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Greg Lalas on MLS International Signings

As I have said before in the face of constant criticism, MLS had far superior international players in the early days of the league, than it has had in the past six or seven seasons. Greg Lalas of SI.com has a good column on MLS rolling the dice on new signings and correctly attributes the Lothar Matthaeus and Luis Hernandez misadventures for much of MLS’ reluctance to buy new international stars since 2000.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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One Response to Greg Lalas on MLS International Signings

  1. Sams Army says:

    Since you are such a anglophile Kartik, you should recognize the impact players like Ryan Nelson, Shaun Bartlett and Stern John made in England. All three were developed by MLS and none fit the criteria you seem need to apply to international signings.

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