I have been a soccer fan my entire life. I have never been an MLS fan.
Yea I'll climb out of bed at 5 am to watch Newcastle play, but I won't even click over on a Galaxy game at 6 pm when the only thing on is Wheel of Fortune.
The MLS has so many inherent problems that it's hard to make an article narrowing it down to just five. It never has, and never will compete with the major leagues of Europe.
There are some pretty simple reasons why, yet the brain-trust in charge of the MLS has made the beautiful game look more like a glorified game of kick-and-chase in the United States.
It's sad, because the well of soccer fans is here, but for quality, we look elsewhere.