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Old 07-27-2009, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Major League Soccer Celebrity Fans









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Old 07-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Default St. Louis supporters getting ready for the MLS

The Gateway City Supporters Club (GCSC) has renamed themsleves The Eads Brigade. They are the self acclaimed "First and Finest MLS Supporters Club". (http://www.eadsbrigade.org/).
They are so confident that they are going get a team in the next round of expansion that they are already creating a scarf.




BTW: local sports hero Albert Pujols has jumped on the St. Louis Soccer United bandwagon.

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:25 AM   #23 (permalink)
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ST. Louis United Supporters at the 2009 Draft



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA8j8BIS5CU


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Old 07-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Default Second Team In The Nyc Area?



Why We Support NYCFC

Though I don't think we ,(the members of the New York City Borough Boys and other supporters of a team in the city), owe anyone an explanation for our intent -- to give some people a reference point in who are and what we are doing...i will gladly shed a little light on this for you.

1. First and foremost, we do not need to have any reasons for supporting a second team in the metro area based on the following fact:
-- Many, many investors are dying for the chance to put an MLS team
in the City of New York, i.e. Queens, with a few other locations in mind.
The Borough Boys were founded upon the principle of showing these investors and the city, that if a team was in fact placed within the confines of our city, that team would be one of the most well supported team in MLS.
We were not founded to "will a team into existence."
We were formed because of news of Fred Wilpon and other possible investors being linked to a team in our fair city.
These investors and the city know of many reasons why this team would
be a success and is the reason most of these investors are willing to fork
over such a hefty franchise fee without a second thought.
These investors KNOW how well a team would work.
Their reasons should be good enough for anyone in doubt.

Now, if this doesn't satisfy you (which is should),here are other reasons we want to support a team in the city of New York City.
Let it be known, that we all have differing reasons for not supporting RBNY, yet most of these reasons combined are why we do not.

2. Location.
Not only is the location of RedBull "New York" not in the city of New York, it's not in the same state. That aside, at their current residence of Giants Stadium, most New Yorkers could not be bothered with making it out to GS because of a "solid" means of public transportation. Most New Yorkers don't own vechicles and getting to Giants Stadium on game day and be tedious and annoying, and not generally worth the trouble. This has been the case for the entirety of MLS and had turned off many new yorkers for the last 11 years. Now with RedBull Park being built, some NY's will gladly take PATH trains to Harrision, but for some of us..it's too little too late.

3. Identity.
To much of the chagrin of New Jersyites.... we don't identify with RBNY.
Some of it has to do with the complete lack of advertisement in the City, or the fact RB FO has made no solid attempt to win the hearts of New Yorkers. Most of us simply don't understand why we should support a team in New Jersey when their is a large possibilty of having our own team in the actual City. We simply don't feel we are represented by the brand and the team that is RedBull New York.

4. Corpratism
We understand that advertisment is a necessity in MLS. Some of us feel
bothered by a large corporation owning an MLS team, and even worse, over-branding the team to the extent of re-naming the team after it's product. This may seem childish, or "little"...but some of us are not excited about supporting an energy drink company.

5. Population
New York is the largest city in the United States. With just the city population of 8.2 Million, we feel that 2 teams could be supported in one metro area, (a metro area of 18 million.)
Just the borough of Queens has more people than the entire metro population of Columbus, while just the borough of Brooklyn has almost the same population as the entire Urban population of Seattle.
These may sound like frivolous numbers, but they only partly convey the sheer number of fans and future fans of the game. Our massive market is not being tapped by RBNY, and will be fully realized with a team in the City of New York.

6. Rivarly and a first true Derby.
With 2 teams in the Metro area, one on each side of the river...
MLS will be blessed with it's first true inner city rivarly that will show the entire nation what a real soccer derby is. This fixture will change the face of soccer in the country.
Also, a team in Queens will give extra "home" games to RBNY and provide other North Eastern teams with closer road games, providing in turn more traveling fans.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Default Who Are The Nycfc Supporters?


The Borough Boys: The Official Fan Club of NYCFC

nycfcfan@gmail.com

Also we have http://www.myspace.com/nycfc



I have reached out to officials of the league to let them know we are here. What we are going to need is more names. I would like to put together a petition.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #26 (permalink)
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It looks like the Borough Boys will have to wait for an MLS team in Queens. According to Michael Lewis at the NY Daily News:

New York City soccer fans will have to wait longer than expected for an MLS expansion team in the city.

MLS commissioner Don Garber said on Thursday night that plans for a team has been placed on hold.

The Wilpon family, who owns the Mets, have had recent financial headaches recently because of the Madoff scandal and is not on top of the league's expansion list at the present time. The Wilpons reportedly lost $700 million in the Ponzi scheme.

"I wouldn't say a second team in New York would have the same priority today as perhaps a couple of years ago," Garber said before the Red Bulls lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy and David Beckham, 3-1, at Giants Stadium.

So it looks like an expansion team in Queens will be coming later rather than sooner. Garber has been pushing for a second area team for several years.

"We remain very committed at some point in the future to have a second team in New York, to have a great facility for that team and hopefully, have it in New York City," he said. "We took a step back. We are no longer in frank discussions with the Wilpon family. I believe that we'll get back on track at some point. It's just not something that's happening at this time."

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/mo...#ixzz0LXTDidPl
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Thumbs up D.C. United back in talks with District officials



After a lot of frustration and walking out it looks like DC United and the District of Columbia may actually "get it done". This comes courtesy of the D.C. Business Journal:

If thereís one thing Kevin Payne has learned, itís not to let a loss or two get him down.

The president and CEO of D.C. United recently re-engaged D.C. officials in discussing an idea that seemed completely dead months ago: a new soccer stadium at Poplar Point

http://washington.bizjournals.com/wa...7200%5E1865234
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Talking David Beckham Fined $1,000 By League For Incitement



In a statement by the league Commissioner Don Garber says:

“We support our players interacting with fans, whether it is at clinics, charity events or by high-fiving their supporters in the stands while celebrating a goal,” Garber said. “However, our players should never engage in conduct that can be interpreted as encouraging fans to come out of the stands and onto the field, regardless of the reason.”

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:59 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Exclamation Twittergate!



if you're an MLS player with a Twitter account, you better watch what you say. The latest "Twittergate" involves US National Team striker Brian Ching of the Houston Dynamo.


This happened while Ching was thousands of miles away in New England with the US National Team. Possibly this might also be the longest distance fining in MLS history.

Brian Ching
Houston Dynamo
Suspension/Fine: $500
Reason: Public Criticism

The offending comment:

Ref in seattle just cheated the dynamo. What a joke. Not even close. Ref is a cheat
1:41 PM Jul 11th from txt

Followed by:

Look i made a rash comment yesterday. I dont know who the ref was. I didnt understand how someone could all a goal when it wasnt 100% clear
7:09 AM Jul 12th from txt

and:

I apologize for the comment which i made in the heat of the moment. Everyone tries their best and mistakes happen.
7:25 AM Jul 12th from txt

http://twitter.com/brianching

The ref's call he's talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc4Hp...layer_embedded

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US Soccer:
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