A potential gamechanger in the MLS vs players negotiations?
The DP clause was originally created for the sole purpose of bringing David Beckham on board. It was extended in the hope that world class players in their prime could be induced to the MLS and in time the league would be able to compete with the world's best.
The clubs could build their franchise through these Brobdignians.
So far with only a few exceptions, the clause has proved a failure while eating away the team's salary cap money. Meanwhile, it has not stopped the outward flow of promising talent.
With Beckham's playing future in jeopardy, the rationale for keeping the clause alive becomes very weak.
If I were Don Garber, the DP would be scrapped. The money freed up should be used to ensure better player contracts and introduction of free agency. These measures remove player restrictions and improve portability.