As the BSL has aged, so has the passion. The desire to win (or just competitive balance) sometimes is
more vocal than it should be. This passion is a good to an extent. But, sportsmanship and courtesy needs to be at the forefront always.
At the core of this weeks controversy is the ever-flawed bidding war system. This week is not the first time this system has caused an argument. In any case the league has taken matters into its own hands and instituting a new bidding war system effective at the conclusion of the 2013 Majors Cup.
Introducing the Acquisition Budget (think of it as bidding bucks)
HOW YOU EARN MONEY?
1. A BSL club gets paid based on when they submit their weekly roster.
- $5 for every on-time weekly line-up submission.
- $2 for a late line-up submission.
- $0 for no line-up submission once final MLS game that week beings its play.
2. A BSL club gets paid by specifying who their club captain will be for that weeks line-up.
- If chosen club captain has 1 score that week = $2
- If chosen club captain has a brace that week = $5
- If chosen club captain has a hat trick that week = $10
(Goal Keepers cannot be club captains)
3. A BSL club gets paid $10 upon RSVP for an upcoming new season.
Money is deposited weekly in the BSL CLUBS/ROSTERS tab after match recaps are posted.
- Acquisition Budgets can carry over to future seasons.
- This money can be traded to sweeten a deal with another BSL club.
- Any tie for a bidding player (both offering the same amount of money) the edge goes to the lower
seeded team in the standings at the time of the bidding war.
- This is NOT a blind bidding process. You may increase your payment (if you have the funds) within the bidding time frame. Remember, a lower seeded team can offer the same amount of money and have the edge.
- The BSL club PAYING THE MOST in the end can release any player they wish on their roster.
- Any bid made in the final hour of the deadline will extend the bidding war an extra hour. This process will continue until no bids are made in the final hour(s) of the war. If a bidding war goes past 7pm(PDT), it will pause and restart 9am(PDT) the next morning.
- A BSL club can purchase a 3rd DP slot for the amount of $55 (11 weeks of game line-ups) without dealing with other clubs. Since this transaction does not involve another BSL
club, this money is distributed evenly amongst the other BSL owners. The purchase must
be made before the seasons official draft begins.
- A BSL club can sell or trade or combo deal their 2 free DP slots. (Remember you cannot
sell/trade 2 to the same buyer since the maximum is 3 DP's per club). It is up to the BSL
owner to determine the value of their DP slots since they are giving up one or two of their
- No money is earned during the postseason.
There are many more options with this bidding system. A BSL club can save up their money even beyond one season waiting for that dream player. A BSL club can use the money to trade with a BSL club for an established free agent instead of ever bidding on a possible risky international player. Bidding wars take a whole day, so a BSL club can try to trade for more money perhaps while the bidding is still in process. A club could be cash rich and player poor, or player rich and cash poor.