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Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wiebe: Atlanta United exit Champions League, but there's a ray of hope
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/03/14/wiebe-atlanta-united-exit-champions-league-theres-ray-hope

    Atlanta United 1 Monterrey 0 (1-3 agg): De Boer's men exit Champions League
    https://www.besoccer.com/new/atlant...gg-de-boer-s-men-exit-champions-league-598619

    Atlanta United’s Champions League run ended by Monterrey
    https://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-...e-run-ended-monterrey/FwMRYri6FDewqlO8amaCOL/

    Stejskal: How MLS rules shaped the Chicago Fire's pursuit of Nico Gaitan
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...ules-shaped-chicago-fires-pursuit-nico-gaitan

    FC Cincinnati: Nippert Stadium "going to be rockin'" for debut MLS match
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...ppert-stadium-going-be-rockin-debut-mls-match

    Stejskal: Seattle's five-year plan for academy shows signs of bearing fruit
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...e-year-plan-academy-shows-signs-bearing-fruit

    LA Galaxy history tracked, celebrated by fan living abroad
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/la...tory-tracked-celebrated-by-fan-living-abroad/

    D.C. United to play Spain’s Real Betis in first Audi Field visit by a European club
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...isit-by-european-club/?utm_term=.d029652a6c51

    Atlanta United receive 2018 MLS Cup championship rings
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/03/14/atlanta-united-receive-2018-mls-cup-championship-rings

    Chicago Fire Sign Argentine Star Nicolas Gaitan
    https://www.si.com/soccer/2019/03/14/nico-gaitan-chicago-fire-argentina-mls

    MLS Miami team plans to play 2 years in Fort Lauderdale
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...2dda3c0df52_story.html?utm_term=.b3e6e776245f

    MLS Commissioner Don Garber visits expansion candidate St. Louis
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...on-garber-visits-expansion-candidate-st-louis

    CONMEBOL decline US Copa America proposal, but "no doors closed as of yet"
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019...-us-copa-america-proposal-no-doors-closed-yet
     
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  2. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chances of Miami ever playing in Miami?
     
  3. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Who cares? I hope they fail.
     
  4. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only if the team moves to Ohio.
     
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  5. aztec21bas

    aztec21bas BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 24, 2009
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would anyone that follows MLS want a team to fail? That is ridiculous!
     
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  6. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Well, the commissioner and BoG seemed to want that in a certain market last year...
     
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  7. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Yup, I'm even rooting for success in Austin.

    But I was fully Stockholm Syndromized by the time MLS {ahem} abducted the Quakes and I kept supporting the league.
     
  8. PJohnson

    PJohnson Member+

    DC United
    Dec 16, 2004
    South Dakota
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does kinda feel like a bait and switch doesn't it? But when you drill a little deeper it's pretty easy to see they have no other good options. Marlin's Park would be a worse venue than Yankee Stadium. Hard Rock is an excellent large soccer facility. But the scheduling and field conditions would be a bitch! Not to mention the Dolphins owner is not exactly friendly to the the Inter Miami group. And last but not least is FIU's Stadium. Named after MLS arch enemy Riccardo freaking Silva...

    I think it can work as a temporary venue particularly with the training facility on-site. I assume the stadium itself will be a USL sized stadium with additional temporary seating. Easily downsized when and if the team is able to get their planned stadium park completed.
     
  9. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I personally don't want an MLS team to fail, per se, but I do hope Austin never wins any trophies and that they lose so that other teams can win!
     
  10. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I couldn't believe that guy actually said that.
     
  11. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Because uncle Donny is playing favorites again, that's why.
     
  12. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least as long as PSV is part of the investor group
     
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  13. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Austin and Miami should read San Antonio and Saint Louis.
    But Becky and Precourt are like our league's refs, blind in one eye n can't see out the other.
     
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  14. noel R

    noel R Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    chicago
    Actually there was a time when MLS was bending over backwards to get San Antonio in but Sinclair fought it and that was that. So they can wait ! As for St Louis they until recently never really had solid ownership groups. I understand the hate but keep in mind that if Precourt hadn't agreed to buy and at least keep the team in Columbus for a few years anything could have happened in 2006 when no investors we're interested in the Columbus situation.
     
  15. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, since HSG didn't sell the team until 2013 I literally have no idea what you're talking about.

    And subsequent events have proven that there were and are investors willing to buy the team. Are you paying attention?

    Your understanding of the facts us astonishingly fact free
     
  16. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm good with Austin joining MLS, we need a MK Dons/RB Leipzig team to hate
     
  17. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Even then, not until every other team has tasted success, especially the next generation of expansion teams that PSV just shunted to the back of the queue.

    Says I, anyway.
     
  18. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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