The following series is and will be an on-going project to detail the ideal format for Major League Soccer. The initial five articles are the core of this series — Part 1 is a brief introduction; Part 2 through 4 details the three aspects of the league that I think need to be overcome or focused on (Logistics, Market Saturation, and Americanization); Part 5 details the general format I believe the league should adopt as it forges ahead into the future of the American sport.
Every once in awhile, I’ll post an addendum or supplement to further the series, such as the pro’s and con’s of promotion/relegation, the single-entity format of the league, or how MLS should position itself in relation to NASL and how to foster good relations with lower leagues.
Here are the current articles for your reading pleasure:
Formatting MLS, Part 5: The General Plan
Promotion & Relegation: The Pro’s and Con’s in MLS
American Soccer Hierarchy
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