Where did the MLS season go?

October 23, 2003
By Marc Connolly
Just five minutes ago we were all picking the L.A. Galaxy to steamroll through the schedule and have a playoff berth wrapped up by July 4, while saying that clubs such as the Chicago Fire and the MetroStars would struggle in "rebuilding" years under new head coaches.

Now we're left shaking our heads as the eighth season of Major League Soccer comes to a close on Saturday with the playoffs starting next weekend.

What exactly happened this year? Good question.

Taylor ...

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