Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oh, hellsyeah.

Can you just imagine the BigSoccer threads from this game? Oh boy, I hope this gets done. Maybe in the future they could even round up another couple of domestic up winners for a four-club battle royale? Color me excited, folks.




- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

Matt said...

can we please stop acting like England is the pinnacle of everything soccer related? Yeah, it'd be interesting, but I'd rather see a series where we occasionally play a team from Spain or Germany too. Hopefully by then we have a few announcers who aren't English too...has everybody failed to notice England never win anything? End rant...

Greg Seltzer said...

I did not actually do that, but if it makes you feel better I would be just as excited for a competitive match against the German, Spanish, Italian, French, whatever cup champ. A competitive bragging rights match is the lure here, not the opponent (which obviously makes sense given the connection between the leagues and the fact that they are nations speaking the same language. And the rivalry aspect is also high.

Matt said...

that was the collective 'we', not you in particular...I just worry that our (collective our) fixation with the British game has and will limit US Soccer growth...

Ufficio said...

Seems like more glorified friendlies.

DaM said...

@ufficio Isn't everything other than the world cup a glorified friendly then? Sure it's going to start off without much more riding on it than a friendly. Add in a purse, a trophy and a couple of upsets and people will start noticing. You have to start somewhere. I would argue that the All-Star game is pretty similar. I am not saying teams come in treating that like the champions league final, but they take it far more seriously than they did a few years ago thanks to a couple of favorable results.

downintexas said...

This is a great idea. If MLS can show well, this will continue to erode at the american soccer player stereotype. Plus I'm sure it will make other players in other leagues see that MLS can help them with there career aspirations. Also, it brings in more revenue into MLS which we will start seeing the purse strings loosen.

jon said...

Meh, if we're going to have disruptive mid-season friendlies I guess they might as well have a fun twist to them and the opportunity for a bit of organized international exposure and a cash reward for the MLS teams that did well enough to gain entry. But don't act like this will have some kind of transformative effect that all the other cash grab friendlies have thus far been unable to grasp.