On Friday, with the Veracruz - Querétaro game, the longest running and highest quality league (and only league to have promotion/relegation in North America) begins again to the usual minimal fanfare in the United States as Liga MX starts their Clasura season.
"It's Mexican soccer, so despite the quality being high, the passion being fantastic, the drama being great, and the league having promotion/relegation.... well.... I just don't care," stated Jason Schwarb, a member of the association of soccer bloggers and Manchester United fans of Phoenix, Arizona.
"Look I want promotion/relegation in my league, and I want games that have meaning instead of glorified scrimmages, but I've been conditioned to think everything Mexican, except the food, is complete shit by years of indoctrination by my friends and racist family. I'm not about to start watching soccer where the natural accent is something different from my own. That's why I watch the premier league, for the fact that they speak some form of English and watching them doesn't make me think about political situations like building that wall!"
While Schwarb represents the extreme edge of American fans against Liga MX, other soccer fans in the United States expressed their issues with the league.
"Why do I have to listen to games in Spanish?" asked Gwen Yarrow of Cleburne, TX. "I already have to listen to way too much Spanish as it is, so I don't want to hear my soccer in Spanish, thanks."
"Is there a way I can find a team that I like?" asked Stephen Hill of Boston, MA. "I already have my love of Chelsea, Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, and Dortmund so I don't know that I have the time. I don't mind listening to a game in German, but I'm not certain that I can handle tuning into Univision."
"I like Liga MX," stated Paul Gonzalvez of Oklahoma City, OK. "Vamos Guadalajara!"
The Nutmeg News will have more information on this as we, as well, continue to ignore one of the best leagues in the world, right in our back yard.