New World v. Old World: The MLS All-Star Game’s Significance

Think back to when you were 15 years old. You had already lived a good chunk of life and were somewhat established as a person. Yet, you also had not finished your development and probably not known where you were going to end up. Tonight is the 15th All-Star Game in MLS history. And from it, we can learn a lot about where the MLS came from, what it is, and maybe a little about where it is going. The premier American soccer league is strikingly cosmopolitan. Twelve of the 25 members of the All-Star team are from outside the United States. Still, the structure of the league is very American. The All-Star game is an American invention. The success of the All-Star team against Premier League competition is a testament to the quality of the league. And players such Jaime Moreno as well as buildings such as the future Houston Dynamo stadium reveal the stability of Major League Soccer.Begin Slideshow


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