Simply trying to copy the Thorns' success has to date been a fallacy for Orlando and Houston. Can the Royals, having studied Portland's books, find comparable success and show the way for future MLS ownership groups?
As the league gets more ambitious and big-money MLS owners buy in, the founding “independent” owners are getting pushed out. How do they feel about that? We spoke with them about the power shift in the board room.
Lori Lindsey is staying involved in the game after her playing career, including with her former club, the Washington Spirit, and as a voting member in the contentious U.S. Soccer presidential election.