Let the Saul Shine

The week is young, but this is one of the funnier soccer-related press releases I’ve seen lately (and one of the briefest) from the PR staff of WPS team L.A. Sol in the wake of its inaugural game Sunday in Carson –

Attention media:

Please note that the team name Los Angeles Sol should be pronounced like “Soul” or “Sole” not “Saul.”


Leave it to a bunch of gringos to mispronounce a three-letter word and replace it with the name of someone’s Jewish grandfather, (as one Jewish media colleague of mine observed). “Sol” means “sun” in Spanish, BTW.

The culprits were apparently several media outlets including the play by play team on national television.

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