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Re: Soccer Discussion: USMNT Fails Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
« Reply #725 on: December 18, 2017, 06:37:10 PM »
The CONCACAF Champions League draw is out, and the Sounders got just about the most favorable path possible while Toronto got screwed. Seattle gets probably the weakest of any of the 16 teams to open, followed up by probably the weakest Mexican team in the tournament if we get by them. Toronto, on the other hand, plays fellow MLS team Colorado to start things off, so a two leg series where both teams are likely to be playing in snow, and then if they get by them they most likely face the reigning Mexican champion in Tigres.
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Re: Soccer Discussion: USMNT Fails Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
« Reply #726 on: December 20, 2017, 12:32:50 AM »
There's an event scheduled in Nashville on Wednesday that is almost certainly going to officially announce them as the 25th team in MLS. After that there's still one more to be announced shortly, with the other finalists being Sacramento, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Sacramento seemed like the frontrunner, but recent rumors about problems within their ownership group may be threatening that.
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Re: Soccer Discussion: USMNT Fails Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
« Reply #727 on: February 09, 2018, 01:32:15 PM »
The election for U.S. Soccer Federation President is tomorrow morning and things just keep getting crazier. Recent events, most notably the failure to qualify for the World Cup, but also the slow death of the NASL and the Jonathan Gonzalez choosing to play for Mexico over the United States, have gotten a lot more people than usual to pay attention to this.

Of the 8 candidates in the race, there are probably only 3 that stand a real chance of winning: the two establishment candidates, Kathy Carter and Carlos Cordeiro, and Kyle Martino. Martino is one of the 6 candidates pushing for radical change, and they seem to be allying themselves at the last minute to try and push one of them over the top.

A candidate needs 50% of the vote plus 1 to win, and at this rate it's almost certainly going to take multiple ballots to get a winner. Carter's probably the only one who stands a chance of winning on the first ballot, but if she doesn't all hell will break loose, with the candidates scrambling to win votes between rounds. This is going to get crazy.
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Re: Soccer Discussion: USMNT Fails Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
« Reply #728 on: February 09, 2018, 07:20:25 PM »
There are soccer elections? It's like it's own little world, isn't it? Is there soccer food and drink too?

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Re: Soccer Discussion: USMNT Fails Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
« Reply #729 on: February 09, 2018, 07:25:34 PM »
It's for control of the national governing body of the sport, which is kind of a big deal right now given the several crises we've run into recently. Our election might not even be the craziest one right now, though. Italy has to redo theirs after not being able to come to a consensus, and Argentina just had theirs finish in a 38-38 tie despite there only being 75 voters.
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