By Michael King
It seemed like an innocuous question. Something closer to standard in-studio fare than a probing inquiry – just there to fill the void between halves on ESPN during Tuesday’s United States-Columbia exhibition match.
But when former U.S. defender and prominent ESPN soccer personality Alexi Lalas asked fellow half-time analyst Juan Pablo Angel if he planned to return to the New York Red Bulls next season, the midfielder responded with a surprising and puzzling, “I probably won’t.”
ESPN’s rapid move to cram in a few more commercials before the start of the second half prevented further questioning. Continue reading