How much presence does you MLS team have in your city?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by the5timechamp, May 14, 2019.

  1. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    Whether it be mentions on TV, Billboards, bus benches, vehicle decals, sports bars?

    Is it efforts by the club or organic from the fans?
     
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  2. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NONE

    CLUB
     
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  3. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    In Montreal, I feel the Impact are treated like a "real" sports team by the media, and you'll see people with gear walking around town, but you never really see much billboards or ads. They started a bit more this season with bus stop ads.
     
  4. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.espn.com/new-york/ has tabs for the nine teams in NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. Moving your mouse over "More" has links for the Red Bulls, NYCFC, and the Liberty in the WNBA.
     
  5. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Mural on the exterior of Jack's Bar in San Jose's Japantown. Jack's is the American Outlaws bar and those in town for USMNT games may have been there already.

    . . . In the end, the design encompasses a San Jose feel, while reflecting Japantown and featuring Quakes legend Chris Wondolowski.


    The mural features a circuit board design with lines and circles running through it to give a more Silicon Valley and San Jose vibe. It also has a Lotus-plant with a couple of bars running through it, which is Japantown’s unofficial logo and is featured at the intersection of Fifth and Jackson . . .

    https://sanjoseearthquakes.exposure.co/we-are-san-jose-john-barrick-the-mind-behind-the-mural
     
  6. SocFanda

    SocFanda New Member

    Seattle
    United States
    Mar 19, 2019
  7. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    In Cincinnati for a tournament... lots of USWNT and Cincy FC gear at the stores (Target etc).. saw billboards too.... surprisingly lots of representation on fields too
     
  8. FtCollins

    FtCollins Member

    SSC Napoli
    United States
    Aug 24, 2019
    Colorado
    North of Denver there is almost zero presence.
     
  9. Fighting Illini

    Fighting Illini Member+

    Feb 6, 2014
    Chicago
    Literally none.

    I was in Cincy recently and was gobsmacked by how much CFC stuff I saw.
     
  10. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houston Dynamo are a virtual team that only exists on the internet outside Houston. Actually doesn't exist in Houston at all. Any pictures of video is all a soundstage in Hollywood.
     
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  11. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Less and less every year since 2007. Thanks to our owner Andi......
     
  12. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Some in Columbus, but a lot less than in 1996. Was in Cincy for the match last night and saw a fair bit of FCC stuff.
     
  13. Spinfyre1330

    Spinfyre1330 Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seattle has a good deal of presence all around the city. From Scarfs, banners, and jerseys at all the teams Pub Partners, to multiple murals. People wearing gear on the regular in the streets. Lightrail stops have ads for the team more often than not.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As someone whose then hometown team was stolen and put on hiatus so Houston could have a team that kinda pisses me off.

    As for presence in my current home of San Diego... MLS only has a presence when someone is talking about bringing a team here (ala SoccerCity last year). Otherwise it’s largely irrelevant. Only Club Tijuana and the new USL side have any real presence in town.
     
  15. The Marquis

    The Marquis Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Vancouver, WA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Timbers presence in Portland is everywhere. Club and fans. You see Timbers everywhere all the time. From advertising, to apparel to other stuff. It's quite the thing. Heck, it's even present on a new TV show.
     
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  16. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    In Denver you see a billboard on occasion and a 5 to 10 second mention in the news after a game.
     
  17. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    The Blazers are still king in Portland, but the difference is less than the difference between the Cubs and White Sox in Chicago.
     
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  18. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the difference between the Cubs and Sox? Because the only analogue I know really closely is the Giants and A’s in the Bay Area. And the A’s coverage is akin to a JV team by comparison.
     
  19. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For years the Cubs were on TV around the country on WGN.
     
  20. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    The Cubs would typically get a full 2-3 minute highlight reel and discussion in the news. The Sox typically would get runs and the occasional weird play, for 30 seconds tops, with an immediate move onwards.
     
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  21. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    Is this a phrase? Sounds like someone describing their bowl movements to a doctor. I'm so out of touch.
    I feel like Dr. Evil trying to convince Scottie he is cool.
     
  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'm in Long Beach but I do recall seeing Galaxy with billboards in some parts of LA though its clear LAFC has loads of Mexican supporters here.
     
  23. DonJuego

    DonJuego Member+

    Aug 19, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone have a good, solid analysis on LAFC and whether they truely have attracted the great American soccer yeti, the Mexican soccer fan, to become an MLS fan? If they did -- how did they do it? Is it all Vela? Or is there another component to the recipe?
     
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I don't know enough but it must be the HYPE factor. It's a new club and they seem firmly rooted with the young demo.
     
  25. thekorean

    thekorean Member

    Jan 10, 2017
    Club:
    New York City FC
    You see ads for NYCFC in subways and buses. Sometimes Red Bull’s but mostly NYCFC. They are never a topic of conversation in sports media though. Soccer in general.
     
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