Really, there's more and better talent coming in. Noonan, Jaqua, Dorman, Goodson, Mathis. These are good players, but not worth the salaries they demanded, point blank period. If Noonan and Jaqua can make double playing in Austria or Norway, more power to them. Jaqua has been a journey man tall "soccer" player on the wing, and at forward. Never doing anything until Houston. He's EASILY replacement (rumors have it they've found a mid-20s South American already, and are still on the market). Ngwenya was a bad loss, he has a great future. The salary cap certainly needs to go up, so we can hold on to more young, up-coming talent, not hold on to over-priced players towards the end of their career that can earn much higher wages. EJ needed to go abroad. He'll either shine, and be a great example of the talent that can come from the league, or be average and return home to be horribly inconsistent in MLS again. I think DCU's additions are great. (young talent, old talent, AND keeping Gomez and Moreno in the league). NER added a mid-20s Honduran and are looking at two more Costa Rican internationals in their mid 20s. Rocha could be another great find by FC Dallas. We're getting looks from aging stars with more storied careers than the outgoing players for a lesser price. Some of the Americans IN Scandinavian leagues, St. Pauli, BACK. We're never going to retain all of our talent, it's reality. Given the reluctance of MLS to part with American talent through the transfer market, it's just plain smart to take opportunities in Scandinavia if you have larger European aspirations. As long as we're able to import talent, a combination of South Americans and proven 30s talent I think the balance will be just fine. Seriously, go look at the thread with the actual numbers. We've already imported more talent and there's going to be quite a few more additions. We're doing just fine, and I think the quality of the league will improve again this year.