Over the years, there have been numerous occasions where soccer players from around the world went to the United States only to find that the streets are not paved with gold.
It might have been golden streets at one time, but these days, it is hard to set foot on pavement that is not comprised on lawyers attracted by the huge sums of money it is possible to reap from the obscene amounts paid to top players.
If the game catches on in the US to anything close to the position it occupies in the rest of the world, the Best Free Bookmaker Bonus bets in the world will in all probability get a boost as well.
So, when Maurizio Sarri mentioned some trepidation at the prospect of travelling to the U.S. for a charity friendly intended to raise funds to combat discrimination against the New England Revolution of America’s Major League Soccer, he has some legitimate cause for concern.
Sarri is not especially concerned about beating New England. The Revolution are not the Patriots. Different kind of football.
The game between Chelsea and New England was organised in March by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
The Russian billionaire, when he is not busy making billions with his investment company Millhouse LLC or from his forays into the lucrative politics market, is a philanthropist of major generosity, having donated over US $2.5 billion to various charitable purposes in Chukotka over a 15-year span.
As for the Chelsea club he owns, he says play, Chelsea plays.
Sarri has expressed that he is worried that his players are being overworked and that their fitness for the Europa League final against Arsenal on 29 May could be compromised.
“We have to recover energy because we are really very tired,” Sarri said.
Injuries to key players, including N’golo Kante, Anders Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek indicate that Chelsea might be stretched a bit thin.
In reality, they could take the C squad to the US and beat a MLS squad, but that is no longer truly the case.
New England is squeezing Chelsea into the MLS schedule that runs from March through October, but New England is languishing at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference, so Chelsea’s visit is an opportunity for the Yanks to see proper football and to prop up the burgeoning soccer market in the US.