Post #46
Friday February 14, 2014 9:57pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Ehhh Red, your "empirical" data seems to be premised upon a set of assumptions as opposed to data and facts.

Post #47
Friday February 14, 2014 10:11pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
My science "empirical data" comes directly from data and stats. I'm a sociologist, this is literally what I do everyday. I make predictions based on empirical data and research trends and predict what is to come. This is my profession.

If you want a long drawn out explanation I can give you one but it would have to be tomorrow as I do not have the time atm.

Savannah GA
Post #48
Friday February 14, 2014 10:23pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Doesn't's still a LOT, a LOT of blocks that have to fall MLS's way. Pretty much in perfect scenario, the MLS can move into the top 4/5 league. Not going to happen. Also, predictions always turn out correct, right.....RIGHT???

Cleveland, Ohio
Post #49
Friday February 14, 2014 11:16pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 894
My man should be working on Wall Street. Has the future on lock down. Might net you some more $, Red
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
Post #50
Friday February 14, 2014 11:47pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,605
If I have learned one thing in my lifetime it's that nothing is definitive. But I am not going to worry about MLS becoming a top 5 league. MLS will continue to grow and mature, and in time it will be a league where millions of American soccer fans will enjoy to watch.

Enjoy the ride the next 10 to 30 years because it will be a fun one.

Post #51
Friday February 14, 2014 11:51pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 33
I agree with red if mls is ever to reach the tv ratings/contract of the nhl we jump to a top 4 league no way a 70 million dollar salary cap per team doesnt get us there. I dont believe we will ever have the best players in the world, but i do believe we will get players right on the outside of champions league football. If our wages are better players will come.

Post #52
Saturday February 15, 2014 12:36am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,605
If you pay them, they will come.

Post #53
Saturday February 15, 2014 2:45am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
@red- I love your enthusiasm but especially since you say you are a professional socialologist I need to point out one flaw with your reasoning and point of view. Mls isn't developing in a vacuum. If we were the only new league developing I'd agree with most of what you said. However japan, China, Australia, some Middle East, are developing leagues at the same time and have large populations/deep pockets that will be competing directly against mls to grow. Through in the fact that India is trying to start a real domestic league and there's a good chance canada starts it's own league in 10 years. These are huge road blocks. Look at drogba and the Italian national team star that went to Australia (I can't remember if it was nesta or someone else). It will make it harder for mls to breakthrough to the bundesliga la liga serie a level with these other leagues trying too.

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