Why Foreign Flavor Is Improving the Popularity of MLS

Major League Soccer recently released information proving it is North America’s most diverse professional sports league. 

Sixty-two nations are represented on the 19 teams that make up soccer’s top competition in Canada and the United States.

Since its inception, MLS has seen foreign stars grace its fields and draw in the attention of fans both abroad and domestic. 

In the early seasons it was South American playmakers like Carlos Valderrama and Marco Etcheverry who won the hearts of supporters with skillful grace and eloquence. It was difficult to determine what was more appealing about them, their unique hairstyles or brilliant ability on the ball. 

More recently foreign superstars like David Beckham (now at PSG) and Thierry Henry have made homes in the States and have done a fantastic job not only as players but as ambassadors of the game as well: bringing world-class résumés and skil...

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