It looks as if Lalas is determined to get more headlines than Beckham.
Now, there's no denying that he's been selectively edited, as the fuller version of his interview reveals.
I'd have to agree with his argument that La Liga is probably superior to the Premiership, but actually, I'd argue that even that is subjective. I like La Liga better, I have to say, but the EPL has its own style that a lot of people enjoy more.
I definitely agree that the disparity between the top and bottom end of English football is something of a cruel joke, but I also recognize that I see that through American eyes. We want championships. The idea that it's really only likely for perhaps only three, maybe five teams every year is anathema to those from the U.S.
Lalas likes to talk and wow, is Beckham inadvertently giving him a huge platform.
No, he's not the best spokesman for MLS and U.S. soccer, Lalas, but neither was he ever the best defender or musician. He was memorable, though, and sometimes, just on occasion, like on his header versus England long ago, he is gutsy enough to get it right.
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