Gazidis departure a blow to MLS

November 28, 2008
GalarcepBy Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
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Major League Soccer has seen its share of key players leave the league for greener pastures in Europe through the years, but it had never lost a top executive to Europe until now. The departure of MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis to become CEO of Arsenal is a landmark moment for the league, but it may be a while before we see just what impact Gazidis' departure will have on MLS.

While commissioner Don Garber gets plenty of credit for overseeing the growth of MLS during his nine years ...

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