Collinsville city council approves annexation of land for STL MLS SSS

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Nidal Baba Superstar, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. ianwbz

    ianwbz New Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    San Antonio
    color me suprised
     
  3. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What, about the STL MLS SSS?
     
  4. Hierarchyfive

    Hierarchyfive Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Portland
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So should we expect an announcement in the next few days from Garber and Co. granting the franchise for 2009? The blogs I read including ones from Cooper himself seemed to point to it happening tomorrow if this was voted through.
     
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Philly and Seattle, it's go time.

    Odds are very slim MLS adds three teams in the next round of expansion so it's a matter of which of you joins St. Louis in MLS in 09. Whomever gets their stadia in place first likely gets to join St. Louis as teams 15 and 16.

    Tick-tock, tick-tock, Clarice.
     
  6. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you implying that Qwest is imperfect in any way? Someone neg rep this guy; I'm all out.
     
  7. Neeto

    Neeto Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt it. We should see something towards MLS cup time. But I could be wrong. Maybe Garber could announce it sooner so that StL can have enough time to build their stadium in time for 2009.
     
  8. jfranz

    jfranz New Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Portland, OR
  9. Its imperfect in many ways
     
  10. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are clearly a madman. I have reported your post. Why must Seattle fans be the victim of this hellish Inquisition, when so many other teams began life in NFL stadiums?
     
  11. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seattle fans like their stadiums like they like their women: big and beautiful. Enough of this anorexic 18,500-seater crap.



    METRO FOREVER, NOW OR NEVER

    NBS
     
  12. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, j/k, don't want to threadjack.

    I'm just really happy to see one of America's greatest cities building a quality ground and hopefully getting an MLS franchise. I really hope that they aren't pitted against Philly, whom I also want to see in the league. That would be tragic.



    METRO FOREVER, NOW OR NEVER

    NBS
     
  13. golazo68

    golazo68 Red Card

    May 21, 2004
    4 hours to KC, 4 hours to Chicago, 6 hours to Indy

    Can you say "DERBY TIME" ???

    Could be some sweet rivalries brewing there...
     
  14. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's such a love triangle, though. KC loves STL, but STL loves Chicago.

    And Chicago loves DC or something, so I guess it's a fairly nontriangular sort of triangle in the end. Hm.



    METRO FOREVER, NOW OR NEVER

    NBS
     
  15. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    BWAAA HAAA HAA HAAA!
     
  16. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's kinda wierd, huh? Illinois will have two MLS teams, and one of them will be named St. Louis. At the same time, Missouri has one team, and they're in Kansas City:)
     
  17. Spoon

    Spoon Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Overland Park Ks
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are still just bitter about the whole Don Denkinger blown call in 85 WS. Doesn't matter who the Derby is with. There will always be away fans at their home games against Wiz/fire thus increasing the atmosphere 10 fold.
     
  18. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I meant that you hate them and want your hate to be returned, but their true hate is Chicago. And Chicago, meanwhile, has committed the hate in its heart to another...

    It's a big set of unreciprocated rivalries!
    Maybe we should change their names so the Europeans don't get confused and make fun of us ;)



    METRO FOREVER, NOW OR NEVER

    NBS
     
  19. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    It's AOK, BRO.

    Covered.







    ;)
     
  20. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least once they get the TIF issues settled in the next vote...



    METRO FOREVER, NOW OR NEVER

    NBS
     
  21. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    I would tend to agree except that here is Garber's quote from the Philadelphia meeting last week about what happens if the stadium plan isn't finalized by the end of the year.

    "After that, he said, Philadelphia falls from the top of the list for potential sites on the East Coast to host a franchise and compliment the upcoming West Coast addition of the league’s as-yet unnamed 15th team, expected to begin play in 2009."

    So the real question here is the real fight St. Louis and Seattle for 2009 or Philly and Seattle for 2010?
     
  22. notefan16

    notefan16 New Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome, St. Louis (fill-in team name here) to the MLS class of 2009! If the MLS would go to a single table format imagine the possibable rivalries. As mentiuoned earlier, you can have Derby matches with a KC, or Chicago. I would love to see MLS go to a single table format. a la, EPL. This would certainly generate rivalries.
     
  23. ojsgillt

    ojsgillt Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lee's Summit MO
    They would also generate rivalries if they were in the same conference.

    two home games against rivals do not hurt. People in KC come out to hate STL.
     
  24. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well cooper says 2009.

    "Collinsville is also sending a strong message to Major League Soccer on behalf of the entire St. Louis metropolitan area – St. Louis is the best soccer community in the nation and we’re ready for Major League Soccer in 2009. Our commitment is absolute, and I am looking forward to expressing those thoughts when we reconnect with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and his executive team in the days ahead to discuss next steps.”
     
  25. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    First off, congrats to St. Louis soccer fans on this important step.

    KC and St. Louis right now don't really compete for anything important, other than maybe KU-MU, and since KC is so divided on that subject, it's less about the cities.

    Any inferiority complex or "hate" in KC mainly revolves around baseball, and the glaring differences in our MLB franchises. We are a proud winning franchise of the past, turned into a laughing stock. In truth, it's KC fans that hold onto Don Denkinger, because it's all we've got. With interleague play, the rivalry is felt more strongly on the KC side, because "rivalry" wins like that are all we've been able to look forward to since about 1987.

    The Cardinals have been a class organization for years, with only short periods of ineptitude, so there really is more of a David and Goliath feeling today when they play.

    Chiefs fans don't really see the Rams as a rival, and vice versa, but that's mainly because conference rivalries in the NFL take precedence. If you put the Rams in the AFC West with the Raiders/Broncos etc., that would really build the intesity.

    I fully expect the MLS rivalry to be heated for 4 reasons.
    1. Proximity and the possibility of doable one day roadtrips. (no hotel/flight)
    2. Parity of the league virtually ensures important points will be on the line.
    3. The nature of the game (blown calls, feeling robbed etc.)
    4. Soccer fans aren't like Chiefs, Rams, Royals, or Cardinals fans.
     

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