Does the Designated Player Rule Help or Hurt MLS?

The transfer window for soccer opened earlier this month and, within that couple of weeks, MLS has doubled the amount of designated players in the league from the start of the season.

Six players have already confirmed the move to the States and a possible seventh coming in the person of Ronaldinho.

The real question from critics and MLS fans is will this further increase the quality of play and could these designated players make an impact on the league as a whole (or just the franchise they play for).

The highest profile signing so far has been Thierry Henry's move to the New York Red Bulls.

But, the question on the Henry signing would be if there were already two or three designated players on the Red Bulls roster, would Henry even consider going to a smaller market team in the league.

The answer to that question is easy. NO. Henry wants to shine on one of the biggest stages of MLS, and the Red Bulls can provide that. Ther...

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