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  • Orlando City SC wins their USOC 3rd round match over Colorado Rapids by a score of 3-1
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    • Originally posted by ChaseSpace View Post
      Orlando City SC wins their USOC 3rd round match over Colorado Rapids by a score of 3-1
      It'll be interesting to see what happens in the match against SKC.

      In Orlando, from SKC: Dwyer, Kempin, Songo'o, Duke

      In KC, from Orlando (although, they are out and out SKC players): Olum, Jérôme

      The big question here is whether or not there are clauses in the loan agreements for the SKC players that would prevent them from playing against their parent club. Songo'o and Dwyer are definitely already Cup-tied to City, so there's no way they play for SKC. SKC could 'recall' them from their loan so they can't play against them, but that'd be a dick move, although New England already did it last night against Rochester. DC, on the other hand, did play against their loaned players in their win against Richmond last night.

      On the other hand, SKC will be in a huge break in play between league games (June 1 and June 22), so there's no reason not to play their first team, especially with the scare City gave them last year. I'm of the mind that will be the case, and since the loan deals are done with player development intended, what better test than against your parent club? We shall see.

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      • Originally posted by Avery86 View Post

        On the other hand, SKC will be in a huge break in play between league games (June 1 and June 22), so there's no reason not to play their first team, especially with the scare City gave them last year. I'm of the mind that will be the case, and since the loan deals are done with player development intended, what better test than against your parent club? We shall see.
        If SKC really wants to see how much they've progressed since loaning the players to City their best bet is playing against them.

        Also, Dwyer needs to play against them. He is head and shoulders above the USL elite forwards, time to see how he stacks up against MLS defenders.
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        • Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Seattle Sounders 1-0! Huge considering how well Sounders usually do in the Open Cup! Even stopped a penalty to seal the deal.

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          • Originally posted by Coldrice View Post
            Found this rather interesting...



            http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sectio...x?BillId=49451

            Other corresponding "Sports Franchise" Bill... equally as compelling in scope

            http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sectio...x?BillId=49378
            Bump...

            Guy I follow on Twitter did an interview with Courtemanche yesterday, all but said expansion is on the horizon "in the southeast".

            MP3/autopod

            http://t.co/AK4hejDP97
            Last edited by Coldrice; 05-30-2013, 09:44 AM.

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            • Originally posted by ChaseSpace View Post
              If SKC really wants to see how much they've progressed since loaning the players to City their best bet is playing against them.

              Also, Dwyer needs to play against them. He is head and shoulders above the USL elite forwards, time to see how he stacks up against MLS defenders.
              Not gonna happen. Per Robb Heinemann, part-owner of SKC and the most visible of the bunch, it has been confirmed that no SKC players on loan will play against the parent club.

              That's the right choice, in my opinion. How much of a PR disaster would it be for the club if Dwyer was to score the goal that knocked his club out of the tournament? There are a lot of financial incentives riding in the USOC, not the least of which being qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League. The purpose of the loans are not for the players to beat their parent club, it's to get quality minutes and grow as players. Sitting out one match against their parent club does not prevent that from happening.

              Plus, what if it came down to PKs and Dwyer shanks a shot that wins the game for SKC? The integrity of the game would come into question. Just too many negative scenarios in play. Plus, it's very common in Europe for the loaned players to not play against the parent club, so it's not like there's no precedent.

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              • Beckham says prospect of owning Miami MLS team "exciting"

                Horrible. Horrible idea. Uggghhh..

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                • Originally posted by Hoek View Post
                  MLS really pushing the idea of Beckham owning a team in Miami shortly after rumors of Chivas USA being put on the market by it's owner? Subtle...


                  If they completely overlook Orlando for this I'll be pissed. If they want to award Orlando the Chivas USA spot for next season(they could transition easily. Compliment their current squad with Chivas players then have a mini-dispersal draft for the leftovers) and then bring Miami in with New York in 2015 I'll have no problem with that. It would actually give both new clubs instant rivals. NYFC vs Red Bull and Orlando vs Miami. Great derby set-ups.
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                  • Miami is a horrible sports town. Why do they deserve any political support after the complete disaster and waste of money the Marlins have been? Tampa would be a far better bet, and the Mutiny outperformed the Fusion the entire time both were in the league. And Orlando makes even more sense. Screw Miami.

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                    • Originally posted by Hoek View Post
                      Miami is a horrible sports town. Why do they deserve any political support after the complete disaster and waste of money the Marlins have been? Tampa would be a far better bet, and the Mutiny outperformed the Fusion the entire time both were in the league. And Orlando makes even more sense. Screw Miami.
                      In a perfect world, this would work. Unfortunately, the world(and the politics behind it) aren't.
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                      • GOLAZO!!!! Jozy Altidore! Finally! What a volley!

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                        • ROFLMAO.. That is the most embarrassing own goal I've ever seen. The German goalie can't blame the pitch for that one compared to a similar one England gave up.

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                          • It'd be 2-2 if Germany didn't miss their chances.

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                            • Originally posted by Hoek View Post
                              Miami is a horrible sports town. Why do they deserve any political support after the complete disaster and waste of money the Marlins have been? Tampa would be a far better bet, and the Mutiny outperformed the Fusion the entire time both were in the league. And Orlando makes even more sense. Screw Miami.
                              Boom. Couldn't have said it any better.

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                              • Holy shit we look damn good today. Dempsey and Altidore are ON and it's a beautiful thing.

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