Mls 2020, tonight the final between Colón and Sounders

On the one hand Columbus Crewfor another, once again, I seattle probes, the defending champions. Everything is ready for the 2020 MLS final, played at Mapfre Stadium in Ohio behind closed doors due to the health emergency, and scheduled for tonight (2:30 in Italy).

Columbus reached the final after beating the New York Red Bulls, Nashville and the New England Revolution in the playoffs. The Seattle team – which will have to defend its leadership and rely on the experience of those who have played three MLS finals in the last four years – returns from conquests with Los Angeles FC, Minnesota and Dallas.

The latter, Dallas, is precisely the team that has seen him grow Weston McKennie, today at juve where he arrived from Schalke 04. Just a few days ago, the US midfielder was the author of one of the three prized goals that allowed Pirlo’s team to beat Barcelona (3-0 at the Camp Nou) and finish off first in the qualifying phase for the round of 16 of the Champions League. To be honest, McKennie is also in the running to be named American Player of the Year, competing with Tyler Adams (Leipzig), Sergino Dest (Barcelona), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Gyasi Zardes (Colón’s crew). ).

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But let’s get back to tonight’s big game. Where if we want there will also be a bit of Italy. With the Sounders, in fact, he will also fight for the conquest of the American trophy Alex Roldandefender born in ’96 from Seattle Osa of Giuseppe Pezzano. “We have been playing in the National Premier Soccer League for six years, a category that is equivalent to the Italian Serie D says the president, years in which we have always given space, and will continue to do so once the current health emergency is over, to Italian soccer players, not just to American university students. Alex is a concrete example of this, as well as Handwalla Bwanatoday in Nashville and with the 2019 MLS championship under his belt, he won right after our team moved to the Seattle Sounders.”

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However, there would be something to improve. “The system, which in addition to not contemplating promotions and descents – says Pezzano – does not allow clubs like mine, not even Commisso’s Cosmos, any compensation for having given the various Roldan and Bwana the opportunity to compete at a professional level and play the big card to be noticed by the big names in Europe. I hope that things will change, since we all have the need to do transfer market and therefore increase revenue and visibility. Without the value of the transfer market and television rights, it is really difficult for American football to compete with the world football industry.

Curated by Giulia Di Camillo

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