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MLS Cup Playoffs 2018 - MLS Cup Final

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

  1. Christopher Jee

    Christopher Jee Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    At this point I just feel like Atlanta are the best team at taking advantage of poor refereeing. Very cynical, very difficult to like for me, despite all the good things on the field and off the field.
     
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    Shwafta Active Member

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    Same. Yes, they've been doing well and have been excellent off the filed too, but for some reason something about them is so hateable. Toronto last year, Seattle the year before, yes were great, but they still had likeable qualities to their teams. This ATL team for some reason just feels really hard to even be happy for winning.

    Also, Powell just missed the chance to bring Portland back to 1.
     
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    BxLio91 Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Welp if you thought Seattle fans were obnoxious.
     
  4. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Everyone to Atlanta:
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  5. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    MLS Cup can be bought.

    Hopefully this is a wake up call to CFG to start to spend money on NYCFC, especially with that DP spot. No promises of talent (Medina), guarantees of success (Almiron)
     
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  6. NickA

    NickA Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I wonder if we would've even had to open up the upper deck.
     
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  7. ZYanksRule

    ZYanksRule Active Member

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    I hope this is great news for MLS. Atlanta United has now put down a marker. If you want to win, this is what it takes.

    Hopefully in 10 years we'll look back at 2018 as the year everything changed in this league.
     
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  8. Christopher Jee

    Christopher Jee Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    At this rate it seems like that will be every year. But probably 2022 in particular. Although I'm curious what economic downturn might do.
     
  9. adam

    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Oh and don’t forget folks. NJRB just clinched CCL for 2019 thanks to ATL winning the cup.

    MLS CCL 2019 participants:

    ATL
    NJRB
    SKC
    HOU

    Next year we go back to normal qualifying.
     
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  10. ferrarinycfc

    ferrarinycfc Regular Member

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    Well done Atlanta. Fully deserved

    They are the class of MLS, on and off the field.

    Credit to Arthur Blank for doing something nobody really thought could work in Atlanta.

    And after the Falcons blew the super bowl, he must be happy.
     
  11. BxLio91

    BxLio91 Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    You could see he was emotional. That win meant a lot to him. At least he has a sports trophy Kraft doesn't.
     
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  12. LionNYC

    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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  13. canchon

    canchon Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Normal qualifying...which would have given CCL to NYCFC last year. Please don’t remind us.
     
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  14. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Congrats to Atlanta. A well-deserved victory by a great team. May NYCFC one day play at their own home in front of 70,000 fans.
     
  15. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I still feel that the 2-2 draw we played away at ATL this season is one of the best MLS games I've ever seen, and I remember thinking at the time that it was the dawn of a new MLS.
     
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    ZYanksRule Active Member

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    I further believe that had Vieira not left and had Dome not broken this t eam, we could have and perhaps even would have beaten Atlanta in the playoffs. We handled them fine in those two regular-season meetings.
     
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    dummyrun Active Member Elite Donor

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    So did RBNY and Portland.
     
  18. Ulrich

    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Maybe Atlanta says the same about us and the pendulum would swing our way. Two sides of every coin.
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    I agree that we handled Atlanta fine in the regular season, and I would have liked our chances going into the playoffs. I also think Atlanta raised their game in the post season in a way the other teams didn't.

    Say what you will about our form in the 2nd half, but we had momentum heading into that series. In the end, there isn't much difference between the way Atlanta dispatched us and the way they dispatched the Supporters' Shield winners and the Western Conference champs.
     
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  20. FootyLovin

    FootyLovin No better obsession Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Did you see a thermometer yesterday?

    No way we open the upper deck.
     
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