Major League Soccer: Looking Back at 17 Years of MLS

This league is just 17, if you know what I mean.

But before I proceed to give you my most vain attempt at serenading/inundating you with Beatles classics hither and thither, I want to take this time to look back at Major League Soccer. It has grown in leaps and bounds. While the talent is still developing and has a ways yet to go before it reaches the level of the best leagues in the world, it is a reputable league in its own right.

Last Friday marked the 17th anniversary of MLS's birth into the world. THe USA was several months away from successfully hosting association football's showcase event in the FIFA World Cup. In Las Vegas, a town that is known for dreaming big and bringing out the best in those who dream, a man by the name of Alan I. Rothenberg presented the framework for this league and unveiled its logo on Dec. 17.

I was only 9 years old when this came out. Up until then, all I was used to seeing was the Big Four of Major League Baseball, the National F...

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