I've been watching mls games occasionally for years, as these are free on my cable at Eurosport and FoxSport. What is very striking as a difference first is the poor tactical quality of the play in mls. Although our second tier is more physical than the Eredivisie, I noticed the mls teams play far more physical than our second tier. So if Mendez can't cope with KKD level of play it only would mean he's not equipped for Dutch/Euro football, but could be well fitting into mls style of play. As such the presumption mls players would dominate in the Dutch KKD league is wrong. Now and in the past. Some players would, but these are the ones with good tactical awarenes.