Originally Posted by Unregistered
I have a hard time believing any of the affiliates didn't know they were losing players since day one. I doubt this brought in any sizable number of players to the affiliate clubs.
Let's be honest, the players that landed at NYCFC were going there anyway.
The difference is that NYCFC starting next year will have a full complement of teams from 12-19. Previously they had the in between ages (14-16). Furthermore many of the affiliates now have the younger ages too.
The affiliates need to fill their younger teams and subsidize their older teams. Why do they want to make it easier for NYCFC to poach their players and revenue streams.