Are you sure about that? Related to this, I noticed that neither of the USLPRO teams are hosting this time. So far I haven't heard of anyone looking into it, but my bet is that, with the hosting fee at $25k this round, neither of them put in a bid. And looking at the historic draw of the two teams, I can't see why they would. If I followed the earlier discussion correctly, y'all figured out that the cost of hosting a game is (USSF fee) + (cost of stadium and all other costs of running a game). If this is indeed true, then the USSF will bring in $100k just this round. They brought in $192k for the 3rd round, and $144k for the 4th round. So between those three rounds, the USSF will have brought in $436k. Plus perhaps a little more for the turnouts in KC and Salt Lake (15% of the gross gate receipts above $100,000). I don't know how that stacks up against the income they got last year since last year's process was sealed bids all the way through, or what the outlay they have for the tournament, other than the prize money (total: $180k). But at a very bad back-of-the-envelope calculation, it seems likely that to me that this year the tournament will again make money even before the final in Sea.... er, the final.