David Beckham's beginning with the L.A. Galaxy had plenty of hitches, and led to a lot of chaos.
Robert Mora/Getty Images
MLS had to defend the validity of its champion. That's never a good place for a league to be in and like many of the struggles pro soccer has endured, it had nobody else to blame.
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.