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:


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