Hello, and welcome to what will be the start of an exciting, shared educational football adventure. Even though I’m new to soccer and, yes, American, I can tell you what games around the world are important to watch. And so much more. No autobiographical foreplay, that will come in time. Let’s just push in soccer balls deep.
1. Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution – MLS
Why? Amuricuh, that’s why!
2. Leon vs. Cruz Azul – Liga MX
It’s the least-crappy looking match, and The Management can actually watch some of these league matches on TV.
3. San Francisco vs. New York Cosmos – NASL
The SF Deltas will one day rule the Tier Two landscape! They are an adopted team of Avis and The Management. The Management may not feel similarly, but I will persuade The Management, despite my utter lack of leverage.
4. Saint Louis vs. Swope Park Rangers – USL
Rumor has it The Management used to do stuff at non-soccer stuff at Swope Park. Another adopted Tier Two team.
5. North Carolina Courage vs. Seattle Reign – NWSL
If the Lifetime Network not only airs but buys ownership stake in a league, the Noob is following. Even if he’s wondering if the halftime show will still vilify men in some cheaply dramatic way.
6. Kashima Antlers vs. Vissel Kobe Japanese (blow) – J-League
Japan is a league I’m highlighting for reasons The Management may or may not wish to make clear in time.
7. Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich – German Super Cup
At Dortmund. They probably call this something other the other than “German Super Cup”, even in translation. I’ve learned Super Cups in various nations match up the previous season’s top flite league winner with the last Football Association Cup winner. Given that this is a lead-in match for the regular season, I honestly have no clue if these teams will care, play anything but third stringers. But it’s Super!
8. Benifica vs. Guimares – Portuguese Super Cup
In Aveiro (neutral). See #7. I also like the city name. Portuguese tends to invert the I before E-rule I grew up with in the greatest nation on Earth, so I find that exotic and sexy.
9. Feyenoord Rotterdam vs. Vitesse – Dutch Super Cup
@ Feyenoord. The Dutch also have cool vowel clumpings. So hawt.
10. Kaizer Chiefs vs. SuperSport – MTN 8 Cup
Looks like a South African knockout tournament similar to MLS Cup, but I don’t know if it determines their league championship or if it’s more of a stand-alone. Because I’m noooob!
But I still know a sweet Kaiser Chiefs jam: