Twenty fourteen was a seminal year in soccer, with the World Cup drawing astronomical TV audiences, the English Premier League selling franchises that only an oligarch can afford and Major League Soccer, in which Philly’s Union just completed its fifth season, enjoying bullish TV ratings.

However, MLS commish Don Gerber admitted the other day that the league’s teams lost $100 million this season. So, this article from the Wall Street Journal seems on point:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/mls-where-do-we-go-from-here-1417710613?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1020108292658579