I thought this would be the best place for this thread. I get so tired of all the threads comparing MLS to the various leagues that I thought we should start a general and hopefully comprehensive thread that will encompass as much as we can gather. A few rules and guidelines: Before you make a statement about MLS or any other league, please state how many games you have seen of said league. Example: From what I've seen of the Dutch Eredivisie  the players have more skill, invention, and are better in every way than 90% of MLS players . I've only seen two Belgian games, but both were of a very high standard involving Anderlecht and Club Brugge. I haven't seen any games involving two Greek teams, but I have a contact who has seen the Greek 2nd division [His number 15] is lower than our A-League and the Greek 1st [His number 60] and he says even the Rapids would be a good team in Greece. === Other info: Contract requirements: Belgium the minimum salary for a non-European player is €75,000 Netherlands the minimum salary for a non-European player is €415,715. Portugal has various requirements: The restrictions in 1st division are: register 6 foreigner players and use 4(in official games), 2nd division register 5 foreigner players and use 4(in official games), 2nd division B register 2 foreigner players and use 1(in official games). Greece apparently has no rules, and if they did they wouldn't follow them anyway. Sorry Thrylos France: Limits on non-Europeans. I think the number in the first divison is 5, but many Africans are counted as European by the French government. I'll check on this one. Germany: Limits on foreigners - currently 6, but soon to drop to 5, and then 4. England: Work Permits- must play in 75% of your countries important matches (non-friendlies - maybe some other non game as well), plus your country has to be ranked in the Top 70 by FIFA over a period of time. Spain: Limits on foreign players, I think its 6. I'll check on it. Switzerland: Limits on foreign players, 6 again. Russia: Soon to impose limit of 5 players on the team. Okay enough for one post. More in to come later.