Posted: April 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


In early MLS days, some of the “rivalries” seemed a little ginned up. They were a little more marketing sizzle, a little less truly acrimonious steak.

But these things do find their own level, and most of the rivalries in MLS now rise above mere salesmanship. Even the new ones.

This is the first “rivalry weekend,” such that it is. The schedule shows Real Salt Lake meeting Colorado, Toronto’s first-ever MLS dust-up with expansion Montreal and Seattle meeting D.C. United.

The first two are all about geography, of course.  The two sides out in the Western wilderness, Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids, didn’t need long to spin the wheel of rancor. Eric Gorski from the Denver Post has some of the history.

A rivalry between Montreal and Toronto? That’s hockey, right?

Yes, but it’s apparently so big in hockey that it’s spilling over in some kind of…

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