We're Leeds United fans here at Through It All Together, no question there, but soccer is a global game and there's no harm in having other clubs to follow when things are rough in Yorkshire. Two of our staff members here at TIAT live in the States and have their respective teams in MLS: our editor Johnny Wakefield follows the Seattle Sounders, and writer John Horne follows D.C. United.
So do you have a team in Major League Soccer? The season starts this weekend, and SB Nation has put together the best MLS preview you'll find anywhere. (We recommend reading up on Seattle and DC, but NYCFC and LA Galaxy are other popular options.) Check it out here:
MLS. IS. BACK. Here's everything fans — old AND new — need to know for the upcoming season: https://t.co/1RDpuhhH3b pic.twitter.com/GINdEEDIKv— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 3, 2016
Some have argued that MLS is superior in quality to the English Championship, many have argued those people are insane, but that's not a debate we'll get into here. For now, know that the game between Liam Ridgewell's Portland Timbers and former Middlesbrough striker Kei Kamara's Columbus Crew kicks off the season on Sunday, March 7th. For anyone interested, John Horne and I (Johnny) will be participating in a Through It All Together MLS Fantasy league, and it's free to sign up, using the link here.
It might sound crazy, but TIAT has an MLS Fantasy League for you to join. Yeah. Free to join for anyone interested. https://t.co/Y5L2vS7BQT— Through It All (@ThruItAllLUFC) March 3, 2016
The league boasts quality players like Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey, Robbie Keane, and many more, including legends on their "retirement tour" of sorts, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, and Andrea Pirlo among many others. We think it's worth a watch over here in the US, at least after you're done with the English slate for the day.
Alright, that's all we'll say about MLS on Through It All Together, but if you're like us and can never get enough soccer in your life, there's always options outside of Leeds to supplement your craziness.