One of the reasons why professional soccer hasn't really caught fire in the USA is that it's just not as good as European soccer, and one of the biggest reasons why is of course the absence of promotion and relegation: there just ain't a major incentive to play for their supper, and it shows. But today and tomorrow on ESPN2 at 14:30 we soccer impovershed Americans get a bonafide treat: UEFA Champions League Soccer, where the BEST CLUB TEAMS IN THE WORLD get promoted to. Today: London's Arsenal FC vs. Spain's Real Madrid (Beckham the wanker plays for Madrid), tomorrow, the top team in England Chelsea goes against one of the best teams on the planet, Barcelona FC, and the best player on the planet- Ronaldinho.
THIS is what it's all about folks; and why soccer is the most popular sport in the world. The beautiful game indeed.