MLS talent on display against Guatemala

September 8, 2005
By Jeff Carlisle
Earlier this summer, much was made of the visits by European clubs like AC Milan and Chelsea. The conventional wisdom was that friendlies between these teams against MLS teams would be a gauge of the American league's progress. The same was said for the MLS Select Team that went to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to play Real Madrid. "This will show we belong," seemed to be the prevailing sentiment among some of the soccer cultists in this country.

The reality is that those games meant ...

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