Is the MLS Not Friendly with Summer Friendlies?

There’s an interesting article over at Match Fit USA called “#trophiesnotfriendlies ” that builds on an idea that was seemingly started by Dave Clark over at Sounder at Heart .  

The idea is pretty simple (though I paraphrase somewhat roughly), MLS clubs should be focusing-on and promoting Cup competitions with “real value” and not “meaningless” friendly matches.

In theory, it’s hard to argue. Some games matter, some games don’t.

But nothing is ever quite that simple…

One issue that Jason at Match Fit USA focuses on are that the friendly games are included in Season ticket packages, but US Open Cup (USOC) and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Champions League Games are not.

However, I feel as if I might not have all of the information about the business side of things here. I wonder about there being a rev...

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