I think MLS > CFL by decades end. Why? Well we got two teams owned by one guy in the CFL and no one cares about one of the franchises in their market. MLS will also be in Montreal and Vancouver which they will compete head on with the Lions and Alouettes. Yeah sure MLS isn’t the best soccer out there, but it’s the best league on our continent that has a chance to expose athletes on the continent that play soccer to the whole world. Right now they are getting big names at the end of their primes, but it’s still better than nothing because these players can raise the profile of the league and young guys can learn off of them. The MLS will help the Canadian mens soccer team develop, and the league has a shot at a real future having stable owners and low paying contracts.
In comparison the CFL isn’t even the best league for gridiron football on our continent and the average salary is similar to the MLS, yet one guy seems to be propping up the league (Braley). Soccer is more esthetically please to watch live too if the stadium has fresh grass laid down. I guarantee that the Whitecaps will draw more of a buzz/crowd than the Lions next year. Montreal will do the same to its CFL counterpart the year after. Good luck to the BFL (Braley football league)!