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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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of MLS


Man, this is making me feel old.

I remember watching this game, screaming for a goal to be scored since the entire sports media in the US was watching, most likely hoping for MLS to fall flat on it's face. And it almost did until Wynalda scored with just minutes to go until the clock ran down. Yes, sadly the clock used to run down, not up, when the league first began.

I still have this game on VHS tape. Yes, I am that old that I have VHS tapes laying around.

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