Okay, okay, so the analogy isn't as good -- sue me.
I speak of MLSSoccer's love of hyperbole. I'm sure as MLS fans we've all visited the website, and saw some big headline on the site, promising some big, earthshattering news that's ready to rock the MLS to its very core -- only to find it's nothing but a watered down press release?
Come on, you know what I'm talking about. And admit it, like me, you find it annoying. I'm sure I'm not alone on this one, right?
Why do I ask? Because of an article I found today about one Lee Nguyen, a former American capped player now playing for...wait for it...
...Vietnam. And after a couple years in the V-League, what's happening?
Wait for it...yes! He's being entered into the weighted lottery! OMG -- what a big deal! Teams will be able to scoop up this dynamo of a player, who had ENTERTAINED MLS offers as a FREE AGENT (gasp!) from teams like the Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders before settling for the V-League! Oh my! What a steal! We've got to get in...
Not! I'd say we pass on this PSV Eindhoven (zero goals in one appearance), Randers (zero goals in 22), Hoang Anh Gia Lai (12 goals in 24) and Becamex Binh Duong (two goals in five) reject. If he had played for my Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Evergrande I may give one iota of Giveafuck, but a V-League reject? Is it REALLY worth the trouble to write up something like this? (And in turn, waste my time having to call you out on it?)
So MLS, I know you're excited and all...but really, unless it's Leo Messi coming to MLS -- don't make such a big fuss over such a small anchovy like Lee Nguyen.