Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Catching up with Major League Soccer

Welcome back, MLS fans. Major League Soccer is hoping there are a lot more of you now, after the soccer buzz provided by the World Cup. And for long time supporters, those new to the game, and those in between, America's league is confident it has something to offer you this summer.

MLS forgives you if your soccer attention has been elsewhere for the last month. In case you didn't notice -- and who could blame you, with the games in Africa taking up all the column space? -- the league shut down for the group stages this year. The strategy this time around, rather than going head-to-head with the world's biggest sporting event, is to take the momentum built by the World Cup and run with it.

There are plenty of storylines on tap for the second half of the season to hold attention, enough to keep longtime fans entertained while captivating some new ones. Here are a few to follow as MLS heats back up post-World Cup:

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