Originally Posted by Fruit Ninja
it is, the best talent in the world does not play in the USA. They play in Europe. If your a great great player, your ass is in europe playing. Where are the best players in the world playing? Europe. MLS is basically the minors.
I like Soccer, i dont watch it religiously, but i check it out on ocassion its a great sport, but until the US gets all the big dogs playing here. its the minors.
I still stand by my statement. I dont want to dog on the sport. i respect the hell out of soccer players. Im kind of dogging on the US league cause its not really the best of the best.
Attendance wise the league is 7th in the world. Mind you it is 17 years old...against leagues that have been around since the dawn of time.
That is incredible.
The talent pool is the US keeps rising but its a double edged sword. If they go to Europe (which they do all the time SKC just lost a player to the EPL and are reupping with a guy to keep him from the EPL) then they are losing talent to Europe...if they keep them then the guys are good enough to be in Europe.
It is funny.
Is it the top league in the world? No.
Is it a great league and one of the better ones in the world? Since about 2007 and def the past two years...absolutely yes.