This past week brought some interesting reading across the soccer web.
Next, Jon Townsend, whom we recommend you follow on Twitter, offers up a reminiscence of playing soccer for the love of the game as a youth.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere, Can’t Pass, Can’t Play (nice title, eh?) offers up advice on how to discern skill and technique in a youth soccer player and/or team.
Moving on to the professional ranks, we can’t agree more with this article, #BuiltForMLS, about smaller clubs not rushing to snort the MLS pixie dust. Be careful what you wish for.
For our last link, here is an expert’s opinion on why MLS is really Minor League Soccer. MLS and Sports Capitalism argues that MLS won’t be “Major League” until it drops it’s current structure and allows capitalistic forces to operate.
And finally, regarding the MLS CBA brouhaha of the past week, we’ll just leave these here. We think you know our feelings.
MLS TV revenue raises 300% and players get a 7% cap raise. Good work players union.
— Two Daft Yanks (@TwoDaftYanks) March 5, 2015
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) March 5, 2015