MLS Wrap-Up: 10 Things We Learned from Regular Season Week 1

Week 1 of the 2012 MLS season is (mostly) in the books. While not exactly chock full of surprises, the first slate of games gave us a tangible set of results to judge how the first part of the season might go.

Despite the hype and anticipation ahead of First Kick, it takes awhile for MLS clubs to fully get into the swing of things. New players in new systems rarely head into the campaign flying. Teams moving into the season without massive changes from 2011 should have an advantage, but still have to find their feet. 

That means the soccer we saw was a far cry from the best the league will offer this year (hopefully).

But uneven play can still produce moments of excitement. There were a few of those.

Some of what we thought we knew before games kicked off is still true, while some suddenly deserve a reassessment. So what did we learn?

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