Originally Posted by reds1869
The MLS isn't on the same level as the English, German, Italian, and Spanish (sorry I didn't call them by the right name). Granted most of the top leagues are top heavy with a few great teams and the rest of them average.
One thing I have noticed in watching EPL as well as Champions League is the quality of first touches and passing. When you watch some of the fringe guys trying to make the USMNT, guys who are some of the best in the MLS, their first touches are pretty abysmal. Even if your a second tier EPL team, when your playing a Man U or Chelsea, your first touches have to be good, your passes have to be accurate, you have to be technically sound or your going to get beat by 5 goals.
The biggest thing I have found is in the MLS you can be sloppy and get away with it.