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Old 09-23-2009, 10:55 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What does that have to do with Cincinnati? Also, Salt Lake is lower.
Because Cincinnati is a much larger market just 100 miles away. Cincy/Dayton area has 3.2 million people, it's also very close to Louisville and Lexington (an additional 2 million people)
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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It's irrelevant because Cincinnati did not have an ownership group wanting to place a team there.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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A little off-topic, but did anyone see thee, uh, testy game tonight between Crew and Cruz Azul? LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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Portland and Vancouver are almost close deals for 2011 or 2012. Cities that might work: San Antonio, El Paso or Albuquerque (maybe both), Montreal, Raleigh-Durham, Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads area), Minneapolis-St. Paul....
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:19 PM
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Portland and Vancouver are almost close deals for 2011 or 2012. Cities that might work: San Antonio, El Paso or Albuquerque (maybe both), Montreal, Raleigh-Durham, Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads area), Minneapolis-St. Paul....
Any of them could work, but I question the Virginia Beach area. While it would be good for the state of Virginia to have its own major league teams, there is a reason it hasn't worked. Washington DC is right above Virginia. The next largest metro area, Hampton Roads area, is kind of transient in nature, so it would be hard to establish a stable fan base. The next largest metro area, Richmond, isn't big enough to support a team. A team for Virginia might work if it was in Arlington or Alexandria and drew from the DC area.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Portland and Vancouver are almost close deals for 2011 or 2012.

Almost? They are DONE DEALS. Portland and Vancouver were granted expansion franchises for 2011 over six months ago.

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Cities that might work: San Antonio, El Paso or Albuquerque (maybe both), Montreal, Raleigh-Durham, Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads area), Minneapolis-St. Paul....

Only one of those cities work because only one city you mention has an ownership group which is Montreal. None of those other cities have ever even had an ownership come forward so how are those cities that might work?

No ownership group = no team

I really dont know how many times that needs to be posted in expansion threads. Professional sports leagues dont place teams in cities. They grant franchises to qualified ownership groups. It's a simple concept.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I cant wait to see the Union start playing next season, they unveiled their jersies this week. NICE!
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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I cant wait to see the Union start playing next season, they unveiled their jersies this week. NICE!
Yeah, those are pretty seet looking kits. MLS sure doesnt screw around when it comes to making their teams look sharp.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Yeah, those are pretty seet looking kits. MLS sure doesnt screw around when it comes to making their teams look sharp.
They learned from the '90s.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:43 AM
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Location: North Texas
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Didn't read the whole thread because it was kind of long, but my thoughts would be San Antonio. Has a huge market for a team, even with Dallas and Houston having teams.
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