If NASL ever gets a national television deal other than the one that exists with Sportsnet in Canada (as in, an American national deal), then the idea of playoffs becomes palatable again. But with no TV, playoff games, as you mentioned become money losers, especially for the road teams.
But NASL did have some issues: Atlanta couldn't escape being a lame duck in the second season.
I like the July break for a number of reasons — too hot to play in the south, it's the time of year when people like to be going away for the weekend in Canada, not staying in the city to watch soccer — but I would prefer, for now, a full season and then maybe No. 2 visiting No. 1 in the Soccer Bowl.
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