The MLS is still going through an awkward growing phase in the USA and is yet to inspire significant numbers at the stadium or on the TV.
But a number of ambitious recruitment projects have given hope to the few soccer fans in North America.
David Beckham worked wonders at L.A Galaxy while Thierry Henry still enjoys star status at New York Red Bulls.
Jermain Defoe has recently signed for the FC Toronto, representing another signal that the league is growing.
Entertainment value is also rife, with 1.3 goals a game on average and a vastly competitive, yet overly complicated, league system.
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