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Well, I had to say this...
I recently saw something on Instagram that really shook me the wrong way. So I decided to share it with everybody on the classic, LUNCH.BREAK.READ. section.
Now the questions is, WHAT DID YOU SEE!?!?
Well, I saw a 433 post, it was of Carlos Vela’s magical run the other night where he beat like 4 defenders, the goalie, and another defender of the goal-line. Great play, that’s what I am thinking to myself. However, when a good play happens in the MLS, you always get the typical, “But it’s the MLS! Defenders are awful!” or the usual, “So what, it’s a retirement league!”
Listen, I am sick of those comments. They are the same old thing every time, every single time. Not to mention, people saying those are guys playing the 37th tier in England or something. I’m not trying to say the MLS isn’t the level of the Premier League (not yet) but that doesn’t take away the fact it’s a top division, and guys in the MLS are the real deal. They’ve spent thousands upon thousands of hours perfecting their craft to get where they are today.
Now, back to the post. I saw a comment by Ricardo Silva, owner of Miami FC (not Inter Miami, Miami FC) a team that once was in the beloved NASL, now it’s in the NISA. They also just recently beat the New York Cosmos to win their second straight NPSL Championship, after beating FC Motown the year before. Safe to say they are quite a good team.
Silva has also made headlines for something I strongly support, promotion/relegation for the United States of America. He, Dennis Crowley of Kingston Stockade, and over 100+ amateur/semi pro teams across the country have supported pro/rel for USA for years. Silva even offered the MLS and USSF 4 billion dollars for pro/rel, but they are still turning it down.
Silva seemed to be very passionate, and is still fighting for pro/rel to this day, but this comment really made me wonder if we really wanted pro/rel. Listen, he may be salty that he lost the case against the MLS or something along those lines, but still, what he did was still uncalled for. He said, “Defenders in the MLS” followed by a bunch of laughing emojis. First off, why would he say this, if pro/rel to happen, and Miami FC reached the MLS and loses, I would go up to him and be the first (but not the last) to say “but it’s the MLS!”
I’m not sure about you guys, but this really triggered me for some reason, just decided to type out my frustration and show you guys what happened, and my POV from this.
That’s all folks, hope you all have a fantastic day!
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