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WBC MVP Shohei Ohtani’s Insane Soccer Skills Attracted Eyeballs From David Beckham’s $925 Million Ex-MLS Club in 2021

Published 03/22/2023, 10:07 PM EDT

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Shohei Ohtani is one of the best pitchers in baseball. The Japanese hitter and outfielder play for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. The pitcher leads his side to an emphatic win against the USA to win the World Baseball Classic for a third time. Ohtani clinched the win by striking out the US captain and his Los Angeles Angels’ teammate Mike Trout.

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Being quite an influential player on the pitch, Ohtani has enjoyed a stellar career in baseball so far. The player even won the 2022 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award recently. However, it seems, besides displaying sheer class in his main sport, Ohtani is quite an expert in other fortes as well.


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Shohei Ohtani impresses MLS giants

Ohtani has made quite a name in the world of baseball, and he continues to do it today as well. While everyone is aware of his talents in this sport, it seems he is quite a soccer expert as well.

Back in 2021, while practicing on the baseball pitch, the player was warming up along with his teammates. Everyone, including Ohtani, was practicing with soccer balls and passing around the ball on the field.


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However, it was at that moment he did something magical, as he didn’t hold back from showing his excellent soccer skills. His skills even caught the eyes of David Beckham’s former club, LA Galaxy.

In fact, the MLS side was quite impressed with Ohtani’s skills as they tweeted their reaction on Twitter, thus hailing the baseball star. He also caught the eyes of many netizens who praised his excellent skills on the pitch.


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Not an impressive start to the campaign

Coming to the MLS, LA Galaxy recently kicked off their new domestic campaign. They have played three matches so far and are yet to win any game. Greg Vanney’s side lost the opening match against FC Dallas as they were thrashed 3-1 by them.

The following two matches against Sporting KC and Vancouver were also a stalemate. The match against Vancouver could have gone out of their hand. However, Kelvin Leedrama’s strike before halftime helped them clinch a point.


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They are currently sitting in 12th place with just 2 points in their hands. It is indeed a poor start to the new campaign. Nevertheless, they’ll be looking to turn things around very soon.

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Written by:

Abhishek Mishra


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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With a keen interest in sports, he is pursuing journalism and aspires to become a sports journalist. Watching and playing soccer since childhood, Abhishek has won many accolades as well.
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Sreeda U M