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I take it you mean MLS that you want to play in?im thinking about managing in the USA , but is their any stupid rules like their is in seria A. also is it fun in USA, what club should i be?
If you check out the link above it explains all the rules in detail. No point posting if your not going to be helpful.if you think Serie A has stupid rules, you will probably think the MLS has EVEN MORE stupid rules.
Id recommend Houston. Good squad and patient enough chairman. There ok but its hard to win MLS with them in the first year or 2.think I'll test the waters with a team that has lowest expectations, so can get used to the system. Doesn't seem too complicated after reading the guide.
Thanks. Just what I need. Been a few times when I've started lower league in England, even with a media prediction of 13-14th, I don't tend to last long if things go badly. Once I get more used to it, will start a new save thats more challenging. Cheers for thatId recommend Houston. Good squad and patient enough chairman. There ok but its hard to win MLS with them in the first year or 2.
No, quality will go up when people actually start playing the sport.Quality will go up when they completely abide by the FIFA calendar and quit making ridiculous bullshit rules regarding salary distribution and player development/movement, and stop pandering to over the hill one-legged players like Beckham who'd probably rather spend his time at Derby County.
Again, it's not a high quality league, but it's as good as we can expect it to be. It's been around since 1996 and has made incredible strides. No one in the older generation played the sport. You can't expect the first generation playing a sport to be good at it. I think we're doing a **** good job since I don't think the Mexican league is that much better than us and they've been playing the sport for a century longer than we have.How long did it take you to build a soapbox that big? Jesus...
It's a ****** league, I'm sorry. And I do watch it, because what the **** else is on in the evenings during the week? Millions of people play the sport, many more millions than any other sport.
Why would a European know anything about MLS? How many games are televised in Europe? How many Europeans on here can name an MLS player other than Beckham and Donovan (without help from FM)?Also, assuming one in Europe (which I'm not) is uniformed simply by way of where they live is pretty blind. By that you can know nothing of any league that plays on the other side of the Atlantic.
You were the one that claimed salary distribution has nothing to do with player development, I am saying there is nothing to support that claim. When you make a claim, you have to back it up. The burden of proof lies on you. You mentioned two unconnected things, salary distribution and player development and just assumed there was a connection without backing it up. I'm telling you they have nothing to do with each other and you haven't proved that they do. Player development has to do with the academy system and how kids in the country play the sport, which doesn't have to do with the salary cap.Don't know how you can say salary distribution has nothing to do with player development, but okay. Since you made no claim other than to say it simply doesn't I guess I'll have to take you at your word. And the reason it's a franchise system is because it's run by Am. football men. The fact that you can't make a reasonable living as a young player in MLS is probably enough to keep more than a handful of players away.
So greatly increasing attendance, merchandise sales, TV ratings, and thrusting the sport into the mainstream media and getting people to talk about MLS who had never even mentioned it before, as well as helping us get record high ratings for the World Cup after he came...yeah, he did **** for this country.Beckham did **** for football in this country, other than draw out some wankass wannabes to a couple games then trot off back to Europe for a loan deal as soon as one came up, and he continues to do less. Having top-flight leagues from around the world on television regularly is what has driven the growth in popularity, and ESPN/ABC willingness to invest in broadcasting the Euros and WC. The **** did Beckham do besides fill up some stadiums his first couple times around the block? He can **** off back to wherever he'd rather be besides here.
Considering your lack of knowledge of how American sports work, I bet I understand it better than you do.But yeah, you're right, and because you're American and therefore understand the nuances of MLS better than anyone else ever could.
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I'll reply for him: Waaaaahhh, MLS needs more time. Waaaaaaahhhhh... playoffs are somehow good, and so is not having promotion/relegation!Great argument. Like an owner and the city are going to invest in a team and new stadium if one bad season means relegation to the minor leagues. Like people in a major city are going to support a team in a lower league for a sport that they're just getting to like. There is a reason promotion/relegation isn't used in American sports...it wouldn't work, and in soccer's case, it would absolutely kill the sport. You have too many other sports to compete with and it's a huge country with lots of major cities. If a London team gets relegated, all of the fair weather fans will go to the next team. Can't have that in the US. As if people here would want to see the Spokane Spyders on national television and the team from LA in one of the lower leagues. No one seriously thinks that promotion/relegation could work in an American sport, much less an unpopular one like soccer.
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Because I lived there and went to all of their games while I was there. I watch every one of their games streaming online. So I watch more games than a lot of their Argentine fans. Do I truly understand the way they play as well as a 50 year old who has watched every game since he was 4? No. But due to my loyalty to them I can at least consider myself a fan.How can you know anything about Independiente? Or admire Arsenal and Barca? You can't possibly understand anything about the way they play football.
As far as Arsenal and Barca, I watch them play a lot. Did I claim to fully understand how they play? No, but I know more than someone who hasn't. I'm not a fan, I just said that I admire the way they play. I don't think that requires me to live in Europe or have to pass some soccer knowledge test.
If you could name me another league that has been around for 15 years and is as good as the MLS (with some of the limitations that we have here), go ahead and do so (and you better not even think about naming the Premiership, having started in the early 90s, since many of those teams have been around since the 19th century). Could you name me another country that has gotten this good this quickly at soccer? Up through the mid 1990's our players were mostly amateurs and we would routinely get beaten by tiny Central American nations. Now we are possibly top 15 in the world with a lot of good solid players in European leagues. It takes generations to get good at a sport, and we're doing it pretty fast despite the many limitations we have. The MLS definitely isn't a "good" league, but it's already a mediocre one and getting better all of the time. It was much worse only 5 or so years ago. And it's about as good as you can expect it to be. I don't know how you can possibly think we're just going to start playing the sport and 15 years later rival the best nations in the world.
Salary distribution and player movement has to do with the fact that it's a franchise system. That's the only way it's going to work here. European-style club system would not work with American sports for geographical reasons and because we have several sports that are very popular here, and of course in the case of soccer, it's not one of them. It also has nothing to do with player development.
I'll just start and stop there since you've run in so many circles already I'm going to throw up. Besides, your understanding of the intricacies of the American sporting system is obviously encyclopedic, and all of my completely reasonable claims regarding a league that'***** "restart" three times in a decade an a half (and nearly went into a WC year without a labor contract) are obviously absurd in the glaring light of your knowledge.curtis290 said:You were the one that claimed salary distribution has nothing to do with player development,