9/7/07: Lunchtime

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by GPK, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
     
  2. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Having sworn off stadium threads, I haven't kept up as much, but doesn't it seem like Philadelphia and St Louis are really coming along without much local opposition to the proposed SSSs?


    Oh, and surely I'm not the only one who read this in the Philly article:

    "The short story here is that this is the beginning of a process ...," said Donald P. Garber... .

    and thought, who?

    ...the league's commissioner.

    Ohhhh, Don.
     
  3. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been keeping up more, because this is becoming an intense competition.

    All three of Seattle, St. Louis and Philadelphia seem likely to get a team.

    At this point, I'd really hate to see *any* of them kept out.

    I'd like to see Philly in because of market size and one more east coast rival between Red Bull and United.

    I'd like to see Seattle in because of Sounders history, I like the city, and spreading the MLS footprint.

    I'd like to see St. Louis in because of soccer history, the number of St. Louis players in MLS, and solidifying the MLS footprint in the middle of the country giving KC a closer rival.

    Of the three, the only one that I can come up with any (non-stadium -- see many threads in the Seattle forum for that endless discussion) argument against is Seattle. USL-1 plays an important role in soccer in the US, and while the league has been stable, losing the Sounders could make USL-1 just a little less viable. St. Louis only has a PDL team and Philly doesn't at all. Expanding there does no harm to USL-1.
     
  4. Fuegofan

    Fuegofan Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Chicago
    Seattle and Portland have such a good rivalry, it would be sad to see one enter without the other.
     
  5. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Sorry, VioletCrown, but when I said 'without opposition', I meant 'without local opposition to building a SSS'. (In fact, I've edited my original post to make that clearer.)

    Although, I do agree with you here - I'd hate to see any of the three left out. And yes, any opinion on Seattle/MLS/Qwest/SSS is better left for other threads.
     
  6. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Agreed. But I believe in the Northwest Domino Effect. Once one gets in, it puts a lot of pressure on the others to move up.
     
  7. Soccerdude redded

    Oct 14, 1999
    NY
    I hear Peter Wilt will take over has a GM of Chivas.
     
  8. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a crappy time for MLSRumors to take time off.
     
  9. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :eek:

    What? Is this a joke?

    *runs off to check the Milwaukee forum*
     
  10. Soccerdude redded

    Oct 14, 1999
    NY
    Trust me, my source is as good as any Blogs out there. Sorry but Milwaukee is a long shot at this point.A few might not agree with me, but what can I say.
     
  11. sprovi

    sprovi New Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Where I breathe
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are absolutely right. Wilt has said so much himself. I currently live in Milwaukee and the last gasp effort, I can guarantee you, will never pass. Wilt and others have this idea to play the games on the grass inside Milwaukee's racetrack, the Milwaukee Mile, and bringing in movable stands to "build" the stadium for each game. Although the renditions make it look somewhat decent, there is no way this will compete with actual SSS in St. Louis and Philly.
     
  12. FijiUnited

    FijiUnited Member+

    Feb 21, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What if they had a race and a soccer game going at the same time? That might be fun to watch.
     
  13. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, except the horses would limit the SSS in the infield's capacity to 12,500 for a cup match.
     
  14. Frankie Boy

    Frankie Boy Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Klinsmann???
     
  15. Shopping Cart Man

    Sep 21, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you have a link to the renderings? I never got around to seeing them.
     

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