One more thing that should be mentioned
by wcnitz (2023-01-23 14:12:43)

In reply to: It seems Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City  posted by Raoul

MLS clubs are forming formal ties with clubs in Europe, giving the clubs in Europe right of refusal purchase options on players moving from MLS to Europe, and sharing scouting and other program-level components in return. Some of these are official, direct ties (like NYCFC and Manchester City, or the Red Bull clubs), others are relationships that were made more formal while not being a direct ownership relationship (Bayern Munich and FC Dallas is a good example).

It's a trend here in the US and it's probably a good thing in the long run, except for Red Bull. Nobody likes them.