This is a must-read piece for MLS fans of all stripes; from Soccertimes: http://www.soccertimes.com/wagman/2002/aug09.htm What made this match particularly interesting was that it was likely the first shot in what is starting to look like a bitter battle between soccer promoters in the United States, a skirmish that will be fought out in stadiums and in the courts. The outcome could hugely affect MLS, and could even determine how soccer at the professional level is managed here and around the world. ..After the match, Zoffinger took a couple of shots at MLS. "I am overwhelmed by the response to this game," (Fred note: 70,000 people paid $35-75) he said. "It clearly shows what can happen if the game of soccer is marketed correctly. We have offered to help the MetroStars in their marketing. We don't have a dispute with the MetroStars. We believe that this will help their product."