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Old 09-23-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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In terms of World Wide ranking as a league?

Seems to me that now, it could be in the top ten, but that's not a solid answer and it's not even close to the top five, but maybe I'm wrong, enlighten me.

Talking in terms of quality of play, not fan and sponsor support.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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Definitely not top 10. Not even close. The top 5 are largely up for debate, but the top 10 probably looks something like this (and may be adjusted depending on who you speak to.)

1. La Liga
2. English Premier League
3. Bundesliga
4. Serie A
5. Campeonato Brasileiro (This one is usually debated, but undoubtedly top 10)
6. Argentine Primera División
7. Ligue 1
8. Portuguese Primeira Liga
9. Eredivisie
10. Ukrainian Premier League

MLS is not as far down on the list as it once was, and is definitely on the cusp of breaking into the top 10, but I think longtime unbiased fans of the sport would agree that the MLS doesn't have a team that is really comparable to the likes of teams such as Dynamo Kyiv or Porto.

I would rank MLS behind Liga MX but ahead of the Swiss.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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To me, top 10 are:

1. Premier League
2. Bundesliga
3. La Liga
4. Serie A
5/6. Campeonato Brasileiro
5/6. Primera División Argentina
7. Liga MX
8/9. Ligue 1
8/9. Eredivisie
10. MLS

5/6 and 8/9 mean those leagues are at the same level.
And I think the MLS is quickly growing, it's soon going to be top 5.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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To me the best leagues are the 1st divisions of these countries
1. English
2. Spain
3. Germany
4. Italy
5. France
6. Netherlands
7. Brazil
8. Portugal
9. Russia
10. Turkey
MLS is probably somewhere after Mexico or Scotland definitely top 25 but not top 10 to me. The 2nd English league ranks higher than the MLS to me, as the teams seem better.
My personal favorites to watch are The Japanese League, which I used to get on TV and the Mexican league

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Old 09-24-2015, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1. English
2. Spanish
3. German
4. Italian

5. French
6. Dutch
7. Brazilian

8. Argentinean
9. Portuguese
10. Russian

11. Ukrainian
12. Turkish
13. Belgian
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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The MLS getting even in the top 20 is a stretch. What I've seen is that the MLS players are excellent in physique and good in skills, but lacking tremendeously in tactics and organisation compared to the European leagues.

There are two Finns in the MLS now, Markus Halsti and Mika Väyrynen, and they moved from the Swedish and Finnish champions. Both are key players in their teams (DC United and LA Galaxy), so that gives some indication of the quality of the MLS.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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MLS is likely somewhere between 20th and 30th. I'd equate it to the Lower table of the League Championship and the top/ mid half of League one in the English system.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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To me, top 10 are:

1. Premier League
2. Bundesliga
3. La Liga
4. Serie A
5/6. Campeonato Brasileiro
5/6. Primera División Argentina
7. Liga MX
8/9. Ligue 1
8/9. Eredivisie
10. MLS

5/6 and 8/9 mean those leagues are at the same level.
And I think the MLS is quickly growing, it's soon going to be top 5.
No, just no. Most would struggle against League 1 - 2 teams.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:01 AM
 
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No, just no. Most would struggle against League 1 - 2 teams.
5 years ago they had 1 or 2 famous players in the league. Now they're receiving 2 or 3 new stars every season. Obviously the average player is still bad when compared to those other leagues, but I think it's soon going to change.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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What I heard from Teemu Tainio, a Finnish international who's played for NY Red Bulls, said that the MLS (like most leagues) is very uneven. The top clubs are on the level of the Dutch League, but the worst are more like as in the Swedish League.

English Championship teams may be a bit tough for MLS teams, but I think they could well defeat League One clubs.
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