LOS ANGELES - "How are we going to compete with Europe if our biggest E-sports competitors are signing with inferior teams in an inferior league," claimed Dennis Billow of Santa Cruz, California.
What Mr Billow is referring to is the current trend of US E-Sports specialists in FIFA such as Mr FiGoSkiLLz (Michael Ribeiro) and Brian Jaldin signing locally instead of testing out their skills internationally with clubs such as West Ham in the Barclay's Premier League.
"Until we get FiGoSkiLLZ signing with Chelsea like Dragonn signed with West Ham we won't be a soccer nation," stated Barbara Hemsworth of Upper Darby Township, PA. "Our best players need to be playing internationally, and they need to go up against the kind of competition you will see at the FIFA Interactive World Cup on a regular basis. Otherwise we are just going to end up flaming out in the early stages again."
Reportedly while many Premier League teams are starting to look at the burgeoning E-Sports scene in England as a place to tap talent, they feel as though the soccer IQ in the United States isn't there yet.
"We looked at a young man from Boston who was 14," stated Finance Director of Sunderland Angela Lowes. "However, we felt as though he was lacking in tactical part of the game. He liked to play athletic, strong and fast and we felt like he couldn't hold down a nuanced position in our e-sports 11."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as LAFC tries to make a splash by offering HugeGorilla (Spencer Ealing) a contract in order to make a splash in the transfer market.