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MLS Week 23 - 2017

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by Gotham Gator, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Gotham Gator

    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    This week is Saturday only, but once things kick off, there are a lot of good matchups. Highlights.

    Saturday
    4pm - Sporting KC at Seattle
    6pm - Portland at Toronto
    7pm - RSL at DCU (who sucks worse?)
    7:30 - Chicago at Columbus
    7:30 - Orlando at New Jersey
    11pm - New York at Los Angeles
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    If the chips fall right, we could be within striking distance of the SS lead.
     
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    Anyone have a gif of Kaka making fun of Kljestan mustache ?
     
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    Midas Mulligan Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter International Liaison

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    This was also really weird. Kaka ended up being red carded for this
     
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    Midas Mulligan Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter International Liaison

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    As mgarbowskimgarbowski preached, VAR shitting it up everywhere. And probably would have saved my reds 2 points and 2 goals. Definitely the 2 points. Guess friendships have been in the vent thread, but I'm too lazy to cooy/paste.
     
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    derek_villa Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    MLS Live did not have this in the condensed game. :confused:
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    It's very odd because the players are laughing and smiling, like a joke was told. They had been teammates, so I'd be surprised if they didn't get along well. Wonder if it'll be rescinded?
     
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    To be fair, you don't want to show a 4 minute video review in an 18-minute condensed game. It's the nightmare call for proponents of VAR. It was a dumb thing for Kaka to do, but nobody said we need VAR to hand out red cards for playful hands to the face when the recipient laughs. It also took forever. Kaka did his thing right at the 93 minute turn. The game resumed at almost 98:30. That's 5 and a half minutes of VAR to make a stupid call. They originally announced 4 minutes of extra time, and there was a yellow card delay prior to this so it probably would have ended at 94:30 without this incident and it ended at 99+. Collin, the supposed victim, spent almost 2 minutes arguing over the call against Kaka after the VAR, so all the promises that VAR delays would be offset by shorter arguments were as meritless as I knew they were. Without VAR play resumes in 90 seconds and Kaka doesn't get a very wrong red.

    It also took 4 minutes in the Dallas game from they time the scored the goal that was called back before they restarted play. A first half with 3 minutes of announced added time ended at 6 minutes of added time. That's ridiculous in itself but also mean that we lost 1 minute of play to VAR. The tackle that caused the reversal was probably a foul, but also not the type of play that ever led anyone to say I can't wait for VAR.

    VAR does not just waste time, it deletes actual game time because not all the time it wastes is added back in.

    So all the promises, assurances, and wishcasting that somehow VAR in soccer would be different from every VAR in every sport in the world were as wrongheaded as Tom in Fairfield CTTom in Fairfield CT and I said they would be.
     
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    Yeah but to pretend a red card did not happen in your 20 minute highlight package is a little extreme. Every other VAR call has been in the condensed games.
     
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    Tom in Fairfield CT Tormund's Member Elite Donor Donor

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    My only hope is that the rest of the world laughs at the stupidity we are delivering and var dies a rightful death.

    It's not improving the game, there are still missed calls and bad calls. And as predicted minutiae is being dissected.
     
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    Completely ridiculous, of course, but I am not going to throw VAR out because of its first bad use.
     
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