http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/17/sports/hockey/17hockey.html?oref=login&hp How does this effect/relate to soccer in the US? As I see it this has two important points. 1) Less competition in the wide wide world of sports. More room for the MLS to step up and grab some of the mind share. 2) In todays globalized economy, the old monopoly, single-entity sports ownership is not going to work. Soccer in the US will be particularly effected by this since there is such a vigorous global market for soccer talent. Discuss.