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Giovani dos Santos is MLS’ biggest signing ever

Giovani dos Santos is one of the best players in the world, the star of El Tri and still not even in his prime at only 26 years old.

Giovani dos Santos is one of the best players in the world, the star of El Tri and still not even in his prime at only 26 years old.

As huge as it was when David Beckham made a move to America to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, Giovani dos Santos’ decision to join the MLS after the CONCACAF Gold Cup end in a few weeks is a much bigger move in the growth of the MLS.

The rising American soccer league has made a great commitment to bringing in talented stars to raise its international profile and popularity. Beckham was a huge name capitalizing on a great history of dominance to bring viewers to the MLS, but he was at the end of his career. Like Kaka and Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry, Beckham used the MLS as a last step before his retirement. Dos Santos, though is a 26-year-old and still entering prime of his career and has starred for Barcelona, Tottenham, Mallorca and most recently Villareal.

After he joins the LA Galaxy after the CONCACAF Gold Cup, he will be the first player who was not born in American to choose to play in the MLS in the prime of his career, and he is just getting started to. He has great years ahead of him. Plus, the fact that he is the star striker for El Tri, the Mexican national team, he will have a lot of fan support in American, especially in Los Angeles.

Even with the news that Wayne Rooney is very interested in joining the MLS when his Manchester United contract is up, dos Santos is the present and future of the premier American soccer league, showing just how seriously it is becoming.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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