Hi lads. Went to my first MLS game yesterday--used to watch football every week growing up in London (hence the name--go Crystal Palace USA!) but in 15 years of living in the States I've been to just one soccer game (perhaps it was because it was that US 2 England 0 game in Foxborough back in the early 90s!) Anyway I thought I'd give my views on the game. I was very low down behind the goal, so I wasn't really able to read the game veyr well, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw--five goals, Galaxy hit the woodwork twice, some nice passing moves. I though nos. 10 and 77 (!) stood out for Salt Lake, while that no. 18 of yours who laid on the third goal looked useful. I thought Cobi looked long gone, to be honest. Great stadium, though I wish there had been more noise. Still these things take time--you have to develop a lifelong relationship to a team so that you live and die with every game--and it was no worse than the Dodgers game I went to last year. Would have been interesting to sit with the fans in the corner, who sang throughout the game--credit to them. I think the future for MLS looks pretty bright based on what I saw--there's some real talent there, and I thought the standard was as high as the English Championship, without the kick and rush stuff (though also without some of the passion). The problem, as far as I can see it, is with the lack of media coverage, The LA Times did no preview and published a cursory report--the one on the Galaxy home page was far better. If 19000 people turn up every week, and if Beckham does come (which i think he will) then the LA media really are letting down a community by not covering the game in more depth.