Alexi Lalas: “I’m going to say it, MLS could and should win.”
Final Score: Manchester United 5 MLS All-Stars XI 2
This is the same man who thought Spain/Holland would be an entertaining affair and end 3-2 to the Dutch. But going back to the original comment Lalas pretty much thought that the MLS All-Stars would beat Manchester United’s 2nd team today. By the 23rd….second of the game Federico Macheda stole a lazy pass and scored and Man Utd never looked back. Lalas takes way too much stock in MLS even in friendlies and needs to be fired.
Lalas is tame compared to John Harkes, who makes my ears bleed.
“[Sir Alex Said] I want to walk away with as many minimum injuries as possible”
He also made a comment about Fabio Da Silva cramping up because it was hot in Houston. Sure let’s ignore the fact that the game was played indoors with air conditioning in the late evening….
He’s getting dangerously close to the “Worse than Marcelo Balboa” level because he can’t string a proper sentence together and adds nothing as analyst. All he needs to do is contradict himself at least 3 times a game and he’ll officially be worse than Balboa.
I praised ESPN a lot during the World Cup, but when you look at their coverage for everything else soccer-related it’s still awful. Please find some new talent and get Harkes and Lalas out ASAP.
EDIT: It’s been confirmed by a few that Harkes on multiple occasions called Danny Welbeck “Wellman”. This is not nitpicking, people. He’s absolutely atrocious in the booth.