An Open Letter to Sepp Blatter Concerning the MLS and Football in America

Dear Mr. Blatter:

It is hoped that you will read this open letter, as the reason for my letter is due to some comments you made on New Year's Eve about the MLS and World Football in America.

In an interview with world TV station Al Jazeera, you ended 2012 by criticizing Major League Soccer (MLS) and United States Soccer in general. You said that football has not left an impact on America in spite of the 1994 World Cup.

While respecting you and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), criticism of the MLS and football in the USA is unwarranted.

The reasons are many, but the following will suffice.


Cascadia Cup

Before talking about the Cascadia Cup, the definition of Cascadia is in order. Cascadia is the region which includes British Columbia (Canada), Washington State (USA) and Oregon (USA).

The Cascadia Cup includes the Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and V...

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