Friday, February 09, 2007

Zizou! Zizou! Zizou!

I had always hoped that David Beckham would play soccer for Red Bull New York, but he signed with L.A. Past rumor had Brazilian Ronaldo playing in New York -- logic was that he loved New York and would wrap-up his career here. He signed with AC Milan.


Word now is that Zinedine Zidane will come to New York and finish his career toro rojo!

The rumor is courtesy of Fox Soccer Channel:

Is Zizou Bullish on the Big Apple?
Jamie Trecker / Fox Soccer Channel

Former France national team star and Real Madrid "galactico" Zinedine Zidane is in New York this week fueling speculation that he is discussing an offer which would bring him to MLS' New York Red Bulls.

French superstar Zinedine Zidane enjoys the New York scene at a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden with director Spike Lee. (Nathaniel S. Butler / Getty Images)
Zidane attended a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden and was spotted Wednesday evening at fashion week event promoting adidas' Y3 fashion line.

MLS has long coveted the midfielder, rightly hailed as one of the best players of all-time. The linchpin of the "golden generation" of French talent, Zidane gained infamy this year after being ejected for headbutting Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final in Berlin. France went on to lose the game on penalty kicks. . . . Read more . . .

Here's to hoping this rumor is true!

Will somebody please buy me a season ticket?

Tres bien.

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