I think that's going to make for some rough travelling. Time zone changes like that will fuck the players up.
But European football leagues were trying to do the same over here. A few years back they started a big push to get more Americans into soccer. I think they especially tried to use David Beckham as their 'face' for that.
I think it would be neat to have more common ground with Europeans in regard to sports. If more Americans get into soccer, and more Europeans get into American Football... Could be cool.