Standard of play in MLS higher than one thinks

July 17, 2007
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
The Beckham Effect has spurred renewed interest in a classic domestic soccer argument, a fluid debate that spills out in footie-friendly pubs across a land with a growing awareness of the sport, thanks to Becks:

Where does Major League Soccer stand in relation to the other world leagues? What is the quality when held next to global standard-bearers?

Would an average MLS side ...

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