What's the difference in perspective? How does it affect how one sees things - a fan who slavishly watched Wynalda strike the first goal in MLS' history v. someone - like me - who watched his first complete MLS game in entirety in the fall of '99, DC's 3rd game semifinal 4-0 victory over Columbus (I think it was 4-0; Marco dominated; John fell on his face)? Before that, I probably had watched one game combined/total over four years. I mean, I've never heard of Jean Harbor, much less knew that he led the Rapids in goals with 11 (with 4 assists) in 1996. I never saw a Shootout. Replays of a few shootout plays? Yes. An actual shootout from beginning to end. No. Must have been strange as hell for even remotely traditional soccer fans. How does that cloud my perception of the league? I never saw Frank Yallop actually play (for the Mutiny was it?). I never saw Valderrama when he could still - well, sort of - run. I never saw Lassiter or Diaz Arce when they were decent. And was Donadoni still pretty good when he played for the Metros? Was Campos anything other than a clown act? I can't imagine 17,000 plus average crowds. (Well, I can, but only after a cup of coffee.) I only know contraction, not expansion. I never saw Bruce coach a DC United game. What other differences are there between the "old-timers" and the "newbies"? Just wondering if anyone else has any thoughts.