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Reign

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  1. 1 hour ago, Lofty said:

    Playing hard to win an important match...I mean coasting to not get injured in a meaningless match that NOBODY cares about.

    Yeah, what a treat! 😂

    There is definitely ways to make a all star game meaningful. Especially for the players. You don’t think scouts from the European teams that play against the MLS all stars watch that game, to see how they stack up against higher quality ? 

     

    Also kids love all star games. It’s an easy way to continue growing fandom.


  2. 34 minutes ago, BCM said:

    Just a few years ago the developmental contract was around $12,500. Minimum salary was terrible and now it's just decent (try living on it in NYC). Investment banks pay much more, and young managerial schemes pay on par - longer shelf life. Every year you have MLS players that walk away to do something else, for more money.

    Chicago Fire lost a damn good player at the end of last year, Brandon Vincent at age 24, who walked away to do something else. Fire lost Christian Dean to retirement at age 25 too, who wasn't a rising star but should have been heading in the prime of his career. TFCs general manager Ali Curtis was one too, who left for an investment banking career.

    You don't see MLB or NHL players just up and leave at 24 and 25 years old, but happens every single year to MLS teams.

    Careers such as investment banking are very lucrative. However they are not the norm, not just any semi/pro footballer can step into a career like that. Also it can’t always be all about the money. If a person values their high salary office job more then chasing their soccer career that is their choice.

    Also comparing NHL/MLB to MLS isn’t fair to the MLS. I’m not going to do all the homework to find out all the numbers but I know too NHL franchises generate around the 200M revenue per year, and are valued around 750m-1.5B! Atlanta is the highest valued MLS club at 350M and generated 45M last year. MLS doesn’t have the money to spend like NHL/MLB franchises have yet.

     

    Just to clarify, I absolutely want to see the baseline salaries continue to increase in North American soccer. However to expect them to be at the same level as more popular sports and more established leagues at this point is just unrealistic.


  3. 7 minutes ago, BCM said:

    That's always going to be the case with soccer in North America, even at MLS level.

    I don’t believe this. My understanding is the minimum for a regular mls player is 70K salary in 2019. 24 and younger he minimum is 56k. They are consistently rising. Keep in mind the cost of living is cheaper in the USA on average then it is Canada. Then of course these are minimum wages for players who are most likely prospects, bench warmers, etc.... which means they are borderline pros or they should see their wage increase as they develop. I don’t think a MLS wage would be turned down by many semi pro players. 


  4. 2 minutes ago, Aird25 said:

    And that's surprising. They had 7 clubs join at once with nothing but a shared vision, but now they've shown that the league is a reality and they can't find one other partner? These cities have had a long time to prepare at this point.

    I know a lot of people disagree, but I feel the rumoured “expansion fee” may have slowed things down. 


  5. 19 minutes ago, Lofty said:

    Ah, that explains why Ledgerwood didn't shake the ref's hand at the end. Here was I thinking it was because he gave us a late pen but in actual fact it was because he DIDN'T give us a second late pen for the win haha.

    By the way, you might want to look up the meaning of the word "literally" so that you don't look stupid when you use it.

     
    INFORMAL
    used for emphasis or to express strong feeling while not being literally true.
     
    So yeah...
     

  6. 31 minutes ago, Initial B said:

    Personally, I'd like to see something like what San Antonio FC uses - Toyota Field.

    Image result for san antonio toyota field

    It holds over 8000 spectators for soccer (13000 for concerts) and can be expandable to 18000+ if they make it to MLS. It has some corporate suites as well to generate additional revenue. It took about a year to build and was sold in 2015 for $21 Million. I think something like this would be just about the right size for CPL.

    I think any stadium being built for soccer in Canada should aim to have a roof. We have seen the extreme weather our teams play in already. 

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