Signing a 35 year old player to a league max salary is a win-win situation? Okay, if you say so. By the way, Hudson has said that the league is not stading in his way on this; it's up to him: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23780-2002Jul30.html 'The league "hasn't interfered to this point and I don't expect them to," he said. "At the end of the day, it's my decision. I'll be held fully accountable."' and 'Hudson's statement that it is United's decision "sounds consistent with the teams' collective wishes for holding responsibility and accountability for their competition-related and player personnel decisions," MLS spokesman Trey Fitz-Gerald said. "It's part of our evolution as a league."'