Soccer in America: Is the MLS More International Now Than Ever Before?

The quality of play in Major League Soccer is improving every single season. I don't think that there are very many people that would argue the contrary.

Players are developing in the MLS and more and more quality talents are being imported into the league.

It's difficult to quantify just where the MLS would stand in the hierarchy of other countries. For example, if EA Sports' FIFA video game franchise is to be believed, then the average MLS team would probably be playing in England's Championship division.

Commissioner Don Garber has stated many times that he wants the MLS to be one of the top leagues in the world by the year 2022.

An ambitious goal indeed, yet as we approach the self-imposed deadline, the likelihood of achieving that goal seems more and more likely.

When we examine player quality in the MLS, we are blinded by big names like David Beckham and Thierry Henry.

There is no question that Beckham'...

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