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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 12:11:14 PM   
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Sorry our 8 posts drownded out your board.


Happy for the Loons. Seems like the fanbase is real up there. Good to see. I was skeptical eventhough I've known since I was a kid that soccer is more popular there than most thought.

BTW - the only reason there is Arsenal chat going on is because today is the end of the transfer season.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 12:13:30 PM   
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Jeff, Soccer Made In Minnesota, is where I post Loons acquisitions and you crap all over them. Do our traditions mean nothing to you?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 12:15:54 PM   
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- Well played sir.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 12:46:02 PM   
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Yeah, take that Arsenal crap to the European soccer thread.

As Duder was alluding to, the Loons have advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Championship game. Mason Toye continues to look like the emerging star. The kid looks like he has figured out at this level.

They also shelled out their biggest transfer fee ever to add 18 year old designated player Thomas Chacon of Uruguay. He is a midfielder and has played the last 2 years for Uruguay's first division. He is also on the 20U national team.

This is after signing attacking midfielder Robin Lod from the Finnish national team and the Greek super league and left fullback Wilfried Moimbe from France’s Ligue 2.

Jesus, somewhere along the line Sweens suddenly jumped up to SUPERSOCCERFAN status.

I'm not even mad, more like I'm impressed ....
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 12:56:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TJSweens

Yeah, take that Arsenal crap to the European soccer thread.

As Duder was alluding to, the Loons have advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Championship game. Mason Toye continues to look like the emerging star. The kid looks like he has figured out at this level.

They also shelled out their biggest transfer fee ever to add 18 year old designated player Thomas Chacon of Uruguay. He is a midfielder and has played the last 2 years for Uruguay's first division. He is also on the 20U national team.

This is after signing attacking midfielder Robin Lod from the Finnish national team and the Greek super league and left fullback Wilfried Moimbe from France’s Ligue 2.

Jesus, somewhere along the line Sweens suddenly jumped up to SUPERSOCCERFAN status.

I'm not even mad, more like I'm impressed ....

I'm actually developing a little appreciation for it. It's still low on my list of preferred sports, but I can appreciate what these players are doing.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 1:08:16 PM   
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Keep a spot open for me, K?
Couple more years of hockey suck, and I might start looking elsewhere for my fix.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 5:30:06 PM   
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Keep a spot open for me, K?
Couple more years of hockey suck, and I might start looking elsewhere for my fix.


Hockey will never get sucky enough to be replaced. There's always the Wolves or New Trier! But, if you want to appreciate soccer in its truest form, watch some EPL or Serie A games. You might like it. maybe...
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/8/2019 9:43:07 PM   
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Keep a spot open for me, K?
Couple more years of hockey suck, and I might start looking elsewhere for my fix.



Not trying to sway you but the 2 sports are actually not that different.

1. Most people don't like them
2. Offside is the same concept just a bit different in where it can be applied
3. Both 'should' be low scoring and non stop up and down the "rink/pitch"


What turns people off about soccer is they don't watch the right team when they are new so they think it's boring. If you watch 2 shitty teams draw nill/nill, I agree. That sucks. But even a nill/nill game can be very exciting. Like hockey fans who see things happen before most, it's about how much you know/see.

If you don't see the little things that are happening before the big thing, it can be boring. To me, at least, that's a lot like hockey.

Agree/disagree with Joe about where to start if you are interested. Yes on the The Premier League (not saying my bias with Arsenal, just in general) but I'm a "no" on Serie A. It's too defensive minded for me. You have Juve and a bunch of JL Wild teams. It gets old to me quickly.

The other thing you have to be weary off with the Euro leagues is diving is more prevelant in some leagues. The PL has it, like all, but it's generally not as bad. The 'biggest' league in the world is probably La Liga (Spain) and I can't stand it. I want to jump in the TV everytime it's on and beat those guys about the head and neck. If you are going to fake shit, I might as well make it real
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