www.bugmenot.com for login password http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/10176732.htm The Great Divide http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/soccer/stories/111404dnspomls.a44bc.html MLS making headways but craves next level In fact, if the league has a nemesis as its ninth season closes, Garber says it is time and what he calls "cultural resistance." The average attendance of 15,559, for instance, has increased 4 percent from last year. Yet that represents a modest pace of ascent that sometimes frustrates hard-core fans that wish to see the league climb faster. Hence the battle against time. The skirmishes in "cultural resistance" are slightly more complicated. "To get to next level, the first thing we need to do is break through to more of those soccer-interested people who are engaged in the game in this country ... and convince them the MLS team in their town is worthy of their support," Garber said. Too many potential customers enjoy soccer but stay immersed in their own soccer universe. Be it a fondness for the English Premier League, the Mexican league or their own local youth setup, they dismiss or minimize MLS. "That process is long and hard and slow," Garber said, "but we get a little further along every year." Garber, how about showing the author of the Kansas City article the DC-NE game last week?