Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

MLS... The Early Years!

Just got this very interesting... if though quite long.... article about the start of the MLS
Some very interesting stuff in here. Of course Lexi Lalas is a complete idiot and Eric Wynalda is a know it all. I like how Tab Ramos came over

Some of the proposed rule changes were interesting to say the least! Shoot outs, bigger goals.. extending the pitch beyond the goal ala hockey.

Take a read following this link.

MLS First Season




Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Excellent post, mate. Thanks. That's a fascinating article. It reminds me that I've been remiss in my weekly MLS updates. I'll get on that straight away.

Meanwhile, here's my favorite MLS trivia question:

"Of all of the teams currently playing in the 2015 MLS season, which ones are still using the original names that they used in the opening season 20 years ago in 1996?"

Good luck, lads!

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm going to start with the NE Revs, DC United, and the LA Galaxy

10:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good safe guesses - any others?

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The only other one that come to mind is the Columbus Crew and perhaps Colorado. I think all the other teams changed their names or were not MLS franchises in 1996.

12:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chicago Fire... mentioned in the article

6:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spot on, MUR. The Crew and the Crapids are the two remaining clubs that have maintained their names. The Chicago Fire was actually an expansion team that started two years into the league's existence in 1998.

So, of the initial 10 sides, only 5 retained their original name (NE, LA, DC, Columbus and Colorado). four sides have changed their names:

Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas)
Kansas City Wiz (now Wizards)
NY/NJ MetroStars (now Red Bulls)
San Jose Clash (now Earthquakes)

And one side - Tampa Bay Mutiny - went out of business.

Thanks for playing, lads!

8:52 PM  

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