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Friday, January 19, 2007

Sports Friday: Metric Football Edition

I found out this week that there is apparently something called the MLS, short for Major League Soccer. The league is America's best-kept secret. Only DovBear and a few people in Long Island and similar suburbs have ever heard of it.

I am told that they play games in various cities across the country but I have yet to meet anyone who has actually gone to a game and I don't have channel 638 which is where, I hear, their games are televised.

In any event, I heard that the MLS team from Los Angeles has apparently spent an astronomical amount of money to sign a washed-up English soccer player named David Beckham to play for their team. This is similar to what the long-defunct New Jersey Cosmos did about 30 years ago when they signed a washed-up Pele and a washed up Italian player whose name escapes me.

Message to the MSL: NO ONE IN AMERICA GIVES A HOOT ABOUT SOCCER. SOCCER STINKS. GO BACK TO FRANCE OR WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM. Signing washed up European players ain't gonna help. Give it up.



  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    If you're referring to Giorgio Chinaglia, he was anything but washed up. He was probably the greatest player to play soccer in a U.S. league.

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    A lot of good that did!

  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    For a few years the Cosmos were huge! Even I remember him and them.

  • At 9:09 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    He is referring to Pele, and PEle was washed up when he joined the Cosmos. Becks, on the other hand, has a lot of good soccer left in him. He is only 31. Becks, btw, is like the Gretzky of soccer, so a little respect please :)

  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    He's not referring only to Pele, as he wrote: "they signed a washed-up Pele and a washed up Italian player whose name escapes me."

    The Italian player was not washed up.

  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    whoops my bad.

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    none of this matters. Becks IS washed up and even if he weren't, no one in this country is going to care two hoots. A massive waste of money by a man who apparntly has more money than he knows what to do with.


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