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kjperuch
Post #61
Friday March 13, 2015 11:32am

Joined Oct 2013
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Really hoping for Sacramento. Im still looking for a team to follow from the MLS. Sacramento was my only hope...

MSantoine
Post #62
Friday March 13, 2015 2:23pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Glad Minnesota is looking like they will get a bid. We needed another team in that area to try to get some closer rival for Columbus. The north/midwest was severely lacking in MLS exposure. They needed one of Minnesota/Milwaukee/Detroit/Indianapolis (would have been my choice) to expand the footprint.

hamsamwich
Post #63
Friday March 13, 2015 4:32pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,603
@msantoine- St. Louis would just finish it off, if they were to be next. Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus.

MSantoine
Post #64
Friday March 13, 2015 5:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from hamsamwich

@msantoine- St. Louis would just finish it off, if they were to be next. Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus.


Definitely agree. And it kind of ties into Dallas/Houston. Id prefer them to San Antonio (they deserve a team when we march towards 30 teams after this 24) and Sacremento (San Jose, 2 LA teams, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver. West Coast is highly covered as is).

If STL and Minn get the last two spots then I hope for the next 6 we get something like the following:

Sactown- They seem ready and other than the kings theres no pro sports teams there.
Vegas- Make a statement. Show Vegas some love. They'll show us love.
San Antonio/OKC - I could see one of them but not both. I'd probably prefer OKC (could rival SKC. Another Heratland team) but wouldnt be opposed to San Antonio as they seem to have a good ownership group ready.
Miami- Miami is a sports hotbed. Although fans are very fair weather. Maybe the summer nights will make it work. It adds a rival to ATL & Orlando.
Phoenix- Probably the biggest city that doesnt have a team. Not sure if there's any potential ownership/infrastructure. But with all the Cali teams having them would bridge to RSL ( with Vegas). Thats 10 teams in the actual west (4 cali, 3 PNW, vegas, utah, phoenix). It balances out things pretty well.
Indy/Detroit- I'd lean Indy as they seem to be getting there infrastructure in place. Help the mid/north region shore up some areas. Would be closest rival to new Minnesota team. Fairly close to Columbus. not too far from Phile/KC.

Those 6 teams would really finish off the US footprint for soccer. We'd have pretty much every major market covered (except Detroit). Most teams would have a pretty good geographic rival, most would have at least 3 teams within a reasonable area. This would be my plan if I were running MLS. Also it keeps the teams in USA as opposed to strengthening Canada. Now if Canada has some say I could see adding teams like Ottawa, Ontario, and Calgary or Edmonton over Vegas, Arizona and Indy and I wouldnt hate that I just think MLS may want to expand in USA first.

dunlopp9987
Post #65
Wednesday March 25, 2015 5:21pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
Well now it's officially official. Minnesota United FC is the newest member of MLS.

WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
COYB!!
admsghs27
Post #66
Wednesday March 25, 2015 5:52pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I think Fox sports or ESPN or even Univision should Air these announcements live. Either way i think we all saw this coming good for Minnesota.

Live490
Texas
Post #67
Wednesday March 25, 2015 6:06pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,131
I really wish it was San Antonio. Hopefully we're next. Great for Minn though!

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #68
Wednesday March 25, 2015 6:24pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from Live490

I really wish it was San Antonio. Hopefully we're next. Great for Minn though!


I'm pulling for SA also but it looks like they're going to have to wait...Sacramento is the favorite from everything I've seen/heard.

Live490
Texas
Post #69
Wednesday March 25, 2015 7:05pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,131
Yeah and I think the Scorpions were going to be bought so I don't know if that will delay the process or even cut them off the race for a spot.

dunlopp9987
Post #70
Wednesday March 25, 2015 7:41pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
Bummer that we won't join the league till 2018, but like someone mentioned earlier, this is a great move for Midwestern rivalries in MLS. Hoping there will be a budding Mpls/Chicago rivalry.
COYB!!
hamsamwich
Post #71
Friday March 27, 2015 12:55pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,603
Don't worry dunlopp- twins fans have always been good with me, but years of bears-Vikings and the old hawks-north stars (and whatever they are now) will ensure a proper hatred of all things Minnesota from most of us. I'm sure the feeling is and will be mutual. And oh yes- all of us in chicago want the new MLS franchise to succeed, we got your back. Just have a friend check your back later there could be a sticky note there with the words, "kick me".

Plus there is nothing like summer up in the north woods as an extra to a weekend trip to see a road game. Highly recommended for any outdoors person.

dunlopp9987
Post #72
Friday March 27, 2015 3:18pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,629
Original post from hamsamwich

Don't worry dunlopp- twins fans have always been good with me, but years of bears-Vikings and the old hawks-north stars (and whatever they are now) will ensure a proper hatred of all things Minnesota from most of us. I'm sure the feeling is and will be mutual. And oh yes- all of us in chicago want the new MLS franchise to succeed, we got your back. Just have a friend check your back later there could be a sticky note there with the words, "kick me".

Plus there is nothing like summer up in the north woods as an extra to a weekend trip to see a road game. Highly recommended for any outdoors person.


This guy gets it.
COYB!!
blaise213
Post #73
Wednesday January 13, 2016 4:06am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,581
With the Rams gone this is the perfect time to get an MLS team into St Louis

Nothing less than the Rams waterfront concept but with a retractible roof at 40,000 seats !

http://nextstl.com/2015/01/st-louis-strikes-b...

MLS will continue to be garbage if they keep putting out weak ass stadium designs! Im starting to become less interested in the league.

skangles
DC
Post #74
Wednesday January 13, 2016 7:57am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,368
Yes please! St Louis not having an MLS team almost feels sacrilegious.

db707
Post #75
Wednesday January 13, 2016 12:30pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 543
Would like to see St. Louis come in as well. I am biased but I also hope for Pittsburgh one day in an expanded riverfront stadium. Natural rivalries with Philadelphia and Columbus among others. I also like the idea of adding Nashville much later on (perhaps once they improve their public transit, it is a growing city though) to complement Atlanta and even St. Louis. I favor San Antonio, Sacramento and Las Vegas in the west.

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