NEW YORK - Soccer fan Derek Blaylock admitted that the desolation of the international break offered no solace for him as he desperately looked for a distraction from recent world events.
"I'd love to watch the MLS playoffs right now. I seriously would. I'm not even joking about that," stated Blaylock to The Nutmeg News on Thursday. "Hell, I don't even care that my team was knocked out of the playoffs, I'd love to be watching Giovinco against Piatti, as strange as that sounds."
Reportedly, Blaylock even took to watching highlights of New York City FC getting knocked out of the playoffs on MLS Live before realizing this was making him more depressed about the presidential election and the international break.
"USA v Mexico doesn't do anything for me. I don't need bunch of people yelling USA - USA, right now. I just need club soccer back in my life, and I need it now."
According to inside sources, Blaylock is planning on watching the NASL Soccer Bowl 2016 between the Cosmos and Indy 11 this weekend.
"Honestly, I'm excited to watch it and be distracted for 90 minutes. I'm looking forward to it and I never watch NASL games."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Blaylock bides his time by relentlessly surfing twitter and trying to get work done.