This should make for some good discussion. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=398679&root=mls&cc=5901 Quotes: "ESPNsoccernet: Some would go so far, Alexi, as to say that you're more concerned with self-promotion than promoting the club or the league. AL: That might be a fair criticism, but part of my job is bringing as much attention to the team as possible, and I'm going to use every asset I have. Unlike other GMs, I'm in the unique position of being able to generate interest because of my playing background. If that's what it takes to get more butts in seats, then I'm gonna do it. " ... "ESPNsoccernet: You were always known as a showman, on and off the field. Who in MLS right now brings that type of excitement to the league? Is MLS lacking in that department? AL: Hell yeah, it's lacking. For the most part, we've created a generation of players who are unwilling or unable to show any personality. At times it's mind-numbing. Somebody do something. Grow some Valderrama hair! Date a supermodel! Clint Dempsey isn't everyone's poster boy just 'cause he scored in the World Cup. He made a rap video and plays with that attitude he's got. It's great. Like it or not, controversy, rumor and speculation are good for the game, and we don't have enough of it. So, like I tell my players: Don't bore me. Have an opinion. Make me and everyone else interested in who you are as a player and person. Make an impression. " Paul.