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Old 12-29-2012, 03:46 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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#2. All of those rust belt and iffy sun belt cities are a bad idea. The league is growing, but they have to understand who their big audience is and will continue to be for the foreseeable future: young, college-educated lefty white people. My top choices are Raleigh and Austin. San Diego might work too, also Atlanta and Minneapolis.
Austin will never be a major pro sports city. It'll be San Antonio. Then MAYBE El Paso, since it's been thrown around lately...
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Austin will never be a major pro sports city. It'll be San Antonio. Then MAYBE El Paso, since it's been thrown around lately...
Oh but I beg to differ. San Antonio's bigger, but Austin is much more suited to have a team. It's median household income is about 8k a year higher, and while San Antonio can be very "Middle American" in some ways and might be better suited for basketball or football, Austin's got its whole quirky vibe going and could easily build one of the better fan bases west of the Mississippi.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:03 PM
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Oh but I beg to differ. San Antonio's bigger, but Austin is much more suited to have a team. It's median household income is about 8k a year higher, and while San Antonio can be very "Middle American" in some ways and might be better suited for basketball or football, Austin's got its whole quirky vibe going and could easily build one of the better fan bases west of the Mississippi.
Sorry, but THIS is already in place:

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Lol San Antonio FOOTBALL club! Why not soccer?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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"In 2010, MLS was made up of 16 franchises, with three new teams set to join over the following two seasons: the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers in 2011, and the Montreal Impact in 2012. The earliest a 20th franchise could potentially join MLS would be in 2013. Reports in April 2011 that the league was committed to placing the next franchise in the Queens if a deal could be reached. Terry Byrne said in 2011 that the stadium was the biggest factor regarding the Cosmos' accession to MLS. "The league wants us to demonstrate that we are capable of taking a area and building a stadium," he said. Working alongside New York Mayor the Cosmos sought a location within New York Citys boroughs rather than outside in a suburb which would distinguish them from the Red Bulls, based in New Jersey. Over a dozen locations around Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan were marked out in March 2011 narrowed down to four sites by the end of July; two in Queens and one each in Brooklyn and uptown Manhattan"

Looks like New York
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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Not guaranteed Paull though. It would be awesome to see a local rivalry hit MLS though. Id like to see NYRB go out of business though, but thats just me.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:14 AM
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Lol San Antonio FOOTBALL club! Why not soccer?
I don't know. The naming of teams makes no sense to mean when it comes to the MLS.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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San Juan please.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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I feel like if you're trying to market yourself as an AMERICAN team, than you should have American names.

Just don't really feel "Real Salt Lake" or "Chivas USA". Just not original, ya know?
I disagree. The audience for the MLS is comprised of people who watch overseas or Latin American football. It doesn't make sense to entice people who don't like the sport with American sounding names. All you'll do is drive away those people who do support the sport as was seen when they changed some of the rules a little to get some newcomers into the sport.




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#1. The only way I'd support MLS expansion is if it becomes a two tiered league with promotion and relegation. There's no way our top flight league should have more teams than the EPL.

#2. All of those rust belt and iffy sun belt cities are a bad idea. The league is growing, but they have to understand who their big audience is and will continue to be for the foreseeable future: young, college-educated lefty white people. My top choices are Raleigh and Austin. San Diego might work too, also Atlanta and Minneapolis.

#3. The only European style name I support is (Insert City) FC, or maybe something else creative, like naming a team after a neighborhood or landmark. What I don't like are names that are obvious copies of well known UEFA clubs that make the league sound like a minor league aimed at snooty hipsters who think they're too refined for the NFL.
I agree and while we're at, get rid of the regional tiering and try and align our schedule closer to other world clubs.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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#1. The only way I'd support MLS expansion is if it becomes a two tiered league with promotion and relegation. There's no way our top flight league should have more teams than the EPL.
Considering the US is about 50 times larger than England, that doesnt make much sense. 24 is a proper number.

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#2. All of those rust belt and iffy sun belt cities are a bad idea. The league is growing, but they have to understand who their big audience is and will continue to be for the foreseeable future: young, college-educated lefty white people. My top choices are Raleigh and Austin. San Diego might work too, also Atlanta and Minneapolis.
There is not an MLS ownership group in Raleigh, Austin, or San Diego. Minnie and Atlanta are really iffy. You go to where the owners are.

NY2 and Orlando are really the only solid possibilities for expansion at this time.
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