On a surface level, you may look at Marsch - a man who loves a high pressing system - and think to yourself that Leeds is a match made in heaven for 48-year-old (yes, we know he looks much younger). In reality, the jump from Bielsa to Marsch is a big one, going from an intense man-marking press, to a press that centers around the ball. So with that, today, we analyze what Jesse Marsch will bring to Leeds United, and whether or not the Lillywhites are prepared for the leap.
On April 18, 2019, Major League Soccer announced a strategic plan to expand to 30 teams by 2021. MLS currently comprises 24 teams - 3 in Canada, and the rest in the United States. Expanding to 30 teams would make it the biggest professional league in world football in terms of number of clubs and players. With 4 teams arriving to the league in the past 3 years and 4 more on their way by 2021, things are really becoming a bit crazy in the North American soccer scene. Ultimately, the decision from an economic standpoint is a wise one for the league. More clubs = more money, greater outreach and greater attention. But it would throw certain things into chaos, such as scheduling, fairness of scheduling, and the disparities in between the caliber of teams and players.