What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"When I was a kid growing up in New York, you could walk into Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden and buy a ticket and go see a game. They weren’t on television. The games were blacked out. Those leagues already had existed like 40 years. And we’re in Year 19. We’re way ahead of where the NBA was, Major League Baseball and the NFL. Way ahead of them. And nobody ever tells that story. And now we have much more competition than they would have had at the time. Our league is a fabulous story. We’ve been fighting the odds, greater odds than they ever fought."

--LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena on where MLS stands at the end of its 19th season in comparison to other American sports leagues after the same period of time. (SI.com)
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