MLS....has that thought occurred? MLS has 10 teams. After 7 years, it only has 10 teams! 2 Staduims. After 7 years. No one else appears to be even close. 3 Owners. After 7 years, only 3 owners. It would appear, that for every step forward, MLS only accomplished the feat of standing still. On the positive side, the league has two staduims, a steady fan base, and potentially a better footing. However, it just seems to me that this league will never ever get the TV money it will need while staying year after year after year in the same 10 markets. At some point, this league has to expand. At some point, this league has to attract new owners. At some point, this league has to consider whether or not there is a better way? Looking at things in a light most favorable to MLS, the stagnant nature of the league could be just the tonic the A League needs in order to reach a stability of its own. Right now the A League is at 18 teams. I could imagine a strong 20 team A League in its own markets. But wouldn't it be nice for MLS to be at 18 to 20 teams also. Look, I know that expansion for expansion sake is stupid. Simply take one look at the WNBA if you want to see a league that expanded too far to fast. If not there, look at the NASL... However, there are sooooo many markets that are simply not being reached. An entire generation of fans is being lost in places such as Philadphia, Houston, Detriot, and St Louis where absolutely no professional soccer team exist. How frustrating will it be to see baseball go on strike, and not be in a position to take full advanage of there stupidity. In Tampa, MLS is a non subject any more. It is probably the same in most non-MLS and A-League towns. At some point, MLS must re-consider it's formula. This league is one heart-attack away from extinction. It just seems to me that after 7 years, the present system is inefficeint and ineffective at accomplishing the overall mission. That is one man's humble opinion. Flame away. 7 years is a long time to wait for expansion. 7 years is a long time to wait for SSS. 7 years is a long time to wait for new blood.