Here are the three other top stories from MLS's first half
?Who needs Preki?
Thanks to a stingy defense, the Kansas City Wizards had the league's top winning percentage (.605) without the reigning MVP, who's set to return from a left ankle injury this month.
At 17, MetroStars midfielder Eddie Gaven was an All-Star starter after racking up four goals and six assists for the Eastern Conference leaders.
?Building for the future.
MLS announced two expansion teams for 2005 (in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City). Soccer-specific stadiums are planned for the Dallas Burn (to be up and running by 2005), Chicago Fire ('06), MetroStars ('06) and Colorado Rapids ('07).