For MLS to thrive it needs to have the NY/NJ franchise be succesful or even to have a chance at being successful or it will eventually go down the tubes as NASL did years before. Drop Balboa and sign Ernie Stewart with the allocation. If Bradley is such a motivator and guys like to play for him so much than Stewart should revive our team immediately. If there is a salary cap than it is a simple switch of max salaries. Since we are one of two worst teams and not getting top pick in Super Draft it should not be an issue. MLS needs MetroStars to stop being league's doormat every year. Ernie Stewart should look forward to reviving our team and being a go-to guy on a team with the likes of Mathis/Moreno/Howard. If DC gets him and Alec then that would be a potential NY/NJ and MLS mistake. MetroStars are only MLS team without a cup final of any sort and attendance will get worse unless the team at least make it to MLS finals in the next two seasons. Critical move here for MLS. Will they blow it??