If MLS adopt 25% revenue sharing & 0.35*revenue salary cap, how soon will top MLS teams surpass FMF top teams? http://www.ussoccerplayers.com/ussoccerplayers/2011/08/mls-has-a-bold-2022-vision.html What is this bold "next step" that MLS have in mind? For hypothetical / alternate universe type of discussion, let's assume that MLS abandon "level playing field" how soon will MLS top teams surpass Mexican top teams? Since MLS is very keen on financial prudent and want cost certainty and revenue sharing so that the haves helping the have nots, the structure will look like this: Each team will share 25% of their revenue and each team can spend at most 35% of their revenue on player salaries. Revenue Sharing (local): 25% of ticket revenue 25% of shirt sponsorship 25% of local sponsorship 25% of club merchandise 25% of local tv/radio revenue Revenue Sharing (national): 100% of national tv/radio revenue 100% of national sponsorship 100% of league-related merchandise Each team can spend at most 35% of their total revenue (after the revenue sharing) on player wages. This will prevent teams from spending money they don't have. Keep in mind this is all hypothetical / what if stuff. And it is not a MLS commissioner suggestion. It's a "what if" discussion if MLS adopt a certain policy over the "level playing field" status quo. Yes, I am aware that since 1996, MLS structure has always aim toward the goal of "level playing field" and that MLS is not likely budge from this fundamental principles. But WHAT IF the 0.001% chance happen? Will it allow MLS to be the top league in North America in 10 years time? Will it allow MLS to be a top league in North, Central and South America by MLS established goal of being a top league by 2022? Yes, I am aware that if MLS adopt this, some MLS teams will be the MLB version of Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies. To the fans of these MLS teams, it could be the worst thing that ever happen to MLS. Their teams will go from championship contender to near bottom of the table. That's why this is a hypothetical / what if / 0.001% chance of happening.