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Old 03-11-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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We need to bring the talent here so people can watch, it's like having the NBA with no Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Lebron James or Dwayne Wade.

You have a point,
but the problem is not just the talent, the problem is that the media in the US doesnít give almost any coverage to soccer.
For every 1 time that Iíve seen soccer shown on Sportcenter, Iíve seen horse racing highlights 10 times, cheerleading highlights 25 times and fishing highlights 50 times.

No highlights = no excitement = no success
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ok, Why cant the U.S. produce soccer players like Tuncan, James or Wayde?

According to statistics NHL lost a lot of people after the strike, and yes the fights are exciting, but if i want to see fights, ill watch boxing or UFC.

It's a new league and its obvious that we are behind, we cant compare the MLS to the European leagues because they are more than a hundred years old. But, give me a break, Can San Antonio at least host a division 2, or a team from the new Women league??

The NBA is fun, but the season is too long and soccer would be more affordable than basketball.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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Ok, Why cant the U.S. produce soccer players like Tuncan, James or Wayde?
One of the best players in the World is a 22-year-old italian-american called Giuseppe Rossi (From New Jersey, italian parents)
but he chose to play with Italy's national team. (After 21, people are stuck with their pick)
But you won't hear about him on ESPN.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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So you are trying to tell me that the only Basketball league in the world, is the NBA?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:20 PM
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I hadn't been following any of the NFL threads, but I read that the Alamodome was actually designed to be a football stadium. So why would it be impossible to have an NFL team?
The Alamodome no longer meets the standards the NFL has for its stadiums. For example, it doesn't have enough luxury boxes, which are a vital revenue source. It would cost tens of millions to build the luxury boxes and other amenities to bring it up to that standard, money that the city would be ill-advised to spend without a commitment from a team.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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The Alamodome no longer meets the standards the NFL has for its stadiums. For example, it doesn't have enough luxury boxes, which are a vital revenue source. It would cost tens of millions to build the luxury boxes and other amenities to bring it up to that standard, money that the city would be ill-advised to spend without a commitment from a team.
But isn't it a fairly new-ish stadium? Are all of the NFL stadiums up to par except the Alamodome?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:26 PM
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But isn't it a fairly new-ish stadium? Are all of the NFL stadiums up to par except the Alamodome?
The Alamodome opened in 1993, so it has been lapped by many newer NFL stadiums in the intervening 15+ years.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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The Alamodome no longer meets the standards the NFL has for its stadiums. For example, it doesn't have enough luxury boxes, which are a vital revenue source. It would cost tens of millions to build the luxury boxes and other amenities to bring it up to that standard, money that the city would be ill-advised to spend without a commitment from a team.
That'd be another reason to go for an MLS team,

The Kansas City Wizards (MLS) are playing in a 10,000 capacity baseball stadium until 2011 while they have a soccer stadium built.
The Alamo Stadium is 1000 times better than that.



http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/t105/imgs/stadium/2008/seating_map_lg_0308.gif (broken link)
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Here's a questions: How is it that New Orleans can support an NFL team yet they don't think SA can? It hilarious. I guarantee you that SA would have ZERO problems selling out 8 games a season.

I'm sure dumbazzz Jerry Jones is doing his part to make sure SA never sees its own franchise. Hell, with all the tool Cowboys fans in SA, perhaps an SA NFL team might not make it after all.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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San Antonio’s Premier Soccer Supporters Group | Crocketteers

Crocketteers are San Antonio's Soccer Supporters Group. sa soccer enthusiasts should think about joining the cause.
I read an article saying that USL would require San Antonio to build a stadium to have a team.
I bet you anything.... that that article was written to start a rumour and make people in San Antonio start rejecting the idea.

Why in the hell would USL (2nd division) require San Antonio to build a brand new stadium when Alamo Stadium is perfect?
Austin Aztex started playing in USL this year, and they play in a 9000 capacity High School "stadium" built in 1965
austinaztex.com: Description (http://www.austinaztex.com/venue/info/ - broken link)

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