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  • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    I felt bad for Blake. Best goalie in the league, arguably the second best in CONCACAF, makes a save and his teammates can’t even score one.

    That game was a perfect encapsulation of MLS though: Not as skillful but absolutely entertaining.
    I remember him standing on his head against Mexico in maybe the 2017 Gold Cup? It was the same year that he got hurt in the final against us. Would have been interesting to see how we would have faired had Blake remained in the game.

    In any event, I completely agree with your MLS assessment. If you want to be entertained by a soccer game, you probably can't find a better bang for your buck. If you need absolute perfection in skill...well...you're looking in the wrong spot (although, perception is worse than reality when it comes to skill in the MLS...it's a pretty good league).
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    • Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post

      I remember him standing on his head against Mexico in maybe the 2017 Gold Cup? It was the same year that he got hurt in the final against us. Would have been interesting to see how we would have faired had Blake remained in the game.

      In any event, I completely agree with your MLS assessment. If you want to be entertained by a soccer game, you probably can't find a better bang for your buck. If you need absolute perfection in skill...well...you're looking in the wrong spot (although, perception is worse than reality when it comes to skill in the MLS...it's a pretty good league).
      That game was basically a Stefon sketch in that it had everything (6 goals, red card, extra time, late goals, a shootout, Dan Cortez).

      I do think MLS gets a bad rap on it’s skill level, especially compared to where it was even 10 years ago. Every referee that I’ve ever met that has done an MLS game has said the same thing: “I spent most of the game concentrating so I could keep up with the speed.” (Check out their training video.) Guys are hitting passes at speeds that would be shots to most of us. Guys are hitting 60 yard switches (side to side passes) on a dime and their teammate are trapping them like it’s nothing.

      Is it Champions League level stuff? No. Is it entertaining and unpredictable? Heck yeah.
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      Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
      But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
      Originally posted by Doyle Woody
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      • Sepp Blatter admits awarding the WC to Qatar was a mistake. What a POS.

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        • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
          Sepp Blatter admits awarding the WC to Qatar was a mistake. What a POS.
          Did the check bounce?
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            Did the check bounce?
            Not defending Blatter but, 2022 being awarded to Qatar is more on Michel Platini and Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy pressured Platini to vote for Qatar and, somehow, the next day it was announced Qatar Sports International was buying PSG. There’s also some shady deals involving fighter jets and the management of the hotels in Qatar (via Accor).
            Last edited by Jimjamesak; 11-08-2022, 10:27 PM.
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            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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            • The good news: MLS Cup 2022 was the highest rated since 1997.

              The bad news: It was between two large market teams in LA and Philly meaning there will be ****ery in the future.
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              Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
              But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
              Originally posted by Doyle Woody
              Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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              • Apparently for $200/night you can sleep in an outfitted shipping container as a fan in Qatar...
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                • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                  Apparently for $200/night you can sleep in an outfitted shipping container as a fan in Qatar...
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                  • Since they are shipping containers, I am also curious as to what the bathroom accommodations are since there is no integrated plumbing.

                    RV style accommodations can be made, but they need regular servicing...
                    It's never too early to start the Pre-game festivities

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                    • US Roster
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                      Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                      But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                      Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                      Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                      • Notes:

                        Second youngest US roster at 25 years, 175 days.

                        DeAndre Yedlin is the only player to have previously played at a World Cup.
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                        Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                        But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                        Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                        Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                        • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                          Notes:

                          Second youngest US roster at 25 years, 175 days.

                          DeAndre Yedlin is the only player to have previously played at a World Cup.
                          We get it, we are going to suck.
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                          • With this team it's hard to have any expectations...

                            As always I want to make it out of the group, but I feel that is gonna be a big ask this time around.
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                            • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

                              We get it, we are going to suck.
                              Or it's a roster of hungry guys untainted by prior failure.

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                              • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                                With this team it's hard to have any expectations...

                                As always I want to make it out of the group, but I feel that is gonna be a big ask this time around.
                                I think they’ll surprise some people. A lot of them (Pulisic especially) seem to perform better with the spotlight on.
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                                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                                Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                                Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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