Why does MLS not have a relegation system?
Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada, yet it does not have a relegation system, which is used in other soccer leagues around the world. A relegation system is a system in which the bottom teams are "relegated" to a lower division and the top teams from the lower division are "promoted" to the top division. The lack of a relegation system in MLS has been a source of criticism, but there are several reasons why MLS chooses not to implement one. These reasons include concerns about the financial sustainability of teams, the lack of a suitable lower division, and the lack of a need to create a sense of competition and excitement in the league.