In an ESPN article ( "U.S. players feel problem can be solved" http://soccernet.espn.go.com/headlinenews?id=277467&cc=5901 ) Julie Foudy says: "this league was an empowering experience for them,'' Foudy said, referring to the young fans attracted to the WUSA after the phenomenal success of the 1999 World Cup. "We're hopeful that reaction strikes a chord with some people - people that have a lot of money. "You shake your head when people say TV ratings are not there or that the fans are down. There's hundreds of millions of dollars going to one athlete, and here we have $2 million can save a league. "Nobody was willing to take that leap of faith. But we can get there.'' Can $2 million dollars really save this league when you spend $100 million in three years? If the players really believe this league will make it it seems like the founding players who have the money (Hamm, Foudy, Chastain etc.) would step up to the plate with the $2 million.