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Old 06-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #1901
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Similar types of players. McBride was obviously more talented - I thought about putting that caveat in my post, but I meant in terms of like...broad style of play.

Ah, ok. Fair enough.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:54 PM   #1902
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Ah, ok. Fair enough.

McBride was great. Sometimes I go back on youtube and watch the video of the announcement of his drafting in the MLS entry draft just for fun.

Gah - there used to be a video. Guess it's gone now?

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:01 PM   #1903
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Your two examples are also both American, who are more likely to be able to play in a variety of cities. Getting big names from Europe probably have a preference to playing in Chicago, LA, or NY.
I used Bradley and Dempsey because they are 2 of highest profile players in the league (with Thierry Henry and Landon). Do Marco Di Vaio, Kenny Miller or Jermain Defoe work better?

Most people in the major sports prefer to play in LA or NY too, but occasionally they'll sign in a Seattle (Cano) or Detoit (Prince Fielder) or Buffalo (Mario Williams) because of money. So far really 3.5 DP's have "forced" their way to NY or LA that I can think of (Beckham, Donovan, Henry and now Villa), but the #1 thing affecting whether your team has DP's period is whether ownership is willing to spend money or not. If only NY or LA can get a Beckham/Henry, it's still not a competitive problem as long as you can get an Osvaldo Alonso, Javier Morales, Diego Valeri, Federico Higuain, Mauro Rosales, Marco Di Vaio etc. Now, teams trading away DP slots can be a competitive problem, but you've got cheapskate owners and big-spending owners in any league. I think the DP system is a perfect way to allow those owners who want to break the bank to do so while still allowing other teams to compete - there's no indication there's some tier system or permanent underclass.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #1904
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This 30/30 on Hillsborough is absolutely heartwrenching.

I've teared up a few times.

Despite reading several books on the tragedy, watching this documentary on Netflix and seeing the tv footage for the first time is very jarring.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:24 AM   #1905
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So... as a cord cutter, I was preparing myself for watching most of the World Cup on Univision (with jaunts to the local bar for US matches - all on ESPN - seriously ABC?) as it appears that one way the broadcast networks are dealing with cord cutting is shunting programming to cable. Imagine my surprise when I realized that since I get my internet through Comcast, I can use ESPN3 - where every single World Cup match will be streaming live (and through my Chromecast watch it on my TV)!
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:18 PM   #1906
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #1907
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Well, Jozy finally scored. That's good news.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:28 PM   #1908
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More of that please
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #1909
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And Altidore with another goal. That was an impressive strike!
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #1910
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Hell yeah!
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:31 PM   #1911
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Never understood why Jozy takes so much crap from people while Dempsey gets a pass
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:46 PM   #1912
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Another bloody penalty
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:51 PM   #1913
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Never understood why Jozy takes so much crap from people while Dempsey gets a pass

Dempsey has had kind of a poor game
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:52 PM   #1914
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Dempsey has had kind of a poor game

Yeah, he really did. He received the ball multiple times in the box and didn't get a shot or pass off.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #1915
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Holy crap Cesc Fabregas just signed for Chelsea for 5 years, 30M!
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:59 PM   #1916
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That's been inevitable since Arsenal basically didn't want him back IMO. Good signing, think his style translates far better to the premiership than it did in Spain (or at least Barca)
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:11 PM   #1917
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Sad/frustrating to see him in blue, but I hope that means Arsenal will use that money towards a striker and holding midfielder (and right back and backup keeper)
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #1918
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Hope Solo arrested. I'm stunned that she isn't the epitome of a stable individual
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #1919
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Hope Solo arrested. I'm stunned that she isn't the epitome of a stable individual

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Old 07-01-2014, 11:47 AM   #1920
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OK, I can see Luis Suarez moving to Real Madrid, but Barcelona? They seem like an organization that tries to avoid the circus, if possible.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:20 PM   #1921
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OK, I can see Luis Suarez moving to Real Madrid, but Barcelona? They seem like an organization that tries to avoid the circus, if possible.

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:23 PM   #1922
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OK, I can see Luis Suarez moving to Real Madrid, but Barcelona? They seem like an organization that tries to avoid the circus, if possible.

In recent years maybe, but we are not so many years removed from the team openly feuding amongst themselves. With a transfer ban looming and a fading team, they need to spend a fortune this summer.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:41 PM   #1923
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Solskjaer taking the job absolutely intrigues me. He turned Molde into a championship-winning side (although it wasn't necessarily a bad side) with regular European competition, and was able to do that and be close to home with young kids.

I figured he'd make the jump to the EPL at some point, but Cardiff just seems like a really bad choice.

Solskjaer back to Molde, btw. Although I think TroyF had good points when this came up (almost) two years ago.
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Old 09-24-2021, 03:49 PM   #1924
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or trying to convince him to stay by bringing in better guys around him... like Ted Lasso

Congrats to Saldana for being REALLY early on the Ted Lasso bandwagon
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:12 AM   #1925
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City dominating Chelsea, but failing to finish very good chances. It's exactly why we needed a Harry Kane.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:17 AM   #1926
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Dammit, thanks for allowing me to bump the 13/14 thread, Toddzilla!
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