Based on what we are seeing with Portland and Houston, don't you think the next franchise or franchises will go to a MLS team if they want one. While teams like the Flash, Spirit, and Reigh (non MLS ownership) may be holding their own, how much better would they be doing if owned and run by MLS teams with the facilities and marketing advantages they have. While Portland may be an anomally, still you have the Houston model, where they managed to sell, from what I have heard, close to 3500 season tickets and are averaging 5300 a game. We know what Portland has done, selling 7000 plus the first season, and increasing that figure upwards to 11,000 this year. Realistically, even if you cut their season average in half, they would still lead the league in attendance and be making money doing it. Noticed that teams don't tend to draw well when having mid week games. Houston was able to draw just under 5000 by scheduling the game before the Dynamo game. They might want to consider doing that with the rest of their mid week games at home. Just another advantage for MLS owned teams. What is there to be done with teams like Sky Blue, Boston, Chicago and KC , who suffered a 55% drop in attendance from last year. They have to be losing money? How long will the NWSL carry teams losing money? Does anyone think that in the best interest of women's professional soccer, these teams should probably merge or sell their interests to an existing MLS team. Anyone think that it might be best for the league right now to have the Championship game played at Portland. What better exposure then to have it played before a packed stadium of 20,000 on ESPN. Right now the name of the game for the NWSL is EXPOSURE! EXPOSURE! EXPOSURE! Let me pose the question, regarding expansion for next year. What would be reasonable: one, two, three, etc. teams? Will it pose any problems with the allocation of US, Canadian, and Mexican players, and how much will it effect the quality of play based on the number of teams added?