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Greg Lalas: Making Our Point

As readers of our site know, I don’t like to link to articles of other writers. This site is successful because of our original content. However, Greg Lalas who is of course Alexi Lalas’ east coast based brother has made every point I consistently make on the American Soccer Show and in debates with my eurosnob brethren more concisely and articulately than I ever can do, I urge all of our readers to click the below link and read his piece.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/greg_lalas/03/03/yanks.abroad/index.html?eref=T1

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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5 Responses to Greg Lalas: Making Our Point

  1. unoriginal_name says:

    Sorry to make an unrelated comment, but something you might be interested in.

    Fox Soccer Channel has announced it has secured English language TV rights to the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament. FSC will show all USA group matches, both semifinals, the third place match and the final.

    ESPN Deportes has gotten the Spanish language rights and will air all 16 matches.

  2. Kartik says:

    Thanks, Jeffy. Also I noticed ESPN 360 is advertising the event as well.

    This will be exciting for sure. We have to qualify.

  3. NJ says:

    I think that article sums up the reason why MLS, has made a push to bring in more Latin American players. In my opinion its a more attractive game, then just sending long balls out of the back. I also think it will help the development of American players as they gain more confidence on the ball as well as attacking defenders.

    The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but when you have obstacles in the straight line, shorter passes are much more effective, and personally more enjoyable. Thanks for the link its right on target.

    NJ

  4. football detective says:

    We can see who got all the brains in the Lalas family.

  5. JustinR says:

    I think American players need to look beyond the EPL. They should be looking at Holland, Portugal, Scotland… Leagues where they will get more consistent playing time, more time on the ball, and can make mistakes without getting dropped. There is so much money riding on every EPL game that if you make one mistake you can get dropped. Especially if you are a cheap foreign player. The better option is to apply your trade in another league and make the jump to the EPL after a few years starting in a teir 2 league.

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