I'm a bit late to the MLS scene. I've been longing for competitive soccer to come to the USA for a long time now, and at first I was a little wary of the MLS. BUt I'm a convert--after watching some the games in Portland, Seattle, and company, I realized that there isn't only a fantastics market here, there's also a highly-motivated fanbase that's desperate to love our awesome sport. I fell in love with the MLS partly out of pride that my country had produced some fantastic soccer fans, and partly because I got to witness and speak to these people first hand.
All of this history feeds into what I'm about to tell you: MLS author Simon Borg made some incredibly sexist comments on a soccer podcast. He disparaged female MLS fans, belittled women generally, and embodied the classic arrogance and sexism of the sporting establishment. It was disgusting.
MLS, and sports in general, shouldn't accept this. Sports are not the unique domain of men, no matter how much some people want them to be. Women should not be patronized, or criticized because of some misogynistic notion that being a passionate fan is only acceptable if you're a man. Or that being passionate somehow makes women less desirable as partners for males (or that anyone freaking cares about that).
So, take this time to inform yourself about this--read this awesome article from Alicia over at SBNation's ChivasUSA blog The Goat Parade. And don't stand for this kind of thing when you see it, either.