Soccer gets comedy series treatment with help from Liverpool

Mattie Sullivan cannot believe he is making the leap from American soccer to the Premier League.

The English club’s American chairman is delighted to be signing a player who can “sell some shirts back home” and hands over the contract to be signed.

But the ink isn’t even dry when chairman Mark Crane starts to discover more about his 21-year-old recruit from Sporting Kansas City.

“So, I just signed an American who isn’t even an international,” Crane sighs, trying to wipe away the signature before calling the club’s lawyer.

But Sullivan won’t be seen in the Premier League anytime soon, and not just because the competition is suspended. This is an opening scene from the “The First Team,”
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