Imagine their shock when Justin Che gets sold to Bayern and Gianluca Busio goes to Serie A in the next couple of months.

It's not slowing down, it's only accelerating.
I was explaining to some friends yesterday about Mexico's predicament..

You can hate US Soccer and MLS working together all you want, but there's no doubt that those shared interests have made MLS open to putting prospects in Europe.

Liga MX / FMF aren't on the same page.
Mexico is a massive soccer nation with a history of producing players who can play at the world's biggest clubs. Problem is it takes them forever to get there, if they go at all.

Lainez leaving as early as he did was an exception and look at how he's improved.
It also doesn't help Liga MX that there's no salary cap. Club America or Tigres can pay domestic players just as much, if not more, than they would get at Club Brugge or PSV.

They also have a low limit on internationals so every team has to hold on tight to their best Mexicans.
And the thing is - there’s no solution in sight for any of these problems for Mexico. Only solution that seems likely is young Mexican players just demanding to go and not signing contracts.

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9 Jun
Still reflecting on Sunday night..

There were some rough moments, but one thing the USMNT guys never once looked was rattled or scared.

That’s what happens when you’re teammates with Ronaldo or Messi or playing in Champions League finals. Moments like that don’t shock you.
Point being, our mentality was elite. That’s been missing since like 2014.
Donovan scored a WC goal vs Mexico in 2002. Dempsey was backpacking Fulham. Howard played at Man United and Everton. Jermaine Jones was playing CL at Schalke. They’d seen stuff.

Then, those guys got old and there was no equal mentality (or ability, obviously) to replace it.
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10 Dec 20
FIFA and CONCACAF have *reportedly* given the approval to MLS and Liga MX to combine leagues.
Liga MX owns 9 of the 10 most watched soccer games in the USA in 2020 on TV. MLS needs that.

Liga MX is a giant soccer nation that punches below their weight and don’t make as much money as they could. MLS would help with that.

The writing is on the wall.
If there’s any truth to this, I’m assuming the idea would be to combine television deals. That’s what this is mostly about.

MLS would use its negotiating abilities and leverage from Liga MX to fatten the check for everyone.
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5 Sep 20
Y'all remember the days in MLS when guys would go BACK to Europe in the off-season on loan?

Landon Donovan playing for Everton, Henry back at Arsenal, Beckham to Milan, Keane to Aston Villa....

What a strange thing, looking back on it....
Guys were just honestly bigger than the league and could do what they wanted at times.

That would never fly in the modern MLS, but honestly it was always fun watching these MLS players return to Europe to prove they still have it.
2012 - Thierry Henry was a RBNY player and was THE star of MLS alongside Beckham, went back to Arsenal on a short loan, and banged in the game winner in his first appearence within minutes of coming on.
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2 Sep 20
Okay I’ve had a few minutes and here are my thoughts on the $18m bid for Pity Martinez from Saudi Arabia..

First from Atlanta’s perspective..
They would actually make money off of this transfer and this would give them a chance to restructure around a new DP with a new manager.

However, he’s their best attacking player outside of Josef so the team would suffer (even more) without him the remainder of 2020.
From Pity’s perspective...

He’s 27. This is his time to get his biggest contract. He’s only making $900k in Atlanta, he has a family, and he’s in his prime..

If they are willing to triple his salary.... as a man, forget soccer, I think you’ve gotta push it through.
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14 Aug 20
St Louis City SC’s colors/branding has been ripped from a 4th division (NPSL) club’s junior team.

A few of you have seen this around, but I’ve gathered some info just to lay it all out there..

.@mplscitysc recently collaborated with @custom_sc_ to design branding for one of their Minneapolis junior teams, East Bank (now Riverside) Rovers.

Less than 6 weeks later, unbeknownst to both @custom_sc_ and @mplscitysc, St Louis rolls out essentially the exact same branding. ImageImage
I understand that sometimes wires can get crossed, but what this shows us is it’s pretty much 100% certain that @MLS4theLou’s entire MLS branding isn’t original to them.

The only thing that’s original to them is the club name, which is the worst part of the whole brand.
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12 Aug 20
Everytime this video comes up on my timeline, a bunch of losers In the replies say the same two things:

1. “OMG. They didn’t celebrate with Rooney. What a joke MLS is.”

2. “Rooney doesn’t even celebrate. Shows how little he cares about MLS. 😂😂”

Every. Single. Time.
1. Acosta just scored a header for a hat trick and went to celebrate with the supporters groups behind the stands. Not a surprise.

2. Rooney thought the play was offside. After the VAR check he went nuts.

This pisses me off every time I see it so I had to put this out there.
The amount of people who will take one of the greatest plays in MLS history and still try to find ways to make it out to be “look how bad MLS is” just shows how desperate people are to downplay the league.

I’ll never stop fighting this fight.
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