I have kind of thought this through and have come to the following conclusion... This is how I think Pro soccer should look by 2007 1) First, MLS would have to expand to 16 teams: The 6 likely candidates as of today (subject to change of course) appear to be 1) OKC/Tulsa 2) Houston 3) Seattle 4) Philly 5) Milwakee 6) ? (Rochester, Tampa, someone else) If you went with this, you would have: West: LA, San Jose, Colorado and Seattle Midwest: Dallas, KC, Oklahoma, Houson (very interesting division, could result in a lot of rivalry games) Mideast: Chicago, Columbus, Milwakee, (either Detriot, Tampa, Rochester, St Louis, Atlanta) East: New England, DC, Metrostars, and Philly Someone improve on that! 2) A League would lose Seattle and Milwakee to MLS, but could gain from those major cities without an MLS team (e.g. Miami, and all the teams named above that did not get the 16th team) A League should look to become only 16 teams also, same set up, same amount of games as MLS. Each MLS teams should have a marketing agreement with each A League team (kind of like the MLS farm team or B team, play exhibition game at the A league house, etc) 3) D-3 league should split into two Confernces of 8 teams each and play 28 games (each team plays each other 4 times). One Eastern Conference and one Western Conference, with the Eastern and Western Champs playing for the overall title. Each A League team will affilate with a D-3 team (marketing, and players...kind of like a B team for each A League club). Promotion and relegation would exist between the worst two D-3 teams and the best two PDL teams, one each from the eastern and western parts of the US. The A league affiliation would switch from the relegated club to the promoted club. This would have the affect of stregthening each D-3 team. 4) PDL can remain essentially like it is, with leagues comprised regionally. The two teams that make it to the championship game would be promoted. The playoffs would be designed to bring one team out of the East/south, and one from the midwest/west. Those teams would be replaced by the two teams that finished last in the D-3 eastern and western confernece. Comments?