I would consider the Championship and Holland roughly lateral to MLS. There is a short list of actually superior leagues. Mexico could be a superior league for our players but you have the safety and payment issues. I am curious how many of the Tijuana Americans live in SD, like Whitecaps who live in Point Roberts. If Mexico was a safe place where paychecks arrived on time that would create a new dynamic like in the 80s and 90s. I also think that snobs often like to talk up the league involved without regard to whether said player actually plays. Or how they have looked on prior NT caps. Morales, to me, did not stand out in our jersey. Kind of like Nova who got omitted. There is a very short list of players in elite leagues playing regularly and looking good doing it. This by its nature triggers a more complex process of separating wheat from chaff when some see playing time and some not, some are in better leagues or not, etc.