It's been a long time since a team has won MLS Cup without significant help from quality attacking players that took some actual money to bring in. You have to go back to KC in 2013, and Colorado in 2010 before that. Yet Red Bulls continue to insist they can win it through youth and 'diamond in the rough' international signings.
or the quality of other imports and mls teams is greatly inflated by the defeatist mindset of this board
Being skeptical of an approach that has not actually worked in some time is not "defeatist".