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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Average daily high in Melbourne in January is 80.6 degrees. Average daily high in Orlando in June/July/August is north of 91 degrees.
    That's what is called "changing the subject".

    You mentioned "field conditions" of 120 degrees where the athletes play. I responded with "court conditions" of 120+ where the athletes play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    That's what is called "changing the subject".

    You mentioned "field conditions" of 120 degrees where the athletes play. I responded with "court conditions" of 120+ where the athletes play.
    It's called knowing that Orlando runs significantly hotter than Melbourne. It can get extremely hot Melbroune. It will get extremely hot in Orlando. It's just about the worst place in the U.S. to pick to hold an 8-week summer soccer tournament, which, as it so happens, was the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Average daily high in Melbourne in January is 80.6 degrees. Average daily high in Orlando in June/July/August is north of 91 degrees.
    Yeah, but at least it's really humid in Orlando and it only rains every afternoon that time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    Yeah, but at least it's really humid in Orlando and it only rains every afternoon that time of year.

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    Teams would each play three games in what could broadly be called a “World Cup-style” group stage at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Fla. Those three games would all count toward the regular-season standings.

    At the end of the group-stage, teams would move on to a 16-team knockout tournament where they’d play as many as four more games. Those other games would NOT count toward the regular-season.

    In addition to some sort of cash prize and the glory of being crowned champion of a trumped-up preseason tournament, the winner will also get a spot in Concacaf Champions League.

    The longest any team is expected to be in Orlando is six weeks, with teams eliminated earlier in the tournament going home once they’re done.

    https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2020...nament-orlando
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    Here's the groups for the tournament:

    Groups
    GROUP A

    Eastern Conference

    Orlando City SC
    Inter Miami CF
    New York City FC
    Philadelphia Union
    Chicago Fire FC
    Nashville SC

    GROUP B

    Western Conference

    Seattle Sounders FC
    FC Dallas
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    San Jose Earthquakes

    GROUP C

    Eastern Conference

    Toronto FC
    New England Revolution
    Montreal Impact
    D.C. United

    GROUP D

    Western Conference

    Real Salt Lake
    Sporting Kansas City
    Colorado Rapids
    Minnesota United FC

    GROUP E

    Eastern Conference

    Atlanta United FC
    FC Cincinnati
    New York Red Bulls
    Columbus Crew SC

    GROUP F

    Western Conference

    LAFC
    LA Galaxy
    Houston Dynamo
    Portland Timbers FC

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    Those ping-pong balls seem like they were less than random.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Those ping-pong balls seem like they were less than random.
    I actually watched it, it wasn't an actual draw. The seeded teams had a representative that just picked numbers. Not to say they didn't tell them what to pick or whatever, because there are absolutely some TV friendly match ups there.

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    Seattle got it easy.
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    Seattle got it easy.
    Seemingly, although this entire thing is going to be a total crap shoot in the group stage at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Those ping-pong balls seem like they were less than random.
    yeah, they had to know who was where. Look at all of the rivalries that are in the same groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Seemingly, although this entire thing is going to be a total crap shoot in the group stage at least.
    Exactly. Who's good and bad in MLS can shift wildly year-to-year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Exactly. Who's good and bad in MLS can shift wildly year-to-year.
    There's eight teams you know will be good. Just like the NBA, MLB and the NFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    There's eight teams you know will be good. Just like the NBA, MLB and the NFL.
    MLS teams that have made the playoffs each of the past five seasons (and it's stunningly easy to make the playoffs):

    Red Bulls
    Seattle
    Atlanta (3 years in league)
    LAFC (2 years in the league)

    The up and down in that league is insane. In any given year, you could be great or you could suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    MLS teams that have made the playoffs each of the past five seasons (and it's stunningly easy to make the playoffs):

    Red Bulls
    Seattle
    Atlanta (3 years in league)
    LAFC (2 years in the league)

    The up and down in that league is insane. In any given year, you could be great or you could suck.
    It’s the best part of MLS. There is definitely an upper tier but it’s still very flexible and there isn’t a dominant team or two like most global soccer leagues have.


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