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I've been a fan of Real Salt Lake since it joined MLS and took to the field in 2005, and I've been a fan of MLS since it began in 1996. Lately however I've started to worry about the path MLS is taking and the poor decisions they are making that in my mind threaten the growth of soccer as a whole in the US. (see "Columbus conspiracy" section) Soccer in America will grow only when we have a vibrant and diverse minor league system, something that MLS seems to be smothering at the moment. (see "American soccer wars" section) Let's keep our eyes on the situation and hope for the best, a future where grass-roots soccer and the minor leagues can not only exist but flourish, as well as where the contributions and history of the league's early clubs are appreciated and preserved.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Columbus Crew Stadium scoreboard on fire before match


(si.com 4-27-13)

A fire started inside the Columbus Crew Stadium scoreboard delaying the start of the Major League Soccer match between the Columbus Crew and D.C. United on Saturday night.

The fire happened during warmups at the stadium and it pushed the start time of the game back nearly an hour. There is no word on the cause of the fire. The fire began in the scoreboard’s speaker cabinet, and no one was hurt in the fire.

The team said that the Columbus Fire Department has the fire under control and that the players from both sides headed back into the locker room to prepare for the game. The teams played the match without the scoreboard.

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