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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2006, 11:39 Thread Starter
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Ben Dayan scores his first of the season in the MLS

Normally, I wouldn't care so much. But not only he scored the winning goal for Rapids against LA Galaxy the champions (33rd minute), apparently he celebrated the goal with the Israeli flag! He was substituted after 79 minutes and had 3 shots on goal. Anyone got a link for this? I'd love to see it.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2006, 14:56
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I found it for you. See on the link where it says Video Highlights for the Rapids/Galaxy game for May 31:

http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/sights/

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Fantastic, it's almost like someone was ready with the flag beforehand.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2006, 18:27
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Fantastic, it's almost like someone was ready with the flag beforehand.
hahah yea looks just like that!
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cant belive he was so proud of being Israeli/Jewish colorado...
do you remember what happened to that radio talk show host who was proud? Barry Champlain

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2006, 22:05
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ben dayan is like a ronaldinho in this team.
i don't know but the league looks very amateurlike.

i think a player like boccoli would be a king in this league.
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The team is built on NCAA players and washed up latino players

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old June 2nd, 2006, 05:25
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MLS is a dull and boring league. Its still very young, and if soccer doesn't begin to expand then I don't see them going anywhere. No fans, no atmosphere, but the level of football is slwoly improving.
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Yeah it seems Ben Dayan has an important role in Colorado Rapids. He is having a good time there and it seems some clubs are intrested in him.

NIce attitude in his goal BTW
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old June 5th, 2006, 13:36
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league looks totally awful, but he looks pretty strong.

P.S didn't some Israeli player play for the New York Cosmos in the 1970's?
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old June 5th, 2006, 13:40
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just looked on the net, and it was actually Mordechai Spiegler. The only Israeli to play alongside Pele, thats so cool!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old June 10th, 2006, 01:25
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Ben Dayan is a good finisher, but that's all

The MLS has a wider range of talent and also type of talent (there might not be such a thing as an American style) than the Israeli league. So you have guys that would be unstoppable in Israel (like Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey) and plenty that would not even play in Ligat Ha Al (like Ben Dayan?). From what I've seen out of Ben Dayan is that he does not touch the ball for large stretches of the game but then scores on the few touches he does get. That Galaxy game was an aberration. I do hope my Revs grab an offensive Israeli player (like Luz).
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well ben dayan is definintly not a top Israeli players, so i wouldn't use him as an example. MLS has a wider range of talent, maybe because they grab most of the players accross the border.....dont' kid yourself. You say there's no such thing as an American style...but Israel did develop a style, it may not be so noticed but it has, and when I watch MLS games i don't think it comes close to a European or even South American level. I don't refer to the lack of positive atmosphere (which drastically bores the game) but the level itself just isn't that great. Here's something I don't understand, Donovan is one of your top players. He went to Bayern Leverkusen and came back with his head down after a short time.....what does that say about the general American player to the rest of the world? He's a good player, and theres no doubt about that, but I think with the exception of Keller (an amazing keeper) and Beasely then i'm not too impressed. McBride is decent, but he's getting old, and Eddie Johnson really annoys me....I think he still has ALOT to learn.

In General the MLS is young, and still growing. I would not say that you have a wider range of talent, it may be equal to us, but not wider range. The difference is our talent comes from homegrown Israelis as yours comes from players who are sometimes not even American. Israel has talent but it still hasn't learned how to take the talent and use it to the full potential. If there is the one and only thing Israel should learn from the Americans, its that Americans figured out how to use every ounce of potential they have with their limited resources while Israel still hasn't used even half of the potential.
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