One effect of that respect is the continued immigration of some of Europe's top players.
Tim Cahill is the latest addition to the list of former European club stars currently in the MLS and other players like Alessandro Nesta and Robbie Keane have joined the league as well.
These players will help the quality of the their teams and the league in general. Keane has already done a great job at the LA Galaxy, but they aren't the only ones to make a difference.
The lesser known—to the European fans—South American players like Freddy Montero have had a major impact on the league and their teams as well.
Last but not least are the usual American suspects with Landon Donovan topping the list and other North American stars like Dwayne De Rosario and Brek Shea continuing to be top players.
There is plenty of individual quality within the league and that has led to some great team play as well.