I am shocked by this years start of the MLS season. I have watched some very entertaining matches and some quality on both offense and defense. The New York Redbulls vs DC United game was a fantastic game and incredible atmosphere. The Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy game was also both incredible on and off the field. I don't remember MLS coming out the gates so strongly in a long time from the very start of the season. Many of these games have been played at a playoff pace, in other words, I didn't think these games were played without urgency at all. There were flying tackles, hard fouls, full blown sprints for loose balls, people fighting hard on the field, and the crowds have loved it. This just makes me think even more that MLS has turned the corner for the better. Corporate sponsorship like never before, new ownership, tv deal, a rise in talent level, big company and player interest in the league with actual quotes. I'm loving this season, it was probably the biggest turn around off the field I've ever seen and all the positive changes are reflecting on the field. Great time to be an MLS fan.