http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21319807 Lot of stuff in this article regarding worldwide match-fixing, including UEFA Champions League games, European Championship and World Cup qualifiers, and top flight games in leagues like the Bundesliga. Just recently, the Canadian Soccer League was found to have a match-fixing problem. Match-fixing is a major problem within soccer, and it's not going away. The worst part is that it's not being fixed so teams can win and place top of the table. It's being fixed by gamblers so they can wager on the games to turn a profit. The beautiful game is being turned into glorified jai alai. MLS, to me, seems like the last legit league on the planet. With matches being fixed all over the globe, you never hear about the involvement of MLS or the US in match-fixing. I fear, though, that won't last forever. Match-fixing for gambling purposes is touching every league on the planet, and it's a LOT easier to go after guys who don't make that much money. One thing that I think may help MLS though is that players don't go without a paycheck. Even in top flight leagues like Italy's Serie A, players sometimes don't get paid or don't get paid on time. Matches involving bottom of the table teams are ripe for fixing, and have been for the last few years. Serie B and the Italian lower leagues are basically breeding grounds for fixing because wages are low, players often miss paychecks, and no one really watches the games, so it's incredibly easy to fix. I fear for MLS in this regard because MLS is my last bastion of hope for uncorrupted professional soccer. I know that everyone likes to rag on AEG and multiple ownership and things like that, but this league has never been suspected of fixing matches for the purposes of gambling. So my questions are these: If an MLS match is implicated for fixing, how would that change your view of the league overall? Would you still follow it in the same way? What if it was your team that was implicated? Would that affect your love for the club? Would it affect whether you went to games or purchased merchandise? Would a match-fixing scandal within MLS damage MLS in such a way that it is viewed differently by the non-soccer-viewing public? Would a match-fixing scandal within MLS destroy the league as a whole? While we've had point shaving scandals in basketball, and the potential corruption of the NBA, that sport is rooted in America, much like soccer is in places like Italy where match-fixing won't kill the sport. Could that happen in America? I have lost faith in all other leagues to be on the up and up. I still love Serie A, and watch it constantly, but I also know that it's not honest or real, and that it's akin to watching horse racing. I've seen Serie A matches this year that I believe were fixed, and have even reported the matches to the FIGC (Italian Football Federation), but, as always, nothing will ever be done. I don't want this problem to ever enter MLS. If it does, it will dramatically change the way I watch the league, consume it, and I fear that the league as whole could be damaged permanently.