“The King of Sports is Soccer”- MLB Legend Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez Makes a Huge Claim After Attending First Soccer Game

Published 12/30/2021, 10:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 07: Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on August 7, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rodriguez announced that he will play his final major league game on Friday, August 12 and then assume a position with the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is a well-known name in the world of baseball. However, even after playing the sport for 22 years, another game fascinates the great thoroughly.

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The former New York Yankees legend selected soccer as the world’s best sport, over other American sports like basketball and baseball. Interestingly, he also attended his first-ever live soccer game last night.

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Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez praises soccer

As Chelsea faced Brighton and Hove Albion last night, one of the notable names cheering in the stand was MLB icon, A-Rod himself. Enjoying the breathtaking clash, Alex had the time of his life attending his first-ever game in person.

NEW YORK – AUGUST 04: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees runs the bases after hitting his 600th career home run in the first inning against Shaun Marcum #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays on August 4, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Delighted by his experience, Alex, later on, took to his Instagram, declaring football/soccer as the world’s best sport. Apart from his appreciation for the sport, he also applauded the passionate fans and Chelsea FC for hosting him.

Alex posted a picture with Chelsea striker and last night’s goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku, captioning, ”Tonight I attended my first football match ever. And all I can say is … WOW, what an incredible experience. As Americans we grow up around the “big four”: Baseball, basketball, American football and hockey. But worldwide, it’s obvious that the king of sports is football, or soccer here in the U.S.”

 

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He further added, ”I’ve always known that ⚽️ fans are among the most passionate in the world, but witnessing the atmosphere at the Bridge took it to another level. I am grateful to @chelseafc for hosting me. Steve, Paul, Natasha … thank you. The facility, the fans, the history. All of it was second to none. 👏 👏 👏”

Lukaku scores, but Seagulls cause a riot

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In hopes of getting back to winning ways and closing the gap to Manchester City, Chelsea fans all over the world tuned in to the clash last night. However, while their star, Romelu Lukaku, scored an incredible header to give the blues the lead, a stoppage-time equalizer from Danny Welbeck further hampered Chelsea’s title hopes.

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The blues now face Liverpool on Sunday in what will be the most crucial game of the season so far. Given the intensity and drama it brings with it, do you think agree with Alex’s claim of soccer being the best sport in the world?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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