Most of the better college players play for USL PDL teams during the summer. He wasn't on a professional contract so he can still play college. Expansion is being capped at 24, which is a fine number for a first division in a country this big. The minor leagues are only loosely affiliated with the MLS, though that's starting to change. We will absolutely never have a relegation system in the MLS. Owners pay exorbitant league entry fees and would never agree to let their teams decrease so substantially in value. Relegation a a completely foreign concept, just like playoffs are to the European leagues. We don't need it, it won't increase the league's quality, especially as long as we maintain a salary cap, draft, and supposed league parity. Though I do think that some things need changing, and they mostly are, the MLS has mostly got it right for now. Why don't you watch MLS? It might not be the highest quality, but its our league. Its our ticket to a better national team. If you support the Nats you should support MLS. Despite its lack of quality, its a pretty high octane league and it can be quite entertaining. Its much less soul crushing than watching Spurs, I can tell you that.