The MLS Players Union went about its unorthodox business this week by pushing out its annual report on the league’s individual salary figures. Embedded within the report was a look at what the league pays its homegrowns. You can find that here.
I’d like to simultaneously point you in a different direction, toward England. On Friday, the Guardian’s Barney Ronay penned an economically wistful piece that pined for genuine player development instead of the shadowed outline of huge money and teams bought with its icy, impersonal thrust. You can find that here.
And here we are. A crossroads in the dampening American woods, or at least approaching one off in the distance.