MLS to expand to 30 teams. $200 Million expansion fee.

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by CMeszt, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Let's go Chicago Fi.....City?
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
  2. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    They are entering advanced discussions with St Louis and Sacramento.
     
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  3. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder how they’ll handle the schedule in the future. Pretty much have to play teams you are in direct competition with for playoff spots home and away but I also like that every team meets once each season.

    Not sure how you achieve that with 30 teams.
     
  4. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Simple, more divisions.
     
  6. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They can't do that with 26 teams (next year) unless they split into smaller divisions or add games.
     
  7. anewsoccerfan

    anewsoccerfan Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    Chapel Hill, NC
    If North Craolina is going to get an mls team now is the team time to get all your ducks in a row. NCFC or the Carolina Panthers, one of them needs to get it done. North Carolina need MLS. Good rivals for Nashville and Atlanta!
     
  8. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Let's go Chicago Fi.....City?
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    RSL paid what? 5Mil? TFC 10M.
     
  9. TheRealBilbo

    TheRealBilbo Member+

    Apr 5, 2016
    It would take 38 games with 10-team divisions.

    As a side note, 38 games also gets you home and away for a 32 team league with 4@8 team divisions.

    It also gets you home and away for a 20 team league
     
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  10. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Let's go Chicago Fi.....City?
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    I had this wonderful idea for a 4 groups of 4 competition in 2010 with the top 2 in each group qualifying for the playoffs...

    My guess is a future with eventually a 4 conference setup.
     
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  11. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Why not a cool billion
     
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  12. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    how long after this announcement did the ..."OMG this is so stupid, they need to do pro/rel if they want people to take MLS seriously".... 2 posts on my facebook feed

    What if MLS is stupid ninja and just keeps adding and establishing teams and then breaks itself off into pro/rel ways down the line...

    thats a chunk of expansion teams all at once..gotta expand the spending budgets a bit (if theres money left from expansion fees) to get solid product on the field for all these teams
     
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  13. TheRealBilbo

    TheRealBilbo Member+

    Apr 5, 2016
    Is this your way of saying you have 2 less Facebook friends?
     
  14. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    So, Sacramento, St. Louis and... Indy?
     
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  15. btharner

    btharner Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sunbury, Pa.
    I always avoid the comments sections on FB or Twitter when announcements such as this are made. I have no desire to read the latest drivel from the pro/rel zealots and the simple-minded who claim that this is just a big Ponzi scheme.
     
  16. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS has now cemented itself as The Greatest League on Earth. Sure, many leagues Do it Better, and many will continue to Do it Better, but none of 'em can say they do it Larger! We are the Butterbean of Soccer!

    I am so freakin' proud...........
     
  17. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    My money is on Phoenix.

    Followed by North Carolina.

    Eventually Indy comes into the scene.
     
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  18. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS can't quit expanding until FC Inter Real Topeka has made the scene. Or if you prefer, "The Dorothy's". That rivalry with Sporting FC KC, or if you prefer, "The Wizards", is to die for.
    Let's see any league on earth match our "Tornado Alley Derby"!
     
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  19. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    PHX I could see. Indy appears closest to having their stadium house in order and gives CBus and Chicago more local "rivals." Raleigh is possible but they're further away from realizing a stadium, while the ownership in Charlotte likely isn't appealing to MLS.

    I feel anyway.
     
  20. hot potato

    hot potato Member+

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    there's a BIG gap in the southwest for MLS-- Phoenix has to be in the mix for #30, but Indy 11 have a list of ducks in a row -- and who the heck knows about detroit which has all the ducks except an acceptable Soccer Suitable Stadium

    i dont see it being san diego-- 5 cities from california in MLS just seems too far fetched
     
  21. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I think Columbus staying and Cincinnati arriving harm Indy's chances. There are now several teams in the immediate vicinity. You can't say that for Phoenix or North Carolina. Then add Detroit into the scenario, not to mention San Diego. My opinion is MLS would rather have Detroit than Indy. San Diego is something of a wildcard in my mind, given the two southern California teams (I think it's either Phoenix or San Diego, with the advantage to Phoenix). I could certainly be wrong, I just don't see that Indy provides more value than a number of the other competitors in terms of geographic footprint or national exposure.
     
  22. 2in10

    2in10 Member

    Reno 1868 FC and Nevada Coyotes FC (UPSL)
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some are both.:mad: I have one as a friend, and several that are pro/rel zealots. UGH!!!
     
  23. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There goes our bold Achilles, MLS. Sailing between the Scylla of Pro/Rel Zealotry, and the Charybdis of Simple Minded Big Ponzi Scheme, it finds safe haven in the Sea of Mediocrity..... and by gum golly, just make that Sea vast enough, with ever expanding bound, and then you never have to worry about sailing into more challenging waters.......
    The Gods are in awe of our ambition.
     
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  24. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don’t get it.
     
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  25. 2in10

    2in10 Member

    Reno 1868 FC and Nevada Coyotes FC (UPSL)
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He doesn't agree with the MLS paradigm.
     
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