U.S. Soccer: 7 Reasons American Players Should Not Stay and Play in MLS

I have watched about 15 minutes of MLS soccer in my entire life. I have watched about 15 million minutes of European soccer.

As Americans, we enjoy watching the best athletes in any given sport compete on the biggest stages possible. We love seeing Albert Pujols hit the 450-foot homer, Peyton Manning floating in the perfect pass. In soccer lingo, that would be equivalent to watching Cristiano Ronaldo whipping in the perfect free kick or Lionel Messi using his magic feet to fly by five defenders before scoring.

Believe it or not, when it comes to soccer, the best players do not reside in the United States. And Americans do not grace the list of the best players in the world either.

A debate has risen regarding Major League Soccer and its position as one of the more inferior leagues in the developed world. While the United States has done an excellent job of developing players (by their standards), its professional league has not grown at the same rate.

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