How MLS and the Scottish Premiership became unexpected frenemies

Both leagues are unable to compete in financial terms against the European elite, and a mutually exploitative relationship is developing

Matt Polster either made the best or the worst decision of his career in January. Not long ago he was seen as a future star of MLS but the midfielder’s career had stagnated at the Chicago Fire, so his departure from the club last month came as no surprise. His destination was more of a point of discussion, though. Depending on who you listen to, Rangers is either the perfect place, or the worst place, for Polster to make the next step.

It’s not that American fans hold any great opinion of Rangers. Instead, many see Scotland as a football backwater, a declining league where young talents are kicked into submission (see Gedion Zelalem a few years ago). Andrew Gutman and Timothy Weah’s January moves to Celtic, like Polster’s to Rangers, were seen as backwards steps by many fans in the US.

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Source: Football News
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