By Mustafa Sharif

A couple weeks have passed since the epic final between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake, which finished on penalties that SKC won. It was a successful season for Peter Vermes, one of the hottest coaches in the American soccer scene. His counterpart, Jason Kreis, looks to be set to move from RSL for another MLS team, possibly NYCFC. This hypothesis is something interesting, considering there isn’t much difference in talent across the MLS. Within MLS nowadays, the parity is across the board, and if you just think you’d realize that there isn’t really a better chance to win another MLS Cup than with your current club.

Is it a good thing for MLS to allow greater spending – which naturally means “talent hoarding” – for the hypothetical benefit of the league? I would have to say so.

For a bit of context you have to take into consideration the overall American sports scene. It’s generally assumed that the American public loves its stars. ‘It’ loves its mega-million dollar sports franchises and celebrity athletes. Professional sports, to have any lasting cultural impact – such as MLS desires – needs to have those fundamental things. It’s not rocket science, it’s something that …continua sul blog

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