has there ever been, or are there now regional soccer leagues, much like there is in baseball?? Come explore my mind for a second take out a map and look at Illanois/Indiana. Put a D3 calibur team in each city with more than a few hundred thousand people. places like: Rockford Quad Cities Peoria Bloomington Springfield (Isatopes) Decatur East St louis (yes I know its a ghetto so any St louis suburb) Evansville Lousville suburb Fort Wayne Southbent Gary Anderson/Muncie Indianapolis also add naperville or some other Chicago burb in when the Fire get a real home you could get 10-12 teams out of those 15 cities minimal travel costs put player saleries in the 100k/team/year(suplimental income) range players will be sold to larger clubs(A-League or MLS) and fans will follow. sure attendance would maybe be something like 1000 or less per game, but the cost is low, so the margins will be close. local team, mostly local/regional players, local/regional advertisers, local fan base built in. people will show up just like they do for the local kids at texas league baseball games. and dont forget the beer, and the social life inpact on these often sleepy overgrown towns just some thoughts. there are many regions like this, this is just an example. however Ohio could easily be added to the league. same with Madison/oshkosh/milwaukee/greenbay wisconsin has this been tried?? wouldnt this help grow the sport in the minor leagues??