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For the MLS to escape eternal damnation, Garber will have to begin by preaching unity and solidarity. "It's not the soccer world versus the MLS; it's all of us against the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and everybody else trying to make a viable sports business," Garber explains. "And we need to unite the objective of growing pro soccer against all the competition that we have.
"We are not going to be as successful as we could be if we continue to fight among ourselves over who is a soccer person and who isn't a soccer person."
In the meantime, Lalas advises, "Have a little patience."
It's a virtue, after all. Can I get an amen?