International Breaks are the Worst
Nothing is better than waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and having sports on tv. Nothing. That’s why NFL games in London aren’t that bad considering it gives us folks on the east coast a 9 AM NFL games. But once a month throughout the club soccer season, us soccer fans are deprived of this . If you follow club soccer then you know what a let down the international breaks can be. These breaks occur in September, October, November, February, March and April. So, 6 times a year we have to suffer through boring international qualification games or meaningless friendlies. International breaks are only a welcome sight if your team is in the midst of a slump and could really use that week off to reset. But as a Chelsea fan and the only team left in all of Europe that hasn’t suffered a defeat(Oh yeah, Sarri is rolling as manager), it’s the ultimate buzzkill. The worst part is that it’s essentially a 2 week break in between games. This may be bias due to the fact that I live in the US and have absolutely nothing to get excited about during the international break, but I’m pretty sure most fans feel the same way. End the season a month earlier and use that month for international qualification games. Do anything but the current format because there is nothing more I dread than international weeks.