OT: 2026 World Cup Bid goes to.....

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  1. fairgambit

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    Now that is really, really good. I'm saving a ton in marketing costs with all these great ideas. :)

    As for the Cup part, I will put together a line of poor quality, expensive bras for the matches. Something like the one on the right, below. (The one on the left is a competitor. You can immediately see that no one's quality is worse than ours.):)

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  2. TheGLOV

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    Soccer and Sommonex help you get the rest you need.
     
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    The stats have women’s soccer at higher levels than football, but they don’t gauge severity. Anyone who’s played both sports knows that using that argument is a smoke-screen to defend football. There’s no comparison in the degree of head trauma. The next soccer player to kill himself because of teeth grinding migraines and early-onset dementia will be the first.

    The ironic things is that football fans use that argument at the same time they call soccer a wimpy sport. Which is it? Massive danger to the neurological health of our youth or a sport for wimps? (Disclaimer - I abhor the fakery and gamesmanship of soccer at the higher levels - doesn’t mean its a wimpy sport - just means FIFA needs to crack down on things)
     
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    Keep thinking that.

    My lawyer Ms. I.Sue Moore, of the law firm Dewey, Cheatum and Howe, will be in contact with you to discussing ownership of the brand.
     
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  7. psuro

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    You watch baseball. And worse - Pittsburgh baseball. You have no room to talk.

    Go back to critiquing Penn State quarterbacks.
     
  8. Howie'81

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    It's not my opinion, so get off your horse. It was based on a research study, which I've posted here in the past. I'll take that over your anecdotal experience playing American Football. More concussions in soccer. As for soccer, it's boring as sh*t.
     
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    No one stopped you.
     
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    So what are you implying? More concussions in soccer than football is A-okay? Don't think so boss.
     
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    he was absolutely being obtuse. I met him and tailgated with him, his schtick was not an act
     
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    I don't have that "look at me" need that too many men suffer from today. Pussification of America.
     
  13. Chickenman Testa

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    Not sure how you made that leap of logic, el Jefe.


    I’m implying that I’d much rather get a minor than major concussion.

    Besides, the rates for men’s soccer are less than football - at least the studies I’ve seen. Seems like the ladies need to learn better technique or the ball they use needs to be softer
     
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    Mexico has hosted in 1970 and 86. I think 86 because the original host country had to drop

    More info - from Wiki

    The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June 1986. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. With European nations not allowed to host after the previous World Cup in Spain, Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico was selected as the new host in May 1983. This was the third FIFA World Cup tournament in succession that was hosted by a Spanish-speaking country, after Spain in 1982, and Argentina in 1978.
     
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    Head injuries are not more prevalent than American Football, soccer has been played for hundreds of years, and you don't see any generation of players getting together to complain about CTE.
     
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    Pretty correct but pay-to-play ain't going anywhere. US Soccer is also upping the pressure on getting a coaching license, the sooner idiot parents learn how to teach, the better youth soccer will become. I train two teams, and still continue my education, even get to shadow NCAA D1 coaches to learn even more.
     
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    Do some research.
     
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    I don’t know. They rank Philly as the worst city for hotels 2.4/5, (lower than Edmonton 2.5/5, as well as well below Monterrey and Guadalajara in Mexico).

    They complained about the lack of options for ‘high end’ hotels in the city for the FIFA types. They also list Philly as 1 of the cities with so/so transport from Centre City to the stadium.

    Like the international Olympic committee, the FIFA folks are very concerned with being able to live like kings for the duration of the tournament (which also appears to be close to tax free for FIFA with regard to marketing, media, and ticket revenues) . :rolleyes:
     
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    I coach at a very high level and have been doing so for the last 12 years, I've done the research and my comment is absolutely correct. In addition, the way to reduce the probability of concussion in soccer is actually to be more aggressive. Concussions happen when players get rolled and slam their head down on the turf.
     
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    You seem to be a truly miserable individual.
     
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    I'm shocked Chicago isnt' even listed on the US cities being considered.
     
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    I agree that coaching licenses make a difference. But I do think US Soccer makes it way too difficult to get them. My understanding is that the cost/travel barriers are a great deal less in Germany, etc. than they are here. I would love to move up the ladder but it's hard to justify it when coaching is something I do as a volunteer, rather than as a profession.
     
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    Okay, soccers great and perfectly healthy. Carry on.
     
  26. Howie'81

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    And you seem to be a poor interpreter of who's miserable. I'm quite content actually. Miserable people are those who can't stand an opposing view no matter what.
     
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    It is very difficult and brutal to get the license, which is a testament to the complexity of soccer and also why people don't understand the sport. It's the only sport in the United States that REQUIRES licenses to coach travel soccer teams.

    If your team is good, and you plan on coaching for a while, get the license for your players, it's a sacrifice of time and some money, but consider it giving back to the team to serve them better. That's what good coaches do :O)) Serve and Teach.
     
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    You’re right- I didn’t really notice until you pointed it out. They are considering Baltimore (seriously?), Cincinnati and Nashville but not Chicago?

    I’m also surprised Canada picked Edmonton over Vancouver, Calgary, or Ottawa.
     
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    And your club should reimburse you for the expense, if not, switch clubs :eek:)
     
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    I am hoping to do the D license later this summer. I just can't see going further than that.

    How far are you along?
     
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    I have a D, but also tested in Maryland, very difficult, but also been mentored for 4 years by someone that has a C and 30 years of coaching experience. That's where you learn the most. Good luck too.
     
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    Are you really really trying to make the case that soccer is more dangerous to the head than American football? I mean really. This is a real, true serious argument you are trying to make?
     
  33. Chickenman Testa

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    He must have sustained too many concussions playing football - like the board equivalent of Tony Dorsett
     
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    Read that NY/NJ would be getting the final. Still holding out hope that Philly gets a game or two. I would love to attend fairly close to home and not pay 10k/ticket!!!
     
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    Why do you feel the need to enter into a thread to tell people how much you dislike the topic? Nobody wants to hear it
    Why not just move on to the next thread? It's not that hard.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    I'm a real soccer fan sir.

    I just say that to arouse the passions inside a soccer follower.

    Thanks for biting!!!
     
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    You’re correct, I haven’t paid very close attention. Apologies for my ignorance. I played the sport for close to 15 years at various levels, and I had coaches range from my dad to that English tactical version you mentioned. Hell, even coached my own son for a season or two. It’s a fun sport to play, but personally, I’m not very entertained from watching it on TV (same can be said for basketball - again, IMO). I do enjoy watching in person, but I’m not one to buy season tickets for any sport.

    I hope you’re right that we’re creeping up on the rest of the world. I was just making the point that I’ve heard how much better we’re getting for my entire life, and it just seems to be a Sisyphus-type tale. No offense intended.
     
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    My guesses on the 10 US cities:

    San Fran in, Los Angeles out (LA is getting the olympics 2 years later, so give this to SF)
    Seattle (big soccer culture, also convenient for Vancouver)
    Miami in, Orlando out (dont see Florida getting two, Miami has larger stadium, closer to the island counties)
    Dallas over Houston (AT&T is obligated to host everything, dont think TX gets two)
    Denver (bridge city to other locations)
    Atlanta (Mercedes stadium, airport hub)
    New York (given, hosting final)
    Washington, DC (huge stadium, distance between other locations)
    Kansas City (like Denver, trying to have games within reasonable distances to more of the population)
    Cincinnati (need a Midwest/Mid-atlantic location with Chicago apparently having withdrawn its bid...and for selfish reasons)
     

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