Zidane/MLS Thoughts

Zidane/MLS Thoughts

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 18, 2007

More and more reports are saying that Zidane could very well be coming to the Windy City keeps picking up steam.

Soccer Insider from the Washington Post, Steve Goff, reported on the news earlier last week. Stating that AEG has the cash to throw at the French midfielder.

If you ask me I have mixed feelings about this possible move. I think for the most part I am a bit worried that the MLS and AEG are throwing too much cash at only two players. Sure they are legendary and special in their own rights but they have preached in the past how they do not want to be another NASL. They have been good at it so far but I just hope to not see this being the straw that could break the camel’s back.

However, I do say that bringing in a player with the caliber that Zidane has could very well be a break for the young league. Zidane would instantly improve a young Fire squad and provide the skills in the midfield that the league hasn’t seen in a while since the likes of Carlos Valderrama and Marco Etcheverry. We are talking about one of the greatest soccer players in the history of the game.

The popularity isn’t going to be as notable as Beckham, but the improvement in the league play thanks to Zidane will. He will be a risky investment, but then again so is Beckham.

The deal is still a long shot at best I think. FIFA isn’t a huge fan of someone un-retiring…not to mention the fall out from the World Cup with Zidane wasn’t in FIFA’s liking.

Zidane still has enough gas in the tank for hopefully two or three more years I would think. I would love to see it and if it were to happen you can bet when I begin writing my pre-season reports on each team and predictions going into the season that the Chicago Fire would be my pick to win it all with Zidane leading the way. He would instantly make the Fire that good.