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Old 11-21-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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If anyone follows North American Soccer leagues you may know that 7 teams have announced plans to form a new league for 2010.

While I don't know the whole reason behind it, I don't quite know how it makes sense especially since 1 of those teams (Minnesota Thunder) have just filed for bankruptcy and another one (Vancouver Whitecaps) are moving to MLS for 2011

This country struggles enough supporting professional soccer (although it's getting better) I can't see how succesful a new league is going to be.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: yeah
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I can take comfort in the relative stability of MLS, but it's a shame that the lower leagues are in such disarray.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I believe Vancouver plans on having two teams or at least last I head they were planning on it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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I believe Vancouver plans on having two teams or at least last I head they were planning on it.
The way I understood it from Jeff Cooper (Owner of St. Louis team) the Vancouver franchise will relocate to another city once the Whitecaps join MLS.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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The way I understood it from Jeff Cooper (Owner of St. Louis team) the Vancouver franchise will relocate to another city once the Whitecaps join MLS.
That would make sense. I lived in the Denver area when MLS started. Denver tried two teams (The Rapids of MLS and the Foxes of A-league) which lasted about 2 years before the Foxes moved to San Diego???

Any idea which cities they may look at?

USL has been trying to get Edmonton and/or Calgary but if Vancouver isn't USL, would they move to one of them?

I also heard that Victoria is interested in a team but what I heard was they were more interested in a lower division (USL - PDL)
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Any idea which cities they may look at?

Wrong question. You cant look at cities because cities dont own teams. The question is, who are potential owners or ownership groups that would like to start a division 2 soccer team. Once you determine that, you can make a list of cities that those owners may want to place teams.

Cities dont get sports teams, ownership groups get sports teams.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Cities dont get sports teams, ownership groups get sports teams.

Yes, you've posted that about 25 times on this forum, we get it.

The question is still valid, since ownership groups tend to come from cities where they think soccer will thrive.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Yes, you've posted that about 25 times on this forum, we get it.

Really? Because if you go into about every single sports subforum there is an expansion thread with people naming cities left and right that have never even had talks of an ownership group interested in bringing a team to that particular city. Most people dont get it. They seem to think that leagues just pick cities and put teams there. Go to the Jacksonville thread in the football forum and you will see that people really dont get it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: yeah
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I believe Vancouver plans on having two teams or at least last I head they were planning on it.
Wasn't that supposed to happen with the Sounders in Kitsap? I still have no idea if it ever came to fruition.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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Wasn't that supposed to happen with the Sounders in Kitsap? I still have no idea if it ever came to fruition.
No. It never happened I think they tried to place a PDL team there, I'm not sure if they did though
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