I didn't link to it when it was published Friday but I wrote this story for SI.com about the need for a Latin superstar to join MLS. Yes, there are many who would die to have Thierry Henry a part of MLS, but I argue that it would be better to have Jared Borgetti and/or Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista to join the league instead.
And of course I got some, uh, fan mail.
Only a moron would rather see Borgetti or Bautista in the MLS over Henry. The gulf in class between Henry and those other two slobs is beyond measure. And the only Mexican player who has proven to be a draw for Americans of Mexican heritage is Blanco and neither Borgetti or Bautista is anywhere near as charismatic or loved as him. I think both would be a waste of money.
So I guess I'm a moron. Borgetti and Bofo, who at this point are not close to joining MLS, would make great additions to the league. Borgetti would score plenty of goals while Bofo would be a poor man's Cuauhtemoc Blanco, with the ability to greatly influence whatever team he'd join and charisma to boot.
And really, it seems that Latin players are the way to go. Save for David Beckham, all the DPs who have been brought in have been Hispanic. Claudio Reyna I suppose would be a bit of an exception as well because he's more well known for his US national team connections.