I expected this kit or some form of a retro Galaxy last season when MLS was touting its 25th season. Instead, Adidas dropped the ball and MLS clubs had the most boring kits in the world. It’s good to see they are stepping their game up… at least for one club.
Walter Franco and I discuss the business of soccer. Our main topics are Chicharito moving to MLS, Chivas TV situation, and what foreign leagues are doing in the US. We also dip our toes into the FMF/SUM relationship at the end of the episode.
Hernandez celebrates his 9th goal for Bayer this season.
On deadline day, Javier Hernandez sealed a move to the Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. There were some that called the move a step down in his career and it would have been hard to argue with them. When you play for Manchester United and Real Madrid, going to Bayer is a step down but only because there is nowhere else to go but down after those huge clubs. Critics said Bayer only bought him for marketing reasons and jersey sales. That they spent $12-13 mil on a player more capable of selling jerseys than leading an attack. One who can only succeed as a “Super Sub” and not as an every game starter for a Champions League caliber club. Early returns on the transfer are proving those doubters wrong. I’m not sure why so much doubt in the first place. I think all the criticism of Chicharito made fans forget that he’s actually, a pretty good player.