For any of you who may have run into my blog before, I am the founder of Addicted to Quack, SBN's Oregon Ducks blog. I'm crazy about the Ducks, and also go through a love/hate relationship with the Blazers and Mariners. I am a general sports nut, but I have to have that local connection to really get into it.
That said, I've never watched soccer. Couldn't care less about stuff happening in Europe. Never got into an MLS team because, well, we didn't have one. Now that we'll be playing really darn soon? I'm going to give it an honest shot and try my best ot get on board.
I have the feeling that there will be a lot of fans like me, folks who haven't watched a lot of soccer in the past, but want to get on board because its based in our community. What do I need to know about soccer? About MLS? Haven't watched much of the game other than a couple of World Cup games. I'm a blank canvas. Fill me in.