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iceblizzard69
06-21-2004, 11:34 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/headlinenews?id=303395&cc=5901

Real Madrid was supposed to play the MLS all-star team (which I would have prefered) but an MLS all-star team will travel to Spain to play Real Madrid in September.

Prime Time
06-22-2004, 12:32 PM
Awesome stuff. I think our best players will put up a fight, probably lose 3-1 or something, but show some good stuff, and get interest from some clubs. Maybe the USA players and league will get some respect they have deserved for a while.

Bodzilla29
06-23-2004, 02:30 PM
Awesome stuff. I think our best players will put up a fight, probably lose 3-1 or something, but show some good stuff, and get interest from some clubs. Maybe the USA players and league will get some respect they have deserved for a while.

To even assume that a team of strangers can go against a team that practices everyday together and come up with a decent result is bananas. It is even more bananas when you are talking about a group of stars from maybe the 15th-20th best league in the world going up against a MAJOR world force in Madrid. The only reason the game might be close is because it means NOTHING. In a real match with real ramifications the MLS team wouldn't even touch the ball.

Prime Time
06-23-2004, 02:45 PM
We will see in September. I am looking forward to this match big time.

Bodzilla29
06-23-2004, 03:36 PM
Madrid has nothing to play for thus it will be half assed....if you don't think so you are setting yourself up for huge dissapointment. Réal players couldn' care less about MLS, all they care about is La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions' League.

MarksBrothers85
06-25-2004, 10:55 PM
Real Madrid by a scoreline of 4-1, maybe not even that close. Real Madrid is like the New York Yankees of European Football, loaded with stars, Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo, Beckham..

iceblizzard69
06-25-2004, 11:58 PM
Madrid has nothing to play for thus it will be half assed....if you don't think so you are setting yourself up for huge dissapointment. Réal players couldn' care less about MLS, all they care about is La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions' League.

I agree. The MLS players will care a lot more about the match and it will be close. I doubt that Madrid will even use their starters since it will be during their season.

Pink_Dove
06-26-2004, 05:48 PM
IMO the equivalent of the Yankees would be Chelsea...
Deco, Paulo Ferreira, Robben, Cech etc
Abrahamovich woke up a month ago and decided, we might as well sign the best player's from the Champion's league winners...And he did...Literally trying to buy a championship...
They will give Man Utd and the Gunners a run for their money next year...

Real had a very disappointing season and if they play the way they did some games the MLS team could have a decent chance of making a game out of it...The stars don't mean much, just ask the NY Rangers...Every team needs players like Makelele, Davids..hard working, blue collar guys, it was all glamour with Real this year...and it didn't work out very well...

Bodzilla29
06-26-2004, 07:53 PM
it was all glamour with Real this year...and it didn't work out very well...

Which is why they bought one of the nastiest(and best) center-halves in the world in Walter Samuel. Also they are trying to buy rugged CM Xavi Alonso from Real Sociedad.

Prime Time
06-26-2004, 10:18 PM
Walter Samuel is a baller. Period. And it is amazing how much money they have. They are going to be better this year. BTW, Chelsea has nowhere near enough talent to say they are the Yankees of Football.

Bodzilla29
06-26-2004, 10:55 PM
BTW, Chelsea has nowhere near enough talent to say they are the Yankees of Football.

Chelsea is one of the 4 or 5 most talented squads on the planet.

Prime Time
06-26-2004, 11:13 PM
Chelsea is one of the 4 or 5 most talented squads on the planet.

Yeah. but to say they are the Yankees of Soccer, over teams like Man U, and Real Madrid is just a no.

iceblizzard69
06-26-2004, 11:34 PM
Chelsea is the closest thing in the soccer world to the Yankees. Not only are they extremely talented and will contend for the EPL and Champions League titles once again this year, they also spend a ton of money. Since Roman Abromovich bought the club, no club has even gone close to spending as much money as Chelsea. Last year, they bought Duff, Veron, Crespo, Mutu, etc., the list just goes on and on. This year they already signed a pre-contract with Arjen Robben from PSV, and Deco and Ferriera are also going to Chelsea because of Mourinho.

Bodzilla29
06-27-2004, 12:09 PM
Deco and Ferriera are also going to Chelsea because of Mourinho.

Deco is not going to Chelsea, this is media speculation. A couple of days ago on Chelsea TV Peter Kenyon said "why would we buy Deco when we have Joe Cole?"

End of story.

Chelsea have signed Robben, Cech, and Fereirra this year, that is all. And if you believe rumours then Gerrard is on the way, maybe for £30M.

Prime Time
06-27-2004, 12:26 PM
Deco is not going to Chelsea, this is media speculation. A couple of days ago on Chelsea TV Peter Kenyon said "why would we buy Deco when we have Joe Cole?"



That isn't the end of story. Madrid had Figo and still got Beckham. If there is a good price for Deco, he will be on Chelsea this upcoming season.

minus
06-28-2004, 12:39 AM
Arsenal = Yankees

An all star team from MLS is more than capable of beating Real Madrid.Give me a break is not like is a MLS club against Real Madrid.

iceblizzard69
06-28-2004, 11:09 AM
Arsenal = Yankees

An all star team from MLS is more than capable of beating Real Madrid.Give me a break is not like is a MLS club against Real Madrid.

Arsenal dominated the EPL this year but they aren't the Yankees. They don't do very well in European competition and a lot of teams spend a lot more money than them. Before the season started their biggest signing was Lehmann although in January they did spend a lot of money on Reyes.

Real Madrid is obviously going to be more talented than a MLS all-star team but the MLS select team will care a lot more about the game and I doubt Real Madrid will play any of their top players.

Bodzilla29
06-28-2004, 11:52 AM
Arsenal = Yankees

An all star team from MLS is more than capable of beating Real Madrid.Give me a break is not like is a MLS club against Real Madrid.

This statement is just so wrong I don't know where to begin.

A super talented team that is very familiar with each other will always be better then a team of strangers, especially if the strangers are nowhere close in terms of technical ability, defending and class. MLS is God-awful compared to the major Euro leagues and no self respecting, knowledgeable footy supporter will claim otherwise.

Prime Time
06-28-2004, 01:42 PM
Don't be too sure Bod, Ice might say differently. ;)

iceblizzard69
06-28-2004, 04:29 PM
Don't be too sure Bod, Ice might say differently. ;)

Nothing bod said in his last post was wrong, except I do think the MLS team might have a chance because of the effort they will probably put in. MLS teams have a very good record in friendlies against European competition because the MLS teams simply care a lot more about the games. Real Madrid is a lot more talented than any team the MLS can send over there and the European leagues are a lot better then MLS.

Bodzilla29
07-06-2004, 11:12 PM
That isn't the end of story. Madrid had Figo and still got Beckham. If there is a good price for Deco, he will be on Chelsea this upcoming season.

Still think so?

I told ya so! :)

Migs182005
07-07-2004, 11:20 AM
Anyone know at this point where the game will be shown?

Should be fun. Who do I go for? :soccer: ;)

Prime Time
07-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Anyone know at this point where the game will be shown?

Should be fun. Who do I go for? :soccer: ;)

:lol: I am having the same problem.... :soccer: Is this a new smiley?? :lol:

Bodzilla29
07-13-2004, 03:03 PM
Still think so?

I told ya so! :)


Primetime, you have to come back and take your licks when you are wrong. You will not gain respect by ignoring posts where people call you out.

Gotta give respect before you earn it! :)