Miami MLS General News & Discussion

Discussion in 'Miami' started by Lucho305, May 14, 2014.

  1. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If there is one group that basically will have no effect on things, its Peterson, NASL and Traffic. They've had the run of Miami/Ft Lauderdale for 10 years now and have done little but stake a claim at Lockhart.
     
  4. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Im really puzzled as to why the need another Florida team? Along with starting up a Canadian league is NASL looking to start up a Florida league as well? Just makes absolutely no sense.
     
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  5. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    meh
    they tried but could not even go up against the USL Pro in OKC
     
  6. USRufnex

    USRufnex Red Card

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    That's not the league's fault as much as it is the fault of the specific ownership group in OKC...

    OKC NASL is an example of what happens when a sports management group actively recruits ownership to buy a PDL club in anticipation of buying into USL Pro (offering the prepay the expansion fee) and then "settling" for an NASL expansion franchise on the rebound. :confused:
     
  7. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Paid for stadium, one of the most iconic sports figures in the world who will bring tens of millions more, a state in desperate need of construction jobs.........and very little, buzz, excitement or real political support from the looks of it.

    You tell me why.
     
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  9. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    This isn't MLS of 10 years ago, not even four or five.

    It's possible that MLS/Garber wanted to see more support from city officials and fans in general.

    Upon seeing the reaction they just may feel Miami isn't up to snuff, or not worth pandering to with the deal put forward.

    Sacramento has exuberant fans, has politicians, and now money backing it.

    We saw the same thing in Orlando. Orlando made it clear, and Sac is making it clear they are excited and want MLS.
    They are embracing it and making it part of their community.

    Even NYFC had a big politician on it's side initially (Mayor BBerg) the NY Yankees, and boatloads of money.

    Atlanta had an owner we all underestimated with regards to his research, commitment and what he knew about the game, and fan support almost 3 years out has been great.

    Minny is showing real growth at NASL levels and two different groups of billionaires are interested.

    In Miami we have unsupportive politicians, lukewarm fan support, no buzz, tons of pushback and questions, a not so great rep of supporting soccer or sports teams in general...
    ....for a paid for stadium, a world icon who can bring in tens of millions more, in a state desperate for construction jobs

    Maybe MLS wants to see just a bit more from them in general. Maybe it's not worth it without real backing and commitment from the other side.

    Just a thought.
     
  10. henryo

    henryo Member+

    Jun 26, 2007
    Should the deal fall through, Miami do seem to have much to lose, rather than Becks, who may just move on to another city, which will likely welcome him with open arms, to exercise his option... :)
     
  11. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #11 G Enriquez, Aug 11, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014
    Sacramento Republic FC seems like a no brainer to me. They were drawing 20K fans a game when they were playing at a high school stadium. If any city deserves to make the jump up to MLS,It's Sacramento.

    http://www.lagalaxy.com/sites/losangeles/files/imagecache/620x350/image_nodes/2014/05/14 SFRC VS LAGII 09 copy.jpg

    http://i2.wp.com/sacramentopress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Republic-FC-30.jpg

    http://www.gravel2gavel.com/Cal Republic FC.jpg

    http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/de...67d6069ffa13b4c1669346346db.jpg?itok=QsyqaqeX

    http://i1.wp.com/sacramentopress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hughes.jpg?resize=618,300
     
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  12. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yup.

    Sacramento already has a very nice downtown location in the railyards, political support, and a very powerful ownership group. If all the final funding and club acquisition details (Kings need to buy Sacramento Republic) are finalized by next month when MLS comes into town, it's a wrap. They will be the 23rd team.
     
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  13. henryo

    henryo Member+

    Jun 26, 2007
    Maybe to be announced in 2015, begin play in 2016... :)
     
  14. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Nah, if they have all their ducks in a row and the MLS Board of Governors approves, they'll be announced this year. They'll want another Orlando City situation where they can use their last year in USL Pro to get their fanbase energized, boost ticket sales, evaluate current players who could maybe make the jump to MLS, and secure corporate sponsorships. This strategy of staying in the lower division for one more season before making the jump has also worked really well for us (Seattle), Portland, Vancouver, and Montreal.
     
  15. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you guys see the LAFC press conference? Great ownership group in place, the inly Hungría infundada discouraging regarding Miami MLS Washington that he talked about future expansion and didn't even mention Miami at all. Watch the press conference on mlssoccer.com and let me know what you think.

    They were pretty fast with this expansion, i feel like if this thunder was for Miami MLS but since we are slow, MLS went ahead with LAFC.

    Thoughts?!?!?
     
  16. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lucho, are you okay? I think you just had a stroke mid- post.
     
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  17. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lmao... My bad I was on my sister in laws iPad her keyboard is in Spanish it autocorrected most of it....
     
  18. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets try this again....

    Did you guys see the LAFC press conference? Great ownership group in place, the only thing that I saw discouraging was that when he mentioned other MLS expansion markets, he didn't even mention Miami MLS. Watch the press conference on mlssoccer.com and let me know what you think. It in the first 5-8 minutes.

    They were pretty fast with this expansion, i feel like this press conference was for Miami MLS but since we are slow, MLS went ahead with LAFC.

    Thoughts?!?!?
     
  19. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They needed to replace Chivas and didn't want to lose the 2nd team slot in LA, thats pretty much it. I doubt there is much else to read into that.
     
  20. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True I just wish it was us
     
  21. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well in his defense, Miami is different. Only town that used to have MLS that wants it again.
     
  23. Zxcv

    Zxcv Member+

    Feb 22, 2012
    MLS can set different targets for every city if they want. They call the shots. Why would it be any other way?
     
  24. 4four4

    4four4 Member+

    Nov 13, 2013
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Well in NYCFC's defense one of their owners owns Yankee Stadium so they do have a stadium. ;)
     
  25. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn, San Francisco Republic is looking stronger than ever, now that the 49ers want to invest in the team for MLS:

    http://www.espnfc.com/major-league-...-to-invest-in-mls-hopeful-sacramento-republic

    How does this look on us though? You guys think if we don't get investors backing our team, we'd be weaker than the others? I mean I heard that rumour that Cruise, jay-z and Will smith maybe interested in our expansion team but what would be a better backing? Franchises or big actors?
     

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