Andrew Bell of the Charleston Battery told me back when I was doing that 3-part article on improving the stability of 2nd Division soccer, that they were quite happy right where they are. I agree SR, they have done a great job down there and when the Battery had the chance to drop to D3 to make those bus runs up and down the cost rather that fly everywhere, they jumped at it. They also now get quite a few fans traveling to away games with the close proximity. In many ways the regionalized league may not be quite as glamorous but makes a lot more sense financially, especially at D3.
I would like to see MLS Reserve included in NASL. You could have more regional play to reduce travel costs. From there you can provide stability.
"If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later." Bob Paisley, former Liverpool manager