Guillermo Barros Schelotto to Sign with Crew

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I wonder what the connection is. Why Schelotto is headed to Ohio rather than a bigger club on the coasts? A revered player for Boca Juniors, Schelotto will shine in the MLS and teach young players. This is great for the league overall. But, how many players will be coming over? Will this squeeze out some other young players in some way? I don’t think it will. The league needs stars to teach young players but the league has to be careful. Slow and stead wins the race.

Playmaking forward Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who has won 15 titles with famed Argentina club Boca Juniors, is considering becoming the latest high-profile player to jump to the United States’ Major League Soccer, two major newspapers reported Tuesday.

La Nacion newspaper said Barros Schelotto was still analyzing the US$2 million (€1.5 million) offer but seemed just "a step away from emigrating" to the Columbus Crew.

"We don’t have any comment at this time," Crew spokesman Dave Stephany said.

Schelotto came on late in the game in the latest Super Clasico, where River Plate and Boca Juniors ended the game in a draw. It was sad to see him play his last game. He looked less resigned and more frustrated. Why is he leaving? Money, life in the US? Where else would he like to play?

The game was full of incredible skill. There is an absolute artisry to the game played by the Argentinean clubs. And, not only can the control the ball with ease and move it as if on a string or remote control device, but they play tough and slide tackle to prevent a cross or a last ditch effort to save a goal. Seeing the game makes me one to attend one of these Super Clasicos. To see the game live and feel the energy. The camera shot over to Carl Lewis in the stands, the game is a site to see and stars pay homage to a premier event.

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