MLS: Can the Colombian Connection Take MLS to the Next Level?

Speed, skill and style are all attributes of the beautiful game that are attractive to fans. Major League Soccer has been trying to find players with these attributes to improve the product on the field and grow the fanbase off it. Since the beginning of the league, teams have been looking for high-value talent with a shoe-string budget. Over the last few years, several teams have been striking gold in Colombia with the capture of young talent.

The influx of Colombian talent is nothing new to MLS. Carlos Valderrama and Juan Pablo Angel have both shown their skill in MLS, but both were well-known commodities before bringing their game to America. Valderrama may have had the most well-recognized hair in soccer history to go along with his all-world talent. Angel spent several years finding the back of the net across the Premier League before bringing his goal scoring touch to MLS. While both men brought a lot to MLS, it may be their brethren from their homeland that brings ML...

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