What makes up a legitimate event? Losing money. This may go against everything you have been taught in business school, but it’ll be the model that annihilates the fraudulent soccer events here in the states. The combines of the future will be 100% free. The same number of professional scouts will be in attendance, player evaluations will be conducted, matches will be recorded and merchandise will be given out.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon here in Los Angeles and I’m sitting on my rooftop wondering how I got here. Literally, what were the culmination of events that led up to me deciding to leave everything and pack my bags for the west coast. For those of you who watch my life on YouTube, you know some of it was financially motivated. To be around like minded individuals who all share the strong distaste for living a mediocre existence was a significant reason to move to California. Most of the problems we face as lower league professionals here in the states are income related. I have personally made less in my career than I now make monthly from my other business...
Over the last few days I have had some time to reflect on the European Super League and the implications it could have on world football. It has felt as if every country has come to a standstill and a massive weight has been placed on all of our shoulders. We have all been brought together to make a stand for the game we love and shelter it from the corrupt owners, general managers and coaches who have tried to take away our livelihood. Although the league will most likely fold, the seriousness of the situation cannot be understated.
If you could rewind time and change something about your football career what would it be? Would you have worked a little harder? Been a better teammate? Sacrificed more for your dream? We won’t truly know the answer until we have stepped off the field for the final time.
When you look back on your career many years from now, what will you remember the most? What part of playing this game will you be the most proud of? Is there anything you would change? Is there anything you regret? These questions along with many others will be the things you will ask yourself when you draw closer to saying your final farewell to the beautiful game. I hope most of you who are on the brink of hanging up your boots will have walked off the pitch knowing you gave it your all, you did everything you possibly could to reach the highest level possible in this sport.