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Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 04:25 PM
An incredible game between San Jose and Chivas just concluded on ESPN2, and you should shoot yourself in the head for missing it. The atmosphere (Quakes fans always do well, despite the sometimes low attendance, and the Chivas supporters that were there in force helped amp it up a bit) and the play were nothing short of top-notch, and the goals were just plain sick.

Would have been nice if the ref hadn't been a Chivas fan, though.

the Talking Can
04-09-2005, 04:29 PM
anybody know what he's talking about?

|Zach|
04-09-2005, 04:30 PM
I caught a little bit of it...it was a great game.

Cochise
04-09-2005, 04:34 PM
I like MLS as well as the international level, but I think MLS is played in a whole different way that makes it more exciting. It's not as standoffish of a game, seems like a lot more attacking soccer than you see in the UK matches you can catch on Fox Sports World or something like that.

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 04:36 PM
Did you see the Dayak goal? At first, I thought it had to be an own goal, but on the replay it looked like it might have actually bent back into the net on its own from the damn near impossible end line angle.

Brad Davis has a wicked left foot. The free kick was nice, but then that cross to Chingy... wow. Excellent finish by the Flyin' Hawaiian. Cochrane was horrifyingly shaky, but O'Rourke is looking brilliant at times for a rookie.

If I weren't a Quakes fan, I'd comment on the nice Chivas goals and say they were pretty solid in the back, all things considered, but I won't, because I'm pissed off to see the Quakes again be involved in another edition of the "MLS's Greatest Draws" video series. Two games at home to start the season, two late leads... two points. Argh.

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 04:40 PM
I like MLS as well as the international level, but I think MLS is played in a whole different way that makes it more exciting. It's not as standoffish of a game, seems like a lot more attacking soccer than you see in the UK matches you can catch on Fox Sports World or something like that.You sure you've seen many EPL games? They're pretty much the fastest league in the world. They run at the defense, bomb the ball deep, and run at the D some more.

MLS isn't up to that standard of attacking play, but there are some high quality players and games in the league, especially in the non-summer months (play tends to bog down a bit in the midseason due to the oppressive heat, which is one reason the EPL has such consistently fast soccer -- perfect conditions for fast-paced soccer, all season long). It's a shame it's cast aside by so many soccer fans due to the sins of its early years, but it's really fun stuff a lot of the time.

Pants
04-09-2005, 04:54 PM
You sure you've seen many EPL games? They're pretty much the fastest league in the world. They run at the defense, bomb the ball deep, and run at the D some more.

MLS isn't up to that standard of attacking play, but there are some high quality players and games in the league, especially in the non-summer months (play tends to bog down a bit in the midseason due to the oppressive heat, which is one reason the EPL has such consistently fast soccer -- perfect conditions for fast-paced soccer, all season long). It's a shame it's cast aside by so many soccer fans due to the sins of its early years, but it's really fun stuff a lot of the time.

I hate EPL's deep hopeful crosses and lobs, that's why I don't really watch it. I love the Serie A and the technical play (nothing beats the Champions League, though). I saw the end of this game (last 2 goals) and even though it was pretty exciting, I'm still hatin' on the MLS. I don't know why but I just can't start liking it for some reason.

|Zach|
04-09-2005, 04:56 PM
anybody know what he's talking about?
Yes.

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 05:04 PM
I hate EPL's deep hopeful crosses and lobs, that's why I don't really watch it. I love the Serie A and the technical play (nothing beats the Champions League, though).Champions League soccer is short only to the World Cup in terms of quality and excitement, without a doubt, but I enjoy England more than the Italian league. That's probably due to my familiarity with the EPL, though, since I didn't have much easy access to Serie A games until DirecTV got GolTV in February. It's definitely a fun league to watch, though, and I think the great variety of playing styles in all of the various leagues (and teams within those leagues) is really one of the neatest things about soccer. I'd actually rate Spain as the best league at the moment, if I had to rank them.

JimNasium
04-09-2005, 05:05 PM
What is soccer?

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 05:05 PM
What is soccer?The best sport ever invented.

JimNasium
04-09-2005, 05:07 PM
The best sport ever invented.
I'm sorry but the fact that you are from Memphis automatically excludes you from pronouncing something as the "best ever."

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 05:10 PM
I'm sorry but the fact that you are from Memphis automatically excludes you from pronouncing something as the "best ever."And you actually claim to consider yourself a blues fan?

Pants
04-09-2005, 05:13 PM
Champions League soccer is short only to the World Cup in terms of quality and excitement, without a doubt, but I enjoy England more than the Italian league. That's probably due to my familiarity with the EPL, though, since I didn't have much easy access to Serie A games until DirecTV got GolTV in February. It's definitely a fun league to watch, though, and I think the great variety of playing styles in all of the various leagues (and teams within those leagues) is really one of the neatest things about soccer. I'd actually rate Spain as the best league at the moment, if I had to rank them.

This is how I'd rate the 5 major (European) leagues:

1. Serie A
2. LFP
3. EPL
4. DBL
5. French Ligue 1

And when I said nothing beats Champions League, I mean't club play. World Cup is the greatest sporting event in the world.

JimNasium
04-09-2005, 05:13 PM
And you actually claim to consider yourself a blues fan?
ROFL I have two dogs, what is your name?

Logical
04-09-2005, 05:21 PM
The best sport ever invented.
ROFL ROFL ROFL OK now that was quality humor, I put it right up there with baseball and curling. Man those are some spine tingling sports to watch.

Redcoats58
04-09-2005, 06:06 PM
Was it shown on ESPN "The Ocho"?

Skip Towne
04-09-2005, 06:14 PM
I get those leagues confused. Which one has a bunch of fairies running around aimlessly wearing short pants?

Redcoats58
04-09-2005, 06:17 PM
I get those leagues confused. Which one has a bunch of fairies running around aimlessly wearing short pants?
I trying to figure out which sport is more gay? Soccer or Rugby?

Dave Lane
04-09-2005, 06:40 PM
ZZZzzzzz

Dave

Pants
04-09-2005, 06:47 PM
I get those leagues confused. Which one has a bunch of fairies running around aimlessly wearing short pants?

NBA? :shrug:

|Zach|
04-09-2005, 07:00 PM
Anti soccer folks have an amazing obsession with man love.

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 07:01 PM
Ant soccer folks have an amazing obsession with man love.Ant soccer?

Do they play with tiiiiiny little pebbles? What do they use for goals?

|Zach|
04-09-2005, 07:03 PM
Ant soccer?

Do they play with tiiiiiny little pebbles? What do they use for goals?
Heh...

The center is going to have to be....

AT LEAST 3 TIMES THIS BIG!

http://www.film-demnaechst.ch/db/bilder/zoolander-gross.jpg

Loki
04-09-2005, 08:19 PM
anyone have any thoughts on the next world cup?

brazil is certainly mighty... 5 world cup wins. i was hoping that germany
would beat them and be tied at 4 wins apiece. not to be so apparently.

1 more year... i'll be rooting for germany again. :thumb:

Thig Lyfe
04-09-2005, 08:38 PM
woo! soccer!

Digital Takawira
04-10-2005, 02:54 AM
the only time i ever get in to soccer is the world cup. it just has a different intensity.


but, soccer the best sport ever?

http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/02/box/winter/mb020206c.jpg

"get that weak stuff outta here"



soccer is ok, better than baseball even. but i think we all know the true answer to best sport ever.

on a chiefs website no less.

Ultra Peanut
04-10-2005, 12:32 PM
Dude!

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