This is guest commentary from soccer aficionado and head brewmaster at Die Hipster Brewing, Scott Riley on the Alan Gordon trade….quite different when considering a middle-of-the-road MLS player versus Shaun’s consideration of retirement for Raul and Guti yesterday.
The Alan Gordon thing. . .it’s just so very MLS.
The guy could reasonably considered the poster child of what this league has been about or where it’s arisen from.
Dudes making their careers by working hard to compensate for lack of that sixth sense needed for the next level.
I’ve never really liked him, he’s just an average player but a stalwart for Los Angeles–he actually comes across as kind of jerk on the field.
In the end, it sort of means nothing. I mean stick with your team for 7 years or whatever and it earns you getting discarded to your biggest rival, in the same stadium!
Here’s a guy that I didn’t like but I actually feel like he was wronged for some reason. Granted there may have been behind the scenes dealings that make it amicable all around, but without that information, again it seems so very MLS.
Maybe the Galaxy are clearing room for Ashley Cole.