Should women's soccer join forces with MLS? Julie Foudy thinks so

"And that really is the key moving forward for women's soccer to make it in this country over the long term. It needs a group of owners who want to do it because it makes sense financially and they believe in it, not because it is something they 'should' do."

Has the time come to add a women's side to MLS? Former US legend Julie Foudy certainly thinks so.

In her column for ESPNW, Foudy makes valid points that a merger between Major League Soccer and a women's professional league would be mutually financially successful. While currently just a grassroots effort, her insights could just be the sparkplug needed to drive this campaign forward.

As she explains: "[MLS owners] are at a stage when adding a women's team could complement and add to their current fan base and sponsorship potential. That was not the case 12 years ago. Back then, they were just trying to survive. Now, MLS is poised to thrive."

Will we see a women's side to MLS in the near future? We shall see. But in the meantime, it certainly leaves us with something to consider.

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