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Old 11-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #1571
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Yanks playing on Weds in Russia. Should be very interesting. Yanks Abroad will be on display.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #1572
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Don't all start hating on me for asking this, I place all the blame on last night's Sounders performance on the lineup choices and the mental strength of the players.

Why are the playoff games so close together? LA played Wednesday against SJ. Sounders played RSL Thursday. Then we have the next round on Sunday. Why isn't there at least a full week between rounds so teams can recuperate? Up until this week's week long break the teams have had a game every 3 days. It begins to be more about attrition than about skill. Plus why is there a 1 week break now in the middle of the semi final round? Up until now it was the 3 day schedule.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:17 AM   #1573
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Unfortunately Sigi was playing for a tie at best or down 1-0 going to Seattle. For the first time, Seattle played the bunker game. Something Sigi said he would never do with his team. We had more talent on the bench than on the field. LA v. Seattle is a coaches game. Should have been a chess match, instead it turned into checkers and Seattle got jumped 3 times. Arena got the best of Sigi before the game kicked off.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #1574
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Don't all start hating on me for asking this, I place all the blame on last night's Sounders performance on the lineup choices and the mental strength of the players.

Why are the playoff games so close together? LA played Wednesday against SJ. Sounders played RSL Thursday. Then we have the next round on Sunday. Why isn't there at least a full week between rounds so teams can recuperate? Up until this week's week long break the teams have had a game every 3 days. It begins to be more about attrition than about skill. Plus why is there a 1 week break now in the middle of the semi final round? Up until now it was the 3 day schedule.
Well of course they're going to give them more time in the later rounds, considering they're exhausted from previous rounds. They can put the first rounds matches close to each other since everybody is still decently fresh. But here are a lot of reasons I can think of the first rounds being rapid fire:

- Test of a great team is to test their depth
- Too many clubs early on, would take too long to go through if there was a week break between each match. This isn't NBA/NHL playoffs that take months to get through
- If you added more break time between early matches, the final would probably be closer to Christmas which, A) makes it hard to get fans there, and B) at least a third of the clubs in the league are in regions of very harsh winter conditions
- The longer breaks in the later rounds is, in my opinion, like a reward for making it that far
- Rapid fire early rounds probably help to keep interest from waning among casual fans, while the big breaks in the later rounds build hype
- Early rounds are all intra-conference and thus travel time is short while the final requires more travel planning
- The two weeks between the semis and a final is really handy, considering we won't know where the final will be hosted until after the semis are over

I'm sure there are other legit reasons but it's early, I'm tired, and I'm dreading going to work out in the cold. But at least there's MLS Playoffs to look forward to!
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #1575
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I cant even comment on the game didn't get to watch, thanks work, but must have been a bad one. Oh well will make the 4-0 home victory that much sweeter.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #1576
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Don't worry, even if you score 4 you won't be able to contain the playoff-proven trifecta of Landy, Keane, and Mr. November.

Oh LA Galaxy
Always a part of me
Hear me shout, hear me shout
Hear me SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT
Rain or shine
Win or lose
My heart belongs to you!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #1577
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Aha you've overlooked the flaw in your statement

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #1578
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Yanks playing on Weds in Russia. Should be very interesting. Yanks Abroad will be on display.
Looking forward to seeing Josh Gatt.
If you've never heard of him...You Tube.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #1579
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I refuse to add to this thread until my team has balls.

I'll see you guys somewhere in the distant future, hopefully.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #1580
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Aha you've overlooked the flaw in your statement
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