Did fans like these in Seattle and players like Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller make this the best-ever MLS season (AP Photo)?
It was while watching the uninspiring Galaxy-Chivas USA game Sunday that I realised just how good much of the rest of this MLS season had been this year by comparison, especially games like the Seattle Sounders-San Jose Earthquakes contest I witnessed 24 hours earlier.
The 1996 Major league Soccer season will always stand out for me simply because it was the first and American fans had waited so long for the return of top flight soccer.
The attack-oriented 1998 Galaxy team will always retain a soft spot in my heart simply because many of the games were just so much fun to watch.
But the 2011 MLS season overall may have been the best yet, which is the case I make in today’s column.
Agree? Disagree? What do you think?