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Old 04-18-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Interesting URL concerning which US cities could support a MLS team (among other leagues) in regards to personal income:

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A lot of cities should start applying to enter MLS, MLS is not demanding as other sports and I think can be most profitable for small metro areas especially midwest and Midsouth
The DMV area can have a second or third MLS team I hope there is a team in NOVA and a team in SOMD then we will have the DMV derby (rivalry)
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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A lot of cities should start applying to enter MLS, MLS is not demanding as other sports and I think can be most profitable for small metro areas especially midwest and Midsouth
The DMV area can have a second or third MLS team I hope there is a team in NOVA and a team in SOMD then we will have the DMV derby (rivalry)
Cities dont apply to enter a sports league. Ownership groups submit bids to be granted a franchise that will play in a particular city. Right now, the MLS has opened up bidding for expansion teams. I doubt anyone will enter the league prior to the NYC2 franchise getting up and running. The league has its sites set on getting NY as number 20. Once they are up and running, they might add a couple of more within a couple of years after that.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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McDonalds and Burger King are franchises.

Soccer teams are clubs.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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McDonalds and Burger King are franchises.

Soccer teams are clubs.
Not in the USA. They are franchises. I am European and in Europe we have clubs, not franchises. The difference is that the franchise can be moved around from one city to another one and it will maintain its name.
In Europe that would be unthinkable (it would probably cause a revolution - can you imagine Juventus moving to Milano and becoming Juve Milan??), that's why they are clubs, born in a city and they stay there forever. That's why in the USA all teams of any sports have a nickname like Tigers, Cowboys, Dolphins etc..they will keep it if they move.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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I think San Diego would be a great location for an MLS team/stadium. San Diego has a big population, great weather and is close to Tijuana. The Tijuana Xolos have excellent attendance. San Diego would get fans from both cities. Sacramento could be an MLS city, too. Soccer is popular with the youth up there and Sac only has one pro team, the Kings. Though Phoenix is hot I think a franchise there would be successful. How about: Boise, Detroit, Atlanta, Pittsburgh or St. Louis?

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I think San Diego would be a great location for an MLS team/stadium. San Diego has a big population, great weather and is close to Tijuana. The Tijuana Xolos have excellent attendance. San Diego would get fans from both cities. Sacramento could be an MLS city, too. Soccer is popular with the youth up there and Sac only has one pro team, the Kings. Though Phoenix is hot I think a franchise there would be successful. How about: Boise, Detroit, Atlanta, Pittsburgh or St. Louis?

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Maybe the MLS franchise "Chivas USA" could relocate to the San Diego sports market.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Maybe the MLS franchise "Chivas USA" could relocate to the San Diego sports market.
Chivas need to re-brand to San Diego FC
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:52 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Maybe the MLS franchise "Chivas USA" could relocate to the San Diego sports market.
If I had a nickle for everytime someone brought this up...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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If I had a nickle for everytime someone brought this up...
But it is a great idea though. Los Angeles doesn't need to have 2 MLS teams. New York doesn't even have 2 MLS teams so why should Los Angeles have two teams?

San Diego has a metropolis of over 3 million and it's big enough to support an MLS franchise. Not to mention it would make a great rivalry between LA and San Diego(which are also the two largest cities on the west coast).
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:45 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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But it is a great idea though. Los Angeles doesn't need to have 2 MLS teams. New York doesn't even have 2 MLS teams so why should Los Angeles have two teams?

San Diego has a metropolis of over 3 million and it's big enough to support an MLS franchise. Not to mention it would make a great rivalry between LA and San Diego(which are also the two largest cities on the west coast).
No, I agree.

Just sayin', for as many times and for as long it's been thrown around, I don't get why they just don't move Chivas down I-5....
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