OT: Soccer Friday Open Thread

Submitted by itsbigcat on March 31st, 2017 at 5:48 AM

Today’s Schedule



7:30p   Toronto v Kansas City – FS1

10:00p   Seattle v Atlanta – FS1


La Liga

2:45p   Espanyol v Real Betis – beINSports en Espanol



2:30p   Hertha BSC v Hoffenheim – FS2


Ligue 1

1:00p Guingamp v Nancy – beINSportsConnect


Liga MX

11:00p Veracruz v Cruz Azul



2:45p   Derby Co. v QPR – beINSports


uncle leo

March 31st, 2017 at 9:17 AM ^

With the soccer matchups dude.

I know the others that downvote are mad that this isn't an update about what Harbaugh is wearing nowadays, but this is good stuff.

uncle leo

March 31st, 2017 at 10:28 AM ^

That makes absolutely no sense.

It's a thread about the games. You have no idea who can and can't watch the games. I actually have access with Verizon to watch those games on beIN with my phone. Free service. 

And if they can't, who cares? We can still talk about them, right?

Odd comment.


March 31st, 2017 at 10:50 AM ^

I realize this doesn't apply to everybody.  I like soccer and I watch EPL on the weekends because the games are at an IDEAL time.  There is literally nothing else on in the mornings on the weekends.  

That said, I feel OT threads should be weighed by their popularity.  If I start an OT thread about my Uncle Bob and nobody gives a shit, then that thread is a waste of space and it clutters the board.  Who decides what's popular enough?  Well, nobody does.  It's the Wild West out here.  

My personal metric is that if a thread isn't going to get 30 posts (about the subject itself, not including the meta posts bitching about said thread), then it's not worth the space.  In terms of soccer threads, that's basically limited to EPL and World Cup qualifying.  

So yes, there are people that have Bein-whatever and watch the games, there are people that live and die MLS, there are some Nancy supporters somewhere that are going apeshit that they can talk about their team on mgoblog.  But they aren't enough to make 30 posts.

uncle leo

March 31st, 2017 at 10:58 AM ^

Before the spring game, and the months after the spring game, there's nothing to talk about. Rashan Gary's 40, Harbaugh's switch to lululemon, 89x, there's NOTHING going on.

Open soccer threads that are one (count em, one) post on the entire board are fine. Stop worrying so much about rules and regulations. People around here are so careful to make any noise. People participate in the soccer discussion. Whether or not it's 15 or 90 people that respond, who cares? It's an athletic sport. 

I'd much rather discuss soccer with 15 fans than read opinion pieces about what Harbaugh thinks about khakis or other assorted nonsensical stuff.


March 31st, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

No doubt, meanwhile they will watch a 1-0 baseball game where it takes 3 and a half hours and countless commercial breaks to play, and say it was the greatest pitchers duel ever.  I'll take a 2 hour soccer game over that bullshit any day of the week.  

Man City plays Arsenal this weekend and I hope my boys put up a good game at Arsenal.  That has been a tough place for us to play at, so I am hoping for a good result.