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Resources Mar 06, 2013

Thoughts for Wednesday: Neymar, CONCACAF Champions League and more

By Roger Gonzalez

A rundown of notable links, topics and TV suggestions for Wednesday, March 6.

 

NATIONAL

Is the CONCACAF Champions League important to MLS?

Do teams really care about this competition? From the MLS, Los Angeles, Houston and Seattle are still alive, but with the MLS season having just begun, does this really matter? Steve Davis takes a look…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Neymar to Europe?

In the history of soccer, Argentina’s Maradona and Brazil’s Pele are arguably the best players to have ever graced a pitch. In more modern times, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fight for a spot among the best in history.

But according to Pele himself, young Brazilian striker Neymar, who plays for Santos in his homeland, has a chance to be the greatest ever. Many feel he needs to play in Europe to ever get there. Could this be the year the Samba star crosses the Atlantic Ocean?

WHAT TO WATCH WEDNESDAY

This one’s a no-brainer. After Tuesday’s classic encounter between Real Madrid and Manchester United in the Champions League’s Round of 16, another tasty battle highlights the schedule on Wednesday.

From Paris, David Beckham‘s Paris Saint-Germain battles Valencia after earning a 2-1 aggregate lead in the first leg. But the hosts are without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, its best player. The game is at 2:45 ET on Fox Soccer.

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