MLS All-Stars battle it out with 1990 US World Team for worst rap video ever

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

If you've ever seen the 1990 rap video featuring the US World Cup team you know it's bad. This year's MLS All-Star team has followed in that "tradition" with a video of their own...and it's as bad as you might expect, but that makes it great.

There's a long tradition in American sports of athletes creating questionable music videos. The 1985 Chicago Bears gave us "The Super Bowl Shuffle", Shaquille O'Neal was guilty of several "classic" musical moments and sadly the sport of soccer hasn't been free of this kind of special kind of brilliance either.

Clint Dempsey had the infamous "Don't Tread" video and the 1990 US World Cup team participated in a song by Def Jef and DJ Eric Vaughan. I guess it was only a matter of time before MLS players joined this glorious fraternity and created a particularly bad video of their own.

The big difference though is that the All-Stars weren't trying to make a serious song. They were having fun and that makes the video great. Before I say anymore, check out the video as Funny or Die got together with Graham Zusi, Jack McInerney, Omar Gonzalez, Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wondolowski, Mike Magee and Brad Davis to give us, "We're Better than the Best".

Yes this video is terrible, yet it works because unlike the '90 World Cup video and Dempsey's attempt at rapping, it's meant to be a joke. They aren't taking themselves seriously at all and that makes it fun and endearing.

They're also clearly mocking previous rap attempts by athletes which just adds to the fun and genius.

That fact makes "We're Better Than the Best" better than the rest because these guys weren't trying to make a good music video, they were having fun and trying to make people laugh. It proves that athletes should always try to keep an element of humor when they delve into the musical world.

Just in case you've never seen the other "fantastic" moments in the history of American soccer fusing with music, here's some more videos for your enjoyment.

You're welcome. You can thank me later.

Follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter | Like SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Verona are creating a Serie A-worthy side

Benitez’s Napoli takes shape

Don Garber’s Twitter Q&A falls short

Transfer rumours from SB Nation and our team blogs

Full coverage of the NWSL

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.