Part of the fantastic opportunity we have in MLS is to take the best of soccer's traditions from around the world and add our own American spin. Not necessarily the "innovations" attempted in the beginning, such as a clock running down to 0:00 or shootouts to eliminate draws, but smaller changes, additions to fan culture. The league can emulate what works in other sports, make this new game more accessible to newcomers without alienating longtime fans.
Like bobble heads. This appeared on eBay today:
I don't know if it's a promotional giveaway leaked early or a new merchandise item yet to hit stores - eBay has been a good source for both - but in either case, this is an Americanization I can get behind.