Steven Beitashour is, by all accounts, a really good soccer player. He’s also a good teammate and a positive presence in the locker room.
So why, he wants to know, has he passed through more clubs than a tone-deaf DJ in the last six years, going from San Jose to Vancouver, then Toronto FC before landing with LAFC last month?
“Every team I’ve been on, I really enjoyed my time there. And I would have loved to stay,” said Beitashour, who will play right back on a veteran LAFC back line. “For some reason teams just don’t value [you] as much as maybe you value yourself.
“So you’ve got to go somewhere else where you feel appreciated.”
That’s one theory. There’s...