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Old 07-24-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: yeah
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It was not picked by fans in 74'.
Okay, it came from a fan contest in the Mercury News but I'm not sure how many suggested it before being picked by management. Fair enough.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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it's not that DET couldn't support a privately-financed team; it's that many other cities are better equipped on the margin to give incentives/infrastructure improvements - MLS team owners are generally not plutocrats- they will take what they can get to minimize their own out-of-pocket spend.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: East Lake Worth
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Detroit is Bankrupt, But Building a $444 Million Stadium
What the above states is that a new arena is going to be built in downtown Detroit for the Red Wings costing 444 million dollars. Building a soccer friendly stadium in Detroit will or would not be influenced by Detroit politics in a negative way.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Detroit is Bankrupt, But Building a $444 Million Stadium
What the above states is that a new arena is going to be built in downtown Detroit for the Red Wings costing 444 million dollars. Building a soccer friendly stadium in Detroit will or would not be influenced by Detroit politics in a negative way.
you quoted an editorial opposing the use of state funds for this stadium...
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: East Lake Worth
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Yes, goes to show you that even with the CITY being bankrupt, life, sports and entertainment goes on as normal. A 444 million dollar arena and entertainment area are being built regardless of the financial state of the city, so when people say you can't because the CITY is broke, well then here you go...
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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Looks like Garber has paid out the plan that the MLS will have 24 teams by 2020. So that means an additional 4 teams will be coming online in the next 7 years.

Will be interesting to see who gets them. Here are my bets:

Miami
Atlanta
Minneapolis
St. Louis
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:53 AM
 
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Looks like Garber has paid out the plan that the MLS will have 24 teams by 2020. So that means an additional 4 teams will be coming online in the next 7 years.

Will be interesting to see who gets them. Here are my bets:

Miami
Atlanta
Minneapolis
St. Louis
My bets are:
Atlanta
San Antonio
Miami
Phoenix
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Should throw em all in NY!
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Fusions that could lead to MLS worthy teams?

Pittsburgh Riverhounds + Harrisburg City Islanders

Carolina Railhawks + Charlotte Eagles + Wilmington Hammerheads

Tampa Bay Rowdies + Orlando City


Best for MLS is to do it like the Dutch Eredivisie (18 teams) and have a 2nd league with 6-9 teams in each conference.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: South FL
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I'd love for Miami to have a football team. Miami Fusion FC failed miserably.
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