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  1. Guys, I can't sell a player to any USA's team, every time I receive the message below even though Lucão wants to join the team. Also, in the second picture you can see I've received offers on multiple screens about the same player, I don't know if it's supposed to happen sometimes or if it is a bug
  2. This file is an adaptation of my USA & Canada Real Life Expansion file. It incorporates Promotion/Relegation into the USA professional league structure. This file is the FM realization of the dream of all the American soccer Pro/Rel advocates. It assumes that the USSF opens the pyramid for a system of promotion of relegation. Below is the league system format: MLS -Play each team in your conference twice, and each team from the other conference once for 34 matches -Playoffs the same as in real life, top 6 from each conference advance to MLS Cup playoffs -Bottom two from each conference relegated to NASL NASL -Play each team in your conference twice, and each team from the other conference once for 34 matches -Top 4 from each conference advances to championship playoffs -Conference finalists from each conference will be promoted to MLS (4 total) -Bottom two from each conference relegated to USL USL -Play each team in your conference twice, and each team from the other conference once for 34 matches -Top 4 from each conference advances to championship playoffs -Conference finalists from each conference will be promoted to NASL (4 total) -Bottom two from each conference relegated to USL D3 USL D3 -Play each team in your conference twice for 34 matches -Top 4 from each conference advances to championship playoffs -Conference finalists from each conference will be promoted to USL (4 total) All of the MLS squad rules still exist (which makes this file markedly different from my Custom USA Pyramid file). There is still a salary cap, designated players, Off-budget MLS will still hold a SuperDraft that draws players from the NCAA, and domestic players originate in the US Soccer Development Academy. Further development occurs in the Premier Development League and the National Premier Soccer League. The file also adds (by popular demand) a U18 division for the Canadian Premier League. DOWNLOAD: The download includes the League file (005_USA Pro-Rel 1.2) as well as several other club and international competitions that add to the experience of playing in the USA & North America. Some are realistic (Champions League, CONCACAF League, CFU Club Championship, Campeones Cup, International Champions Cup, CONCACAF Nations League & USA January Camp), some are revivals of defunct competitions (North America SuperLiga, UNCAF Interclub Cup, Pan-Pacific Championship, CONCACAF teams in the Copa Sudamericana), and one is a bit of a fantasy file based on speculation (Copa Nuevo Mundo). You can choose which competitions you want and which you don't. File: http://www.mediafire.com/file/370ihf733oefvnt/Uncle_Sam_Editor_Files.rar/file GRAPHICS: Logos and kits for all of the included competitions and clubs. File: http://www.mediafire.com/file/78x94zoxi24hvot/USA_Expansion_Graphics.rar/file EXTRA DB FILES: This download includes all of claassen's league files that I use. It also includes a "fix" for the USA Transfer Preferences. File: http://www.mediafire.com/file/cd2af6x8nnlvf24/Extra_Files.rar/file
  3. USA Expansion File Have you ever played an MLS save and wished that you could see highlights of players that you loan to your USL affiliate? Have you ever wanted to observe your Academy prospects? Have you ever drafted a player from a PDL club like the Mississippi Brilla and wish that it was from an actual NCAA collegiate program like in real life? Have you ever wanted to take control of your local amateur side, like the Knoxville Force, and try to beat your archrivals and win the league? That’s what this file is for. As much as possible with the limitations of the editor, we have tried to recreate a real life FM experience for the unique structure of the sport in the United States. All-in-all, there are over 600 playable teams in 8 levels of competition. Major League Soccer - This file adds Los Angeles FC and David Beckham’s Miami franchise (Inter Miami) to the 2017 expansion. Also added are MLS Rivalry competitions for NYRB-NYFC, LA Galaxy v. LAFC, and Orlando City v. Inter Miami. MLS teams will also prepare for the season in one of seven preseason exhibition tournaments (ATX Pro Challenge, Carolina Challenge Cup, Desert Diamond Cup, IMG Suncoast Pro Classic, Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge Cup, Simple Invitational, Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic). North American Soccer League - Adds the announced future expansion teams in Orange County, CA (California Athletic FC) and San Diego (San Diego Waves). The league format is at it is in real life, with a Spring and Fall season. The two winners advance to the Championship semifinals, joining the top two qualifiers from the overall table (three if the same team wins both spring and fall). United Soccer League - Includes expansion side Nashville SC and Austin Aztex off hiatus. The league is split into two conferences (as in real life), with each conference having an eight-team playoff whose winners compete in the USL Cup. All 24 MLS clubs have affiliates in USL, so this is a chance to keep a better eye on developing players. NCAA Division I - 206 NCAA teams have been added. The format is as close as possible to real life. There is a spring season where teams can get a look at their players heading into the fall. The regular season consists of 9-10 non-conference matches to go with their conference schedule. As in real life, 21 of the 24 conferences will have a tournament that is set up to reflect the real life format. Each conference will send its champion, along with 24 at-large qualifiers, to the NCAA Division I Championship tournament to compete the national title. The MLS SuperDraft will draw players from the NCAA, as in real life, so MLS clubs can scout for future talent. Premier Development League - The PDL is set up as in real life, with 10 divisions that feed a 22-team championship tournament. The teams play a 14-match schedule during the summer. National Premier Soccer League - Also set up as in real life with 4 Regions divided into “conferences”. The four region winners advance to compete for the NPSL Championship. The teams play a 12-match summer schedule. United States Soccer Development Academy - The USSDA is divided into 7 Divisions. In all, 32 teams qualify for the USSDA Championship tournament. This is as close to how it functions in real life as possible, with the only difference being the schedule. It is impossible to run the league on a Fall-Spring calendar, so it runs a 30-match schedule on a Spring-Fall calendar. All MLS clubs have academies in the league, so if you manage in MLS you can see potential prospects from you academy. USASA Amateur Leagues - Six of the more prominent amateur leagues in the US have been included. The American Soccer League, American Premier Soccer League, Southern Premier Soccer League, Premier League of America, and the United Premier Soccer League are all represented as close to their real life format as possible, competing to earn a spot in the US Open Cup. Additional Add-Ons I have also included downloads for Club and Competition Logos, as well as Club kits. This will give every team logos and kits, and logos for every competition as well. (Included in my file are MLS kits that were originally created by kifla6 and downloaded from here: https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/32059/usa-mls-ss2017-new-070517-not-sskcc-yet. Those kits ARE included in the download below, with permission from the author) Download (for version 1.3) - http://www.mediafire.com/file/atrsao41ao54jdh/USA_Expansion_Graphics.rar Update - Latest version 1.2 CHANGE LIST -Bug causing teams in the NCAA and the USSDA to send their players on holiday before the Championship Tournament has been fixed. The USSDA Championship stages will not only be visible in the USSDA Divisions, but the history will be viewable in the USSDA Championship Competition. -The USSDA Championship is now set up even closer to real life. The Group Stage will take place entirely at the large Grand Park facility in Westfield, Indiana. The Quarterfinal will be played at the club sites, with the Semifinal, Third Place Playoff, and Final played at the StubHub Center practice fields. -The recently-announced USL Expansion team Fresno FC has been added. Fresno FC and the 2 NASL expansion teams will now enter the US Open Cup in 2018. -There have been some changes to update some club and competitions graphics. The graphics are now in one file. Update - Latest version 1.3 CHANGE LIST -Fixed an issue where the NCAA teams weren't able to register players for their competitions. Now there is no registration required and they have a maximum team size of 30 -Adjusted the MLS league and playoff schedule to reflect real life -Adjusted the US Open Cup so that the regional draw is more accurate (not perfect, but MUCH better and closer to real life). I was also annoyed that the draw was occurring the day that the round was played when it should have been the day after, so I fixed that. -Added the new Las Vegas team to USL. They haven't announced their name/logo but there is a movement to revive the old Quicksilvers so that's what I went with, inspired by a concept designed by Raysox at SportsLogos.net -Added several rivalries to try and spice up the lower leagues a bit Disclaimers I cannot guarantee that this file will function properly with any other third party DB editor file. I use it with some and it works fine, but I have not tested it with every other file available. If you use a file that includes created competitions and/or clubs, then it will affect the graphics download and they will not work properly. Furthermore, if you use a file that fixes the names of competitions, then you will probably need to manually adjust it so that it doesn’t alter the names of the competitions in this file. I have a file that I fixed, but I cannot post it here because even without looking I’m sure it’s against the rules. I will post the file at other sites where I upload this database. Warning It should also be noted that if you select an NCAA team, the game will crash if you click on the competitions tab. This is likely because the NCAA D1 Soccer competition has 206 teams in it. Unfortunately this is a limitation of the game itself and cannot be helped without damaging the overall experience of the game. USA Expansion 1.3_90EDD1D6-0000-4DFB-9314-9B31364516F7.fmf
  4. johnstonpickle

    [FM18] - American Road Trip

    After the discovery of the fantastic @Uncle_Sam 's Pro/Rel custom database I have been inspired to start a new game in North America. I think there's loads of potential for North America to become a world soccer superpower, and I think a lot of people want promotion and relegation to create a more competitive league pyramid. It would certainly make things much more interesting and I for one would be much more interested in the MLS etc. So - I've loaded the American, Canadian and Mexican leagues, and started unemployed with no badges or experience. I will accept the first job i'm offered - let's hope i get offered one..! The aim - work my way up through the divisions and try to see as much of this great part of the world as I can.
  5. Hi all, I've ended up with the dreaded "X has not finished in time for season update day", and I've not got a satisfactory work around for it. I'm at my wit's end and would be absolutely indebted to anyone who could help me figure this out. Like most of us, I've put an enormous amount of time into creating this DB. 400+ clubs and stadiums and 8 levels. MLS seems to be the thing holding it back. It's a 26 team league split into groups, with the top four in in each moving into playoffs. From there it's a 2leg semi then a 1 leg conf. final and league final. 41 dates in total, which seems more than manageable, but nothing seems to work. I've added and deleted dates, moved the update day to and fro, shortened the playoffs, extended and shortened the regular season, gone into the advanced rules for several different leagues to try and match settings, and still nothing. I'm wondering if it's a problem with the stages; I've separated the two conferences so that they have their own playoff brackets, and then the winners meet in the final. I'm wondering if the editor can't figure out that once the final is done that the league is done, or I haven't figured out a way to tell it to do that. I'm hoping to keep the playoff format listed above but will scrap it if there's no fix; I just thought I'd see if the community has any tips or more experienced insight. Thanks. American Soccer Pyramid 1803.fmf
  6. I've played a couple seasons in the MLS and I've noticed my scouts never get any information on players selected for drafts. I'll get a news update about the players who will be in the draft and there's a button that says "scout players". I select it and when I get to the draft, there's hardly any information or no information at all on the players. I've tried to assign scouts to the MLS Combine in order to gain more information but I can't select the combine under the list of competitions. Why doesn't it show up? The players come from the PDL division, but since the PDL isn't a playable league, I can't scout that competition either.
  7. I've been editing inside the MLS setup to change the format. In vanilla the MLS has 2 conferences. In the editor this means a group (conferences) phase besides the league (MLS) phase. What I want is to split up each conference in 2 divisions, thus having 4 divisions total. Example: Western conference (14 teams): -Pacific Division (7 teams) -Plains Division (7 teams) Eastern conference (14 teams): -Continental Division (7 teams) -Atlantic Division (7 teams) The winner of each division is placed for the Conference semi-finals (2 eastern, 2 western). The numbers 2 & 3 of each division are placed for the wild-card round (8 total, 4 between each conference). Does anyone know if it is technically possible to accomplish this setup in the advanced editor? I've been trying around, but can't quite get my head around it. I don't know how to tell the editor that there are basically 3 tables to look at: 1. The overall MLS standing, 2. Conference standing, 3. Division standing Option 1 and 2 is possible, as this is default ingame. But I want to add option 3 under 2.
  8. This is a purely fictional mod, there are no real current American or Canadian teams present in the database. Also full disclosure, I'm British, so forgive any cultural mistakes. The italic text below is fictional background story to give some context to the database. It's a bit far-fetched, but given it's describing something that never happened I figured it kind of had to be. Read it or don't, that's up to you. Makes it more interesting though The year is 1869. The era of the steam train is well under way, cutting journey times into tiny fractions of what they were only decades earlier, and a new import has made its way across the Atlantic: football. British immigrants with fond memories of watching and playing organised, semi-professional football under the authority of the newly-formed English Football Association start their own, new teams in the cities and townships of America. Unlike our own universe, the sport takes off immediately, with American audiences quickly forming loyal and intense attachments to teams representing their local areas and businesses. Football quickly becomes the most popular sport in America, and by the turn of the century there are over 200 clubs playing the professional game across 14 large and varying regions. The number of professional and semi-professional clubs continues to grow well into the 20th century, despite two years pause between 1916 and 1918, and in 1932 a record attendance of 174,883 is set for the final of the US Cup between Manhatten Borough and Cleveland United at Hammond Road, Chicago IL, with a whopping $400,000 up for grabs. Cleveland come out on top in a narrow 2-1 win, with captain Harry Biggs scoring a dramatic 88th minute winner in front of the 70,000 ecstatic United fans. The invasion of Pearl Harbour in 1941 and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War Two grounds the professional game until 1946. After the war, football continues to grow, and a number of official regions begin to merge due to shorter travel times. On June 5th, 1958, the AFA holds a vote in Milwaukee, WI, on the matter of forming America's first national league, with advancements in air travel over the course of the previous two decades allowing teams to make much longer trips. Two of the ten board members vote against the motion, citing jet lag concerns and low numbers of travelling fans, but the majority vote to go ahead, and the National Division 1 is formed. The move proves to be a great success, with millions upon millions of expectant fans tuning into their wireless each Saturday afternoon to listen to their teams playing far-off cities in the hopes of a win. The average attendance to a Division 1 game in 1960 is 84,233. The radio advertising industry swells, and within 5 years a second national division is formed. The explosion of television expands the market yet further, and by 1980 there are four major national divisions, with a tree of increasingly regional professional and semi-professional leagues below them. Further alterations to the football pyramid in 1989, 1996 and most recently in 2009, have now left us with 7 national divisions, with a competitive and complex pyramid of regional divisions beneath these, and a wealth of major and minor cups and shields. The US National Team are the favourites for the 2018 World Cup, and the 2016-17 domestic season saw yet another record average attendance of 112,988. Sound interesting? This is the plan: This is not a simple database edit, it is to be a fully-packaged mod containing a comprehensive custom database and a set of fictional kits and logos to be put into your graphics folder. It is my aim to give each fictional team a real identity, with real depth. It is to be a long-term project which I can hopefully port over to future iterations of FM. No fields will be left blank, so here are some of the things you can expect to have been covered: All the usual data - rep, morale, status, ownership, rivals, attendance, season tickets, finances etc Home/Away/Third Kit Logo Last 5 years league history Records Bespoke stadium with location/local-culture-based name and unique capacity/expansion capacity I plan to add roughly 1,200 teams over 50-60 leagues with full promotion and relegation. The top 7 will be national (might lower this to 6), with a regional pyramid below. Clubs will be almost all professional from levels 1-8, and largely semi-professional with the ocassional amataeur team below. Each division will have at least 2 automatic promotions spots, with four more teams qualifying for an English-style playoff. Relegation will be decided by a combination of automatic relegation and relegation playoffs. Given the larger population of the US compared to England, there will be a less significant gap in attendance, finance, ability etc between tiers. Tier 2 for example will still have huge teams from major cities with 80k+ attendances. Tier 4 roughly 30k attendances, Tier 7 perhaps 10k. I plan to create a team for every city in this list (and major cities will have multiple): https://www.biggestuscities.com/ If your hometown/city is not on this list and you'd like it to have a team in the database, feel free to comment below and I'll add it in. Beware though, if it's a very small town you'll be stuck with a poor amateur club in the lowest reaches Edit: I can add you as a player too. If there is sufficient interest in this I'll aim to have a playable 'BETA' of just the top division by December 10th, with the rest being rolled out in stages/updates.
  9. Please give some attention to the function of managing in America, and how the youth system works there. With the financial restrictions that are present when managing in the MLS, the only way to really sustain long-term success and growth is through a good youth program. But in FM17 there isn't a whole lot that you can do with that. There are no U18 or U20 leagues and no real way to develop youth players other than playing them in the first team or loaning them out to a 2nd or 3rd tier American team that FM won't even simulate games for. There is also the issue of the U.S. Development Academy, which is seemingly the only way to find American players under 17, but you cannot sign players from the academy, it is just locked.
  10. bigmattb28

    Matt's on a Journey, Man!

    After following @Makoto Nakamura awesome posts from his African and currently American journeyman saves I though about doing the same. (Disclaimer, I've never done anything like this so any pointers / tips / criticism please fire away) and I intend to start as low as possible using the awesome USA database created by @Uncle_Sam with the following leagues loaded:- My manager looks like:- I've found if you're the nationality of the country you're managing in you get job offers more, whether its coded like that I don't know but just something I found. I'm American and part English (I'm English) and favourite team is Newcastle (just like real life) and I'll be applying for teams in the NCAA to get me started. I want to try and win as much as possible in America before going to Mexico and Argentina before either going back to the states or England. Rules for myself are I won't resign from a team unless I've won at least 1 trophy (pre season tournaments do not count), I will only apply for jobs if they are teams that have a badge because I don't like playing with those default badges, I do have logos installed but there's a few trams that don't have 1 and I will not take a job at any of Sunderland, Aston Villa, Leeds, LA Galaxy or Scotland. I plan on doing monthly (in game) updates although as a family man and father of 3 I don't get to play FM as much as I would like so it may be that I provide 3 monthly updates but we'll see. Hopefully you guys can join me as I live the American dream, sort of!
  11. Daniel Smith The American Journeyman A lot of English speaking nations loaded up, along with big European leagues. The main difference is that I've downloaded an add-on that makes the lower American leagues playable, with some changes. Division 1 - MLS Division 2 - USL (USL and NASL combined) Division 3 - PDL Division 4 - Academy League Division 5 - NPSL Daniel Smith World Class Next Time: We find an actual job?
  12. Welcome to version 1.0 of The United Stated Project. With this first release, I aim to get everything accurate for the 2016 and 2017 seasons of all 3 professional "soccer" leagues in the USA. Check out the notes below for more details. MLS Minnesota United FC leaves the NASL to join the MLS in 2017. NASL Puerto Rico join the NASL for the 2016 fall season. San Francisco Deltas join the NASL for the 2017 spring season. USL Ottawa Fury and Tampa Bay Rowdies leave the NASL to join the USL in 2017. Download coming soon
  13. Have anybody tried to make a custom league that has the same structure like NFL. By that I'm meaning a league where: anuall entry draft standard contracts for rookies no cash transfers no transfer in/out from the country complete collage system (only source of regents) trades (players and draft picks only) player rights Kind of like the MLS without own youth players and the rest of the world. Plus a few extra tweaks. I don't know if this makes any sense? Is it possible to make a league like this?
  14. Frankie

    Disneyworld (Florida)

    Myself and the family are heading out to Florida in a fortnight for our first trip to Disneyworld. We've visited the smaller version in France a few years back but are very much looking forward to the real thing later this month. We're staying in a nice 2 bedroom apartment within a resort in Kissimmee with a hire car and planning on visiting the parks most of the 14 days we're there (we've already bought our tickets and have the memory-maker/experience stuff). Looking for any advice and recommendations from those that have been before (bearing in mind we have two daughters aged 8 and 9).
  15. does anybody know of a decent database for USA leagues other than the MLS? im looking to start a journeyman save and want to load every european league, plus some USA leagues
  16. I'm currently rebuilding a fantasy USA. moved inline with english league dates. Do any of you have any good advice on the best way to determine if my leagues and new cups will, 1) if the teams play too many game or get a fixture pile up? 2) if/where clashes with international fixtures may occur? How good is the editor/engine at separating out to be fair, across the board. Or it is a case of holiday/play a year with various levels? At moment a team in the top league making a domestic treble with no CL fixtures will play 54 games from 1/8/17 - 1/6/17. Is it better to make sure all my cup date for the main/league coincide with the european dates as a base? I'm not sure what occurs on those dates in the USA already.. (if you get my meaning).
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