I'm curious as to what restrictions that were employed by DA promoted development vs. MLS Next (my memory sucks)? My son has played both. IMHO I don't see any material difference in terms of focus on winning, I felt the "development" angle was more marketing then substance for the DA. To me the development vs winning (not mutually exclusive) is more of a function of the Club than the league. My son played DA for a different club than MLS Next. His MLS Next club is significantly more focused on development than winning, at least in the short term.Standings and results appear to have much more focus under MLS Next. The downside of this is that I expect we will see a change in the style and quality of soccer being played without the DA focus on development. The DA wasn't perfect, but at least it provided some structure to reduce the hyper focus on standings and results. The MLS next has none of the restrictions and has also further emphasized results with the qualification for the year end competition. I suppose if we don't care about the style of soccer our youth and college players are playing, the future of professional soccer in the US or the growth of soccer as a national sport, it doesn't really matter.