Speaking of the NWSL: Ruh Roh.
Another good example of the "entitled aura" is the situation over the firing of former coach Tom Sermanni (a Scot hired to replace former coach Pia Sundhage in 2012). He experimented with lineups and formations during his term, he called in 44 different players in his ~18 months in charge and wasn't afraid to leave veteran players like Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, or Alex Morgan at home or on the bench in favor of giving younger players a shot (a not at all unreasonable or uncommon thing done at the international). He was fired not long after a disappointing Algarve Cup (a formerly prestigious tournament the US does not play in anymore in favor of hosting their tournament the SheBelieves Cup) where the US lost two games.
It's widely speculated that Sermanni was fired because he was not using veteran players like Wambach, that the veteran players rebelled and demanded Sermanni be fired after speaking to then President Sunil Gulati.
Speaking of the NWSL: Ruh Roh.
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Whoever thought of the International Champions Cup is a genius. Americans complain about paying full price for preseason NFL, but will dish out hundreds to watch preseason soccer. Meanwhile the rest of the world figured it out and makes us export our regular season games. Yes, La Liga is sending regular season games our way, but that's far outnumbered by the zillions of friendlies that take place here.
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And heck no there should not be any regular season games.
But the ICC and Euro friendlies are the most hilarious fleecing of eurosnob rubes ever created. The Barca-Real friendly in Miami was the most obvious, it was cheaper to fly to Madrid/Barcelona and watch a regular season Classico than travel and tickets to that game.
Most importantly, these are leagues where traveling to far flung Euro cities is considered daunting, you really think La Liga is capable of handling the logistics of trying to play a game in Miami?
This comes up every few years, even the PL had that 39th game proposal, and itís always DOA when it comes out.
If the Euros can manage league games, UEFA games, intra-country cup games and WC qualifiers (when going on) they can certainly manage a few real league games in the US.
You hate the "euro snobs" when it comes to keeping MLS down. You do realize that you're doing the same thing here, right? I'm pretty sure everyone in the discussion here is a "casual fan" of soccer, not someone who lives/breathes the game. Yet you seem to think we're all beneath you, just like fans of the Euro Leagues think MLS is below them. Kinda ironic, eh?
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And the players and managers will absolutely have a say about whether all this happens. They already threatened a strike on this matter. No players, no games.
The simple fact is, this **** gets proposed all the time. The PL has done it, Serie A has done it, La Liga has done it, and theyíve all not done it in the end, because itís not worth the hassle with FIFA and the Feds and also the travel. It easier to just play at home and fleece a few million more in TV rights.
Of course itís my fault for going ďaw jeez not this s- again...Ē instead of ignoring it like I should.
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