CHICAGO - Fire fan and long time soccer aficionado Hannah Gotschalk has admitted that she is nostalgic for the time when you could buy a ticket to Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup on gameday without having to worry about it being sold out.
"I remember when teams were desperate to sell tickets to MLS Cup and the neutral sites would only be mostly full with dispassionate fans wondering what this sport was, if their city had a soccer team, and whether their team should be in the finals. Those were the days, kids," said a wistful Gotschalk to her friends at Emporium Arcade Bar on Monday night.
Ms. Gotschalk continued her long winded diatribe stating, "Why, you could get discount purchase deals on MLS cup and there would be people nearly offering tickets for free and now I cant get into the game for under $130 dollars. There were hardly any nationally televised games, no teams in the north west, the Colorado Rapids played in green and we liked it that way. I tell you, money is ruining the game in North America. We were there before it was cool and I don't care how hipster that sounds, but soccer is just being killed, being KILLED in this country one sold out venue at a time."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when Ms. Gotschalk tearfully talks about how you used to be amazed if you found a bar with Setanta Sports that would allow you to watch games from Europe.