If they had spread out the games complainers like you would have said "they are spreading out the games too much because they want more money". If they had cancelled the pool play games, people like you would have complained they are giving less games for the money. Lets be honest, you would complain about anything.
The problem if you want to call it that, was that no one could predict that 164 teams were going to enter a tournament that had 74 the year before. Why? Because it is a huge success, it does mean something, and people want to be a part of it.
Not one name has been listed in these alleged PR issues that have been posted. So there is no way to know if anonymous posters are telling the truth or full of shit.
The only way usssa would make more money would be if they expanded the amount of days which they didn't do. So your greed comment is incredibly false.
Remember when this started Stro was blasted on social media for greed, people said it would never take off, it was stupid etc. Now it is such a raving success that I (who has nothing to do with it) get emails asking why they cut off the number of teams because they wanted to get in it.
Try leaving a name next time. It will lend credibility to what looks like a post made by someone who was left out of the challenge cup. Don't worry, next year it is expanding to be even bigger!
The tournament grows from 74 teams in 2020 to 164 teams in 2021 during a pandemic and this poster says its "dying"...