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In official competitions, three substitues may be used. Anywhere from three to twelve may be nominated, depending on the competition rules. In international friendlies between two top (ie. not under 21s, under 17s, reserves, etc.) national teams, up to six substitutes may be used. In other friendlies, any number may be used, but if the referee is not ...


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Some change of scenery is also nice at some times. But like the previous answer already said, I don't think players at age +30 are still considered really that high caliber players in Europe. (Except the exceptional players off course.) But I also think if club owners can sell those players the idea of promoting the MLS, helping to grow it, they would be ...


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Disney World Orlando, whilst being renowned as every kids' favourite theme park, is also home to the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex This complex includes sporting facilities such as: The Arena - an indoor complex that can be converted to host 6+ regulation-sized Basketball courts HP Field House - another indoor complex that can host Basketball (is the ...


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From this ESPN article, the reason for the weird times (9am, 8pm, 10:30pm) is to avoid the heat: The kickoff times are weird. Why is that? At first glance, the schedule certainly seems bizarre. The games will be held at 9 a.m. ET, 8 p.m. ET, and 10:30 p.m. ET (2 p.m. GMT, 1 a.m. GMT and 3 a.m. GMT). The reasoning is simple: it will avoid playing games in ...


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Yes, MLS teams can not make any appeals once their upper limit for appeals expires. From backlinesoccer.com article, The team is only allowed two unsuccessful appeals a season, and as a deterrent from this system being abused, if the ruling body determines the red card appeal is frivolous then the team loses the bond, loses the right to appeal any ...


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I'd disagree that MLS has really begun to draw high caliber European players. Both of the two examples you cite, Steven Gerrard and David Villa, are players approaching the end of their careers, which isn't that different from the previous higher profile European players who have played in MLS like David Beckham or Thierry Henry. I'm not aware of any ...


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The number of substitutions allowed during a friendly varies a lot,depending on the type of the friendly match. For example during a official friendly match for international teams there is a max of 6 subs. The match you are referring too was a preseason friendly, during those matches the two teams most of the times just agree on a number of substitutes ...


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According to The New York Times article published in 1999, "M.L.S. Is Making Changes": M.L.S. Commissioner Don Garber said yesterday that "the changes were made to comply with the wishes of the some 60 million people in the United States who considered themselves soccer fans." "We have to go back and shore up our existence with the core soccer fan," ...


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The size of the picth is not evenly in every field. There are maximum and minimun size. Law 1 told us about it: Dimensions The touchline must be longer than the goal-line. Length (touchline): minimum 90m (100yds) maximum 120m (130yds) Length (goal-line): minimum 45m (50yds) maximum 90m (100yds) Dimensions for international matches Length (touchline)...


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