i came across an article that discussed about mls's current financial status and that its viability as a league is improving: http://220.127.116.11/news/?CatTypeId=2&ContentId=895 the article does not delve into specifics or give any hard data, but i agree with the article and think that things may be turning around for mls. a couple years ago, columnists were writing about how much money the league was losing, but i haven't seen them lately. i do think that the league is still in the red, but it's much closer to getting out of the red then it was 3 years ago. having SSS has definitely helped, and with another 2, possibly even 4, on the way (frisco, chicago, harrison, denver) it should help even more. and given the current economic state, having new investors (kroenke, vegara, club america) is a very encouraging sign. what is even more encouraging are reports of how other cities such as san antonio are trying to court mls to for expansion teams (san antonio is reportedly discussing plans to renovate the alamodome to compete with houston for an expansion team. the league isn't out of the 'financial' woods yet, but i feel that is getting much closer.