2026 World Cup to have 48 teams, 3 16 team groups?

Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by Poe Dameron, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Fran Tarkenton

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    I did not make any argument. Someone posted, "Not sure what the reasoning is behind [Phoenix] not being a part of the options"...so I gave a plausible reasoning. You neglected to acknowledge that, then opted to retort with Foxboro as if all other variables between that situation and Phoenix's are facsimiles; or that its impossible for both Foxboro & Phoenix to be similarly flawed. (Has anyone itt even propped up Foxboro as a great host choice?). Also, a Super Bowl =/= a World Cup.

    Your agenda in this thread is transparent enough, you've made your point that you don't want to have to go through an airport to attend a World Cup match 8 years from now. Jmo but quit spamming the thread, no one is carrying water for USSF or MLS.
     
  2. Thoros of Beer

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    ahh... a climate change denier.
     
  3. MA

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    For what it's worth, what I thought was especially tin foil-ly about your post was the idea that they're doing this to concentrate "resources" in established soccer cities, to their benefit and to the detriment of lower level cities.

    I'd love it if you could expand some more on that.
     
  4. Thoros of Beer

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    yes, people have made that argument because boston is great sports town and has so many people. Your reasoning is flawed because Phoenix is really no different than Dallas, and foxborough is an even more egregious example. that's the only point i made about your reasoning, it was flawed.

    just because i post things you don't like doesn't mean its spam. i understand that it can be difficult to read different viewpoints.
     
  5. nexus

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    If you weren't a bitch of legendary proportions you would know that it was easily 85% full
     
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  6. BWC

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    ^^^guy not being a twat at all
     
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  7. CF3234

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    :roll:
     
  8. Thoros of Beer

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    you could read this from US Soccer to start, to see how host cities/regions benefit from hosting world cup games. https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...-5-billion-in-economic-activity-north-america

    such benefits pooled in MLS cities further concentrates resources (money, infrastructure, enthusiasm, etc.) and makes it more difficult for cities/regions without MLS teams to compete in the soccer landscape. Federations are typically supposed to provide an egalitarian framework for the sports that they govern, but this is really just the haves and the have-nots. US Soccer definitely doesn't want anything that upsets the status quo, or a league made up of non-MLS cities that could contend for division 1 sanction or more pressure for an open system (pro/rel). They are trying to protect their early and mid-stage investors. Which is an admirable thing for MLS to do, but not for the federation. But it's easy to see from the executive committee of US Soccer, who they take their marching orders from.
     
  9. Thoros of Beer

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    you deny that the climate is changing as well?
     
  10. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    Sorry you're being a disingenuous twat. But please keep at it.
     
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  11. Thoros of Beer

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    yikes, how am i being disingenuous?
     
  12. Thoros of Beer

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    And this couldn't be further from my point.
     
  13. MA

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    :roll: Thank you, this is exactly what I was hoping for.
     
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  14. SugarShaun

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    This is a fair point. Also I think my wife may have been poisoning me at that time but had to stop after RoyalShocker had caught on to her plan
     
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  15. Thoros of Beer

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    glad i could help
     
  16. Mix

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    Also Midwest doesn't deserve games with their voting patterns. They would lose their shit if 50k Iranians showed up.
     
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  17. Thoros of Beer

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    what an ignorant generalization

    stick to popsicles
     
  18. SugarShaun

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    Edit: I don’t want to be in the middle of this. Never mind.
     
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  19. Thoros of Beer

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  20. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    So not having a World Cup host within driving distance to you is just another manifestation of the closed system. I do appreciate the transparency of your confounded argument. That's nice at least.
     
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  21. Thoros of Beer

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    that's not my argument. do i think the Midwest should be better represented? probably. Detroit and Cincinnati would be fine, but whatever. My argument is that US Soccer chose cities/regions to host because of their relationship/proximity to MLS teams and their feeders. Maybe not the sole reason, but I do think it was a key contributor.
     
  22. Walt Disney

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    thoros is a madlad
     
  23. Thoros of Beer

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    not really, it's fine to disagree
     
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  24. triceratops

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    Excited to hear Thoros thoughts on how Des Moines will produce two Messi class players in a 10 year period if only for Pro/Rel.
     
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  25. Thoros of Beer

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    Pro/Rel won't work until there is training compensation/solidarity payments
     
  26. snowfx2

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  27. Nelson

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    yay more slave labor
     
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