falcon6 - I sort of agree with you, but at the same time our guys do need the best experience they can get. I really think the MLS should loan players over the winters. Injury being the only risk here. Come on, do we really want Beasley, Landon, and Mastro sitting on their rumps all winter? These guys are in their very early 20's, when a player can really take a beating and a lot of work. MLS isn't going to market these guys in the offseason anyway. You are right though, about players considering what has happened to the likes of Lewis and Frankie. They just have to be smart and pick good options. I think DMB to Boro or Landon to WestHam gives these guys a good bet to see time on the pitch. Even if it doesn't if they are on loan in the winter they will at least be practicing with a EPL team. It was pretty obvious that Frankie was not going to make it with a big $$ team like Bayer, the players and the league just need to make wise choices about teams they choose.