Just to give a little perspective to all the Donnabees in this forum who are frustrated that MLS doesn't let their club achieve its SuperClub potential. Here is why, despite the high level of play, the Premier League leaves me cold. As of this writing, the Premier League is just over halfway through its season, with all teams having played 18 - 20 games out of 38. At this point, if you look at the bookmakers' odds, two teams have a good chance of winning the league. (Odds are given for William Hill and Ladbrokes): Man City: 8/13 ; 1.61/1 Man Utd: 7/4 ; 2.62/1 There are two or three long-shots: Spurs: 10/1 ; 11/1 Chelsea: 50/1 ; 51/1 Arsenal: 66/1 ; 81/1 Liverpool: 100/1 ; 151/1 William Hill doesn't even have odds posted on the other fourteen teams in the league; Ladbrokes odds for the rest start at 750:1 (Newcastle) and go up to 7500:1 (Blackburn, Bolton, and Wigan). In other words: the smart money right now has the Premier League, just over halfway finished, as a two-team race. The relegation battle is a little more open by the nature of the bet (three spots to fill instead of one); there are seven teams with better than a 10/1 chance of relegation, according to both bookies -- although Bolton, Wigan, and Blackburn are all pretty close to even odds with half the season to play (all around 1.5/1). In other words: there are eleven teams--more than half of the league--that know that they have less than a 1 in 10 shot of either winning the league or being relegated. And England isn't the worst-case scenario. The #3 team in La Liga right now has an 80/1 shot at the title. Again: this is not a few weeks from the end of the season; it's the halfway mark. There are still four or five months worth of games to play. By way of comparison: right now, 25 of the 30 NHL teams have better than 100/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup (compared to 5 of the 20 Premier League teams). That's what I see when I hear people talking about "unleashing" Seattle and New York and L.A. from the salary cap and letting them spend unrestricted amounts of money. And I don't like it.