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06-14-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by gelu88 View Post
Remember that the whole league was weeks away from folding in the early 2000's.

They have recovered, and succeeded where older leagues have failed, partially because they had rules to keep costs down and businesses solvent.

Many teams have pretty small budgets: Columbus, Salt Lake, Colorado, maybe others. They cannot afford to spend ~$3-4 million/season it costs for chartered flights everywhere.
In fact, Colorado's owner is one of the richest in the MLS. The Rapids owner is also the owner of Arsenal. Speaking by experience here, he is just one cheap sob

I think the MLS should try to strike a sponsorship deal with a major airway in order to make everyone travel the same way with the same (Good!) conditions.

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