money......money.....$$$$$$ Belows an old sample from 2015 http://www.americansocceranalysis.com/home/2015/1/26/visualizingmlssalaries League Average Median Yr MLS $226,454 $91,827 NFL $1,900,000 $770,000 MLB $3,818,923 $987,500† NHL $2,696,069 $2,000,000 NBA $4,153,249 $1907,364 Why bust your ass throughout your child hood and into your teens for penny's on the dollar compared to bigger american sports? What happens after a 3yr playing career and injury? 3 x $92k = $276k. If you didnt spend a dime your paying that money directly to a university now to get an education so your able to live. You cant retire on $276k at 23 years old. Bottom line money in mens and certainly womans soccer needs to increase dramatically in the US.