and year out? Arab money has ruined the Euro leagues
Quite frankly? Yes, I prefer watching leagues with the best skills in the world over watching games with players missing basic passes, receptions, constantly throughout the game. A different winner every season doesn't mean the quality is there, and for the MLS it's really not there.
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, CA
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People seemed to have come out in droves for the LAFC games and the sense of excitement is palpable in comparison to the crowds for the Rams/Chargers. I think that indicates a really good future for them. In fact, the LA Galaxy may really need to watch their backs. They’re the most successful MLS team, but LAFC being located in the actual city of LA is a huge advantage in the long run. LA Galaxy may need to consider relocating from Carson in the future.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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We need a new stadium maybe right by L.A live .
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:52 PM
 
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Quite frankly? Yes, I prefer watching leagues with the best skills in the world over watching games with players missing basic passes, receptions, constantly throughout the game. A different winner every season doesn't mean the quality is there, and for the MLS it's really not there.
But nobody is saying the MLS is on par with these mega rich teams in Europe. Of course its not. The league is only 23 years old. But MLS does serve a need and its growing. I watch the Euro leagues as well but I don't compare over there to here in the states. And the majority of Eurosnobs only care about the top Champions League squads(real, barca, chelsea, bayern, psg, manu, man city, etc) while never mentioning mid or lower table teams who are struggling at the gate and financially. I enjoy both for what they are.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:01 AM
 
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Judging by the sea of rainbow in the stands of every MLS game I've ever seen, LAFC would've been better off naming themselves LGBTQFC. Would've made them the most popular MLS club ever. Probably would be a lock for the championship too since any kind of foul could be claimed a hate crime and opposing players would be wary of the career suicide and social pariah status.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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LAFC try to set themselves as hipster and exclusively club . Let see how they will fare in MLS
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