10 MLS Stars Who Would Not Look out of Place at a Big European Club

Despite surviving 19 seasons and enjoying a very successful 2014, Major League Soccer has a serious perception problem.

MLS points to surging ticket sales as an indicator that the league is flourishing and has bigger, better days ahead of it.

"Major League Soccer finished its 19th season with the highest attendance in league history," wrote Empire of Soccer's Ryan Brister. "The final average crowd of 19,149 marks the first time that MLS has cracked 19,000 fans per game for an entire season. It probably won’t be the last time."

All true. But as any professional sports franchise owner will tell you, television is where the real money is. And the popularity of MLS in person is not translating to television ratings.

"This season, an average of 141,000 viewers tuned in to MLS telecasts on its main channel, NBC Sports Network, a 26% increase over last season, though audiences were one-third larger than the overall average w...

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