9/25/03: Athena

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by sanariot, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good to see they aren't jumping right into the A-leauge, although eventually the area probably could support a team.

    They have picked the right location as well, far more centrally located than Hershey, and you won't get charged $7 for parking.
     
  2. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    I found this paragraph from the Kroenke article annoying. Not saying it's not accurate, just that it annoyed me:

     
  3. Sneever Flion

    Sneever Flion New Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Yeah, and soccer's never going to make it here. Tell me another.
     
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bet if you asked Lieweke and AEG, they believe in the end they're going to make a boatload of money on MLS and soccer in the U.S.

    Whether Mr. A. is still around to spend some of the profits, who can say.
     
  5. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the Daily Herald's article on Kroenke:

    Are there other sources that also indicate that Vergara'll be buying into MLS in "a few weeks" time?
     
  6. Revs007

    Revs007 Member

    Nov 11, 2000
    Boston
    I found this interesting.

    and also


    http://www.mlsnet.com/content/03/mls0923kseteleconf.html

    I think this all hints of a done deal.
     
  7. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    I had heard a rumor that all the major announcements will be made at MLS Cup, including 2-3 new I/Os, expansion, and sponsorships. I believe, like many others here, that the Rapids announcement was rushed up to counter any negative fallout from the WUSA collapse.

    Look for everything else to be announced at MLS Cup.

    Sachin
     
  8. efren95

    efren95 Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Republic of Texas
    You're right. A close friend in Guadalajara tells me Vergara is getting ready for the luncheon at L.A..

    He was told by MLS the affair will be a gala with all the props...

    My friend wonders if he is going to wear socks for a change...
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Vergara is serious about having his San Diego Chivas team start up in 2004, wouldn't he need to get things rolling very soon, as in the next few weeks?

    If so, I would think Vergara would want to make the announcement sometime next month so that the new Chivas team doesn't have to share the limelight with the 2005 expansion cities that are supposed to be announced at MLS Cup.
     
  11. Anthony

    Anthony Member+

    United States
    Aug 20, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now, all we need are announcements about a stadium or two, and I will be feeling real good.

    However, given the usual MLS press conference game of building up something big and then announcing that they are announcing they will have a press conference in 60-90 days to announce they are going to announce something important real soon, I think Garber will simply announce that he saved a bundle on car insurance through GEICO
     
  12. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who's to say he hasn't gotten things rolling already? There are a lot of things needed to get an MLS team up and running that wouldn't necessarily have to been after an "official" announcement is made.

    And Anschutz is not an idiot. He's going to make money on MLS, and a lot of it if things go according to his plan. It may be 5-7 down the road before he sees the profits, but he could legitimately see 200-300% returns on his investments in MLS. Not bad percentages with the way the economy's been the last 2-3 years.
     
  13. art

    art Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Portland OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    lol.
     
  14. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    We did that joke before the All-Star game.

    Sachin
     
  15. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Fixed your post.
     

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