Champions League debacle hurts image of MLS

September 3, 2008
Dell'ApaBy Frank Dell'Apa, Special to ESPNsoccernet
(Archive)
MLS really has to figure this one out.

How can two of the league's best teams be knocked out of the CONCACAF Champions League by what are essentially a group of semiprofessionals from countries with a combined population less than that of Massachusetts?

The demise of Chivas USA (a 3-1 aggregate loser to Tauro FC of Panama) and the New England Revolution (a 6-1 elimination by Joe Public FC of Trinidad & Tobago) is not good for the credibility of MLS. There are many explanations ...

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