The MLS Rumors site (I know some of you all hate it, but bear with me)...has an interesting set of posts (here, here and here) on the influence of punk rock on fan culture in MLS. The blog pointed me to this interesting blog post by Brian Strauss about the German club St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2 and how they promote themselves as anti-establishment. Here is the money quote from his post: His prescription for MLS: What does the Big Soccer digerati think of this idea of presenting soccer as counter culture? Can MLS be the CBGB's of sport in North America? Can it be counter culture and kid friendly at the same time?