MLS OFFSEASON

End of reserve league is a step back for MLS

January 5, 2009
DyerBy Kristian Dyer
(Archive)
Of all the news to come out of MLS during the offseason, the biggest story went largely ignored -- the dissolution of the reserve league. Yes, while all eyes were focused on Columbus capping one of the most fantastic finishes in league history, the demise of the reserve league is perhaps the most damaging news to hit MLS in a long time.

Go ahead and mock the reserve league. Sure, undermanned teams start goalkeepers as forwards, a television analyst might be called on to fill out a starting ...

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