European Soccer Leagues Underway
Also: St. Louis Enters Major League Soccer
This has to be the best time of the year. Football is just starting and only getting better. The European Leagues are just starting and only getting better. Major League Soccer is coming to a dramatic end with the MLS Cup right around the corner. Baseball is doing the same while basketball is just about ready to begin.
In the case of Major League Soccer, it hasn’t disappointed. In fact, alongside an exciting season, things have only gotten better with St. Louis being awarded (if that’s the right word) an MLS team…finally. If you know anything about soccer then you’d know St. Louis is the center of the American soccer universe. If you think otherwise, well, you live in a different universe. New Jersey guy. I’m talking to you. Send one of your Jersey teams over to St. Louis and get clocked. You’ll be carrying water for SLYSA and you’ll be ranked somewhere behind Liebe (if they still exist; I live in the 80s so forgive me). The interesting thing about St. Louis soccer is that, if given an opportunity, it could field a World Cup winning team. This is no joke. “So why aren’t there more St. Louis players on the national team?” That’s a stupid question, if you’ve ever heard one. The political structure of the national team is such that we as a nation have to try and spread out the talent, so that only one or two St. Louis players would ever be on the team at any given time. California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Florida, and so on, have to be represented. As nice as they are, they end up ruining everything. “What’s that? They ruin everything?” Have we ever gotten to the semi-finals of a FIFA World Cup? Point proven, case closed. Well, there’s more actually. Outside of a lucky run in 2002, have we ever gotten to the quarter-finals of a FIFA World Cup? Point proven, case closed. Congratulations St. Louis on getting an MLS team. A team that will likely have very few St. Louis players. We’ll see.
European Soccer Leagues 2019 has intricate predictions about what’s next for this season that is just underway. Much more to come on that front.