I've been pondering the future of the league and in doing so find myself looking back to it's foundation, about which I'll readily admit, I know very little. I understand the link to WC94 and a promise to FIFA but my knowledge grows sketchy after that. In any case "Major League Soccer": who came up with this one and was it indeed, as it sounds, conceived as a lame attempt to lure confused or bored Baseball fans from their Pinstripes? I'm as American as they come but have always thought the attempt to "Americanize" (East and West Conferences, Overtime, the old "shoot-outs") the worlds greatest game was ill-advised. I've always thought Soccer fans were pretty monogamous. So that's my question or perhaps the first of many: Do any of you Metro-freaks devote anywhere near as much energy (or any at all) to any other sport?