The Usa & North American Soccer Thread

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I heard he has won some championships and awards, but he nearly 40 years old. Hopefully he can still keep it up?
     
  2. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    His best days are long gone - was very very good at Chelsea, but can drop like a sack of potatoes at the slightest breeze from a defender. Played in China for a bit - so his bank balance is healthy. Since the MSL is a European retirement league - I would consider this move being put out to pasture. The only other couple of players more annoying are Joey Barton and Nicolas Anelka - who are both talented but total pratts. The latter no longer plays, the former is annoying Burnley fans at the moment after screwing up at Rangers (Glasgow). However, I digress - Drogbas move is akin to being a player/manager in League Two in Scotland or there abouts :)
     
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  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    This.

    Football in North America has always been a place where foreign stars come to spend their final years.

    Pelé. Beckham. Drogba
     
  4. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    There are some great players from OS playing - including the Wright-Phillips brothers , I just don't see Drogba as an Ambassador for the game, in the same way as a Gerrard or a Lampard type of personality.... but who am I to know being just another opinionated aging football fan. :)
     
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  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I want Super Mario in the MLS
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Beside Drogba and Omar Bravo, Phoenix Rising FC does have one of the brothers playing for the team Shaun Wright-Phillips.

    Official: Didier Drogba joins Shaun Wright-Phillips at Phoenix Rising FC - Once A Metro

    I don't know anything about these players, but I guess I should at least check out one Phoenix Rising game as long the weather is still nice.
     
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  7. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    For those who came in late:

    Mario


    Interesting to see his value roller-coaster, and his contract is up at the end of June. Give the man a t-shirt deal and he is yours. :)

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  8. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    I would go to see Shaun play - he is one of the players that fits into the "play until I drop" class - or was the last time I saw him play. He was good a Man. City - but went off the pace a bit for EPL

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  9. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Bickley: Soccer revolution is hitting Phoenix

    Signing Drogba delivers exposure to Phoenix Rising MLS expansion bid - ESPN FC

     
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  10. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    It been nearly 2 months later and finally Drogba debuted for the Phoenix Rising FC and they defeated Vancouver 2-1, nearly in front of over 7,000 fans.

    Drogba Delivers in USL Debut
     
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  11. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

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    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  13. sbv71

    sbv71 Well-Known Member

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  14. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I love the whole system of promotion and relegation. It ensures teams put a quality product on the playing field. Not like here in the US and Canada, where teams like the Sixers can do everything they can to lose in order to get higher draft picks, and not worry about being booted out of the NBA.

    Soccer team owners pay too much money so their product will be part of the top tier
     
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  16. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

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  17. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I watched Phoenix Rising FC games off and on this season mainly on YouTube. The team has gotten better through out the season and the game does look partially exciting. So this Saturday will be the Phoenix Rising FC last game of the season and I finally bought tickets and will be my first soccer game. I will see Omar Bravo, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Didier Drogba in action. Plus the team earned a playoff spot couple weeks ago.
     
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  18. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Yesterday Phoenix Rising FC owners has acquired PDL's Tuscon FC team.

    FC Tucson sold to Phoenix club; Jon Pearlman to stay on as GM

    They will use them as a farming system and I heard, one of the main reasons why, Phoenix Rising FC acquired them. If Rising FC can become an MLS team, they will probably move Tuscon FC from from PDL's to the USL as a D2. Like how Seattle, L.A. and Portland has a 2nd team there.
     
  19. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    Nothing beats being there ...............
     
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  20. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Last night, I attended my first ever soccer match and it was pretty exciting. Phoenix Rising FC scored 2 goals way early in the game and Didier Drogba was fantastic, he did couple of the assists and one goal. Which they defeated Portland Timbers 2 4 - 1. I didn't see Omar Bravo, Shaun Wright-Phillips play last night and they weren't injured. I guess, they were saving them for playoffs?

    But either way, I got into the game and definitely attend another one next year but not during the summer months. There was over 6,700 fans in the stands and they announce they finished off the season wither over 100,000 fans attending there games. The supporting groups section were totally into it, sounded like a college game and setting off a few smoke bombs.

    Now hopefully MLS can pick Phoenix as an MLS expansion franchise.
     
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