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Old 05-22-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Houston in the West....

Better.
I figured moving Houston to the Western Conference would make sense as Dallas FC already plays in the Western Conference. It would also strengthen the Texas rivalry between Houston and Dallas. It sort of similar to what the MLB did in regards to moving the Houston Astros to the American League(AL).

 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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This is a bad move by the MLS, imo. The Red Bulls are going to take a big hit in their fan base and I am going to guess their attendance will drop even further than it has.

The MLS should have added a team in a new market, not an existing one. Look at how bad the attendance numbers are for Chivas. Averaging a little over 8,000 a game. No American city is ready for 2 MLS teams.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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This is a bad move by the MLS, imo. The Red Bulls are going to take a big hit in their fan base and I am going to guess their attendance will drop even further than it has.

The MLS should have added a team in a new market, not an existing one. Look at how bad the attendance numbers are for Chivas. Averaging a little over 8,000 a game. No American city is ready for 2 MLS teams.
Well said.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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It has nothing to do whats good for MLS, it has to do whats good for their pockets.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This is a bad move by the MLS, imo. The Red Bulls are going to take a big hit in their fan base and I am going to guess their attendance will drop even further than it has.

The MLS should have added a team in a new market, not an existing one. Look at how bad the attendance numbers are for Chivas. Averaging a little over 8,000 a game. No American city is ready for 2 MLS teams.
decently said

I think these foreigners believe that since NY has a big population and is the mosty hyped U.S. city it's sort of a trophy city to have a team in. However once they see not many in NY care about soccer and that it's highly oversaturated with sports and cant take another soccer team, they will realize they made a mistake.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It has nothing to do whats good for MLS, it has to do whats good for their pockets.
won't be good for their pockets either; this team won't suddenly get all kinds of attendance just because man city own it; nobody cares
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Good for MLS pockets, how much did cost to buy in ? Hundred million ?
What I meant to say was that this isnt about what is good for the League as a whole, but how it benefits MLS pockets with the app fee etc. Anybody with half a brain would have chosen elsewhere unless there was a lot of money involved.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Good for MLS pockets, how much did cost to buy in ? Hundred million ?
What I meant to say was that this isnt about what is good for the League as a whole, but how it benefits MLS pockets with the app fee etc. Anybody with half a brain would have chosen elsewhere unless there was a lot of money involved.
oh...then i must agree with you
 
Old 05-25-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Where does most of the NYRB fan base come from NYC or NJ (Jersey city, Newark, Other NJ suburbs)?
Most fans in NYC will become fans of NYCFC why would anyone become a fan of an energy drink team? I think NYRB should change their name to NJ metrostars
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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This is a bad move by the MLS, imo. The Red Bulls are going to take a big hit in their fan base and I am going to guess their attendance will drop even further than it has.

The MLS should have added a team in a new market, not an existing one. Look at how bad the attendance numbers are for Chivas. Averaging a little over 8,000 a game. No American city is ready for 2 MLS teams.
Red Bulls aren't even in NY.

NYC could support 3 pro soccer clubs if those clubs tap into their local boroughs for support. The obstacle is of course space for a stadium.

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and maybe even the Bronx could all support their own club.
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