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TheSuffolkSeasider Offline
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The lion is hungry
So Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joined LA Galaxy.

Surely, if he stays fit and copes with all the travel, he will score for fun. Well, if the players can get him the ball, I don't really know if the rest of the squad are that good!

Is USA and the MLS still the easy choice for aging players?
31-03-2018 10:14
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Obviously it's a good place for a pay packet but with the wage caps you can only get a couple pet team of that sort of quality.

Tbf the standard is increasing, a fair few good young players coming through, a lot of South American talents switching from the South to the North the now.

First ever LA derby tonight I believe he's making his debut.
31-03-2018 10:55
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seasider Offline
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Money and lifestyle, who can blame players for going to the US. It would be good if one player just admitted that rather than the bullshit about competition and passion.

Didn't realise Ashley Cole was playing in the US until he popped up in an interview the other day.
31-03-2018 15:04
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TheSuffolkSeasider Offline
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Can any of our American based members equate what level the MLS is in comparison to the English league pyramid? I'd guess myself at somewhere around Championship, with the odd star player like Zlatan skewing it a bit.

The money and the lifestyle would be nice, but you'd have to put up with a lot of airports and flights! Must be pretty tedious. Well, more so for those players not on the big bucks.

Ashley Cole will be in the same team as Zlatan, seasider!
31-03-2018 16:23
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GynnSquarePhoenix Offline
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RE: The lion is hungry
The MLS is shit because there it's a closed shop. No promotion, no relegation, stupid playoff system to decide the league winner, so once the playoff teams are decided all games become pointless. I've tried and given up.

They bring in big euro or latin players for a season or two, sell a shit load of merch to kids and sell a few extra tickets from fans who want to see the big name in the flesh.

Mid level championship is when it's good, league one most of the time. James Guy has been supporting DC for a few years and really enjoys the day out, but even he would rather watch with everything to play for.
31-03-2018 17:32
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GynnSquarePhoenix Offline
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31-03-2018 17:44
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TheSuffolkSeasider Offline
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RE: The lion is hungry
Zlatan begins his LA career on the bench!
31-03-2018 18:35
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GynnSquarePhoenix Offline
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He's been injured and they'll throw him on for a few minutes at some point.
31-03-2018 19:23
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Just netted what is surely the winner
31-03-2018 20:52
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Not easy to alter the sign, takes planning and a lot of effort. Photoshop.

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(This post was last modified: 31-03-2018 22:11 by GynnSquarePhoenix.)
31-03-2018 22:10
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TheSuffolkSeasider Offline
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His first goal was a nice strike, even if there was arguably a foul moments before. Definitely offside for that winner.
31-03-2018 22:39
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Bally Offline
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RE: The lion is hungry
(31-03-2018 22:39)TheSuffolkSeasider Wrote:  His first goal was a nice strike, even if there was arguably a foul moments before. Definitely offside for that winner.

The yanks probably use different rules in their Soccer World Series.
01-04-2018 06:39
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KoreanHammer Offline
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(01-04-2018 06:39)Bally Wrote:  The yanks probably use different rules in their Soccer World Series.
i know you joke, but actually used to but now standard FIFA rule.
01-04-2018 17:02
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North Shore Dude Offline
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic INSANE 40 Yard Debut Goal for LA Galaxy!

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(This post was last modified: 04-04-2018 16:17 by North Shore Dude.)
04-04-2018 16:12
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AmericanTangerine Offline
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RE: The lion is hungry
I'm gonna have to agree with GSP on this one.

MLS is top tier League 1 at worst, mid-level championship at best.

It's getting better, but there are still so many systematic problems with the league (like no promotion and relegation).
04-04-2018 19:03
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