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So the MLS all star game coming up Wednesday kept He played many nights it.
Incredible -- out of you know when you when we talk about All Star Games in the United States with other sports sometimes.
You know become a -- and then they're not really competitive -- a few years ago did a great thing and saying look we play an international game here so let's bring in some teams let's bring us some great teams and some come -- monologues that's better than -- exactly so Wednesday night at a Red Bull arena the the best of Major League soccer's going to take on.
You know like you said one of the best teams and -- of these are united probably isn't the best in the world such political -- -- I'm sure people fight -- Communist China exactly that that under the bus literally that was a travesty.
The is that complaint yet and He Beckham -- -- re all in all the players from Major League soccer and then all the great players have you have David Beckham playing his old team the team that made him a superstar -- without a -- I mean you know Beckham has been so important to Major League soccer not just on the field -- off -- in terms of drawing attention and and look to -- to be -- these these brands if you will inmate in Manchester United and -- city and -- Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Are all over here this summer they're all coming over here because they see the incredible market that is the United States in the emerging market and they wanna spread their brand wanna make some money and now they can have good competition playing against sometimes -- -- teams and in this case and analysts Austin.
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You will -- -- -- them major part of the deal would rule -- to the galaxy you I was there I was I was around I raise my hand -- I was around it I think -- little moment around I was part of that hurricane it was incredible -- you really think that's fatal for analysts yes I mean for all the challenges that it might have five brought on and off the field I think when you look at it in the big picture it was a huge huge moment I think we look back in terms of the progress.
Of Major League soccer we're gonna look at what happened with with Beckham and you know that's part of what.
You know that the eighteenth the all star game is about it's about celebrating the sixteen years that we've had in these moments that we haven't certainly bringing David Beckham to the United States as it is a huge thing for -- what -- -- Major League -- need to do to take it to the next level is it doesn't come down to -- -- talk about the women's World -- in a minute but doesn't come down into the men.
Going a long way in the World Cup to generate the next wave of support.
You think -- you know we've been around long enough to know that World Cup's are events in the circus comes and goes and you know as as great as the you know the women's -- this summer was more than 1999 performance by the more than 94 World Cup was in terms of establishing MLS.
It comes and goes and doesn't mean just because it successfully overnight all of a sudden Major League soccer but.
It helps -- the team does well it helps -- the teams has moments like last summer in South Africa.
In -- Landon Donovan scoring that goal -- team doing well on the perception that the team's doing well all of these are combined to grow this sport and if it's not there yet but.
As much as we kick ourselves for what we haven't done.
We've also got a pat ourselves on the back -- we have done on and off the -- in a relatively short period of time now as a kid growing up in England.
That there was not Bob Young bully who did not kick -- global Iran and in Louisville actually feel you put them a couple of sweaters that was a great thing about it's the cheapest easiest -- -- play under.
Do you see that -- the grassroots movements of young kids growing all the -- -- -- and it's changed over the years I mean you know when I first started out it was mom and -- -- that had no clue about soccer -- -- that was my -- -- -- ex -- coming over -- mean the reality is that right now if your kid growing up in America you can go watch quality soccer professional -- you can -- players they grew -- doing all the things that you that you -- you can watch soccer on television to -- the eighteenth -- all star -- this Wednesday night on ESPN.
And that is quality soccer and that is you worst soccer you have good coaching you have to still is Red Bull arena I mean these incredible -- -- all of these things.
Combined are wonderful in terms of the progress that that we have made and it's so much different than than -- my generation was going up but we still got a long way to go.
-- and -- a little bit about the women's World Cup just lost to Japan hands -- penalty issued -- -- -- was -- what do you make of the women's -- was it was pretty mean they were pretty tough it was wonderful in terms of them grabbing the moment and making an impact and you know with the individual players let's Hope Solo and happy one but making a name for themselves I think when you look at just as an x.s and -- -- a soccer type of situation.
It wasn't a -- there was lot of debate whether this was choking I don't think it was a -- at all but I do think that it was a failure the number one ranked team you're playing a team that you should be in Japan.
All full credit to Japan and the way that they played in the way that they came back twice US has -- twice and loses its and that's might.
ESPN analyst -- on talking about but for bigger standpoint.
The way that people were talking about soccer and I said before I don't care whether it's men and women are -- -- as long as people are kicking a ball -- -- coed -- would be very everything going yeah.
Let's find a channel everybody and they're -- Did you think that would do women's game is is ahead of the men's game in terms of quality just -- when you see them.
As the number one ranked team well I think that we view our women's national team the way that Brazilian fans -- their Brazilian men's national team -- that there's an expectation there's a perception vs reality problem yes we have a great women's national team we expect them to win and to win whether it's gold medal in the Olympics next summer whether it's a World -- we expect the most to -- and that's good it comes from along.
Period of brief but successful teams and putting a lot of -- -- into our into our women's game.
The men's game obviously it's a different thing.
What we O'Donnell and continue to qualify for World Cup's and have these great moments yes we have to take that next step individually in terms of the players of producing and collectively.
In terms of the teams but I am really excited and and positive about the future of American soccer on the field -- what we're producing and off the -- in terms of that the inroads that we're making in terms of the soccer landscape in the culture so -- what about you because.
-- you'll goals -- you've you've achieved so much in -- on the field and then off the field is a saying these management and present.
President positions you're now with the ESPN pretty much full time do you have -- other things you want to achieve particularly in terms of.
Promoting soccer in this don't take over the world I mean -- and I don't make and a bit.
We'll -- -- -- solve all the problems -- -- us and our solve everything you know listen I am so privilege to have been a part of the history of of American soccer very small part but.
I love the fact that I'm still able to be involved in this case working for ESPN and and encouraging discussion and debate and and criticism and analysis -- that kind of stuff that is important to sports.
I love being involved -- something you know like the all star game this week.
Where I can be with that both the players and what the fans in terms of celebrating this is like us that sometimes we don't celebrate enough of what we have done as a nation when it comes to soccer against some some pretty heavy odds when you consider what other sports are and and in the in R&R sports landscape.
I continued to needed to be a part of soccer and wanna be a part of soccer.
And you know right now in my capacity.
Like you in front of these cameras hopefully -- -- Foster some debate.
And help the sport -- And now lower than money on the table predictions for a Wednesday night MLS all Stasi is -- united.
One of the best teams in the world.
Yes I mean it's difficult but I will say this the US already -- the the -- all stars right now have an advantage in that when Manchester -- is -- and -- -- But the death is really a problem because you have your first eleven that I think can compete but after that is it's -- -- huge drop off in this case.
Hans -- the coach of the analysts also hasn't been able to take whoever He wants -- right yes there are people that are chosen 318 -- on Twitter and that kind of stuff and that's important from the fans but he's also been able to augment that.
With players that He feels are going to compete with -- -- I think in this case you're seeing an MLS team it's going to be called the all star team that.
Salary cap doesn't matter instantly that it will have the depth to compete I am gonna predict.
A upset a.
A Manchester United to real well wow I want to know what letter right here we're talking about -- live dogs off the set I have to throw you off the -- now -- an englishman.
That's what I'm an -- all right see you back here Thursday morning without a doubt sit back and you will be actual position.
In the Booth for ESPN I will be at my position in the -- on Wednesday night -- -- the game.
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