Major League Soccer Acting American, and It Makes No Sense

Major League Soccer continues to show signs of American isolationism.

I thought we left that back in the 1800s?

The league, in its 16th season, is at its highest point of popularity ever and is continuously expanding into new markets, with Seattle, Philadelphia, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal and New York all having introduced or began to prepare to introduce a new club since 2009.

As more cities become interested in joining the growing phenomenon, MLS has made a statement that truly irritates me.

Mark Abbott, the president of Major League Soccer, defiantly stated that the league has no intentions of exploring a promotion/relegation system.

"I don't see that in the future, certainly in any reasonable future for us," he said.

The American top flight has no desire to join with the rest of the world, where in most countries teams are set into single tables with the bottom three teams being relegated to the next lowest ...

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