Monday, 24 January 2011


Welcome to MLS Blighty: the first UK-based blog about the MLS the internet has seen!

That might come as a surprise to you, as it definitely did to me.

Despite the fact that some of Europe's finest footballers have graced the competition (no John Rooney, that definitely does not include you), such little is known about the league on this side of the Atlantic.

The common assumption is that the MLS is effectively a lucrative retirement home for Europe's has-beens, looking to wind down their career playing low-paced football all to the tune of a ridiculous wage.

I think this is an unfair assumption, and the USA's performance at the 2010 World Cup proves that there's more to their domestic league than bonkers team names and a sprinkling of vintage talent.

With Bob Bradley, the national team manager, being linked with a number of top English jobs in the summer, it's obvious that people are starting to take US football seriously, as popularity for the sport in North America continues to grow.

This blog is a British-flavoured view of MLS happenings, for footy fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Enjoy.

Philip Wright-Lewis

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