That article/interview is excellent. This might help on the increase in costs. In my expereince, without providing healthcare and with less than 50 employees, the number was/is actually closer to 15%. How terrific it is that our state, the CA EDD, makes sure that youth clubs bear the burden of enforcing tax payments by coaches through a W2 process, and does not let them go with 1099's so the coaches are responsible. Still wondering why clubs need lawyers and financial professionals on their boards? Back on topic, there are many questions raised by this rumored merger, there are many interesting issues created, and there is a larger conversation this fits into on what is happeneing to elite youth soccer in this country, mostly driven by the mandates and increased role of US Soccer. I wold be interested in thoughts on those topics.