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July 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Garber on the 7-0 loss to Man U: “We ought to play to win”

MLS Logo.jpgVery interesting story late Wednesday from Simon Borg of MLSsoccer.com. Here’s the good stuff from MLS commissioner Don Garber in reference to summer friendlies, specifically Manchester United’s rout of Sounders FC last week:

“Nobody likes to lose 7-0,” Garber said to a throng of media at halftime of Wednesday’s All-Star Game. “You don’t like to lose 7-0 in a schoolyard soccer match. Our view is that if we’re going to play these games, we ought to play to win. And if a team can’t fit it into their schedule either because of congestion or their own priorities, then they shouldn’t play in those games.

“I think Seattle regrets playing their second team, reserves, even trialists against Manchester United. I don’t think we’d ever do anything like that again.”

What do you make of the commissioner’s comments?

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