Mods - I started this new because its not limited to MLS - more about pro/rel impact overall. Merge if you want though. A lot of talk within the US about how MLS, and to an extent USMNT, will be stuck in neutral unless a promotion/relegation system is implemented. Interested to hear what fans of MLS think, but also what Europeans think. Europe has long used pro/rel - but is it crucial to success? Can anyone think of examples of implementing in recent times in other countries? I don't think it's financially viable in MLS right now, and in fact, I think it's implementation could destroy the MLS/NASL/USL growing infrastructure. Do we really think watching the Fire or Union liquidate their rosters this offseason because of the drastic cut in revenue is the missing link to take sport to the next level in the US and Canada?