Sepp Blatter Levels Cutting Criticism of MLS and Its Development

When it comes to inserting one's metaphorical foot in their mouth, FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in a class of his own.Blatter has stirred quite a few controversies during his 14-year tenure as the head of the soccer world's governing body. After a knockout match between Portugal and the Netherlands at the 2006 World Cup, Blatter lambasted official Valentin Ivanov's performance, a move that would typically get a football official into hot water. Further, the president found himself at the end of quite a few condemnations last year when he said that racism was not a problem in football.Now, Blatter has decided to make another comment that will be sure to anger members of the footballing world.In an interview with Al Jazeera, Blatter took a few shots at Major League Soccer, the United States' biggest football league, claiming that it has yet to catch on as a legitimate professional league.The FIFA president went on to say: The problem in the United States is a little bit different. Soccer, as they call football there, is the most popular game in the youth. It’s not American football or baseball, it is soccer. But there is no very strong professional league, they have just the ...
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David Beckham Leaves LA Galaxy: 7 Clubs That He Could Play for Next

After five years, the Beckham experiment is done in Los Angeles.The MLS' most recognizable face announced Monday that he would be leaving the L.A. Galaxy after the team's MLS Cup rematch with the Houston Dynamo December 1.The 37-year-old Beckham also implied that he would be taking his talents out of the United States as he suggested that his relationship with the MLS would eventually continue through ownership.So one obvious question arises from this announcement: Where will Beckham end up after he cuts ties with the Galaxy?Here are seven clubs the former England captain could find himself playing for in the near future.Begin Slideshow
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