Originally Posted by Dedalus
I don't think anyone here cares about MLS, but Philly is getting a team in 2010! I'm so excited.
I care about the MLS. I'm not a huge fan, but I want it to succeed and I like to see new talent coming up (and in from overseas).
DC United saw some big changes in its roster during the off-season, so we'll have to see how they gel. They have their first game on the 12th I think.
Question: there was an article on FSW.com the other day about how the US squad is in trouble because so many teams that Americans play on abroad are heading down (or are already in a lower league). Fulham is a great example, where current US players Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson, and Boca play (not to mention McBride and Keller). It's looking pretty dire for them right now.
So the debate that came up in comments was whether these guys will get better experience playing at the bottom of the EPL, Serie A, etc. or in the second divisions Colaship, Serie B, etc. than they would get in MLS. Thoughts?
I don't get to watch enough footy all around to know how well the MLS compares, but my general feeling is that playing in the bottom of the top European domestic leagues or in the second divisions is definitely just as good, if not better than, MLS.