MLS is willing to spend more money if it creates new fans or new revenue. DPs can create new revenue and fans through star players that attract eyeballs and sell shirts. Investing in young players can create new revenue through transfer fees. Simply raising the base cap, however, will likely serve mainly to give raises to the players we already have or else just replace them with marginally better players that won't attract any new fans. Not to mention that the Players' Union generally does not care about DP salaries or Academy players so MLS can play with these numbers all they want without worrying about giving away their bargaining chips.
Gradually increasing the base cap will gradually increase the talent level of the league which will gradually increase the fan support. I'm not sure, however, that significantly increasing the base cap will significantly increase the talent level and significantly increase the fan support.
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