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Football (Soccer) Thread
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:57:29 pm »
What a game by Liverpool last night. 8) The Spaniards got what they had coming, and apparently now it's the Italians turn. ManU starts the game against Inter with dominance.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 03:00:15 pm »
Also, it's always fun to see a Portuguese team getting their arses kicked. 12 - 1. :D
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 03:30:46 pm »
Austin just got their first professional soccer team!  It is the second league behind the Major Leagues and the parent club is Stoke City FC.  They tied Houston Dynamo, a Major League team, in an exhibition match and their first real match ever will be the day I get married.

I look forward to going to their games this spring.

The name of the club is, of course, horrendous: Austin Aztex (Tex like for Texas and Aztex as in the Aztecs get it?  Yuk yuk.)

Hopefully I can get past that.

They are playing the Vancouver Whitecaps on the 21st of April...I am sort of toying with that date.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 03:34:33 pm »
What's this fascination with giving the team a second name? Austin would do fine unless you have two teams.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 03:40:22 pm »
What's this fascination with giving the team a second name? Austin would do fine unless you have two teams.

Austin FC would have been fine.  There is an American tradition of each sports club having a nickname or a mascot that they are trying to cater to here.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 03:41:39 pm »

The name of the club is, of course, horrendous: Austin Aztex (Tex like for Texas and Aztex as in the Aztecs get it?  Yuk yuk.)



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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 03:43:39 pm »
Austin FC would have been fine.  There is an American tradition of each sports club having a nickname or a mascot that they are trying to cater to here.
If you have to name every team in all your sports league with a nickname you set yourself up for fail. They've starting doing it here for basketball and icehockey teams and it's seriously retarded.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 03:44:55 pm »

The name of the club is, of course, horrendous: Austin Aztex (Tex like for Texas and Aztex as in the Aztecs get it?  Yuk yuk.)



Hilarious.

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It sounds like a name for a pee wee league team.  I wish we still had the bleeding smilie.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 03:47:19 pm »
Austin FC would have been fine.  There is an American tradition of each sports club having a nickname or a mascot that they are trying to cater to here.
If you have to name every team in all your sports league with a nickname you set yourself up for fail. They've starting doing it here for basketball and icehockey teams and it's seriously retarded.

Yeah well it is tradition here.  But I do not really see why soccer teams need to follow this particular tradition.  DC United is just DC United and nobody complains they are the the DC United Iraqi killers or something.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009, 03:50:03 pm »
You're bound to run out of good names.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2009, 03:59:05 pm »
You're bound to run out of good names.

We used to just use the same names alot when sports were very regional.  There are tons of teams called 'Tigers' or 'Wild Cats' or 'Bears' and so forth.  Yet today now each team has to have its own new name not used before by the hundreds of clubs and leagues that exist.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2009, 04:21:26 pm »
Figo is still playing. :O Him and Giggs must have over a hundred years between them.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 04:31:22 pm »
Austin just got their first professional soccer team!  It is the second league behind the Major Leagues and the parent club is Stoke City FC.  They tied Houston Dynamo, a Major League team, in an exhibition match and their first real match ever will be the day I get married.


How does that work?
I thought you guys had no promotion/relegation.
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 05:14:06 pm »
How does that work?
I thought you guys had no promotion/relegation.

Players get promoted through the leagues but the teams themselves do not.  It is what is called the 'Soccer Pyramid'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Soccer_Pyramid

Only the top three levels are professional leagues, the rest are amateurs.

Austin is in the United Soccer League first division
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Re: Football Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 05:20:29 pm »
Austin just got their first professional soccer team!  It is the second league behind the Major Leagues and the parent club is Stoke City FC.  They tied Houston Dynamo, a Major League team, in an exhibition match and their first real match ever will be the day I get married.

I look forward to going to their games this spring.

The name of the club is, of course, horrendous: Austin Aztex (Tex like for Texas and Aztex as in the Aztecs get it?  Yuk yuk.)

Hopefully I can get past that.

They are playing the Vancouver Whitecaps on the 21st of April...I am sort of toying with that date.
That's cool. However, Austin teams suck. When I played youth soccer we always had a good time beating them into dust.
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