Yeah, so I have had time to think about the Don Garber response to what I would consider Klinsi's fairly obvious remarks about the potential form issues that occur when a top USMNT player goes back to MLS (and other such matters). Calling a press conference to essentially launch a fit finished with a threat toward the national team coach looks extremely childish and actually may be damaging to the league rep he was trying to protect. Of course, Klinsmann has also occasionally done the same type of hyper-defensive thing when his kingdom has taken on criticism.
Long story short: A certain segment of our bubble really needs to stop being so hyper-sensitive about slights, perceived or otherwise, MLS or Nats. If one absolutely must be stirred over a single quote in this media treadmill we exist on, then light a quiet belly fire to rise up. Do not extend the life of the story by gathering everyone to watch a finger-wag. Fair or not, doing so just does not look good when aiming to be taken seriously.
- Greg Seltzer