I think that if a city with a dedicated soccer fan base and can construct a 20,000 seat soccer specific stadium should be sufficient for a MLS franchise. The bottom line...building a soccer specific stadium is the number one pre-requisite for an MLS franchise. How can MLS dictate a $10 - $20 million franchise fee with a league that is constantly losing money with declining attendance. A Soccer specific stadium should be considered the franchise fee. Any additional fees should be paid to MLS to cover annual operating deficits. I think its unrealistic to ask for a 20,000 seat soccer specific stadium...AND a $10 - $20 million dollar franchise fee...AND to expect to pay annual league deficits!!! Is the MLS crazy???