Monday, June 4, 2012

Eric Wynalda's Argument

Back in January Eric Wynalda went after Major League Soccer during the NSCAA Convention in a way we rarely witness publicly. During his convention speech one could tell that he sees, as more and more do, that Major League Soccer needs fundamental change in competitive structure.

It's not just good enough to have a league that exists anymore.

What Wynalda has done with his amateur Cal FC club is magnificent. I'm not sure there is anything much more American then what he's done. He expressed what needed fixed within professional soccer in this country then went out and physically proved his argument.

There were 8 lower division teams beating MLS sides last week but none of those upsets compare to Cal FC over the Portland Timbers.

Wynalda's band of spunky castaway amateurs made a mockery of the USSF professional league soccer model that night in Portland and we all will benefit from it.

Cal FC takes on Seattle tomorrow along side seven other "lower soccer division" sides.

Full US Open Cup bracket. LINK.

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