Alexei Lalas, general manager of LA Galaxy, has said that MLS is one of the most competitive leagues in the world: ‘It’s insulting to us and to our sport to say [David] Beckham is on his way to Hollywood when he is coming to play in one of the most competitive leagues in the world,’ the deluded ginger said recently. ‘There are a lot of stars in European football who would struggle over here.’
Hmm, we beg to differ. Here are five reasons why MLS is not one of the most competitive leagues in the world:
1 MLS makes Juan Pablo Angel look like the deadliest striker in the world. We know from his time at Villa that this is blatantly not true.
2 They take free-kicks like this.
3 Danny Dichio gets a game. Not only that, he’s scored four goals in six starts for Toronto. Prior to that he scored five goals in 63 appearances for Preston North End. Dichio would NOT get a start in any top-flight team in England, Italy or Spain.
4 The standard of defending is truly dreadful. I’d put it on a par with Conference football in England. Witness some of the defending in this selection of MLS goals.
5 Oh, it’s just not is it. Come on Alexei, you’re having a laugh. If the best team in MLS were to play in the Premiership they’d be relegated, without a doubt.