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Finally, someone who agrees! For a city with a history like Hartford, green and blue is the best we can do?

I recall someone on here saying Hartford Athletic won't last past one season.
Wasn't that you? And why don't you worry about your own city? You could work on on bringing that women's team to Bridgeport.
 
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For a city with a history like Hartford, green and blue is the best we can do?
We already have two teams rocking the green and blue. I'm pretty sure that's more than enough to keep Whalers fans happy for the foreseeable future.
I recall someone on here saying Hartford Athletic won't last past one season.
I wonder why they thought that?
 
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Wasn't that you? And why don't you worry about your own city? You could work on on bringing that women's team to Bridgeport.
No, that was your beloved ZooCougar.

I don't have the funds for a NWSL team, plus, no desire for ownership. Bridgeport might be too close to NYC to pull off a New England designation. I did graduate from UConn and lived in Bristol for 6 years, so that's 10 years away from the shore. Was a Whalers fan growing up in Fairfield.
 

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No, that was your beloved ZooCougar.

I don't have the funds for a NWSL team, plus, no desire for ownership. Bridgeport might be too close to NYC to pull off a New England designation. I did graduate from UConn and lived in Bristol for 6 years, so that's 10 years away from the shore. Was a Whalers fan growing up in Fairfield.

Given the USL track record of independent clubs it’s not a bad bet. We’ll see if it gets to year 5. How much money is this guy willing to lose?
 
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Given the USL track record of independent clubs it’s not a bad bet. We’ll see if it gets to year 5. How much money is this guy willing to lose?
Sounds like you are rooting for them to fail. What kind of soccer fan are you?
 
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Sounds like you are rooting for them to fail. What kind of soccer fan are you?
You should see the pissing contest going on between him and Butch in the "why does soccer appeal" thread.
 

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Sounds like you are rooting for them to fail. What kind of soccer fan are you?

A realistic non cosplay one. But hey it’s a better time than the Yard Goats.
 
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Still got that neck beard Porg?
Ironically I know Porg. Hung out with him at a couple HA games. But alas I'm not him.
Knew y'all a bunch of hipsters.
I can't be a hipster. Skinny jeans don't fit me.
Nah, you sound like one of those soccer snobs that thinks he's a purist.
He comes on here for the sake of being argumentative. Every forum has one.
 
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Nah, you sound like one of those soccer snobs that thinks he's a purist.

I will never like the USL; unless they change their business model.
 

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Explain

Its not as Byzantine as MLS. But it has some troubling issues with Franchise Agreements.

like say HA wanted to leave the USL and go to NISA. Unlikely but if they did. The USL could operate its own HA with logos name and everything.

Check it out.
 
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That's all in the weeds to me. I think the USL has an honest understanding of their place in the futbol world. MLS is dream-based.
 

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Took you long enough to finally admit it.

USL must be doing something right if they're still in operation.

My disdain has never been concealed.

The league yes. For independent clubs it’s been a revolving door.
 
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What's even sweeter, they faced a team full of ringers. Red Bulls started 7 guys under MLS contracts.
 
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What's even sweeter, they faced a team full of ringers. Red Bulls started 7 guys under MLS contracts.
Imagine if HA played a friendly with the Revs or NYCFC @ Dillion.
 
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Imagine if HA played a friendly with the Revs or NYCFC @ Dillion.
HA was originally in the US Cup this year, so it coulda happened. Then they chopped the USL spots to 4 and they didn't make the cut.
 
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Was watching some of the game on ESPN+ and saw the first goal. Was a sweet cross. The camera angles at Dillon are awful. They couldn't even have a close replay that showed the goal better. The stands looked packed. Had other things to do and wasn't able to watch more.

Was shocked when I looked at my phone and saw the score was 7-0! Team looks like they are solid this year. Red Bull 2 is stacked like @Waquoit said.

Wish to make it out to a game but still hesitant to go to large gatherings. Hopefully next summer I'll be there with the family
 
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