Yet another outlet has been somehow convinced to pay Frank Deford for yet another tired, often exaggerated (if not downright incorrect) soccer whine, this time with the duh-worthy supposed bombshell that MLS is not the greatest league in the world already.
Maybe someone should go ask him how strong the NFL looked in 1940. Sneak preview: Having been reduced to 10 teams early in the decade, it drew over a million total fans - or 50% shy of the NHL total that year, and 1/6th of the 2014 sum for all of MLS - for just the second time ever.
Reality: In its teens, Major League Soccer managed to grow admirably during a historic recession. And, ummm, it has several fantasy games. I could pick it apart grump-by-grump, but that would just mean it mattered.
Pull your head out, NPR. You could pay a lot less for an opinion that means something.
- Greg Seltzer