MLS is Back Tournament - 2020

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If you don’t blame him then why say “Would be nice if our highest paid player gave a shit Sunday night”
I can a) wish our highest paid player was in the right mindset every time He stepped on the field while b) also understanding that his tournament is a joke and his coach is lost.
 
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Home venues. If we aren’t going to be there as supporters why rent out Yankee Stadium? It’s going to be tough enough with the MLB games being shifted around. If no one is there would it not be easier to rent Icahn or a College pitch?
Yea I guess they could do anything really. RBA, no problem really and probably most likely. They could even replicate the Orlando "MLS Studio" at the training complex or anywhere really.
 

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Athletic released an article a couple hours ago saying MLS is trying to restart in home venues Aug. 22.

i was reading in reddit that some teams are mentioning playing in “home markets” not necessarily their home stadiums. I mean does it really make sense to open mercedes bens or centruylink for a game with no fans?

there was also a tweet saying nycfc was looking to play at army black knights the soccer field at west point
 

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i was reading in reddit that some teams are mentioning playing in “home markets” not necessarily their home stadiums. I mean does it really make sense to open mercedes bens or centruylink for a game with no fans?

there was also a tweet saying nycfc was looking to play at army black knights the soccer field at west point
It might. Much of the costs of opening pertain to security, concessions, janitorial and other game day operations staff. Take fans out of the equation, turning the lights on isn't that expensive and im sure the stadium sponsors want that tv exposure.

With us, converting to/from baseball is costly, so playing elsewhere makes sense. I'm not sure how costly it is to add and remove football lines, so that may impact ATL/SEA, but I still think they will play there.
 
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Home venues. If we aren’t going to be there as supporters why rent out Yankee Stadium? It’s going to be tough enough with the MLB games being shifted around. If no one is there would it not be easier to rent Icahn or a College pitch?
It sounds like we're not playing at Yankee Stadium. So yes, just find a stadium or field somewhere they can put MLS infrastructure and play there for the season.
 

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I can a) wish our highest paid player was in the right mindset every time He stepped on the field while b) also understanding that his tournament is a joke and his coach is lost.
I disagree that this tournament is a joke based on how hard fought some of these games have been. Did LAFC and Portland really need to slug it out the other night? Orlando certainly isn’t playing like it’s a clown show. The biggest joke has been the defending Eastern Conference Champions performance in the tournament.
I think it’s bad form/sour grapes/denial... to excuse NYCFC’s form when many teams are playing with much more tenacity and executing at a higher level. How many players in this tournament have as many or more goals than NYCFC as a team? We’re lucky to be playing tomorrow. I hope the team doesn’t arrive in a clown car.
 

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It might. Much of the costs of opening pertain to security, concessions, janitorial and other game day operations staff. Take fans out of the equation, turning the lights on isn't that expensive and im sure the stadium sponsors want that tv exposure.

With us, converting to/from baseball is costly, so playing elsewhere makes sense. I'm not sure how costly it is to add and remove football lines, so that may impact ATL/SEA, but I still think they will play there.
the only thing is that they dont even know how many games will be on national tv to merit opening up the stadium. NBA MLB are back and will all be given priority in time slots.
 
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the only thing is that we they dont even know how many games will be on national tv to merit opening up the stadium. NBA MLB are back and will all be given priority in time slots.
dont forget NHL and possibly NFL. We’re way down on the totem pole. Don’t worry we’ll always be on Twitter.
 

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dont forget NHL and possibly NFL. We’re way down on the totem pole. Don’t worry we’ll always be on Twitter.
i didnt include them because nhl is very nbc centric (nbcsn and nbc) and nfl tends to be split within the ota channels (which mls barely goes there)
 
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Essentially what I'm understanding is that 2020 might be the first year NYCFC plays no games at Yankee Stadium
 

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That’s saying a lot. Because based on Moreno’s tournament so far, I wouldn’t put the > symbol in his direction for many names at all
Moreno is as good as a commentator that does absolutely no preparation can be. Knows soccer, knows a couple of players on each team, has some interesting anecdotes. Beyond that, nothing.

He's like the anti-Arlo White.
 

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Moreno is as good as a commentator that does absolutely no preparation can be. Knows soccer, knows a couple of players on each team, has some interesting anecdotes. Beyond that, nothing.

He's like the anti-Arlo White.
Twellman for me is a vastly better commentator. As you said, Moreno just doesn't do his homework, and it feels like Twellman does. Plus he's compelling and interesting, and I love how much he cares. Anyone that cares that much is OK by me.
 

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Looking at what’s going on in MLB, MLS can forget about traveling. Stay where they are and finish the season there.
so far i read the yankee game is postponed because the phillies played the marlins over the weekend and marlins have two confirmed cases. was there anything else?
 

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so far i read the yankee game is postponed because the phillies played the marlins over the weekend and marlins have two confirmed cases. was there anything else?
Number of positive tests are rising with the Marlins now, up to a dozen, I see.
 

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Number of positive tests are rising with the Marlins now, up to a dozen, I see.
ooof damn i checked yesterday said two.

USL is also doing the regular season similar to MLB where they play in the home markets ( some with fans) but i dont know what the numbers cases they having since no one covers them extensively.