Why Soccer Isn’t Hockey

Actually, I’ve never been to an ice hockey game, so I’m not making the comparison myself. But in a feature for Canada’s CBC, a soccer-neophyte reporter is blown away on a visit to BMO Field to watch Toronto FC in the supporters’ section.

Whilst fans of rival MLS teams who have been supporting their team avidly for over a decade might quibble with the reporter’s opening statement about TFC’s fans reputation as the best in the league, there’s no doubt they’ve made a big impact in their first year, as we’ve reported here before.

This is the kind of publicity that will do MLS more good in the long-term than a million shots of David Beckham and Tom Cruise on ESPN.

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