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Old 10-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #1331
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You do have one of the strongest sides in the league in Kansas City, though. It’s a little late in the season, but I’d highly suggest a road trip to catch a match next season. Nothing like seeing your regional team kick some ass in front of 18,000 fans.
This. And LiveStrong Sporting Park is gorgeous and has a great atmosphere
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #1332
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Bain?

"lgilmore, I haven't seen anything on the Sounders site to stream the live games. I've watched the game cast but that's frustrating for me. Its like being blind sided with excitement and despair without any build up."

I know I've watched open cup games on the web. Usually by going to the Sounders site and linking in there. Check the seattle times, sometimes somebody knows how to catch a game on the net.


"You do have one of the strongest sides in the league in Kansas City, though. It’s a little late in the season, but I’d highly suggest a road trip to catch a match next season. Nothing like seeing your regional team kick some ass in front of 18,000 fans."

That's a real long drive from the Lou to KC. The Lou could probably use a team in the future as there's enough population and I think a good soccer base to support it.

Sunday Seattle and Portland tee it up,, 66,000 tickets sold so far. Gonna sell the place out.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #1333
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Holy crap, already at 66k? What's the capacity, around 75k right?

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #1334
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That's a real long drive from the Lou to KC. The Lou could probably use a team in the future as there's enough population and I think a good soccer base to support it.
Mapquest said 4 hrs. I live in Canada and on the west coast, so that's peanuts. In December I'm moving to Victoria and plan on coming back to Vancouver once a month for matches. That's an hour to the ferry, a 1.5hr ferry ride and an hour into town. Well worth it, though.

St. Louis should have a team, for sure. It's pretty unlikely that the MLS would put an expansion team there. An NASL team would be great, though. I saw some Whitecaps games while they were in that league and it was some good football. Not quite the quality of MLS, but highly enjoyable.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #1335
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Holy crap, already at 66k? What's the capacity, around 75k right?
According to Wikipedia, Century Link has an NFL capacity of 67,000 thats expandable to 72,000 for special events. MLS capacity is 38,500 expandable to 67,000 for special events.

I'm not sure where the extra 5,000 seats come from in the NFL. Normally they only open the lower bowl plus a couple rows of the upper bowl for MLS unless its a big game like LA, Portland, or a friendly and then they open it all.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #1336
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Pele's last professional soccer game was played in Portland, OR ....who knew?

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StL did have a NASL team for a bit. AC StL. They played at a small place- maybe 2,500-3,000 capacity, and every match I went to had a good crowd. Sadly, they were owned by the same investment group that owned St Louis Athletica, the pro womens' team (Hope Solo was our keeper). A couple investors bailed and the whole operation collapsed. That group was in the bidding for a MLS expansion...can't remember which city we lost out to.

StL-KC is quite a drive, but not horrible. I always intend to hit a Chicago match when I'm up there, but scheduling never works out.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #1338
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Pele's last professional soccer game was played in Portland, OR ....who knew?
I'm guessing Pele knew?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #1339
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Pele "the king" was never man enough to go to play to Europe, only Brazil and a little in the US when he was older I think he was great but a little overrated, Brazil national team had a lot of great players when he was around...

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #1340
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Pele "the king" was never man enough to go to play to Europe, only Brazil and a little in the US when he was older I think he was great but a little overrated, Brazil national team had a lot of great players when he was around...
It was a different world back then. Players mostly stayed in their home country. The South American leagues were therefore much better relative to today.

First Brazilian player in the Premiership was 1987 (as an example)
http://www.magpieszone.com/nufc-grea...remier-league/

Saying Pele wasn't man enough is stupid.
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