USL Expansion General discussion

Discussion in 'USL Expansion' started by mikehurst21, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    ???
    I think that will be okay. USL isn't clamping down that hard nor fast.
     
  2. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Country:
    United States
    I dunno, I think planning for a larger stadium shows commitment to the growth of soccer and team fanbases. AAA baseball stadiums are often around this size. For the soccer equivalent to be taken seriously, it makes sense to aim at least this high.
     
  3. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
  4. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Expansion people. There's an general news thread for league and club updates.
     
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  5. Sporting Real

    Sporting Real Member+

    Jun 29, 2011
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
  6. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Somerville, MA
    Country:
    United States
    http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/teams/roughriders2.php?article_id=46626
     
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  7. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    DC United USL 2018.
     
  8. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    They will play in Lot H at RFK until the new stadium is built, sometime in 2030.
     
  9. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
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    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    I figured it was time for a new thread
     
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  10. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    USL looking to expand in the south and Indy has had meetings with the league

     
  11. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Why? It's still 2016 and the news your posting isn't for events in 2017.

    Problem solved: welcome to the new expansion general thread. Carry on.
     
  12. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Scotland
    Interest from places like Long Island and Grand Rapids, those seem like D3 markets.
     
  13. County_Coalition

    Oct 13, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    Memphis Town FC
     
  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    AC Memphis United Town FC
     
  15. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
  16. oneeyedfool

    oneeyedfool Member+

    Nov 17, 2012
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Country:
    United States
    They aren't aware of a USL group in town, nor are the Birmingham Hammers for Birmingham according to an upcoming interview with Morgan Capes. Doesn't mean there isn't something afoot, as the Tulsa Athletics were not in on the Roughnecks coming to town.
     
  17. Threeke

    Threeke Member

    Feb 26, 2016
    My point exactly. There is more than likely, unfortunately (in my opinion), a different group of people moving into a market with an established team who are going to try and 1-up what looks to be a promising venture there in Memphis.
     
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  18. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
  19. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    First coach: Santino Quaranta.
     
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  20. blueballs69

    blueballs69 Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    First coach for Nashville will be Gary Smith.
     
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  21. fighting muskie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I'd love to see Indy Eleven and North Carolina FC jump over to USL and in the process scuttle what's left of NASL .
     
  22. oneeyedfool

    oneeyedfool Member+

    Nov 17, 2012
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Country:
    United States




     
  23. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    "Ultimatum" is a bit strong.

    The franchise agreement says if someone wants to put a team at a higher level in your market, you get right of first refusal.

    That means you need to match that offer. If it's an ultimatum, it's one you already agreed to when you signed the franchise agreement.
     
  24. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Virginia Beach
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Country:
    United States
    #474 VBCity72, Mar 6, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
    So possible expansion teams for 2018 so far:
    DCU 2
    Fresno
    Memphis
    Birmingham
    Long Island
    Grand Rapids
    Baltimore
    San Diego

    Edit for forgetting SD.
     
  25. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Wasn't San Diego being floated as a USL market for 2018 as well? With the group including Keisuke Honda?
     

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