Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Europeans just don't understand the difference in climate between North America and Europe. Much of Europe has milder winters because the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the Mediterranean tend to keep the air from getting too cold, even though many European cities are further north than much of the MLS cities (Vancouver is slightly further north of Paris, France). Plus, Spring comes earlier because hot winds from the Sahara warm things up in late February and March. Meanwhile, the Northern United States and Canada, having no bodies of warm water to mitigate cold arctic air in the winter, have weather similar to Scandinavia and Russia. I would love for Sepp Blatter to spend a winter in Chicago. If he did, I don't think he'd ever complain about the MLS having a summer schedule.
Exactly. There's a reason why we play soccer in the warmer months on this continent. We didn't come up with that idea by accident.