The league will sell it to owners and fans as adding a league ON TOP of MLS, to reward the higher performing teams with more elite competition. The verbal gymnastics to prevent owners from feeling like their expansion fee cocaine was wasted. "It will be a new league, with the premier teams from MLS..." And in proper American soccer insecurity will call it MLS Premier Liga.
Critics will inform owners and fans that it is adding a league BELOW Major League Soccer, to punish the lower performing teams with less elite competition. The verbal gymnastics to affirm the owners' assertion that their expansion fee cocaine was indeed wasted. "It will be a new minor league, with teams no longer good enough for M.L.S." And in proper American soccer insecurity will call it Minor League Soccer.