*Iím told Minnesota United has completed the transfer of 18-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder Thomas Chacon from Uruguayan club Danubio for a fee of $4 million, a fee that secures 70 percent of his rights for #MNUFC . Big move for the Loons. #MLS*
Wayne Rooney in January
DC United -> Derby County
Again I don't ever expect MLS to be spoken about in the same sentence as the Bundesliga, Lique 2, La Liga, EPL, etc., but I am sure US fans would love to see a bit more of the homegrown talent than they're used to seeing if it doesn't come at the expense of development for the NT.
You can talk about finalists or whatever but those non-english teams are the same couple of teams aren't they? Like I said, other than the EPL, none of those leagues are deep. There are 2-3 teams that dominate and spend... The bottom half of La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga has talent but they aren't dropping giant coin on acquiring players. Ajax has amazing development abilities...
NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
And yet even those sellers would be hard pressed to find MLS teams a stiff test on the whole.
Like I said I don't expect MLS to ever be on an even playing field in this regard and England is the world benchmark, but even Germany doesn't lose most of their best to other leagues. A look at 2018 WC teams and how many played in their home country:
Portugal - 5
Spain - 17 (on 6 different La Liga teams)
France - 9 (on 5 Ligue 2 teams)
Peru - 5
Argentina - 4
Brazil - 3
Germany - 15 (on 8 Bundesliga teams)
England - all players were in the EPL (10 different teams)
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