Last night the fans walked away with a win, but it wasn’t good soccer. The Red Bulls continue to draw attention to their defensive gaps. The reputations of Jamison Olave and Armando, who was substituted on after Ibrahim Sekagya was red carded for handling the ball in a chain of events that led to Philadelphia halving the Red Bull lead on a penalty kick, make them easy targets. Passes too far ahead of intended targets, or just behind don’t serve the team trying to pick itself up and truly enter the season with a win. Poll results like the one conducted by Reuters point up an imprecision in thinking. We can dream of a beautiful game on the pitch, but until it happens, it is just a dream. We can look at a league’s expansion and growth to new markets with excitement. This poll and the thin crowd shows that it might be as baseless as that dream.