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Formatting MLS, Part 4: Global Tradition, American Appeal

The debate between the so-dubiously-called “Euro-snobs” and the more “nationalistic” American soccer fans has created a clash of philosophies about the sport. Should we become more like Europe and adopt the Old World system of the game completely, or should … Continue reading

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Imaginary Lines

Most of us, I’m sure, have had some sort of imaginary friend when we were growing up. They played with us, they experienced what we did, they accompanied us in many of our youthful romps. Being an only child, I … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 3: Market Saturation

The diversity our league faces when it comes to logistics (vast geographical distances; an array of mentalities and cultures; varying weather and climes) are enough to doom it from the very beginning. But, provided you have managed to overcome these … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 2: Logistics

To kick things off (pun not intended), I think we first need to look at the tangible; the physical world. Material challenges pose one of the biggest obstacles that American sports, especially soccer, need to navigate around. So let us … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 1: Introduction

There’s been a lot of talk lately about what sort of format is the most ideal for MLS. Whether it’s the single-table crowd versus the conference crowd; or the promotion/relegation proponents versus the traditional American major/minor league favorites; there are … Continue reading

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