Tagged: Asian players

Why doesn’t MLS recruit more players from Asia? | Football | The Guardian

Why doesn’t MLS recruit more players from Asia? | Football | The Guardian

Good piece here. You can’t argue with any of the reasons mentioned. Bigger salaries in Asia and the allure of Europe pretty much sum up the challenges in that respect for the MLS. That may in change in time as the quality of the league continues to improve it should attract a lot more attention.

Homegrown Asian stars are turning heads but how bright the lights of Europe? | FourFourTwo

Homegrown Asian stars are turning heads but how bright the lights of Europe? | FourFourTwo.

Good piece here.

The author makes a good point about Asian players still needing to prove themselves on the European stage. It will be interesting to see whether the examples he presents about players gaining some international interest before any move to Europe become the norm. Will it get to the stage where Asian players are being recognized and followed from an earlier age like South American ones?