Watched NY Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew opener... gotta say, I'm much more interested in the MLS this season, esp. with Beckham and Reyna joining the league. Reyna has lost a step or two, but his class was clear on the field for the Red Bulls. The slower pace of MLS v. EPL should be a huge boon to Reyna--and Beckham as well--in prolonging their careers.

Heard Reyna will make 1 million per season with the Red Bulls. Not bad!!

Blanco to Chicago Fire as well in July.

I really like this Beckham rule. Raising the star power--stars who can STILL PLAY, mind you--of the MLS will be an important component of not only raising the overall level of play--which is undeniably rising all the time--but garnering new fans and greater interest from the American populace.