Such is the state of soccer in America that it's practically impossible to write an article about any single match without talking about the State of Soccer in America. Even the Major League Soccer playoff semifinal game between the MetroStars and Chicago at the Meadowlands on Saturday—a ripping, gripping contest won by the Metros, 2-0—has to fall under this rubric. No one would dare talk about the Yankees this way—say that because the Bombers are on a horrible losing streak it's bad for baseball and in fact, if it goes on much longer the American League might have to fold. That... More >>>