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Parity is a problem for MLS

Updated: February 3, 2011, 3:58 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

It's an age-old discussion. Do you prefer a league dominated by a few great teams or one taken up entirely by the middle classes? Oligopoly or perfect competition? Parity or lopsidedness?

It's also a topical discussion. On the one hand, La Liga continues to be a two-team race, if that, with Barcelona and Real Madrid. In Portugal, FC Porto will probably win the title this season, making it the 75th time in the league's 77 year existence that either Porto, Sporting Lisbon ...

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