Tim Leiweke likes Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz, his former employee.
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It’s why he doesn’t take his recent remarks personally.
Unfortunately for Philly, Leiweke’s confident Michael Bradley will.
In an interview with The Philly Soccer Page this week, Sakiewiz took a swipe at his former boss for dropping $90 million on a pair of players this off-season. Last month, the Reds signed Jermain Defoe and Bradley to multi-year, multi-million dollar deals the likes of which the league has never seen.
“I get frustrated when I see people say how smart Toronto is spending $90 million,” Sakiewicz told Philly Soccer Page.
“I get frustrated when I see (MLSE CEO) Tim Leiweke breaking the bank up there. If we had spent that, we’d be mortgaging the team for 20 years.”