CONCACAF Champions League: "America's Team?" Sporting KC lay early claim | SIDELINE
Watch the above video from Sporting Kansas City. Don't worry, it's short — just 1 minute, 33 seconds.
Aside from being another great pump-up video for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League showdown with current Liga MX Cruz Azul (8 pm ET, Fox Sports 2/Univision Dep.), there's a line from the narrator that perhaps caught your attention.
"Our journey continues against one of the most storied clubs in Mexico. But America's team is ready."
Defending MLS Cup champions? Of course they are. One of three MLS teams still alive in 2013-14 Champions League, vying to become the first MLS side to win the competition? Just them, the Galaxy and Earthquakes. Model franchise for growing the club and sport in your city? Not so bad for that either.
But are they "America's team" — similar to the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s? Is anybody in MLS "America's team" yet?
Would whichever MLS team who becomes the first to win CCL automatically become "America's team?" Or, are all three "America's team" for the next couple of weeks as they attempt to win the CCL?
#MLS4RSL was one example in 2011 of MLS fans rallying around one of the league's teams in their bid to become kings of CONCACAF. Will you be doing the same thing again on Wednesday night as Sporting KC take on Cruz Azul and the LA Galaxy face Club TIjuana?