MLS Players Voice Concerns Over Food Provided at Walt Disney World
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is not the only professional sports league that will be resuming their season at Walt Disney World. Major League Soccer (MLS) is holding the ‘MLS is Back‘ tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
We know the basketball players will be staying at Disney resorts such as Disney’s Gran Destino, Grand Floridian and Yacht Club. Many people wonder where the MLS players are staying? Naturally, they’re on Disney property, however, they’re at the Swan and Dolphin resorts which are managed by Marriott.
Frustrations Over Food
Unfortunately, the menus the players were given have not lived up to many of their expectations.
Several players took to Twitter and were quick to point out the uncanny comparisons to the failure that was ‘Fyre Festival’.
— Omar Gonzalez (@Omar4Gonzalez) June 30, 2020
Omar Gonzalez was one of many MLS players to voice his concerns about the food over Twitter.
Omar, a defender for Toronto FC, thought that the meals would have more matched the menus they were given on the right.
Jonah Friedman says that Gonzalez should have went with the Ham and Cheese sandwich, but wait!
Gonzalez’ Toronto FC teammate Eriq Zavaleta ordered just that and his meal might look worse.
— Eriq Zavaleta (@_AIR_RIQ_) June 30, 2020
One of the reasons that players seemed to have an issue with the food is that they were really expensive ($65) and they are trying to keep their professional athlete physique at optimal levels.
Kellyn Acosta, midfielder for the Colorado Rapids pointed out the striking similarities to the food provided at ‘Fyre Festival’.
— Kellyn Acosta (@KellynAcosta) June 30, 2020
For those unfamiliar, ‘Fyre Festival’ was a fraudulent luxury music festival that was supposed to take place in the Bahamas.
Guests paid A LOT of money and expected to eat delicious meals, while enjoying a beachh/music vacation.
The iconic ‘Fyre Festival’ sandwich photo (below), was shared multiple times in response to Omar’s initial twitter post.
— Trevor DeHaas (@trev4president) April 28, 2017
In addition, C.J. Sapong, forward for the Chicago Fire found the comparisons maybe a little too similar.
— CJ Sapong (@BigAfrika88) June 30, 2020
The positive news is that the players seem to all be in good spirits.
Most are just happy to be back with teammates and playing the game that they love.
Furthermore, a source claimed that the boxed meals that players were sharing were only the room service options. Each team was given a dining room somewhere on property apparently.
Update on MLS food situation: source says the boxed meals are the "room service" options for players who couldn't make it to the actual meals in the dining area. Also sounds like players aren't being asked to pay for it themselves. -T
— Total Soccer Show (@TotalSoccerShow) June 30, 2020
Finally, will you be watching the ‘MLS is Back’ tournament? Are you more excited for the return of the NBA season? Let us know.
Someone should make sure the soccer players don’t find out about the giant beds and microwaves each NBA player is going to receive!
We have a feeling the MLS stars wouldn’t be too happy!
Feature Image Rights: Disney/MLS