Tuesday, June 19, 2012

From the "You'd be surprised" file...

It always kinda freaks people a little when I tell them that, yes, some European countries actually broadcast and follow MLS matches. I can't say for sure who all shows the games at a given moment in time, but at last check there were "MLS Game of the Week" telecasts in places like England, Portugal and Spain. Hell, the league is becoming a hot item to bet on in Denmark. Seriously.

Don't believe me about all this? Well, one industrious member of the Swedish media (which actually holds a fair few NSC fans) has made not one, but two Top 5 Lists offering suggestions for summer signings by MLS clubs, complete with his favored club destination. Perhaps some of them are a bit far-fetched, but I feel that just gives an impression of the growing respect for America's top division over here.

See? Some Europeans do actually pay attention to and care about MLS.




- Greg Seltzer


5 comments:

jon said...

Haha, sweet. I forgave the far-fetchedness given the (translated) subtitle: "Semi-Realistic and fun canvassing ideas for MLS." Anyway, Diego Forlan seems more reasonable than say Wesley Sneijder (ahem, Jonah Freedman...)

Will Parchman said...

When they say "Toronto, givetvis!" as a lead-in for why Boulahrouz could be a TFC target, I can only assume "givetvis" means "my god no" in Swedish.

Hreidarrson said...

Probably offsides

Mike Biscoe said...

sort of related...the Guardian (uk) always has heaps of material devoted to MLS. Is there a yank secretly pulling strings there or what? I mean, is there really an audience in Britain for our league. I find that rather amazing. p.s. love the blog.

chalaron said...

ok the one mentioning Elm this was the translation: I'm fucking not completely sold on their midfield. Middlesbrough's' Player of the Year"
I guess they really are more open in Scandinavia. ;P