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Daniel F. US Open Cup - January 19, 2007 08:03 AM (GMT)
Hello everyone. This is Daniel F. from US Open Cup .com. I have finally registered and I am ready for posting on The 2G's message board. If you need a US Open Cup fix, please click here for the site www.usopencup.com

Other than that, to Gazza & Graham. Still listening to the show here on the East Coast. I enjoy it. Can't wait to chat again about the US Soccer's version of the FA Cup. I hope you two will come to the East Coast and do your show here for the week.

Big Metros/RBNY supporter & US Soccer Supporter.

:D

Crude United - January 19, 2007 12:41 PM (GMT)
Welcome to the boards! :)

yeovil rat - January 19, 2007 01:04 PM (GMT)
Welcome Daniel....great name.
Crude will agree.

jbird3030 - January 19, 2007 04:29 PM (GMT)
A RBNY supporter... a rare fish indeed! Welcome aboard!

adp64 - January 19, 2007 11:54 PM (GMT)
Welcome!
You'll find a very diverse group of supporters here, including the only 2 documented Leeds fans in the world! :P

Pablo Chicago - January 20, 2007 01:54 AM (GMT)
Welcome Daniel!

Does anyone at US Open Cup.com have the inside story on why the defending US Open Cup champs were not selected for the inaugural SuperLiga tournament?

SteveInAnnapolis - January 20, 2007 03:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (adp64 @ Jan 19 2007, 06:54 PM)
Welcome!
You'll find a very diverse group of supporters here, including the only 2 documented Leeds fans in the world! :P

I think you will find at least 4 here..... :P

Daniel F. US Open Cup - January 20, 2007 06:16 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pablo Chicago @ Jan 19 2007, 05:54 PM)
Welcome Daniel!

Does anyone at US Open Cup.com have the inside story on why the defending US Open Cup champs were not selected for the inaugural SuperLiga tournament?

I'm afraid the Superliga is seperate to the US Open Cup, so that story won't been seen on the site. But my understanding is that MLS & FMF chosed these sides just to fill in the inauguril season as a boost to start this new tourney. One thing is for sure, CONCACAF is now scared about this new style of Champions League between the two leagues and are actually looking to expand the Champions Cup into a League format.

So who knows what's going to happen and hopefully in the near future the superliga can become the new interlega for the two entrance spots for the Copa Libertadores in CONMEBOL.

Pablo Chicago - January 20, 2007 12:12 PM (GMT)
Thanks Daniel, but that wasn't exactly the response I was looking for.

Where's the outrage? Garber said we've chosen our teams that have won the most championships, yet the 4-time winner and defending champion of the USOC will be sitting at home watching a team that didn't qualify for the playoffs last year (LA Galaxy) and a team that has won nothing (FC Dallas) play in the SuperLiga.

The USOC tournament just got another slap in the face, and yet there's no official or unofficial response from anyone involved in the USOC???

The silence is deafening and leads me to believe that winning the USOC won't mean anything when it comes to qualifying for the SuperLiga next year.

Please, please, please prove me wrong.

Why should any MLS club bother participating in a tournament that continues to be stripped of its importance?


SteveInAnnapolis - January 20, 2007 02:18 PM (GMT)
Given what Daniel said and my assumption above I can certainly see why LA is in. I don't particularly agree with it but Becks = money. I am however dumbfound by the inclusion of Dallas - I just don't get it. There is no reason why NE or Chicago is not in it.

adp64 - January 21, 2007 12:59 AM (GMT)
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I am however dumbfound by the inclusion of Dallas - I just don't get it. There is no reason why NE or Chicago is not in it.


Although I'm north of the border, I would assume that Dallas' inclusion has to do with a large Latino fan base perhaps? Down to the issue of money again, but I'm OK with that to get the Superliga kicked off.

Phillyspur - January 21, 2007 01:41 AM (GMT)
It's by invitation for this first year, so why get your knickers in a twist over who 'deserves' to be in it?

SteveInAnnapolis - January 21, 2007 04:35 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Phillyspur @ Jan 20 2007, 08:41 PM)
It's by invitation for this first year, so why get your knickers in a twist over who 'deserves' to be in it?

Because it's something to talk about. :D

Twisting knickers :rolleyes:

Daniel F. US Open Cup - January 22, 2007 06:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pablo Chicago @ Jan 20 2007, 04:12 AM)
Thanks Daniel, but that wasn't exactly the response I was looking for.

Where's the outrage? Garber said we've chosen our teams that have won the most championships, yet the 4-time winner and defending champion of the USOC will be sitting at home watching a team that didn't qualify for the playoffs last year (LA Galaxy) and a team that has won nothing (FC Dallas) play in the SuperLiga.

The USOC tournament just got another slap in the face, and yet there's no official or unofficial response from anyone involved in the USOC???

The silence is deafening and leads me to believe that winning the USOC won't mean anything when it comes to qualifying for the SuperLiga next year.

Please, please, please prove me wrong.

Why should any MLS club bother participating in a tournament that continues to be stripped of its importance?

Well I'm sorry about that Pablo Chicago. But to be honest, I don't believe a US Open Cup champion will be invovled with the Superliga & nor it should be as this will be about who makes a better finish in League play, instead of Open Cup play. You don't see a FA Cup champion become part of the UEFA Champions League, unless they are in one of the top three or four in the final standings of the Premiership season. That's why they are involved with the Cup Winners Cup, which I believe has been scraped by all Confederations.

I understand your argument Pablo, but I honestly don't think Chicago should go into this Superliga as a US Open Cup Champion. It's going to be thru league play.

Pablo Chicago - January 22, 2007 11:51 AM (GMT)
Nothing personal Daniel. I'm a big fan of the USOC and I was there when the Fire beat the Galaxy to win their 4th Cup. Unfortunately, it was hardly a sellout crowd.

The USOC used to mean a lot more to MLS clubs when the winner qualified for CONCACAF's Champions Cup. Unfortunately that added incentive no longer exists and the prize money for winning the USOC hasn't changed in years and doesn't amount to much when each player finally gets their share.

IMO, if the USOC champion qualifies for the SuperLiga, it'll make the USOC tournament that much more interesting.

elisa - January 23, 2007 12:09 AM (GMT)
Actually the winner of the FA Cup qualifies for the UEFA Cup. I agree with Pablo. The winner of the Open Cup should qualify for either the Concacaf Cup or the Superliga.

SteveInAnnapolis - January 23, 2007 03:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (elisa @ Jan 22 2007, 07:09 PM)
Actually the winner of the FA Cup qualifies for the UEFA Cup. I agree with Pablo. The winner of the Open Cup should qualify for either the Concacaf Cup or the Superliga.

Welcome back elisa! long time no hear from eh?

Daniel F. US Open Cup - January 23, 2007 06:07 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pablo Chicago @ Jan 22 2007, 03:51 AM)
Nothing personal Daniel. I'm a big fan of the USOC and I was there when the Fire beat the Galaxy to win their 4th Cup. Unfortunately, it was hardly a sellout crowd.

The USOC used to mean a lot more to MLS clubs when the winner qualified for CONCACAF's Champions Cup. Unfortunately that added incentive no longer exists and the prize money for winning the USOC hasn't changed in years and doesn't amount to much when each player finally gets their share.

IMO, if the USOC champion qualifies for the SuperLiga, it'll make the USOC tournament that much more interesting.

Well Pablo then MLS if they want to should inform the USOC champs they are in the Superliga, but for now I don't think things will change.

Nothing personal at all Pablo. We love the US Open Cup.




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