You can count the number of team logos that have stayed largely in tact to today on one hand from this MLS promo poster 17 years ago.
13 years ago today the first soccer-specific-stadium in MLS opened, Crew Stadium in Columbus. Funded by Lamar Hunt, the stadium was built in a little over a year and a crowd of 24,741 attended the inaugural game. Its pictured above from 1999. Now showing its age and rarely filled to the brim any longer, it remains a historic landmark in the American game.
Frankie Hejduk retired today, joining the Columbus Crew front office as a “brand ambassador”. Here he is scoring a goal in the 2008 MLS Cup from a simply magnificent pass by Guillermo Barros Schelotto.