Thats what worries me about the future - what happens to us when teams much higher on the payroll scale start copying our success in player development? In baseball, the As were ahead of the curve on sabermetrics. They had a bunch of really good seasons, but never won anything. Then mosteveryone in MLB copied them and the teams that use statistics AND have a big payroll (Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs) are winning Championships while the As hope to maybe be competitive for a Wild Card spot.
The miracles that this team works are the result of putting money and effort into player development, which is something that the smart organizations in this league are going to copy.
As it stands, I think were setup well because no one has the quality of our Academy or USL system, but that could change.