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Poll Results: Would you spend €100+ on Paul Pogba??

 
  • 48% (37)
    Yup, still very young and filled with potential...
  • 51% (39)
    Nah, no CM could be worth that much...
76 Total Votes  
post #15781 of 50776
**** Barca
CHELSEA F.C.
PHOENIX SUNS
ARIZONA WILDCATS
TENNESSEE TITANS
CHELSEA F.C.
PHOENIX SUNS
ARIZONA WILDCATS
TENNESSEE TITANS
post #15782 of 50776
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Originally Posted by NomadicSole21 View Post

Its just like the Champions League format except with a league title on the line.


With that said, I am overly anxious for the game tomorrow. The Timbers might bring the first big sports title to Portland in 40 years pimp.gif



 is it the championship game?
im going to watch it. 



and is there conferences in MLS?
Yes and yes. The league's set up just like all other US leagues. And just like all the other leagues, Western conference > Eastern pimp.gif

3-1 doesnt sound outlandish, but that would require at least 2 goals from Valeri and/or Nagbe. Adi always gets his in, but the Crew are gonna be on his *** all day. And for everything that is holy, Kamara can't be given an inch of space.
P T F C
P T F C
post #15783 of 50776
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Originally Posted by AZwildcats View Post

**** Barca
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
post #15784 of 50776
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Originally Posted by AZwildcats View Post

**** Barca
meal ticket ticket meal ticket ticket
meal ticket ticket meal ticket ticket
post #15785 of 50776

taylor twellman makes me not want to watch this MLS game.  

meal ticket ticket meal ticket ticket
meal ticket ticket meal ticket ticket
post #15786 of 50776

Wow @ this game already.

 

Lol at them throwing trash at them :lol Game should be at a neutral site anyways

HOWARD BISON

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

 

"All I want is a good home and a wife, and a children, and food to feed them every night."

HOWARD BISON

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

 

"All I want is a good home and a wife, and a children, and food to feed them every night."

post #15787 of 50776
Colombus out here and forgot to show up 😂

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post #15788 of 50776
Columbus roll.gif
CHELSEA F.C.
PHOENIX SUNS
ARIZONA WILDCATS
TENNESSEE TITANS
CHELSEA F.C.
PHOENIX SUNS
ARIZONA WILDCATS
TENNESSEE TITANS
post #15789 of 50776
Timbers deserve that cup b. They got the best supporters in the league.
YANKEES/GIANTS/KNICKS/USMNT/MUFC/BARÇA
YANKEES/GIANTS/KNICKS/USMNT/MUFC/BARÇA
post #15790 of 50776
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Timbers deserve that cup b. They got the best supporters in the league.
Respect, bruh. Timbers gotta stsy ficused. Too many mistakes in the midfield, not pressung Kamara enough. 2nd half bout to be LIT
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post #15791 of 50776
How turnt are you right now??

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post #15792 of 50776
Not entirely yet
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post #15793 of 50776

How did the Timbers not get three there :eek

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

post #15794 of 50776
This game is drunk laugh.gif


I love it roll.gif

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post #15795 of 50776

:eek

 

How have the Timbers not run away with this that save was amazing though.

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

post #15796 of 50776
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MLS playoff format is an outlier in world soccer — and that’s a good thing
On Soccer

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By Steven Goff December 5 at 4:54 PM

In an MLS playoff campaign flush with drama, the Columbus Crew celebrated an Eastern Conference triumph against the New York Red Bulls. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — If soccer purists had their way, the MLS season would have ended six weeks ago when the New York Red Bulls raised the Supporters’ Shield for their endurance across a 34-match campaign.

This is, after all, the way leagues operate in most corners of the soccer empire: The club that compiles the most points during the regular season – the only season – takes home the prize.

It’s uncomplicated and just. Rather than rejoicing over a playoff sprint, it respects the marathon. It rewards long-term preparation, mid-year adjustment and late-season fortitude.

Often, though, matters are settled several weeks – and foreseen months — before the last round of matches. Although other pursuits remain in play – in Europe, teams out of the title chase are still hunting continental berths in the UEFA Champions League or Europa League, not to mention trying to avoid relegation – the race for the big trophy is typically a foregone conclusion.

MLS uses playoffs to crown its champion. It always has and, barring a hostile takeover by traditionalists, always will. This season culminates Sunday with a small-market showdown between the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers in the 20th edition of the MLS Cup.

Both teams are worthy of the grand stage, having finished the regular season tied with Vancouver for the third-most points behind the Red Bulls and FC Dallas. In three of the previous four years, the MLS Cup champion was first or second in the regular season’s overall standings, proving top teams over the long haul can also thrive when the margin of error is smaller.

MLS does recognize the regular season champions with the Supporters’ Shield trophy and an automatic slot in international competition (CONCACAF Champions League), not to mention MLS Cup hosting rights if they go the distance.

But the playoffs add an extra layer to the league’s portfolio, a burst of spirit, energy and tension often absent in the long regular season. Some will argue that, without playoff berths offering second chances, the regular season would carry greater importance. Perhaps.

Like in the other U.S. pro sports leagues, too many midseason MLS games are forgotten by the next day. But if the playoffs did not exist, a team stuck in the middle of the pack for months would still not gain inspiration in the closing weeks to finish 14th instead of 18th overall.

They would be compelled to fight until the end if U.S. soccer implemented a promotion-relegation system – the worst teams in the top tier drop the next season, while the best in the next tier rise – but that is still years, if not decades, from occurring.

As things stand in MLS, the regular season tells a story in chapters without the promise of a compelling ending, while the playoffs often save the season’s best for last. Liga MX, Mexico’s wildly popular competition with eight-team playoffs, is at the semifinal stage this weekend.

This year’s autumn rush in MLS was one of the best in the circuit’s 20 seasons. In 16 games, 18 goals have been scored after the 75th minute and only three or four matches lacked drama.

Without the postseason, fans would not have witnessed:

D.C. United score in the 83rd minute – and New England’s Jermaine Jones rage about a missed call in the dying moments – to win a first-round match.
Seattle and Los Angeles alternate goals before the Sounders prevailed, 3-2, before almost 40,000 on a weeknight.
Kansas City and Portland each score in extra time, then go 11 rounds in a penalty-kick tiebreaker, which included a potential winning bid hit both posts and the Timbers goalkeeper clinching victory by saving a shot by the K.C. keeper.
Montreal and Seattle record comeback victories in almost must-win situations during home legs of conference semifinals.
Columbus level the aggregate score against Montreal in the return leg and then defeat the Impact in extra time on Kei Kamara’s header.
Dallas score an apparent series-winner in the 84th minute vs. Seattle, the Sounders rebound with an ostensible clincher in the 90th, and Dallas strike back a minute later to force extra time. (Ultimately, Dallas won on penalty kicks.)
The Crew’s Justin Meram set a league record by scoring nine seconds into the Eastern finals against the Red Bulls, a dizzying launch to a 2-0 first-leg victory.
New York score late in the second leg, then hit the post in the dying seconds.
Nat Borchers, the Timbers’ long-bearded defender, score a late goal for a 3-1 edge after the opening leg of the Western finals against Dallas, which responded from a deficit at home with a pair of goals before conceding Lucas Melano’s stoppage-time clincher.
Whew.

Great goals and great moments occur in the regular season as well, but the playoff backdrop enhances them. Exceptional playoff matches, regardless of outcome, stay with supporters into the brief offseason and help MLS gain mainstream traction during a cluttered period on the North American sports landscape.

MLS’s playoff plan is not without glaring flaws: Too many teams qualify (12 of 20), higher seeds don’t have definitive home-field advantage in the two-leg stages, and a two-week break for international play in mid-November stunts momentum. The postseason format has undergone several renovations and Commissioner Don Garber said the league is not afraid to continue tinkering.

Regardless, the playoffs have served MLS well and, if the undeniable theater of 2015 is any indication, the Crew and Timbers will reinforce that point in the central Ohio chill Sunday.
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post #15797 of 50776

Congrats to the Timbers and their fans.

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

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**** Barca
post #15799 of 50776
Congrats timber fans!!
YANKEES/GIANTS/KNICKS/USMNT/MUFC/BARÇA
YANKEES/GIANTS/KNICKS/USMNT/MUFC/BARÇA
post #15800 of 50776
Son oh my ******* godddddd!!! PTFC MOTHER ****** YESS ITS SO LIT NOW RCTID ADI, VALERI, WALLACE, EVERYONR!!
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post #15801 of 50776
WERE ******* CHAMPIONS.
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post #15802 of 50776
Big ups to all the Timbers fans out there!!

Well deserved!!

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USA Ain't Nothin' To Asterisk With 

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post #15803 of 50776
Bruh. I can't believe this right now. WE ARE CHAMPIONS. Lit AF at 5pm and I might call in work. Downtown Portland was one fire, Timbers fan taking over the streets and we wilding right now.

@Noskey
We did it fam! We really did it!!! No big name Europeans, small market team and we won the Cup. pimp.gif
post #15804 of 50776
Bro it was lit as **** after the whistle. People everywhere, so many cars honking and people chanting in the street. Took me forever to get off Burnside lol

It just doesnt feel real. I keep feeling like Im about to wake up from a dream. I like this feel.
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post #15805 of 50776
I kno what you mean! This feels good cause I kno Blazers ain't gonna do **** and **** the ducks. We caught fire at the right time in the season and no one could take us down. Such beautiful play the last month. I still feel we werent at our best too. PT-FC!
Blazers x Timbers x Beavers
Blazers x Timbers x Beavers
post #15806 of 50776
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WERE ******* CHAMPIONS.

I would be happy for you.



But Im hating.
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
post #15807 of 50776
As long as it wasn't the Crew,I'm good laugh.gif. Congrats to the PTFC fans in here
post #15808 of 50776
Uh oh...
Quote:
@ManUtdUpdates_: During blood tests at Carrington, Wayne Rooney had alcohol in his samples. He is not injured [Red Issue] #MUFC

Guess that would explain this tweet
Quote:
@LeonKnight_: "Injured" England player suspended by his team after they found alcohol in his system more than once #MUFC
Damn if this holds up mean.gif

That would explain a bit tbh...if it's true that he showed up more than once at training a little inebriated,he's most likely gonna be playing his last season at OT. Kinda hoping these are just rumors but damn what an escalation if so.
post #15809 of 50776

Rooney :{

 

Can we now officially move on from him without feeling any guilt?

SINCE 2000....
SINCE 2000....
post #15810 of 50776
I mean, he's been playing drunk all season.


Not really surprising.
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
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