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Old 12-06-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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One league as in get rid of the ridiculous conferences. US Open Cup isnt that good, think big! I guess you are just stuck in the mindset as this is as good as it gets so lets roll with. We already have great teams in the US in a league that Americans wouldnt like because they just dont understand football, remember ? MLS was going to be a disaster and fail, well it hasnt.

The overall setup is just not as exciting as it could be. With the youth setups that some clubs have we are already seeing some great players and the US has the potential to have one of the best teams in the world in 15 to 20 years IMHO so they need to develope a better league to keep up with it,

They dont need to develop a better league, they need to keep doing what they are doing. The MLS is ran so well, the EPL and Serie A have noticied it and have considered picking up elements of it and the Sports Business Journal has named the MLS the best ran sports league in the US.

Me saying it wont work has nothing to do with excitement. Personally, I wouldnt mind seeing pro/reg. But this isnt about what we want, it is about what is possible and feasible. Pro/reg is not possible or feasible. It's all about business and the business side of the sport will not allow for it. It just wont. You can hope and wish all day long because you think it is exciting but the business of sports in the US will not allow for such a thing. The MLS would see any time that gets relegated fold as they would not have the revenue streams to maintain their business.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:53 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I think FCD should have moved over to Fort Worth. Everything seems so Dallas-centric in the sports and I think at least some of the 700,000 residents could get behind a pro team in their own city. It's too bad that they waste away in Frisco, where half-capacity crowds go to watch one of the better teams in the league this year.

Too late to debate it now, though. They have a stadium that turns a profit on non-soccer events.
There's even a perfect spot for a Fort Worth stadium. Some old warehouses on 7th Street, about a half mile west of downtown. Right on the river and next to new development.

It's just too bad it's not happening...... yet.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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They dont need to develop a better league, they need to keep doing what they are doing. The MLS is ran so well, the EPL and Serie A have noticied it and have considered picking up elements of it and the Sports Business Journal has named the MLS the best ran sports league in the US.

Me saying it wont work has nothing to do with excitement. Personally, I wouldnt mind seeing pro/reg. But this isnt about what we want, it is about what is possible and feasible. Pro/reg is not possible or feasible. It's all about business and the business side of the sport will not allow for it. It just wont. You can hope and wish all day long because you think it is exciting but the business of sports in the US will not allow for such a thing. The MLS would see any time that gets relegated fold as they would not have the revenue streams to maintain their business.
Think well have to agreet o disagree on a few things there.

What elements are the FA And Serie A looking at taking from MLS ?
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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There's even a perfect spot for a Fort Worth stadium. Some old warehouses on 7th Street, about a half mile west of downtown. Right on the river and next to new development.

It's just too bad it's not happening...... yet.
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It's not going to happen. First, there is no ownership group to even submit a bid for a second team in that MSA. Second, the MLS would not approve a second team in that MSA. Third, FC Dallas is not going to abandon Pizza Hut park to move to Forth Worth. Word is that FC Dallas is still profitable even with low attendance.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Word is that FC Dallas is still profitable even with low attendance.
But that's also why a move could work. Pizza Hut Park makes its money from non-soccer events, and it would continue to do so regardless of where the team plays.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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if attendances are low whats the sense in moving stadia? unless for a smaller seater stadium?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:13 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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It's not going to happen. First, there is no ownership group to even submit a bid for a second team in that MSA. Second, the MLS would not approve a second team in that MSA. Third, FC Dallas is not going to abandon Pizza Hut park to move to Forth Worth. Word is that FC Dallas is still profitable even with low attendance.
There's nothing saying that it will NEVER happen.... And the only reason why FC Dallas is still profitable is because of the stadium that hosts High School football games/playoffs, concerts, and what I believe is the FCS Championship now... So of course. But still, never say never.
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