There was one catch to the offer. And it was a big one. The league would have had to put a promotion/relegation system in place — the same system that makes up the backbone of most global soccer leagues such as the English Premier League.
Such a contingency, which was made last month by international media company MP & Silva Group, would doom any media rights offer regardless of the price. MLS Commissioner Don Garber has long been on record as saying that the league has no interest in promotion/relegation, where MLS’s worst two or three teams leave for the NASL to be replaced the next season by the NASL’s top two or three teams: