I really can't see it being a negative for MLS. The people that only want to watch the EPL because it is such a higher level of play wouldn't want to watch MLS anyway. Those that may not be too into the sport may get more into it by watching such a high level of competition on TV. If they really do get into it, it could lead them to MLS, be it for convenience of following a local team over one abroad, or just because they become such fans of the sport that they want multiple teams to pull for. The way I see it, it increases exposure for soccer as a whole, which should have some residual benefit for MLS. And it does give them more eyeballs to flash their ads in front of. Get a Man United/Chelsea match on NBC and throw up an advertisement for Red Bulls/DC United while all of those people are already watching. Couldn't hurt.