Post #31
Tuesday April 30, 2013 11:26pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
The Cosmos have the legacy of a novelty that eventually failed.

It's appeal was the has-been players and never the team. People cared about the team, it never would have died. But it was never about the team. I do not understand why that is anything to emulate.

In my opinion, I hope the Cosmos never enter into MLS. The Cosmos' legacy is something that MLS should never want to embrace.

Post #32
Wednesday May 1, 2013 3:51am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Mixed feelings about this whole thing.

The money is great for the league and the sport in this country. BUT there is no denying that the club would have a minor league feel to it whose purpose is just to be the step-child of Man City and help grow brand-awareness.

I do think American fans value their independence. The club will play in New York but it won't represent New York, it will represent Manchester City.

Post #33
Wednesday May 1, 2013 4:00am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 284
Definitely a valid point, i think the defining factor between Man City NYC and Chivas USA will be if NY2 wins or not. Chivas USA has never been successful. I think if NYC2 is competitive and we get to watch young stars grow up in front of our eyes, people will support them

Post #34
Wednesday May 1, 2013 5:49am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,534
I have mixed feelings about NYC FC because of the name and location of the stadium. I see no growth in building a 25,000 seat stadium. The brooklyn nets knocked out some property in Brooklyn. I want to see the stadium in a better location to get more fans

The san jose new stadium plan is the biggest joke. If you re gonna be that cheap, dont build it at all.


NYC - 40,000 seats

Build an academy on the current proposal site instead and go knock down some buildings in a better location

Post #35
Wednesday May 1, 2013 1:31pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,323
I wonder how sour the negotiations between the Cosmos and the MLS turned. I just cannot rationalize the cosmos' decision to build a stadium at belmont which seems to be what killed their MLS chances unless the dialogue with the MLS was going nowhere.

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