Quite the contrary, actually. McGuire has said that he was more than willing to remain in NASL, but that his hand was forced by Wilf's interest in an MLS club. Of course, it is impossible to say he never would have, but there really isn't any evidence that McGuire was interested in joining MLS prior to Wilf's bid. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/s...elds-an-mls-franchise-for-minnesota.html?_r=0 Although, from the link above, it seems that it wasn't necessarily Wilf's bid, but that MLS was looking to put a team in Minnesota and that piqued his interest. That would certainly meet the definition of "poaching", imho. Isn't it though? MLS did say prior to announcing the Atlanta expansion that there was a hole in the SouthEast that they wanted to fill.. As the largest city in the SE, Atlanta is an obvious target.