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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.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
MLS tried to play soccer on a flooded field and gave up after 4 minutes
(by Mark Sandritter sbnation.com 6-2-16)
It rained a lot on Thursday in the Dallas area. FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo tried to play a soccer game in the same area. The two did not mesh well.
After four minutes of slipping, sliding and trying to play something that resembled underwater soccer, the referee blew the whistle and halted the game due to a rain delay. That was probably a wise decision when the ball itself turns into practically an immovable object.
To their credit, the players tried very hard. But, whatever they were playing did not really resemble soccer.
The rain stopped, allowing the teams a chance to resume play. Or at least attempt to resume play.