So a couple of Sundays ago I was flipping through the channels and stopped on Univision's Republica Deportiva show. Pretty good show, lots of soccer highlights from Europe and Mexico, and purdee girls in tight fitting clothing. Anywho, they started to show some highlight of Club America when lo and behold I see Clint Mathis making passes and scoring goals.
I had no idea Mathis was playing in Mexico (especially since I thought Clint had retired) but I thought it was pretty cool because he was playing so well. Although he still seemed to have that "run half the time at an elderly pace" pace. Then they interviewed him after the game and he spoke Spanish perfectly. That's when I started to think something was a miss, I didn't think Mathis spoke Spanish.
Then they flashed a graffic on the screen and I felt betrayed, it wasn't Mathis at all but a chap by the name of Matias Vuoso.
Creepy, the guy could be Mathis' twin. He ran like Mathis, kicked the ball like Mathis and even had the mohawk going. I felt dumb which is nothing new so I continued to channel surf until my embarassment faded.
Welcome to the RSL Cup blog
I've been a fan of Real Salt Lake since it joined MLS and took to the field in 2005, and I've been a fan of MLS since it began in 1996. Lately however I've started to worry about the path MLS is taking and the poor decisions they are making that in my mind threaten the growth of soccer as a whole in the US. (see "Columbus conspiracy" section) Soccer in America will grow only when we have a vibrant and diverse minor league system, something that MLS seems to be smothering at the moment. (see "American soccer wars" section) Let's keep our eyes on the situation and hope for the best, a future where grass-roots soccer and the minor leagues can not only exist but flourish, as well as where the contributions and history of the league's early clubs are appreciated and preserved.