The Gold Cup kicks off next Saturday, July 10 with the duels of The Savior against Curacao Y Mexico versus Trinidad and TobagoHowever, a fact that misses many fans is because the Major League Soccer continues with its activities despite playing the CONCACAF regional championship.
It should be clarified that MLS provides a total of 35 footballers to CONCACAF teams, such as Canada Jonathan Osorio of Toronto fc, the attic Francisco Calvo of Chicago Fire, the jamaican Andre Bake of Philadelphia Union, the Honduran Maynor figueroa of Houston Dynamo, the Mexican Alan Pulido of Sporting kansas city, the Salvadorian Alex Roldan of Seattle Sounders, the curazoleño Eloy Room of Columbus Crew, the Panamanian Hannibal Godoy of Nashville SC and Surinamese Kelvin Leerdam of Inter Miami FC, among others, not counting those of the local country.
To this must be added that more players will stop their activities in the American league because they were considered for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, just like the Argentine Ezequiel Barco of Atlanta United and the New Zealander Michael Boxall of Minnesota United, leaving important holes in their respective clubs.
But why doesn’t the activity stop despite so many calls? Simple. The United States league is not recognized by the FIFA. To begin with, the calendar of the North American tournament does not match the rest of the world competitions in Europe or South America, which normally start the season in July or August, while the MLS starts in February, ending in November like other American competitions, that is, the NFL, NBA or MLB, so they already have everything programmed and cannot reschedule their duels even when they have to yield their players for another official competition.
Added to this, in the MLS there is no decline, and they are hardly incorporating new franchises as happened with the Nashville SC, Inter Miami, FC Cincinnati and all those that will be added soon.
Likewise, another of the rules of FIFA that does not fulfill the North American championship is the decision making to make a payment and collection of the training rights to promote the future of the young promises of the United States.
While the gold Cup it is also not fully regulated by the FIFA, is the most important tournament in the region, therefore the teams seek to have their best men, although Mexico Y USA, as well as Costa Rica, they have the luxury of leaving out their best men, so that you can rest from their busy schedules in European football.
Another reason is because when the championship is disputed twice in a World Cup cycle, there are times that it coincides with other tournaments or is played on unusual dates for an international tournament of teams.
The great advantage is taken by clubs from the MLS that do not provide selected as Austin FC, New York Red Bulls Y Real salt lake, unlike those who are very affected because they have more than three summoned as Columbus Crew, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy Y Toronto fc.
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