Brad Evans doesn’t like MLS’ convoluted acquisition rules, and isn’t too shy to say so, as he took to twitter to state he’d never play for a rival team despite them.
The Seattle Sounders and U.S. Men’s National Team defender’s twitter was ablaze on Wednesday, as he sparked a storm with his comments lamenting MLS player acquisition rules while stating he would never play for a rival. Evans comments are particularly noteworthy as he, and other MLS players, often have little choice in their destination under current MLS rules.
A few other current and former players chimed in on Evans comments. Former USMNT star and current ESPN analyst Herculez Gomez responded with praise for Evans position, and perhaps a bit more affection than the Sounders defender was expecting.
Current Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty also got in on the action, with his comments particularly noteworthy given his recent questionably handled trade from the New York Red Bulls.
McCarty quickly clarified that his comments weren’t intended as a dig at the Fire or Red Bulls, however.
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