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10 Dec, 4 tweets, 1 min read
FIFA and CONCACAF have *reportedly* given the approval to MLS and Liga MX to combine leagues.
Liga MX owns 9 of the 10 most watched soccer games in the USA in 2020 on TV. MLS needs that.

Liga MX is a giant soccer nation that punches below their weight and don’t make as much money as they could. MLS would help with that.

The writing is on the wall.
If there’s any truth to this, I’m assuming the idea would be to combine television deals. That’s what this is mostly about.

MLS would use its negotiating abilities and leverage from Liga MX to fatten the check for everyone.
Everyone worrying about the size of the league and how a 50 team league woodwork needs to look no further than power five conference is in college.

Geographical divisions, occasional games outside of those divisions, and top teams to the postseason.

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Landon Donovan playing for Everton, Henry back at Arsenal, Beckham to Milan, Keane to Aston Villa....

What a strange thing, looking back on it....
Guys were just honestly bigger than the league and could do what they wanted at times.

That would never fly in the modern MLS, but honestly it was always fun watching these MLS players return to Europe to prove they still have it.
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Everytime this video comes up on my timeline, a bunch of losers In the replies say the same two things:

1. “OMG. They didn’t celebrate with Rooney. What a joke MLS is.”

2. “Rooney doesn’t even celebrate. Shows how little he cares about MLS. 😂😂”

Every. Single. Time.
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2. Rooney thought the play was offside. After the VAR check he went nuts.

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Marketing from the league and clubs say 3:00 eastern.

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