The 2018 World Cup has already had a significant impact in sparking existential debates about a country's football identity. Why were so many traditional World Cup stalwarts struggling to qualify this time around?
Marcelino's side adds another wrinkle to the style and personality of the league alongside the big three of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atleti.
Rumors of Marcelo Gallardo's future mimic the conundrum of Argentine talent developed domestically then exported to Europe in their prime.
On Walter Sabatini and Luciano Spalletti finding stability by getting the lower profile signings right.
Jesse Marsch is in the middle of proving something even more impactful than a national team position: that a modern approach centered around youth, pressing and directness can translate into tangible results in the MLS.