Futbolito a sold-out success

the most competitive division -- took home $2,000, while the runners-up pocketed $1,000.

The program, which started early in the 2003 MLS season and is sponsored by Panasonic and RadioShack, has quickly become a popular property for the league. Nearly 90 percent of participants rated their experience as "excellent" or "very good" when surveyed.

Jason Halpin is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.