You keep saying businesses have a right to regulate standards that's correct. But MLS is the business with the sole right to operate D1 soccer in the US. They aren't one business in a larger marketplace, they are the market. For instance, if I want to open a burger joint. I don't need to go MacDonald's, pay them a sum of money, and get vetted. I just open the ********ing burger joint. That's called a barrier to entry, and capitalism aims to minimize them. But for soccer, MLS is the only game in town. It's the D1 sanctioned league. And you have to pay their asking price to have a D1 team. That's a ********ing monopoly. Anyways, I'd really think we can hammer this out on another forum. I'm more than willing to debate with you. But you try and belittle people who don't share your viewpoints immediately often using bullshit ad hominems, or that us Canadians can't speak to the American experience. This isn't the first time you've done it. It just leads to shit devolving on the board. I don't know but you strike me as one of these "REAL AMURICAN" types (the opposite of Eurosnobs), who loves to attack Canadians on this board. Anyways man, I'm gonna try and leave it. I probably lost my cool a bit disproportionately. So at least partially, my bad. Wouldn't a match at another stadium be a special event. the idea would be to draw a big crowd not your average crowd at your home stadium, no? The idea would be this is a one-off in larger stadium. Any city they play in won't be at an SSS (or at least an MLS level SSS). I hear this about every place in the States. Is it really true? I've never been to Baltimore. But I assumed the demographics was geared towards American sports. I don't see any of those guys on The Wire wearing Barca jerseys :0 CPB never drew decently. To say that is mistating a fact. I can't seem to remember them getting more than 4000 at any game, and averaging a lot less. They were the Charleston Battery. If the team moved....not just if DC showed up for one game (which was what we were discussing, no?). Though, I'll buy in though if DCU moved permananently and didn't change its name for a season, people would show up. but there's no way you get a huge crowd for one off, which is really why you'd do it. Basically, you're a soccer fan from the area, who knows a lot of soccer fans in the area. I'm asking is soccer a mainstream sport in Baltimore? Enoguh to pull non-hardcores in for a big event match. We had something like that in TO recently, and we had a lot people who aren't hardcore soccer fans show up. Is that replicable in Baltimore? I doubt it (but this matter is debatable), but right now I'm thinking your local knowledge is more like local bias.