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Old 10-24-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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Soccer is not almost at the level of hockey in this country. Not professionally wise anyway. I think more people saw Game 7 of the Stanley Cup last year than watch the entirety of the MLS playoffs.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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Soccer is not almost at the level of hockey in this country. Not professionally wise anyway. I think more people saw Game 7 of the Stanley Cup last year than watch the entirety of the MLS playoffs.
Agreed. And hockey is not at the level of the other 3 professional sports. Soccer has quite a ways to go.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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As for NBA expansion, yes they are not in that mode. Modcut: Removed off-topic comment.

Seattle is far and beyond the best potential market for a new NBA team, but it looks like it will have to be a relocation. Candidates may be the Suns, Pelicans, Grizzlies, and even the Kings (again!). This article is a couple of years old, but for the most part still stands...

https://www.thesportster.com/basketb...-destinations/
Kings aren't going anywhere....
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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If we're going by MSA, Riverside/San Bernardino is the winner, even if it is a glorified LA exurb.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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If we're going by MSA, Riverside/San Bernardino is the winner, even if it is a glorified LA exurb.
Riverside is a fraud MSA. Indistinguishable from Metro LA other than paper. It is the least likely of any of these cities discussed to land a "tier 1" sports team.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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Austin. Tier 1 sports leagues in my opinion are the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:43 AM
 
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Austin. Tier 1 sports leagues in my opinion are the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB.
That's another conversation but I disagree big time. MLS is every bit as big as NHL and will be bigger soon. MLB is on the down and out too.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:03 AM
 
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Revenues per sport-

MLB- $9.2 billion
NHL- $4.1 billion
MLS- $850 million
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Soccer is not almost at the level of hockey in this country. Not professionally wise anyway. I think more people saw Game 7 of the Stanley Cup last year than watch the entirety of the MLS playoffs.
Soccer is more popular than hockey. That doesn’t mean the mls is more popular than the nhl. There’s a difference. Most soccer fans watch international leagues instead of the mls.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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Riverside is a fraud MSA. Indistinguishable from Metro LA other than paper. It is the least likely of any of these cities discussed to land a "tier 1" sports team.
While I agree, it would be interesting if the Inland Empire did have it's "own" Big 4 team that played within that specific Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA boundaries. I realize it will probably never happen though for various reasons.
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