On the heels of Wednesday’s soccer post over at The Run of Play, I’ve just published another soccer column in the Washington Post. This one’s part of a back-and-forth that I proposed to their sports editors as a run-up to this Saturday’s friendly between FC Barcelona and Manchester United.
Here’s an excerpt from “Why you should root for Barcelona:”
It’s also worth mentioning that if you want a team that won’t embarrass you off the field, Barca’s your club. While certain star British players spent the last few years cheating on their wives in increasingly inventive ways (one even sued Twitter to hide the affair), Barcelona is relatively scandal-free. Think of it this way: Wouldn’t you feel a little sheepish donning an Albert Haynesworth jersey these days?
The rest is here! If you’d like to know why you should root for Manchester United (a hint: it’s NOT because A.I.G. was a long-time sponsor or because of Wayne Rooney’s or Ryan Giggs’ marital fidelity), the Post’s Christian Swezey takes up that Herculean task here.