Was just watching the MLS playoffs tonight (NYCFC vs. Columbus).
I don't really follow the MLS (mostly follow La Liga and the EPL currently).
Anyhow - just stopped by to say that I couldn't believe the quality of play (or lack thereof) in the MLS.
It was actually quite shocking to me just how very poor the quality of play was. I had heard that things had really improved in the US... it was just very disappointing.
If I were the coach on the US team, I would try to get every single American player to play in Europe.
The quality of play in the MLS is garbage IMO...
The biggest variables that were very noticeable were:
- quality of touch (guys don't seem to have touch)
- dribbling - guys lose the ball every time they try to make a dribble
- structure - it seems as though the coaching is lacking in a big way... you don't seem to see much in the way of tactical posturing.