The MLS All-Star game took place recently which saw a team of MLS superstars go up against a team of Liga MX All-Stars, which got us thinking a little.
Of course, those that have followed football (or Soccer as it is known) from that corner of the world will know that this particular fixture is played on an annual basis, although it has gone through a number of changes in recent history.
For instance, it was the first time that the Liga MX All-Stars team had ever competed in the competition after the last 15 years or so had featured an MLS All-Stars team going up against a team from Europe; traditionally one that was competing on a pre-season tour.
However, could other leagues look to follow suit and try and adopt a similar approach to perhaps interest more fans or provide a final spectacle at the end of the campaign once all of the league matches have been played?
Of course, there will be a number of fans who would be against the idea and thinking out loud, it is not one that does not always sound to be a great idea. Nonetheless, there is certainly many who would love to see it; especially those that like to bet with the best sportsbook odds available at sportskokladenje24.com.
For example, there could be a number of different fixtures that are played, but with each league only playing in one game. Ideas could consist of a Premier League All-Stars team vs a La Liga All-Stars team or a Serie A All-Stars team vs a Bundesliga All-Stars team (you get the idea).
Naturally, one of the biggest issues that would be faced is finding the time to schedule a one-off game in these circumstances, especially with teams in Europe as there will be a number of cup competitions still taking place whilst international tournaments over the summer could pose a real issue.
In addition, there will be a number of clubs and players who may not want to participate in these exhibition matches, as they may feel it is unnecessary for them and could become a potential risk for them.
One way the MLS has managed to ensure the players that compete in this fixture when called upon is by banning any player for one league game who refuses to compete. Whilst this could be considered rather harsh, it could be an effective way of making them participate.
European sport has a different mindset to American sports, which is why this format is one that will likely only be imaginable, rather than a reality any time soon – unless finances become interesting…
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