Didn't see this link posted from over the weekend: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38458-2002Aug2.html Roundtable with Balboa, Maisonneuve and Bocanegra. Choice quotes: Balboa: "The best thing that could happen is if baseball goes on strike. That's going to help soccer tremendously." Bocanegra: "I want to say something about how the promoting goes. I think a lot of people portray soccer players as dorky guys, you know what I mean? I think so. A basketball player or a football player is a big, strong, tough guy. A cool guy. The basketball players have the cool Nike commercials. There's a good soccer one running in Europe that they don't play over here with guys juggling crazy. I've never seen it over here. I think they should portray us as people instead of "soccer players" from a marketing standpoint." Balboa: "To help the league. Landon's got to stay. Landon's a huge name right now. Beasley's got to stay. But [should MLS take away a player's rights] to go to Europe? Maybe [take away] $2 million or $3 million on a transfer? Maybe [take away] a $1 million signing bonus and maybe $15,000 a week? That's a lot of money for your future."