While sometimes funny on the pitch, the MLS isn’t known for its comedy off the field…
But a new job listing on their official job board has left fans in stitches.
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New Los Angeles side (LAFC, formerly Chivas USA) are looking for a ‘Brand Personality’… Not so unusual, and so far, so good.
Wait ’till you read the required qualifications:
– A Good Listener.
– Multilingual a plus.
– EA Sports “FIFA” Aficionado.
– MLS Fan.
– Significant playing experience preferred (ie a minimum of NCAA or other high level amateur club/organization) – You MUST have walked the walk, so you can talk the talk.
– Outgoing, Self-Starter, Articulate, Good Listener, Passionate, Creative, Born Leader.
– Did we mention – A Good Listener!
The post has been described as a PR and HR nightmare, and has left LAFC furiously back peddling.
A quote on a fans forum perhaps best summed it up: “The whole thing basically just sort of smacks of a bunch of old corporate dudes who’ve just now clued on to how kids these days like soccer and video games and want to hire one of us hip types to astroturf their way to riches”.