There always is alot of mixed reaction to the importance of the Concacaf Champions League and MLS and to be fair this competition and it’s importance I don’t believe has been built up and educated to the general MLS fan.
Would love to see real regional coverage of this tournament with more local influence and education.
Most will point to winning the league as the most important trophy and it is hard to argue that point. Still, repeatedly not winning this tournament does not reflect well on MLS no matter how you condition or position it.
Yes this is not the European Champions League in so many ways but the fact is it is a road that provides the opportunity for an MLS team to get to the World Club Championship and get matched up with the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Fact is we don’t ever want with MLS to restrict our vision to only what is between our borders. The tournament provides challenges, needs to be more lucrative and needs to reward player, team and club success even more.
I for one am tired of Mexican clubs dominating this tournament and getting the right to represent the region. Results against foreign clubs is important for the maturity of MLS, credibility and growth.
Sample a few tweets that I have received on the subject of the importance of CCL:
@chesgovia CCL success very important gives club international exposure, makes bringing better players easier.
@gabe1234 Important to me because I want to show that MLS can compete with other top leagues.
@dwyercd Most important because it is our continental tournament.
@redOrangeKenny I don’t think it gets enough value. There is alot to be said about being champion of a continent.
@DeMeo;10 Only if and when the Timbers get there.
@kolbygabbert Very. I prefer watching MLS teams beat teams from other leagues over regular MLS matches.
@chezlefevre Is important for MLS to dominate in the long term and build style and reputation locally.
@revenant18 Only shot to have US clubs play South American, European heavyweights with something on the line. Priceless, sends message to Euro fans
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