"We're in a slightly different market, a slightly different world than just as recently as the last 12-24 months. I think because of that we're going to have to make a larger investment in scouting for us as well as across the league because you're in a different kind of tier of players you're trying to attract. We're trying to get higher-end guys."
-- New England Revolution general
manager Mike Burns on the increased spending by MLS clubs on player salaries and transfer fees, which has required that they increase their scouting budgets. (ESPN FC)