This is a fun time for soccer fans who are fans of other sports. The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, as are the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Major League Baseball is in full swing, and it won’t be long before NFL teams are in training camp and college football is preparing for a new season. On the soccer side, Major League Soccer is in the early third of the season, while European top flight leagues will soon wrap up either this weekend (Premier League) or next weekend (Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A).
However, as we watch all these sports, one can’t help but think of how some teams in different sports may not be all that different. It could be their style of play or the city they represent. It could be the traditions they hold or having a similar roster of players. But, some people can look at Barcelona and say that the Golden State Warriors employ a similar style of play. Maybe Atlanta United shares a similar early-life trajectory with the Vegas Golden Knights. And Liverpool’s epic comeback yesterday in the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona may have fans calling back to the Boston Red Sox coming back from down 3-0 against the New York Yankees to win the 2004 ALCS.
So, today’s Community Corner asks you to take your favorite club soccer team, whether it’s a team in MLS, Liga MX or across the pond in Europe, and pick a team in another sport that most closely resembles your team. Again, it can be any kind of characteristics or team traits that may make you feel this team is like your soccer team, but hit the comments and let’s see what teams in other sports make you guys feel like you’re watching your club team play!