haven't seen this posted elsewhere, but whisler was on yesterday's broadcast of the red stars game and reported before half time that even tho he did not want to steal ussoccer's thunder, he wanted to report that all the owners met in kc just before the mls all star game, and everyone is excited about the league. he said that all he would say is that other owners are looking to get into the league, but that they are of course looking for the right owners who are in it for the right reasons. but the most important thing he said to me seems an obvious thing to do. he said that they are looking to balance the geography of the league, which suggests to me that they just might bring in a couple of west coast teams - not new york or toronto. of course, if new york or toronto have solid owners and money i don't see how ussoccer could leave them out. so there might be some tough but good options available for nwsl in the off season.