What I'm going to say (when read the way we read message board posts in our minds) is going to sound critical angry, but it's not meant to; I am legitimately interested in your answer. Do you have any data to back up your guess? I've heard a lot of these sorts of numbers thrown around--anywhere from 12K - 20k--and no one seems to have any idea what the average players in NASL makes. (It's likely going to be much higher than USL-Pro, so I will actually be a little critical of you there.) As to the question of Traffic's "endgame," I'd assume that it's either a formal development contract with MLS or to earn a big payoff through some sort of affiliate program. And whether you like Traffic or not, if that's the case, then their gain is our gain (though in a different sort of currency). I hope Traffic gets this sorted.