American expansion possibilities

Discussion in 'NWSL Expansion' started by WPS_Movement, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. ytrs

    ytrs Member+

    Jan 24, 2018
    It is the training facilities I am wondering about. That is what KC has like no other.
     
  2. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I recall correctly, the Thorns are going to have their own training facilities. Presently, they share with the Timbers, although the Thorns players apparently prefer (and ususally practice at) Providence Park.
     
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  3. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    So are they going to proceed having their own separate training facilities or going with what the Thorns players prefer?
     
  4. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    #1529 SiberianThunderT, Jul 2, 2022
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2022
    I think KC is an anomaly. Sure, it's nice to have a dedicated location specifically designed for training, but I don't think it's common or expected - and, importantly, won't make up for a lack in other areas of a bid. It can differentiate two otherwise equal bids, but it's probably a tertiary concern at best for the bid evaluation committee.
     
  5. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe they are going to have their own facility. I think their Providence Park preference is as compared to sharing the current training facility with the Timbers.
     
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  6. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
     
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  7. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Feel like Minnesota Aurora would be the way to go. They already have 5k average for that club.
     
  8. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    They're not interested. Besides, already on record as saying the relatively massive financial support they've gotten from public ownership is absolutely nothing compared to NWSL budgets. Far and away definitely not "the way to go" for a pro team.
    Because that's who was interested. (And where most of the US population is.) Remember, it's always about who comes forward - leagues never create teams out of thin air.
     
  10. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
     
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