In theory, this year's campaign should be the most interesting season of American soccer offered up since the heyday of the New York Cosmos. In reality, MLS is still a second-tier product, full of dull play and even less compelling players, with a top-down league ownership structure that neuters real competition and an obnoxious, proselytizing hardcore fanbase. All of this makes the idea of following the league just as offensive as it's always been.
Billy Haisley's harsh-but-fair summary of the state of Major League Soccer is a giant bummer. I guess the upside is there's a lot of room for improvement here.