Sacramento MLS Expansion Superthread

Discussion in 'Sacramento Republic FC' started by 30King, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. 30King

    30King Member+

    Jul 22, 2013
    Rocklin, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    They just finished tryouts, so I doubt it
     
  2. puma pride

    puma pride Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    I can also confirm that the new '04, '05', and '06 teams that just had tryouts will be folding. Big money owners won't float the $800,000 being spent for the next couple years until MLS. they will now be charging $250 a month per player for the older three teams. They are going to finish this academy season which ends in May, then evaluate whether or not to keep the oldest age groups. Also a slight possibility that they move the three youngest age groups to Graham Smith's son Adam Smith at Elk Grove FC and then buy them back if they go MLS but U.S. Club unlikely to allow it. Upper management did not inform the coaches until just a week or two ago and a few have already left.
     
  3. 30King

    30King Member+

    Jul 22, 2013
    Rocklin, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Does this have anything to do with the new purchase agreement between WS and Nagle?
     
  4. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    So one our erstwhile opponents put a "name the team" poll up on their website. The results were predictable, of course...

     
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  5. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
  6. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Country:
    United States
    I have officially seen everything.
     
  7. QuietType

    QuietType Member+

    Jun 6, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Bad Hombres coming in strong!!
     
  8. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Country:
    United States
    Question...with the NFL owners approving the Raiders move to Las Vegas today, does that make it more or less likely Miami Beckham United becomes Las Vegas Beckham United?
     
  9. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Country:
    United States
    I think it increases the odds for both Las Vegas, who now have a nice new stadium coming along, and San Diego, who now have a lower shot of the potential return of NFL disrupting it's stadium/development plans.
    Not sure this will have a critical impact on either City chances though, but bottomline for this thread is that two cities received a small, potentially difference making boost today. Sacramento was not aided by this move at all.
     
  10. QuietType

    QuietType Member+

    Jun 6, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
  12. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    The skeptic in me wonders how that ownership group will spin suddenly being able to foot the bill without the public handout. I guess more investors will.materialize?
     
  13. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    This is the only board on BigSoccer on which I can be gleeful about this defeat.

    I feel bad for the St. Louis soccer fans. MLS should be there. But I also basically agree with them that the tax revenue should not go to a soccer stadium.
     
  14. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    sucks for STL, but theyre dead again.......

    Miami is not even a rotting corpse anymore, its just dry bones.

    So uhh........Sacramento then??? Duh??
     
  15. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Just took an interesting SRFC online survey. Lots of questions generally about SRFC fandom, and also some questions about MLS.
     
  16. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
    Link?

    Was it for SRFC fans only?
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    It was written for Sacramento locals, but it seems it just went out on their SRFC mailing list:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCX72V6
     
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  18. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Don't worry. I suggested NASL in every field I could.:p

    //actually kidding
     
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  19. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Nigeria
    Las Vegas' mayor has expressed exactly the opposite sentiment. With NHL also going to Vegas she has, at least verbally, now set her sights on MLS, MLB and the NBA. It's nice to see MLS included in this type of conversation these days without any prompting or incentive initiated by the league...

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/mayor-las-vegas-says-wants-nba-mls-mlb-team-also/
     
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  20. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
  21. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States

    MLS Expansion Update

    Sacramento Republic FC
    One by product of the news that LAFC were coming into the league alone next year was word from FiftyFive.One that Sacramento were rumored to be coming in with them. Apparently the unrest in the ownership group and submitting a bid without the Republic brand caused them to just fall back inline as just another bid. Ouch.
     
  22. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    This is not improving my day.
     
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  23. 30King

    30King Member+

    Jul 22, 2013
    Rocklin, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Get that garbage piece out of here. That dude just regurgitates headlines, and passes along opinion as actual information. "Apparently" is the key word. See below

    Here is the quote from Fiftyfive.One
    The bolded means that "in the authors opinion". In other words, nobody said that, he just thinks that. The dumbass from Blue Testament just passed that along as actual info.

    Also, he fact that the FiftyFive.One author is saying there's "unrest" within the ownership group shows he didn't do any meaningful research. The latest from Warren Smith and Kevin Nagle:
    Damn. Sounds like some serious ownership unrest. Don't forget, MLS participated in mediating the two groups on Nagle's purchase of Sac Republic from Warren Smith. They're not going into this 50/50. They never were. The MLS ownership group is ponying up ~$400 million to build a stadium and buy a franchise. There was never ownership unrest. Warren doesn't have anywhere close to that kind of money to be a participating partner. He'll be a small investor. Nagle is buying a brand that MLS wants. It was a disagreement over the purchase price (caused by USL's rapidly increasing value- with SRFC is its flagship)

    Regarding Sac entering in 2018 with LAFC. That was briefly discussed Spring of 2016, when Miami was on the ropes (right before Beckham bought Overtown), and MLS was looking at Sactown as the replacement. Remember the letter SRFC sent out before last season? The one that said this was our year for MLS? MLS was getting ready to pull the plug on Miami. Becks met a deadline at the eleventh hour by purchasing property. Tidbit of info for everyone.
     
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  24. QuietType

    QuietType Member+

    Jun 6, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Sac would not enter the league in 2018 regardless, unless they want to play at Papa Murphy's Park for 2 years. The soonest they could have their stadium is 2019, and that's maybe. No one was expecting 2018 with LAFC (at least not recently).
     
  25. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Good luck with MLB. They'll never go anywhere near the gambling capital of America. Especially such a small market whose future growth is constrained by how little of a vital resource they have access to, namely water. Vegas will not continue expanding indefinitely, especially when Lake Mead can no longer feed their existing population.
     

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