MLS Stars going abroad

If you haven’t kept up with the unusual flurry of transfer activity in the MLS off-season, this piece summarizes and analyzes the how losing top players to European leagues impacts MLS. If you need a login don’t use / bigsoccer.

The reasons for these moves make sense – as in dollars and cents. Just as players can make more money in the NBA and NFL than in leagues overseas, soccer players can sign contracts with European teams that pay them more than the $1.735 million, which is the MLS salary cap per team.