He continued, "I certainly hope that at some point all teams are making money; that would be unique in pro sports. Not every team makes money. We have a bunch teams that are making money, some that are breaking even, and a bunch are losing money. Overall our business is strong, overall we're bullish in overall financial position of the (league)."
Most media reports say only a couple of teams a year are in the black.
To his credit, Garber is avoiding outlandish predictions. The landscape is littered with the remains of pro sports leagues with big predictions. Despite soccer's claim of being the world's sport, he isn't even latching onto that.
Laying the soccer guilt trip on Americans isn't his approach.
"We hope in time that we'll be one of the top soccer leagues in the world and an important part of the sports culture in our country; that's our goal," he said. "I would say I don't believe soccer or anyone's sport can take over the world, but our goal is just to be relevant, to be bigger to be better and to be just more important in the lives of people in our country."
On a sunny late winter day, awaiting RSL's first home match of 2011, he seemed to be doing just that.
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