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Manchester United Embarrasses LA Galaxy 7-0 In Front Of Sold-Out Crowd At Rose Bowl
AP) ^ | July 23, 2014 10:49 PM

Posted on 07/24/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Manchester United made an impressive debut under Coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

Ashley Young and unsung defender Reece James scored two second-half goals apiece as United opened its summer tour with a surprisingly polished win over MLS’ overmatched Galaxy in the Guinness International Champions Cup.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: soccer

1 posted on 07/24/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The Galaxy got Braziled...


2 posted on 07/24/2014 10:07:13 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BenLurkin

Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Aug 2nd at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Go Red Devils.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BenLurkin

The only surprise is that anyone was surprised by this result.

Most of the Man U players were at the World Cup; and how many L.A. Galaxy players were there?


4 posted on 07/24/2014 10:10:49 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BenLurkin

In the mean time Man City was beating up on my Sporting KC 4-1. Where were these guys in the World Cup?


5 posted on 07/24/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 1rudeboy

That should be a great match. UEFA Champions League cup winners against what should be a very much improved Man U. side.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 10:12:45 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BenLurkin

The Galaxy looked pretty pathetic. Just barely above AYSO level.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: DoodleDawg

Most of them were playing for teams not named England.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BenLurkin

Still a huge chasm between US soccer and the best of the world. Klinsmann is trying to change that but it’s a tall order.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: BenLurkin

Soccer = Socialism


10 posted on 07/24/2014 10:22:57 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: over3Owithabrain

Several of the top European club teams are better than almost all the countries that played at the World Cup.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 10:37:59 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: over3Owithabrain

Yeah MLS is way way way down the list of leagues talent wise.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ll be there.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BenLurkin

This is why I don’t bother with the MLS.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 10:51:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeaHawkFan

A mid-level Premier League side would make mince meat of most of the World Cup teams.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wyatt's Torch

They can’t even beat teams from El Salvador in the CONCACAF Champions League.


16 posted on 07/24/2014 10:53:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I’m not sure if I can make it to the game, but I have a bunch of hard-core Man. U. fans (friends) coming. We have some serious drinking to do.


17 posted on 07/24/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wolfman23601

Best stick to “American” sports, then, and their salary-caps, revenue-sharing, draft “picks,” taxpayer-funded stadiums, yearly rule changes to make scoring easier, and anti-trust exemptions. You know, free-market capitalism sort of stuff.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 11:27:15 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Touche’


19 posted on 07/24/2014 11:34:55 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: dfwgator
“A mid-level Premier League side would make mince meat of most of the World Cup teams.”

This is the question I've wanted to ask about the World Cup. When you look at the German team, most of the players come from a few German teams and play together frequently. Muller, Neuer, Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Gotze, and Boateng all come from Bayern Munich, for example.

Seems to me that if team chemistry is important (and IMHO it seems very important), then it's not necessarily the teams with the highest number of superstars that are going to win, but the teams who actually know how to play together. Costa Rica is a great example of team chemistry. Individually they are all really good, but they also really know each other’s style of play, and this has to help.

20 posted on 07/24/2014 11:39:20 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BenLurkin

Sorry, but this is funny to me. I have never cared for the Galaxy. Maybe Bruce Arena’s days are finally numbered.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

I posted it for the laughs.

Here’s hoping that professional American soccer goes out of business.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 12:06:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I’ve always advocated having one MLS team to serve basically as the US men’s national team. The best players, unless they play in Europe would basically play on this team and they would be coached by the USMNT coaches and implement their style of play.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 12:11:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That’s a great idea. Or as a related approach, they could mandate that 60% of the players come from the top two MSL teams, and the other 40% can be the best who are playing abroad.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 12:17:17 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeaHawkFan
Most of the Man U players were at the World Cup; and how many L.A. Galaxy players were there?

Well, Landon Donovan wasn't, at least.

25 posted on 07/24/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: dfwgator
They can’t even beat teams from El Salvador in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Part of that is the screwy MLS schedule. They're still in preseason while playing against teams in mid- to late-season form.

26 posted on 07/24/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: dfwgator
I’ve always advocated having one MLS team to serve basically as the US men’s national team. The best players, unless they play in Europe would basically play on this team and they would be coached by the USMNT coaches and implement their style of play.

But that's not good for the league - you've got to split up the top players or you wind up with one team with all of the talent,and no real competition to play against.

27 posted on 07/24/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: dfwgator

That’s a bit of a stretch.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 12:54:07 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: kevkrom

Other teams would still have the good foreign players.


29 posted on 07/24/2014 1:02:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wolfman23601

You are wrong.

Soccer is pure capitalism, its North American sports that are set up along socialist lines: drafts, salary caps etc, all to equal everyone out.

Soccer?. Biggest clubs get the best players, get the biggest crowds, therefore the most money. Little clubs learn to survive at a low level (occasionally selling a talented player to the big clubs) or die. Pure capitalism baby.

Its YOUR sports that are socialist. Not ours.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 2:18:21 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: 1rudeboy

Liverpool vs. AC Milan the same day here in Charlotte. I think they may have sold out Bank of America Stadium, which is about 60,000 seats. Pretty impressive if so.

}:-)4


31 posted on 07/25/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

That’s one of the big problems with the England team. Yes, the Premiership is probably the best club league in the world (although the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A are very close behind) but so many of their star players are not English. There are a solid number of good English players but they don’t play together.

}:-)4


32 posted on 07/25/2014 3:32:54 PM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: the scotsman

Best and most capitalistic thing about European club feetball? Promotion and relegation. I sure wish we could do that in at least Major League Baseball here.

}:-)4


33 posted on 07/25/2014 3:34:16 PM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: Moose4

I think you’re right. Seems like the Premiere League is the best international league, but it’s no longer really an English league.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 5:49:20 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BenLurkin

Who kicked the point-after?


35 posted on 07/25/2014 9:32:36 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: dfwgator; All

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28451609

The BBC came out with this article on the Dallas Tornado tour of 1967 that I thought people would find interesting. Imagine, they toured South Asia back in the day.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Moose4

Per Champions League Titles, Serie A, Premier League and La Liga all are pretty close, probably averaging about 11-13 each but Germany’s Bundesliga has probably close to around 5-6 titles. but as for the National Team, it’s clear which one has had the most success though it is not necessarily clear why always.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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