No abroad cares about MLS, just as they don't care about most leagues across the world. Even the French, Brazilian, Argentinian and Mexican league struggle internationally. It's true that major foreign interest would boost MLS, but you give no indication of how that's remotely feasible. How do you make people in Japan interested in MLS? People overseas are already watching other leagues, already supporting teams in those leagues. How do you make them ditch Barcelona and support Chicago Fire instead? And it still doesn't tackle the fact that you are grossly overestimating the amount of money you can make off TV overseas. Yes, if you are a massively popular league, you can make a fair bit of cash, but you cn only make that if you are already hugely popular. Everyone else gets peanuts. Even the Bundesliga only makes 10% of its tv money from overseas sales. Look at this graph and try to see just how hopeless off track you are in your thinking that overseas money drives the big leagues. It doesn't. With the exception of the premier league, foreign tv is a small player. By the way, these Japanese people that you speak to who tell you football isn't mentioned in Japanese papers. It doesn't seem true judging by these. http://www.tokyotimes.com/sports/ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/ http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/morenews/Sports_News/ http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/ When did these people you speak to leave Japan? why don't you ask yourself why tv networks in any other country would do so? You just created a new variant of the underpants gnome, with your plan being... 1) ??? 2) large overseas tv deal 3) profit yes, but you are almost certainly fairly young and have no concept of the game existing before then. I've been to foreign countries before 2005. I've seen the support for Liverpool and Manchester United. I know from experience of encountering foreign fans before then, through various media, and the fact that those two grabbed the lion's share of attention, because they were England's most famous clubs. If it was just about the european cup win in 2005, support would be dropping like a stone now. And how much of that was due to overseas fans? You are astronomically overestimating the importance of overseas fans in generating revenue, as you've done throughout. Have you ever been to the far east? If you are sitting there thinking Manchester City have overtaken Liverpool in popularity, you just don't have the faintest clue. and the rest are still shit. But let's enjoy some quality Qatar football And they are crap too.