"It would be a great step," said General Manager Garth Lagerwey, "and in this market, fans are really going to see meaningful games. We can bring in great teams like Real Madrid for friendlies, but what people want to see is meaningful games, and that's what SuperLiga and Champions League games are. They're all-or-nothing, do-or-die games, to see who's better, and there's some national pride involved. That's something that's very attractive to our fans."
Lagerwey added that the incentive to qualify for one of those tournaments "lays out very clearly for our team that there is something else to fight for here." Or to re-phrase that -- success doesn't end with scraping into the playoffs.