Many folks find international friendlies during a season to be a drag. I get it, the “trophies, not friendlies” crowd speaks a lot of truth.
Having said that, there’s something fun about international friendlies, when scheduled out properly and with a novel opponent. It’s a chance to see a few stars, have a fun night, maybe see a few new players for your team as well.
So what I want to know is: Who is your dream opponent for an international friendly against Sacramento Republic?
I think there’s a few ways to approach this. One is to pick another team you follow. If you love a European team, then it would be great to see two teams you love actually square off in real life.
Another is to pick a very big club. One of the fringe benefits of having these friendlies is exposing your club to a new audience. In addition, you can see big stars, really see the circus come to town.
Of course, the flip side is that a really big club could possibly crush your team. You have to be a bit strategic, lest you get hammered 10-0. A third option for the international opponent would be to have a good match that’s also just something different.
So, I’ve got a poll below as to the specific category you’re leaning towards, but I want to hear which team you want to see play Sac Republic in the comments below, too. Who knows, maybe we can make it happen eventually? Doesn’t hurt to speak it into existence.
What kind of opponent do you want to see Sac Republic play in an international friendly?
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My "other" team
A really big club
A good match, something different