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Old 05-06-2018, 08:55 AM
 
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The MLS or a New League here for that matter, needs to have Demotion , Promotion and Teams need to be tiered from youth to adults to become part of the Worldwide system that 99% of the World's National Federation subscribe to thru FIFA.

Unfortunately the USA uses for ALL Their SPORTS Pro Leagues a system that actually encourages the LOSERS to do just that in order to have access to the best College Players in whatever Sport Discipline that might be..

The Day Soccer/Football in the USA changes their path to the FIFA Standards, we could be Numero Uno in The World in a very fast time.
MLS clubs don't care much about college soccer players.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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Me neither, that IS why LOWER TIER LEAGUES need to be implemented !!!
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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In other words, stop running the MLS like the other American sport leagues. There should be no more than 25 yet here they go trying to put up to near 30. I think that is a mistake. All other top leagues have no more than 20ish teams for a reason.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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MLS doesnt care, so long as someone is willing to throw a few hundred million at them there will be a spot in MLS for them.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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In other words, stop running the MLS like the other American sport leagues. There should be no more than 25 yet here they go trying to put up to near 30. I think that is a mistake. All other top leagues have no more than 20ish teams for a reason.
I certainly agree with this. Too many teams = diluted talent.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I certainly agree with this. Too many teams = diluted talent.
^I said the same thing in multiple expansion threads and people argued that that wasn't the case. The pool of good players is pretty poor in the US, so they continue to dilute it so we just get poor players from Europe and South America to fill the gap. Its a ridiculous thing to do. Nothing MLS does is to advance football in the US, its all about the almighty dollar.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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MLS is not on par with Liga MX. In fact, a good chunk of the tier 2 leagues in Europe are demonstrably better than MLS.

If you look at participation rates and even the American television ratings for the Premier League and Bundesliga, soccer is already pretty popular here. There's a lot to build on, but the system we have (from youth to the pros) is all kinds of messed up. I don't think that MLS, as it is currently constituted with its entrenched monopolistic interests, will ever be one of the top leagues in the world. However that's not to say that an American tier 1 soccer league couldn't ever rise to be one of the world's top leagues; I just don't believe it will be the MLS if/when that happens.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: World
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1) Come out of this Franchise system. Old fashioned clubs with Pro and Relegation brings more competition and excitement.


2) Dont sign semi-retired old Foreign players. The quality is not improved,only TV ratings.


3) Focus on young Domestic talent.



4) Patience. It will take some years but will improve the league as well as USMNT.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Manila
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That won't happen unless the USA collectively and fully accepts it as a major sport on their home soil (the way NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL are), and even after that it would take at least another generation or so when the upcoming generations of star athletes start beginning to see it as a viable sport to have a career in! And that is just for starters. The other skeptics on this thread have already enumerated the other reasons for me in earlier posts...
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:39 AM
 
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1) Come out of this Franchise system. Old fashioned clubs with Pro and Relegation brings more competition and excitement.


2) Dont sign semi-retired old Foreign players. The quality is not improved,only TV ratings.


3) Focus on young Domestic talent.



4) Patience. It will take some years but will improve the league as well as USMNT.
Promotion and relegation is not happening in the MLS, nor is it needed. All it does is given the bottom feeding teams something to hold their hat on, is finishing 17th in the Premiere League really something to cheer about? More often than not, these teams that get promoted are unable to compete for Champions League or even Europa League spots.

The MLS needs money to attract top tier foreign talent - simply having American players that are elite is not going to be enough. Look at England. Their top teams are loaded with players from South America, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, etc.

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