It's pretty simple, really.
The powers that determine the direction of the NFL uprooted the Rams, disregarded the relocation guidelines and helped Stan Kroenke sell a disparaging image of St. Louis that was not true.
The powers that determine the direction of MLS saw an opportunity to expand into a promising city the NFL turned its back on, and prioritized St. Louis as a desirable partnership with a strong, locally based ownership group.
Sure, there is some overlap between the leagues, but the differences in them is pretty clear based off the actions, isn't it?
If the NFL wants to to plant an expansion team or the Chargers here without the public spending a dime on it as proof it screwed up, I'm sure my hope that St. Louis will move on from the NFL would be ignored by many.
But the NFL won't do that.
The NFL has thought all along that the lawsuit over the rigged relocation was sour grapes.
The league's ego remains amazing.
So, yeah, I do see a difference between MLS and the NFL.
And no, I have no problem saying St. Louis would be better off, long term, if it eliminated the longing for another NFL team from its hopes for the lawsuit's outcome, or life moving forward in general.
You're better off without the league.