Our discussions over the existential future of American soccer revolved around player development, though less exciting, non-viral topics like infrastructure and pathways were equally as essential for sustainability.
Though Arsene Wenger only left Arsenal in 2018, this feels like a completely different footballing world, even if he played an essential role in shaping it.
In lieu of nine figure superstars, Edinson Cavani's free transfer could end up being the best value in the window for a club that doesn't need to do value. Even when the process is incomplete, you can still arrive at the correct answer.
Diego Simeone is a smart guy, but intensely stubborn, and he hasn't considered the inverse of his formulation: players dictate styles, but styles also dictate players.
With Ronaldo as Nike's lifetime top earner, and Sancho and Mbappe its future, what was Neymar's role in the hierarchy? You either are the legacy act or the future. Now he gets more money and a bigger role with Puma.