Originally Posted by carlos3652
Maybe in the MLS - KC will be the top tier team that free agents want to go to because of a top destination here...
But you need to realize the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga are head and shoulders where you want to end up in.
Boca Juniors (my club) - an Incredible team in Argentina (and considered a top 10 team in the world, is a Farm Team for these leagues)
Thats what I hope KC becomes - an amazing talented young team that exports their players to Europe. (winning as much as possible in the home leagues and cups)
Yes, I fully understand that there are top leagues around the world that are head and shoulders above the MLS. I also understand that soccer has been a tough sell in this country. I also realize this makes for an even tougher sell for the future of the sport if it is the only sport in the US that serves as a feeder to other more prestigious and better leagues. Especially in Europe.
The growth of soccer will hit a wall if the best league in the country cannot keep and attract top talent and is instead welcoming being seen as a farm or minor league here in the US as it already is in much of the world.