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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    And the Timbers hold on to win this thing. This wasn't their prettiest game, but they've been good this tournament and it's been fun to see Ebobisse and Williamson play solid roles for them. Williamson in particular was really unexpected, having hardly played for them at all in the last couple...
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    Mauricio Pereyra looks disturbingly like a young Ron DeSantis.
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    Portland & Orlando kicking off in the tournament final now.
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    By definition it will open up more slots and therefore it's likely that more dual nationals will play in competitive games, but I'm opposed to cap-tying dual nationals just to cap-tie them. I think it comes back to bite you in multiple ways. First, when you are choosing players based on their...
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    Greg Velasquez (good Twitter follow) took a crack at projecting four rosters for the summer of 2021: The U20 WC in May/June, the four WCQ in June, the Gold Cup in July, and the Olympics (U23) in July/August. Note: we have not qualified for the Olympics or U20 WC yet. I think there'd be more...
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    It was correct as of July 26 when I posted it! The group stage slot was awarded to the Turkish Cup winner. If Alanyaspor had won the cup on July 29, they'd have the group stage slot, but they lost the final to Trabzonspor. When cup winners qualify for Europe through the league, the cup slot...
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Trabzonspor were thrown out of UEFA competitions due to FFP violations and the fact that they aren't a rich & powerful super club that can buy their way out of such sanctions. That means Boyd & Beşiktaş will partake in Champions League qualifiers instead of Europa qualifiers. In the "League...
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Jonathan Klinsmann has left St. Gallen for parts as yet unknown. https://www.vaterland.li/sport/fussball/fc-st-gallen-verliert-seinen-topskorer;art84,425845 In his one season in Switzerland, he made one appearance: he started in an early round cup loss to second division team in which he was...
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    Rumors gaining steam that Antonee Robinson is heading to Sheffield United. View: https://twitter.com/MirrorAnderson/status/1292751923171536897 David Anderson @MirrorAnderson Sheffield United have won the race to sign Antonee Robinson from Wigan for £2million after reaching agreement with...
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    Americans Abroad 2019-20: A New Hope

    In a nice bonus, Efford got promoted to the first division because Waasland-Beveren successfully sued the league to maintain their place, on the grounds that they shouldn't be relegated in a season cut short. The Belgian league is now running with 18 clubs. Anyway, there are some unresolved...
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    The August 6 episode of Allocation Disorder has a really, really good discussion of the obstacles that MLS faces in trying to grow its fanbase, its TV audience, and its revenue. Tenorio and Stejskal are IMO the two best in the business when it comes to the structure, finances, salary caps, and...
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    Champions League 2019-20: The Final Countdown

    This is bad: View: https://twitter.com/SkyKaveh/status/1292536649755353088 Kaveh Solhekol @SkyKaveh Atletico Madrid say two of their players have tested positive for Covid-19 before their Champions League game against RB Leipzig in Lisbon on Thursday 3:02pm · 9 Aug 2020 · Twitter Web App
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm: US Youth National Teams, Prospect Hype, and Youth Development Thread [The DA is DEAD updates]

    Andrew Carleton is still alive. View: https://twitter.com/MLS_Buzz/status/1292272328244699139
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    MLS announced the schedule for the next phase of the regular season. https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020/return-to-season Everyone is playing 18 more games (plus three bonus FC Dallas vs. Nashville SC games). The first six games will be highly regionalized and have been scheduled. The...
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    Champions League, Round of 16

    Karma dictates that there needs to be around 175 more soft penalties called against Juventus.