It can be. There are more than a few places worse than Miami, or SE Fl, in the state. Interesting that you live in FL. I expected it you to live far away from here & formed your opinions on hearsay. Instead you may have formed them 1st hand, or close to it. Interesting. Miami may not support an MLS franchise. South Florida can. The move to Lockhart & the increased interest in the Strikers, as opposed to MFC, bears this out. I'll admit that all of this is tenuous. If the Strikers on field performance falls back to the level of MFC they are doomed to eventual failure. See your comments on all the other pro sport franchises we have as proof of that. The area only supports consistent winners and "contenders". Teams viewed as losers get little support. Miami Dolphin team history shows that to be true. If the Heat continue to challenge for, and win, championships they'll show the other side of that coin. As for the fan base. It is centered in Broward & Palm Beach Counties right now. If the Strikers continue to be successful onfield that base alone can support them in Div 2 and possibly in MLS. However, to really make it in MLS the fans in all 3 Counties have to be involved to consistently bring in 18,000+ fannies in the seats. That can be done, but it's going to take a tremendous effort to do it. Especially in Miami & Miami-Dade County. That small group of fans you mentioned are going to bust their butts to make it happen. The negativity that you represent, along with that of some other posters here, simply make us more determined to show all of you to be wrong. We know that we might not succeed, but we also know we've got to give it our best try to get our old (I'll be 70 soon), poor & disinterested neighbors to start paying attention to our impossible dream. Keep up the negativity, my man. It only inspires us & makes us that much more determined... And if we fail to get MLS here? Then we'll have the best Div 2 franchise & team in the country. We'll have the same season long party and fun we've just had. If there is anyone within driving distance of our party you're welcome to join us. The more the merrier, and your presence may just help to bring MLS back here. BTW, if you're so unhappy in FL, why don't you just leave? You'll be much happier. So will we. It's a win-win situation. Adios. Good luck to you.