many a thread wonder how MLS measures up to other leagues. you've seen them......most of them are all based on nothing more than tv ratings and speculation by somebody sitting on their butt at their computer and usually full of venom and hate for other leagues/sports. Don't get me wrong I know there are many on BS that do love other sports, but they usually don't fret about MLS nearly as much as the myopic soccer fan. but now here are some numbers to crunch on profits from sales of licensed sports merchandise in 2004. way to go! MLS made the top 10. although I have no idea what 7 & 8 are (everlast worldwide? do that many people buy boxing shorts? educate if you know just what everlast worldwide is.......same goes for Players Inc). WWE is in 9th and they whooped MLS. so Big Soccer.........for christmas I give you stats enjoy 1) MLB: $3.5 billion 2) NFL: $3.4 3) NBA: $3.0 4) Collegiate Lic Co: $2.8 5) NASCAR: $2.1 6) NHL: $1.5 7) Players Inc: $750 million 8) Everlast Worldwide: $600 9) WWE: $450 10) MLS: $120 million source License! Magazine, Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Assn via 12-25-05 LA Times i guess the numbers will increase for 2006 since all the teams will wind up with new adidas kits.......but will that really make a dent?