Major League Soccer History Patch

pollard7545

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MLS 1997 Preview featuring Dallas Burn vs New York Metrostars
[Kits by TonyKroos][Adboards by Socaltexan]

MLS 1997 Preview featuring Kansas City Wizards vs Dallas Burn
[Kits by TonyKroos][Adboards by Socaltexan]
 

pollard7545

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MLS 1997 Preview featuring Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Clash
[Kits by TonyKroos][Adboards by Socaltexan]
MLS 1997 Patch will be ready soon....
 
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pollard7545

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1997 Major League Soccer History and Patch release.
Major League Soccer looked to consolidate its position after a debut season that exceeded all expectations. The league expanded marketing budgets, and the salary cap was increased from $1.19 million per team to $1.3 million. Teams were allowed to add a fifth allocated foreigner to their rosters, and a significantly larger number of games were scheduled on weekends, which drew better than weekday matches. Recognizing the league's successful launch, the Sports Business Daily named Major League Soccer its 1996 Sports Industrialist of the Year. Responding to fan complaints, the league changed Kansas City's nickname from the Wiz to the Wizards, and redesigned the uniforms for seven of the ten teams to more traditional designs. The league also established a point system to give weight for yellow cards depending on the severity of the infraction. Finally, with the merger of the A-League into the USISL, MLS was able to strengthen its farm system by establishing relationships with the six surviving A-League teams, and benefit from their stronger team infrastructure. MLS also announced it would expand to Chicago and Miami for the 1998 season.
Here's the patch for MLS 1997:
 
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pollard7545

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Both 1996 and 1997 MLS version 2 patches are ready. Overwrite all previous files and enjoy! Thanks again to Tony Kroos for his excellent kits!
 

pollard7545

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MLS 1998 is done!
Many thanks to TonyKroos for his great kits!
Also big thank you to Socaltexan for his excellent adboards!
And big thank you to ACICOG for supplying faces for many of the MLS players appearing in these early seasons!!!

Major League Soccer added its first expansion teams in 1998, with the debut of the Chicago Fire and the Miami Fusion. Both cities had seen considerable success in the NASL, and Chicago was the third largest metropolitan area in the US, with a long history of soccer extending back to the beginning of the century. Several other major new developments marked the league's consolidation and growth. The television package was restructured to provide better payment terms to MLS. No longer would MLS be buying time on ESPN and ESPN2, but was getting modest rights fees, and ABC began broadcasting regular season games for the first time.

Now on to MLS 1999!
 

socaltexan

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Just wanted to post and say I've really enjoyed and appreciated all the work that's been done in this thread, and hopefully there's much more to look forward to.

If it's helpful, I previously created player databases for the 2001-2005 MLS seasons for personal use.
 

socaltexan

Club Supporter
Here's a 2001 player database I created a couple of years ago. Most players are converted from 01-02 Champ Manager. Some I had to create myself. Sorry I don't have team links, but I listed names so it shouldn't be too impossible to sort out.

I've been thinking about going back and tweaking it a bit with some better creation/conversion methods than I originally used but haven't gotten to it yet.

I also have 2002-2005 player databases that I'll share once I get a chance to clean them up.
 

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