When league champions clash

July 27, 2005
By Frank Dell'Apa
When D.C. United was regularly reaching the MLS Cup final in the early years of the league, the system began working against the team. United's roster was defused by the MLS salary cap and the team was soon dethroned, a potential dynasty burned out almost before it could get started.

Quite the opposite is happening at Chelsea FC. The Blues' preseason tour of the U.S. indicates they are going from strength to strength. Coach Jose Mourinho used 23 players in Chelsea's 1-0 win over ...

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