Stretch-run storylines

August 7, 2003
By Marc Connolly
The two biggest storylines in the first half of the 2003 Major League Soccer campaign did not include the Man United signing of Timmy Howard, the play of Kansas City's forty-something left-footed maestro, Bob Bradley's hotshot rookies or the sudden ousting from the league's throne that Los Angeles experienced.

Those have all been memorable parts of the league's eighth season, but none affected the standings and overall run of play than the two international tournaments -- the Confederation's ...

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