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MLS Cup Playoffs 2018 - MLS Cup Final

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by LionNYC, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    SATURDAY - December 8
    Atlanta vs. Portland - 8 PM FOX, Unimas
     
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    ferrarinycfc Regular Member

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    Big crowd, two great fanbases. Hope its a good game.

    Atlanta to finish what they have started.
     
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    Reminder that we would have hosted Portland had we made it to the final even with our late season collapse.
     
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    Nelson Jay Newbie

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    Imagine hosting the MLS Cup final at Yankee Stadium? HA. I say HA
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    And Portland will travel well to Atlanta. Should be a really fun environment.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I wonder how they will allocate seats. I remember with our season tickets we learned that they give most of the best seats to MLS and STH's are left with the upper decks. Should be interesting because the venue is so large. And how many seats do the give to Timbers fans?
     
  7. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Timbers get 1,300 seats. And there has been a signed protest letter from the supporter groups of all four teams that made it to the Conference Finals that Atlanta (and MLS) isn't allocating enough tickets to visiting supporters. They are arguing that the FIFA "regulation" is 5% of stadium capacity, which would be about 2,000 more tickets.
     
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    Shwafta Regular Member

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    I want to see 3,300 Timbers fans celebrating a victory.
     
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    Atlanta fans signed this too?
     
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    Christopher Jee Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Article about how Savarese's tactics changed over the course of the season. Offers an interesting contrast to our own tactical trajectory in the approach to the playoffs:

    https://theathletic.com/685643/2018/11/30/
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Summary: Portland was a sit back and counter team during the 15-game win streak. Savarese tinkered because he wanted more possession and attack, but that's when they floundered. He also played with a lot of formations.
    At the end of the season, and playoffs, he stopped fooling around and just went with the counterpunch style and settled on the team's most comfortable formation.
     
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    Good call, will do this for pay-walled articles from now on.
     
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    Does it mention anywhere his main weakness? (Not knowing the away goals rule)
     
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    Embarrassing but no longer relevant :D
     
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    That anthem was kick-ass.
     
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    MLS referee of the year is like winning the least smelliest turd award
     
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    Martinez flops and Kelly having nothing of it. An actual good MLS ref.
     
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    Sucks MLS is losing Tata after this game. We need more coaches of his caliber with a name
     
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    Good, it's all shaping up for ATL to choke the lead in the second half ;)
     

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