Soccer ball
Major League Soccer
Seattle Times
"From an entertainment standpoint, we haven't made enough of an imprint in the national psyche," Roth said. "We're all jaundiced because we're in Seattle, where it's a big deal. But I don't think there will be a national outcry, like with the NFL, if somehow we weren't out there for a year ... I just don't think that we can afford, in terms of the public eye, to take a year off."