SC Resident Crooner Extraordinaire
- Jul 23, 2013
For all MLS has done right, they negate it by playing a summer schedule, not adhereing to FIFA's calander, refusing to release some players to their national teams when they are called up, and playing during the World Cup with a quality of play equivalent to league 2/conference.
Regarding the FIFA calendar: while I would like to see them adjust and go along w/ FIFA, the problem is that you've got cities where it may be impossible to play Nov-Feb. Playing in the heat of the summer > playing in 5 degree weather and/or heavy snow in Chicago/NY/Colorado/Columbus. Makes it tough.
There has been talk that they will indeed switch over to a schedule closer to FIFA's though. As dumb as some think the MLS heads are, I think they're doing much more right than they are wrong. This league is still in its infancy, relatively speaking.