Thursday, February 07, 2008

EPL & Ze Roberto heading to the USA?

Oh, please say it's so!

According to, Ze Roberto will be leaving Bayern Munich after his current contract expires at the end of the 2008/09 season. He plans on heading back to the Western Hemisphere after leaving the beer capital of the world, expect instead of once again returning to Brazil, it seems that Ze is looking at joining up with MLS.

Assuming that this does come about, I would love to see him join up with Emillio and Fred here in DC and anchor the defensive midfield role for DC United. Ze Roberto, in my opinion, has been one of the key reasons why Bayern has shown such better fortunes this season in regards to their efforts last season. His ability to anchor the midfield, while still get ahead and produce in the attack has freed up van Bommel and Ribery to explode in the offense. Imagine how much of an improvement Ze would be over Clyde Simms (not to say Clyde sucks)?

In other news, it appears that the Premier League is following the NFL, NBA, MLB & NHL and will begin holding league matches outside of England starting in 2011. New York, Tokyo & Beijing have all been named as potential venues for Premier League matches.

Hell, if Manchester United are set to face off against anyone at Giants Stadium or even Red Bull park, I will go see it, even if I live in Iowa at the time. You think that Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal have alot of foreign supporters right now, just wait until they can see a league match in their own country.

The only problem I see with this is that were England doesn't have an American Football league, or China have a pro baseball league, China, Japan & the USA do have pro soccer/football leagues. Having a pro league match in their country, might do more harm to the domestic leagues than they will good for the Premier sides.

Hell, I would still go watch.

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