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Old 10-02-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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USA is only 18th through 21st if you don't add in the fact that most Championship teams and even a couple League 1 (England) can take a dump on most US teams. U.S might have the players but Asian leagues have better ball movement than most of the U.S.A and the MLS has the most trash goalkeepers and defense I have ever seen on TV, honestly the Saudi Arabian and MLS league are almost on par right now except MLS have a few designated players that make teams look good. IF you take out the top 5 usually non american players in the MLS for each team your left with a bunch of players that wouldn't make it in the Championship, and they start on MLS teams. I am happy MLS is growing in the U.S but their not the best league outside of Europe and the Americas. Some Asian leagues and the Australian league in terms of player quality with the about-to-retire stars taken out of the equation are basically equal in level of moving the ball or exceeds MLS.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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I'd say the MLS is currently on par with the English Championship, the tier below the Premier League.

I think it needs to be careful with the way it is currently operating. It may seem great that many superstars from Europe are now choosing to play in the League, but they are all the wrong side of 30. This is creating the perception that the MLS is a retirement league, that kind of stigma is difficult to remove.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I'd say the MLS is currently on par with the English Championship, the tier below the Premier League.

I think it needs to be careful with the way it is currently operating. It may seem great that many superstars from Europe are now choosing to play in the League, but they are all the wrong side of 30. This is creating the perception that the MLS is a retirement league, that kind of stigma is difficult to remove.
Its absolutely not on par with the Championship. MLS has had the stigma of a retirment league since day 1. Having players come over "the wrong side of 30" is nothing new, has been done since day 1.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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Its absolutely not on par with the Championship. MLS has had the stigma of a retirment league since day 1. Having players come over "the wrong side of 30" is nothing new, has been done since day 1.
Better or worse?
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:19 AM
 
Location: York
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MLS IMO, is probably comparable with the lower half of The Championship/top teams of League One(England).

All of our European star's going and retiring in the MLS is all well and good, as I'm sure it helps build a bit of hype and increases attendance's, but the main thing that needs to happen over there is developing home grown players. It's more important that you have top class coaches that can help establish some of the young talent you may/will have. These coaches can also help develop the American coaches, and this is the foundations you will need to begin to build a successful league.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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The MLS is a lot better than what it was.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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MLS majorly sucks and English football sucks too.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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MLS majorly sucks and English football sucks too.
Would that be the worlds most popular sports league you're talking about there? :-)
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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MLS majorly sucks and English football sucks too.
Do you have any idea what you're talking about?
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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Far below, it would be lower Championship-higher League One level or on the same level as the Scandinavian leagues. Giovinco is tearing **** up there and is head and shoulders above every other player in the league and he wasn't even a starter at Juventus. He was a good player for a midtable side like Parma.

I think that the main issue MLS teams have is depth, they have 3-4 good players and the rest is either mediocre or bang average and that's due to the salary cap which doesn't allow them to attract more talent
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