MLS Needs this Like it Needs the Return of Lothar Matthäus

The sight of one of its most exciting, skillful young players, Seattle winger Steve Zakuani, going off on a stretcher with two broken bones in his lower leg had to be dispiriting for MLS honchos on Friday.

When 2010 league MVP David Ferreira of FC Dallas suffered a similar fate the next day, it should have sent shivers up their spines.

There’s been a lot of talk this season about how “physical” MLS is, and that’s all well and good—as long as there are players like Zakuani and Ferreira around to provide a balancing dose of finesse and skill.

Now, there are two fewer of those types of players, and the league will suffer for it.

Read our column about the rugged, eventful Week 6 of MLS, right here.

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