I end up spending too much time replying to a general notion that MLS is not doing enough to benefit the USMNT, and the responses to me seem as simple as they are repetitive. MLS is a professional league. The USMNT is a national team. They are not the same things and, rightly, have different goals and purposes. Equally obviously, they share some common interests. So, since this argument isn't going away, have we reached a point in the league's history/financial reality that someone should make another run at creating a new Team America. My basis for this is simple, national team play is quite fun, but compared to club play it sucks. Watching the first round of this cup, I was convinced any good MLS team would have made it to the round of 16 because, unlike the disjointed footie that was on display, clubs play like teams. Team America was an attempt to address this. It was a failure, in every way. But it was a failure because it was only a half-hearted attempt. Even that crap job of a USMNT had player who wouldn't sign on, and the owners didn't have the ability to buy away the few valuable players to make it work. I think we're in a different era now. So, if we want the US to win a world cup, and think that MLS should make that happen, why not convince the owners of, say, Nashville, to invest a shit-ton of cash into constructing a roster entirely of young, USMNT stars. I don't mean a couple, get in Lindsey and Caleton and Adams and call it good. I mean all of them. Spend the DP money to bring in Pulisic and Weah and McKennie. Use the TAM/GAM and aggresive trading to bring in EPB and Adams and Lindsey and Carleton. go all in. Get the 15 best prospects for 2022 and then fill in with young promising players. Then hire a top manager to mold them. Screw the new US manager, who will never get more than a couple weeks at a time with this group, this would be the de facto manager. Make it a big time, hellishly clever manager. It would fascinate quite a few big names, maybe not Pep or Klopp, but maybe. It is actually possible. With rights and existing contracts, it would not at all be easy. The owner would have to sign a hella talented side, then trade people away at a loss to get some players and right from current MLS sides. It would not be cheap, but wouldn't be the most expensive roster in MLS as far as salaries. Puli's rights would cost a fortune, but hey, not my money. There's nothing techically stopping this, and a national team with talent that played like a decent team would have a huge advantage in a WCup (the simple/naive tactics most resort to would be faced by a legit club that understands each other). Of course, it was tried once before, with Team America,. and was a collosal failure (the team, not the movie). Is this time, with an intriguing generation, to give it a reboot? If not, could we at least get a Team America movie sequel?